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No Control Original recording remastered
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On No Control you can sense the growing pains. Personally, I don't think it holds a candle to the album it followed OR the album it preceded... Still, on this one you can hear the band become supreme punk badasses, veering into alien territory. Greg and Brett are starting to adopt their own unique lyrical tacts, and the band is exploring different rhythms and shifts in sonic texture. It's far better produced than any of their preceding albums. Lyrically it's closer to Suffer, musically it edges into the blazing speed attack that burned so bright on against the grain and dimmed on subsequent releases (Generator, Stranger than Fiction, Recipe for hate...)
While I dig Suffer's brazen rawness more than this and Against the Grains tightly constrained yet explosive fury more than this- without No Control everything that came later might not have come to pass. So I am thankful for it. had it not been for Bad religion, all of the crappy bands I played in would have been even crappier... If you can imagine...
Pick it up. It's better than anything you'll hear on your local alternative rock (whatever that means these days) station.
What I find most amazing about this release is that I just NEVER seem to get tired of it. Frequently I'll get to the end of the cd and start thinking about what I want to hear next, and then realise that I really want to hear No Control again. and again. and again... This album has regularly been in my cd player ever since I got turned on to this band 5 years ago. The short song and album length means that, unlike followers in the "pop-punk" idiom who find a nice chorus or harmony and then repeat it over and over in the one song, so that by the end you're quite content to leave it there and go on to the next one, the songs on No Control are short, to-the-point statements, both lyrically and musically, with no needless repetition of the hooks or themes. This is why it's so compulsive - Bad Religion have mastered the art of giving the listener just enough to make him keep coming back for more. Moments like the end of Anxiety - where the chorus comes in "Have more than the other guy.." - or the superbly ironic lyrics of I Want to Conquer the World - "I want to conquer the world; expose the culprits and feed them to the children" - are things I will never tire of. The balance this band strikes between articulate intelligence and enthusiastic optimism makes this a really positive piece of music to have in your life. Very highly recommended.
1. Change of Ideas - Great song to open with, it sums up the whole mood of the album. Awesome harmony.
2. Big Bang - Easily one of the best songs on the album: the quintessence of old school, fast-paced, purely intense punk!
3. No Control - Cool double vocals and one of those catchy songs that always gets stuck in your head. Good song to name the album after. Greg's harmonizing is great in this song!
4. Sometimes I Feel Like - Sick idea, great song. CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THESE GUYS!! Greg's voice is whiny but smooth at the same time, a nice combination.
5. Automatic Man - Pretty rad guitar. I always like it when bands incorporate group singing into songs, it adds a nice effect.
6. I Want To Conquer the World - DEFINITELY the best song on the CD. Wonderful melody, guitar riffs, and lyrics!! It's a pretty funny song, and when I think of BR, this song always comes to mind. It's one of their best.
7. Sanity - Not my favorite, but nothing Bad Religion does is ever "bad". It's just a little boring, not one of their good slow songs. They sound better fast.
8. Henchman - Intense, a really good song. It's really fast and has the signature Greg Graffin harmonizing.
9. It must Look Pretty Appealing - Nothing really stands out, but a great song nonetheless.
10. You - Funny song, Greg gets badass and swears! It's one of my favorites on the CD...great melody! It's got one of those great prolonged endings.
11. Progress - RAD song! It's got awesome rhythm and gets right to the point. No extra long riffs or pauses.
12. I Want Something More - Short and perfect!Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
well Classic albums do not grow up you know! Remember good old days when you used to do skateboard while listening to No Control of Bad Religion? I do! Read morePublished on June 9 2004 by François Blanchette
First of all, this is a great album and my personal favorite by BR. They have a great ORIGINAL sound. Read morePublished on March 28 2004 by Pete
This is the worst album I have ever heard. It doesn't even deserve to be called punk. It is so unoriginal, it's all been done before. Read morePublished on March 2 2004
Every song is fast and to the point. The tone is cleaner than that of Suffer and in my opinion isn't a bad thing. Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2004 by derty dee
This is an amazing BR cd. i have been obsessed with Bad Religion for a long time now. Listening to this cd and then The Process of Belief, you can tell the differences. Read morePublished on Dec 31 2003
Let me first say that from their beginings with How Can Be Any Worse? to Process of Believe, Bad Relgion has never made an album that wasn't worth picking up (with the exception of... Read morePublished on Dec 28 2003
In my eyes, this is the best BR album. If you are new into BR or new into punk, BUY THIS ALBUM. Every song is great. Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2003 by J. Hoekenga
not one thing is wrong with this cd. bad religion can do no wrong. ROCK ON!!!!Published on Nov. 14 2003 by Petein SONJ
Bad Religion have always cared more about songcraft than agression. It was that attitude that they laid on the groundwork for the melodic punk and hardcore that's come to define... Read morePublished on Oct. 9 2003 by Chris Heathcote