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Recipe for Hate

Bad Religion

1993

Recipe for Hate
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Recipe for Hate is the seventh studio album by American punk rock band Bad Religion, released on June 4, 1993. It was their last album on Epitaph Records for nine years (until 2002's The Process of Belief) and the band had switched to Atlantic Records, who re-released the album several months after its release. While the album was reissued on a major label, Recipe for Hate initially received mixed reviews from music critics. It was also the first Bad Religion album to chart in the U.S., debuting at #14 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, with "American Jesus" and "Struck a Nerve" in particular becoming major rock radio hits. The album also contains significant songs like, "Recipe for Hate" and "Skyscraper", which are both fan favorites and are staples of their live show today; the former is a song that Bad Religion often opens their set with. The album finds Bad Religion continuing the experimentation of its predecessor, Generator, introducing elements of country and folk on songs like "Man with a Mission", and "Struck a Nerve", the latter of which includes a guest vocal by Johnette Napolitano (of Concrete Blonde). "Man with a Mission" featured a slide guitar part over a standard punk guitar "gallop". Drummer Bobby Schayer referred to it as Bad Religion's iteration of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) by the Beatles.

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3.29

Votes

66

Genres

  • Punk

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Tue Mar 19 2024
4

Good, solid punk rock. What's not to like? 4 stars.

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Fri Jan 26 2024
3

I always thought Bad Religion were just okay. There's other punk-rock I'd rather listen to.

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Mon Jan 08 2024
5

I was annoyed that there were no albums by Bad Religion, NOFX or Pennywise here - early 90s pop punk is one of life's simple pleasures and I love it. I'm glad someone added this - although I would've gone with the Grey Race, White Trash or About Time. Still, this is a 5/5 album.

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Tue Jan 09 2024
5

Now that's some PUNK. Congrats on finishing.

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Thu Jan 25 2024
4

The reviewer that mentions Tony Hawk Pro Skater nailed this on the head. If you like that you'll like this. Pretty good!

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Fri Jan 26 2024
4

I might burn in someone's version of punk hell for this, but I wish Bad Religion was on the official list instead of The Dead Kennedys.

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Thu Feb 15 2024
4

Approaching from the other side of pop-punk, Bad Religion worms into the smoothbore American psyche. The leftovers are ultimately unsatisfying, a saccharine residue of what-ifs on the trinity of religion, killing, and the political dance. Regional and with nothing (musical) to offend, the latter the ultimate taste test.

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Sun Feb 25 2024
4

Yeah, a good addition to round out 90s punk.

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Sun Feb 25 2024
4

Just some solid ass punk. Not the Bad Religion album I would have chosen (come on No Control is RIGHT THERE), but those Graffin-led harmonies over the speedy punk spunk never fails to get me moovin' and groovin'.

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Sat Mar 02 2024
4

Getting hit hard with the college radio days nostalgia lately. I actually saw them touring this album at First Avenue in Minneapolis - opening act none other than pre-breakout, scrappy up-and-comer punk band Green Day. I always like Bad Religion, my only objections being the range of their sound is a little narrow (always solid but kind of much the same) and Graffin's lyrics sometimes sacrifice lyricism for smarty-pantsness.

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Sat Mar 16 2024
4

Curious choice within Bad Religion's discography. Considering that there is no representation of the band in the original list (what a shame!), more celebrated albums such as their classic trilogy 'Suffer'-'No Control'-'Against the Grain' or the albums preceding and following 'Recipe for Hate' would have been more obvious choices. In any case, and without any song that stands out especially above the others, Bad Religion shows here that even on autopilot they were invincible at that time. The era that closed the unbeatable compilation 'All Ages' is a display of creativity and intelligence truly formidable. I have really enjoyed this one, thanks!

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Mon Mar 11 2024
3

In general I find Bad Religion a cool band. They got the DIY mentality, catchy songs and intelligent lyrics. Although I liked the follow-up a little better (Stranger Than Fiction), still I think this is a good album.

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Fri Jan 12 2024
2

The guitar sounds horrible but bonus stars for THPS2 memories

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Fri Jan 19 2024
2

If you're in the mood for some straight-ahead, no nonsence, ol' fashioned punk this is a great record to put on. Unfortunately I wasn't in the mood, but if I was....

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Mon May 20 2024
3

This is the album that showed me how to soar with my strengths. And scold a child.

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Mon Mar 11 2024
2

Never been a big punk fan. And this album didn't change that.

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Fri May 17 2024
2

I could never get behind Bad Religion. Their most influential records (Suffer, No Control, Against the Grain) had some creative ideas. But for the most part, they just sound like a commercial radio-friendly boring version of what earlier hardcore bands like Dead Kennys initiated. It's slow and melodic, with riffs and catchy vocals that appeal to the alt rock crowd. I wasn't able to find anything special out of it. Recipe for Hate marks their mainstream breakthrough in the 90s alongside Green Days, NOFX, and Offspring. It's even slower and more melodic with expressive singing vocals. If not for the fast-paced minimalist riffs, anthemic-style vocals, anti-authoritarian lyrics, and basic drum beat, you'd confuse this for another alt rock album of the time. Didn't care for most tracks. A lot of it was ok, some of it catchy, most of it boring and lacking innovation. Most of it trying hard to appeal to the mainstream crowd. It is produced well, with diverse styles, and it does a decent job at being pop without losing its punk roots.

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Tue May 21 2024
2

It's punk music. It was not bad but it was not good. I would not revisit the album again but it was relatively short so I tolerated it.

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