Bad Religion: No Assumption Safe with Punk Vets
Geoffrey Himes, The Washington Post, 22 March 2013
THE TITLE OF the first single from Bad Religion's new album, True North, is unprintable in this newspaper, but the two-word expletive advises one to have sexual relations with oneself. Because this is a punk-rock record, the title line is belted out with considerable gusto, chased through the 2-minute, 14-second song by a sprinting wolf pack of guitars. And yet, because this is Bad Religion, one of the smartest punk bands since their founding in 1979, the lyrics are not at all what you might expect.
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