Listening back to it now, it's hard to believe that Bad Religion's seventh studio album - 1993s 'Recipe For Hate' - was at the time considered a polarizing record that many hardcore fans felt was a sell-out. 30 years later, it's clear this was a band...
Listening back to it now, it's hard to believe that Bad Religion's seventh studio album - 1993s 'Recipe For Hate' - was at the time considered a polarizing record that many hardcore fans felt was a sell-out. 30 years later, it's clear this was a band at the top of their game - maturing and expanding musically while still delivering ferociously intelligent songs about class, religion and navigating a treacherous path towards the 21st century. Our guest, personal trainer and Taekwon-Do Studio owner Aaron Fruitstone, makes the case that their brand of cerebral punk is as presciently valid now as it was when he was an angry teen.
"Well madness reigned and paradise drowned
When Babel's walls came crashing down
Now the echoes roar for a story writ
That was hardly understood
And never any good."
Songs featured in this episode: Recipe For Hate (Live Hollywood Palladium, 2004) - Bad Religion; Strike First - Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson; No Control, Only Entertainment - Bad Religion; White Riot - The Clash; Commando - Ramones; Recipe For Hate, Kerosene - Bad Religion; Vigil Smile - Claw Hammer; American Jesus - Bad Religion; Porch - Pearl Jam; Portrait Of Authority - Bad Religion; House Of Wolves - My Chemical Romance; Wichita - Karen Landau and Greg Leisz; Man With A Mission, All Good Soldiers, Watch It Die - Bad Religion; Still In Hollywood - Concrete Blonde; Struck A Nerve - Bad Religion; Harder Than You Think - Public Enemy; My Poor Friend Me - Bad Religion; Growing Up - Fall Out Boy; Lookin' In - Bad Religion; Kids Of The Black Hole - Adolescents; Don't Pray On Me - Bad Religion; Sorrow - Greg Graffin (Live acoustic); Modern Day Catastrophists, Skyscraper, Stealth, Skyscraper (Piano version) - Bad Religion
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Aaron is an exercise physiologist and owner of Renegade Fitness, a fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching company. He also holds an 8th degree Black Belt in ITF Taekwon-Do, and is the owner and head instructor of Blue Dragon Taekwon-Do.