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Bad Religion / Rise Against: live in Myrtle Beachlive in Myrtle Beach (2004)
Bad Religion

Reviewer Rating: 5


Contributed by: ChasonChason
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My friends and I got to House of Blues just before the first opening band, From First To Last, began playing. From what I'd heard I was pretty sure I wasn't going to like these guys, however it was good to see that plenty of people there knew the words to their songs and were totally into t.


My friends and I got to House of Blues just before the first opening band, From First To Last, began playing. From what I'd heard I was pretty sure I wasn't going to like these guys, however it was good to see that plenty of people there knew the words to their songs and were totally into them. I don't know any of their songs so I couldn't tell you what they played, but I know they played about seven or eight songs, clocking in at about 30 minutes. That was 30 minutes of 5 dudes squeezed into girl's blue-jeans playing slower paced "screamo" (I guess you would call it.) To give you a mental picture, the band was very energetic, with the guitarists jumping from here to there on the stage and the lead singer prancing around with weird little steps, very interactive with the crowd. Oh yeah, and the lead singer made some comment about him being only 16, but I think he was joking, I don't know. For fans of this type of music, I guess you would really enjoy one of their sets.

Next up was Rise Against and, as always, they put on a hell of an energetic show. I don't really listen to them as much as i had, but I always enjoy their set. Of course, I can argue that as many times as I have seen them play, they've always stuck to a similar setlist as the previous times. This night was no exception, but a good set none the less. They had a huge banner draped behind them that was the cover of their new album and when they came on stage they wasted no time at all, tearing right into the opener "Dead Ringer" to which everyone went ape-shit and threw their fists in the air. The entire set was without filler, but one thing I did notice was that Tim's screaming was more intense than usual. The adrenaline of the Rise Against fans certainly didn't die down, even after their 45 minute set was over. I don't know the names of all the new songs, but here's their set list from what I can remember (From oldest to newest):

Six Ways Til Sunday
1000 Good Intentions
Black Masks And Gasoline
Heaven Knows
Dead Ringer
Like The Angel
Voices Off Camera
Blood Red, White, and Blue
State of the Union
Life Less Frightening
Anywhere But Here ( I think)
Give It All
and one more new song
.
After waiting the usual 20-30 minutes, the reason I was here finally graced the stage. With the venue tensely packed and everyone screaming and cheering, Hetson, Jay, Brian, and Brooks started the suttle creeping intro to their set (Overture) and after about 3 minutes, the lights came up, Greg Graffin grabbed the mic and gave a shout to the crowd, and off they went, blaring into "Sinister Rouge". They immediately followed up with "All There Is" and after that, played a great even mix of old and new songs, 28 in all. In between songs, Greg (Graffin) and Jay did most of the banter with the crowd shouting about everything from politics to making fun of Hootie and the Blowfish (who are from SC), and Greg demonstrated the things he could not do with a regular cord mic as he tripped, running to one side of the stage, explaining that he just likes it old school. The guys did not fail to amuse us at all and gave as much if not definately more energy than any young band today could put out. The in between song talk did not take up much space however, as they were able to accomplish an extremely satisfying and smoothly transitioned setlist. They also carried out without a single noticable mistake. It was a flawless performance from a flawless band, and was without a doubt one of the best shows I have ever seen.

Bad Religion's setlist (from oldest to newest):

We're Only Gonna Die From Our Own Arrogance
Fuck Armaggedon...
Suffer
Do What You Want
Change Of Ideas
No Control
I Want To Conquer The World
Sanity
You
Modern Man
21st Century Digital Boy
Generator (to which they played a slow, prolonged intro)
American Jesus
Man With A Mission
Struck A Nerve
Infected
Come Join Us
Supersonic
Kyoto Now
Sorrow
Overture
Sinister Rouge
Social Suicide
Athiest Peace
All There Is
Los Angeles Is Burning
Let Them Eat War (Tim from Rise Against did the rap breakdown)
God's Love

 

 
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Anonymous (February 14, 2006)

little late, but best i've seen br live...

