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Greg Graffin (Bad Religion)

Cold As the Clay

(Bad Religion)

Anti 86809.2

Released on July 11, 2006


At first listen, Graffin's record may seem a world apart from his punk rock roots as singer and founding member of Bad Religion. But the classic American music he pays homage to here forms the backbone of Bad Religion's epic tales of the young and the poor, mired in misery, poverty, and spit. "Cold As The Clay" honors traditional folk music with original rock compositions that draw inspiration from the folk-rock of Gram Parsons and Neil Young. The album was recorded and mixed in seven days, capturing the authentic sound of musicians gathered around a single microphone. The result is a vivid, intimate recording that makes you feel as if you're sitting in a pine-floored cabin, listening in to haunting tales of the hard luck that lives around you.

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Average Customer Rating: 4.5 with 13 reviews (See Below)
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Song Titles
# Song Name Popularity
1 Don't Be Afraid To Run Voted #1  26%
2 Omie Wise Voted #2  17%
3 Cold As The Clay Voted #3  15%
4 Little Sadie  11%
5 Highway  6%
6 Rebel's Goodbye  5%
7 Talk About Suffering  7%
8 Willie Moore  0%
9 California Cotton Fields  7%
10 The Watchmaker's Dial  4%
11 One More Hill  3%
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Jonathan from Albuquerque, NM 
Jun 22 2007 Rating: 5/5 Stars

This is a great album. If you are looking for the sounds of Bad Religion, then go buy some Bad Religion. If you are open enough to listen to Bob Dylan or Neil Young, then this is the jam for you.

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James from Poole, United Kingdom 
May 9 2007 Rating: 4/5 Stars

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this. I enjoy Bad Religion and think Greg has agreat voice but was unsure how well he wouls suit a folky album - no fear, he is awesome.

Also check out Tim Barry, Foundation, Mark Lind etc

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Matthew from Warminster, ON Canada 
Feb 28 2007 Rating: 5/5 Stars

you do not need to love bad religion to love this album. this is amazing folk rock at its finest. if you love this, pick up the tim barry(avail) album too. greg graffin's voice is incredible, and the best songs are 'omie wise' 'talk about suffering' and 'the watchmaker's dial' it!

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Kent from Alma, MI 
Dec 15 2006 Rating: 5/5 Stars

I really really like this cd. Greg Graffin is an amazing person. There isnt much he cant do. As for putting out a Kick Ass Folk cd, he did it like no other. He has a good selection of original compositions and traditional songs. I happen to be a big fan of folk music like Bob D. and Simon+Garfunkel and stuff like that, so this is great. Some of the musicians from the Weakerthans also play a part in alot of this. I love the weakerthans too, so another reason for a five-star rating.

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Jonathan from Greybull, WY 
Dec 4 2006 Rating: 3/5 Stars

Not the best folk album I've heard, but, being a Bad Religion fan, it's fun to listen to and compare it with BR's punk songs. True, if this was anybody other than Greg Graffin I probably wouldn't care about it at all. California Cotton Fields would actually make a good punk song.

Probably best viewed as simply a side project by Graffin for fans who can appreciate music other than punk.

Graffin is no Peter, Paul & Mary, that's for sure.

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Chris from Bowling Green, OH 
Nov 25 2006 Rating: 4/5 Stars

Greg Graffin is just plain fun to listen to because of his interesting songwriting and unique voice. I enjoyed American Lesion, and this is somewhat in the same vein only it's folk music instead. Many of the songs are traditional folk songs, which Greg pulls off rather well. You'll especially enjoy this if you like the idea of punk artists with folk roots. And if you are a hardcore Bad Religion fan like me, you will love it on principle alone. Pick it up, you'll enjoy it.

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Luke from Hammonton, NJ 
Oct 16 2006 Rating: 5/5 Stars

I didn't just get this because Greg Graffin is Bad Religion's lead singer, I have always a true fan of old time American folk music. Since I am also incredibly in love with the folk-punk genre, this seemed like an amazing release. Folk + Bad Religion's lead singer! Well, this isn't folk punk, but it is old time American folk. Musically it's beautiful with that Southern old time feel. Not particularly overtly political, it's more about American roots and it's more about the music. Get it if you're a punk with roots in old time music. Then it's for you.

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Steven from Seattle, WA 
Oct 9 2006 Rating: 5/5 Stars

This album is great

anyone who likes folk music would like this, its not really political, but it definitely deals with social issues, if you really like bad religion you'd probabaly like this too

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Blake from Pearcy, AR 
Sep 19 2006 Rating: 3/5 Stars

After hearing American Lesion, I wasn't expecting this to sound like Bad Religion. Even if this is an attempt for Graffin to scratch more money from the current Bad Religion marketing frenzy, it's a damn good one. This record is filled with folk ballads and what not, with some pretty interesting lyrics. But, all in all, the record is boring and poorly thought out, even for folk music. It's almost as bad as American Lesion, but not quite. The only reason people are praising this is because it's "the guy from Bad Religion". This is the same guy who got caught jerking off on webcam for some girl. He's not a God. Even Graffin can produce some mediocre music every now and then.

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Isaac from La Pryor, TX 
Aug 26 2006 Rating: 5/5 Stars

This cd is very very good. He does capture the style of the old american folk music. I was a bit worried that maybe it wouldn't be my type of music and that fans of BR were only liking it because its Greg Graffin, but you better believe it, its good.

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