No Substance

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No Substance
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 5, 1998
RecordedJune 1997 - February 1998
StudioPyramid Sound, Polypterus Studio, Ithaca, New York
Genre Punk rock
Label Atlantic
Producer Bad Religion, Alex Perialas, Ronnie Kimball
Bad Religion chronology
No Substance
The New America
Singles from No Substance
  1. "Raise Your Voice"
    Released: 1998
  2. "The Biggest Killer in American History"
    Released: 1998
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No Substance is the tenth full-length album by the punk rock band Bad Religion. It was the band's third (or fourth, if the reissue of Recipe for Hate is counted) release on Atlantic Records, and their second studio album since guitarist Brett Gurewitz's departure.


No Substance was anticipated by both music critics and fans as a result of the band's previous worldwide successes with their 1994 major label debut Stranger Than Fiction and its 1996 follow up The Gray Race . The album has been met with mixed reviews and was not as successful as band's past releases. The album was re-released by Epitaph Records on September 15, 2008. No songs of the album would turn into live staples; "Raise Your Voice" is occasionally played live in Germany due to Campino's guest vocals.

Track listing

1."Hear It"Graffin1:49
2."Shades of Truth"Graffin4:01
3."All Fantastic Images"Graffin, Baker2:08
4."The Biggest Killer in American History"Graffin2:14
5."No Substance"Graffin3:04
6."Raise Your Voice!" (ft. Campino of Die Toten Hosen)Graffin2:55
7."Sowing the Seeds of Utopia"Graffin2:01
8."The Hippy Killers"Graffin3:01
9."The State of the End of the Millennium Address"Graffin, Baker2:22
10."The Voracious March of Godliness"Graffin2:27
11."Mediocre Minds"Graffin, Hetson1:56
12."Victims of the Revolution"Graffin, Baker3:17
13."Strange Denial"Graffin3:02
14."At the Mercy of Imbeciles"Graffin, Baker, Hetson1:34
15."The Same Person"Graffin, Baker, Bentley2:49
16."In So Many Ways"Graffin3:04
Japanese Version
17."Dream of Unity"2:50
Bonus B-Side Disc
1."The Universal Cynic"2:18
2."Markovian Process"1:30
3."News from the Front"2:23
4."Leaders and Followers"2:42
5."Dream of Unity"2:52
7."The Answer" (Live)3:11
8."The Dodo"2:10
9."Follow the Leader"4:28



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