Anonymous (January 15, 2005)

The 2nd day DVD shoot was a blast, I especially liked the encore. The stripped down piano version of cease was a great moment , a definite highlight.

Anonymous (January 15, 2005)

I went to their 2nd day DVD shoot in LA fucken awesome. Instead of From First To Last, TSOL was added to the bill and they were damn good and between songs made some comments about being dissappointed that no one jumped the camera crane and a joke about morissey throwing "man pudding" into his crowds.

If not for BR my vocabulary wouldn't be so fine tuned and I probably woud have never read and of Kerouac's novels(some BR songs contian qoutes from his novels.)

Anonymous (November 7, 2004)

I just saw them here in Chicago, and I dont think they played as many songs as you listed. Oh well still a fucking great show.

-The Tommunist

Anonymous (November 4, 2004)

Most underrated song is "Hooray For Me."

Anonymous (November 4, 2004)

I'll burn like a roman fuckin' candle!!!

...best line

Anonymous (November 3, 2004)

shit, fuck yeah! can' t wait till the 16 of November...BAd REligion in AZ!!!

DriftAway (November 3, 2004)

Great Review!

I'm gonna be at Hollywood Palladium Nov. 19...I guess they're gonna be filming for a live DVD. I can't imagine what 28 BR songs will be like. I saw both bands at Warpt tour a couple years back, and I know I wont be disappointed.

....in other news...Bush can suck a nut

Crookedsuperhero (November 2, 2004)

yo yo

My score is for crooked super hero,
zero, I'll burn you like nero
it'd be a crime,
to waste another rhyme,
on your sorry ass 1 more time

word out little bitch,
-punknewsrapper-

Hmm.

Anonymous (November 2, 2004)

yo yo

My score is for crooked super hero,
zero, I'll burn you like nero
it'd be a crime,
to waste another rhyme,
on your sorry ass 1 more time

word out little bitch,
-punknewsrapper-

Chason (November 1, 2004)

dude, i JUST got my confirmation e-mail from merch.com about the Exile In Oblivion CD, so I don't think mine is gonna be here tomorrow. It said it shipped today.

mikeinflames (November 1, 2004)

going to see them on Wednesday in Toronto
i'm so fucking stoked about it
it's going to be the 9th time i've seen Rise Against
and the 15th time i've seen Bad Religion
and neither band has ever disappointed me when i've seen them play

Not-To-Regret (November 1, 2004)

I better get my autographed copy of "exile in oblivion" tomorrow (Tuesday) or i'll be plenty pissed off.
I thought the idea of pre-ordering something was to get in on the release date or even before that. I also ordered a shirt. I need this shit.

Anonymous (November 1, 2004)

The new strung out is awesome!!!!

Crookedsuperhero (November 1, 2004)

'Crook you've turned into one sour geordie bitch... WHY'

*Cough*Drive-thru tour*Cough*

Slice.

Crookedsuperhero (November 1, 2004)

crooked super hero,
my score for you is zero,
hero? "kill yourself please"
burning you is a breaze, with ease,
I'll make you wish you had a terminal disease

Word out

-punknewsrapper-

I'm sorry, have you kileed yourself yet?

Anonymous (November 1, 2004)

does tim scream at all when he is on stage with BR?

Anonymous (October 31, 2004)

By this band I mean BR

Anonymous (October 31, 2004)

This band fucking rocks

Chason (October 31, 2004)

Yeah, Turn On The Light is one of my favorite BR songs by far.

Anonymous (October 31, 2004)

Yeah, I went to thier Norfolk show.... It was off the chain.... and to those that say bad Religion is boreing their what most of the shity that YOU listen to is based on.
*buttbadger*

Anonymous (October 31, 2004)

Bad Religion could put me to sleep

elliot (October 31, 2004)

there are way more underrated songs than "turn on the light." i can't think of any right now, but there are.

this show sounds like fucking paradise. the only time i've seen bad religion was at warped tour, so they played for a little over a half hour. if i could see them play for an hour and a half, like they did here, i wouldn't even know what to do.

