A Biography of Greg Graffin and Bad Religion

Pages: 3 (890 words) Published: October 8, 1999
Greg Graffin

The band Bad religion was formed in the early eighties and has now been around over 15 years and has released over eight albums, the lead singer has continued his schooling and now has one bachelors degree ,a masters and is working on his Ph.D.

Greg Graffin was born in 1965 in Wisconsin. His mother and father were divorced after his birth. In 1976 his mother his brother and him moved to San Fernando valley California, which is now the punk rock capital of the world. "Like millions of other victims of divorce in the seventies I had to deal with the fact that my father was now living far away(In Racine, Wisconsin) and that I would not get to see him very much." While his father was in Wisconsin he began work at the university of Wisconsin as a professor. He still works their today. Greg was often picked on in high school because of his "Punkness". "There were three people at my high school who were punkers, I mean I got beat up everyday by long haired people who listened to Rush and would beat me up because I didn't. When he was fifteen he started a band with other social outcasts who didn't quite fit in. They settled on the name BAD RELIGION.

Bad Religion does not pertain to any kind of sacrilegious activities or the like. Instead it is a statement against any establishment that promotes dogmatic thinking or punishes individualism and rewards followers. Greg once said in an interview "Instead of rewarding uniqueness we, for some reason probably because of cultural and social necessity, we chastise unique behavior and reward conformity". On 15/10/93 Greg said BR has 108 songs and 5 or 6 are about religious issues.

Greg has a very different view point about education then most punks. When the band broke up in 1983 he moved back to Wisconsin and attend the university of wisconsin-madison. soon the administration had found out that he was not an official resident any longer so he was kicked out. (he had recently spent several...
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