Anonymous (October 31, 2004)

crooked super hero,
my score for you is zero,
hero? "kill yourself please"
burning you is a breaze, with ease,
I'll make you wish you had a terminal disease

Word out

-punknewsrapper-

jamespastepunk (October 31, 2004)

Turn on the Light is the most underrated Bad Religion song ever. Discuss.

Anonymous (October 30, 2004)

bad who?

Crookedsuperhero (October 30, 2004)

wow what a show,
you know, bro,
wish I could go,

but I'm at the local bowlo,
rapping solo, its a hole, oh
i got side tracked, how wacked,
I'm all packed, to attack the pack
at the track, I do smack,
this rap lacks, like hippie tie dies
its all sad lies
about a bad rise (against religion)

word out muthafukas

-punknewsrapper-

Just kill yourself. Please.

Anonymous (October 30, 2004)

Goddammit, I need to get my Log In to work. I did register on this site; I wrote reviews for both Pulley and Sunny Day Real Estate.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (October 30, 2004)

BR rocks

-Chinatown

Chason (October 30, 2004)

i'm glad punknews installed Spell Check in the comments section. I mean, I don't know where I'd be in life without it.

Anonymous (October 30, 2004)

wow what a show,
you know, bro,
wish I could go,

but I'm at the local bowlo,
rapping solo, its a hole, oh
i got side tracked, how wacked,
I'm all packed, to attack the pack
at the track, I do smack,
this rap lacks, like hippie tie dies
its all sad lies
about a bad rise (against religion)

word out muthafukas

-punknewsrapper-

Anonymous (October 30, 2004)

I don't see the point for a bass when there's three guitars.

some one please explain it.

Anonymous (October 30, 2004)

"definitely" for fucksakes it's d e f i n i t e l y.

Anonymous (October 30, 2004)

man i've only seen BR at warped and that sucked, they didn't, but it coulda/shoulda been better.
i'm jealous, tho i have seen rise against like 5 or 6 times and i'm from nowhere.
i wish i could see BR play... we get megadeth tho, jealous?
you're jealous

Anonymous (October 30, 2004)

Hahah, I sort of feel bad for the guy who cited 20 Bad Religion lines.

-Chinatown

jamespastepunk (October 30, 2004)

Score is for the fact that this tour kills and I'm missing it.

GOD DAMNIT.

Anonymous (October 30, 2004)

28 songs?! Wow.

"Generator" is the best Bad Religion song, ever.

So that's the best they have to offer? I sure am glad I didn't waste my time checking out that "legendary" band.

-Chinatown

colin (October 29, 2004)

i went to see this show as well

from first to last were so unbelievably awful

they honestly are the worst band i've ever seen .. i saw this tour twice (the other show in atlanta) and ... god they were just SO BAD

rise against and BR were fucking amazing

bemused (October 29, 2004)

Wow, how awesome is that show. I am so jealous right now

-chris-

Anonymous (October 29, 2004)

do rise against play "alive and well" live anymore?

joeg (October 29, 2004)

I went to the d.c. show. I think we got 28 songs too. Very similar to this setlist. They played for about 90 minutes. Absolutely amazing. You guys who haven't seen them yet should be in for a treat as they play tons of old songs.

gladimnotemo (October 29, 2004)

28 songs?! Wow.

"Generator" is the best Bad Religion song, ever.

innocentbystander (October 29, 2004)

that's so awesome! i'm going to see them next week too. i am even more stoked after reading your review!!

maverick (October 29, 2004)

I am so incredibly pissed that this tour isn't hitting Cleveland. Score is for that.

-Scott

trailerparkjesus (October 29, 2004)

That BR setlist is fucking incredible.

TheNightProwler (October 29, 2004)

I can't wait to see Bad Religion in Chicago!

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