Bad Religion are a punk rock band that started in 1979 in Los Angeles, U.S.A. The band currently consists of Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz, Jay Bentley, Greg Hetson, Brian Baker & Brooks Wackerman. Bad Religion are most famously knowing for incorporating three part harmonies into punk rock music and have released 15 albums in their 30+ years of playing.
The song weʼre looking at was the first single from their “The Dissent of Man” album released in 2010.
Resist Stance is a song that is typically in Bad Religionʼs style. Fast paced powerchords and a simple yet effective riff provides the background for Bad Religionʼs signature vocal style and harmonies. We are in the key of F minor.
This song is not too hard to learn technically except for the solo. The rhythms remain constant with the drums throughout but there are however different sections that are using the same chords so itʼs important to learn each section individually before putting it all together. Itʼll be easier to grasp the “whole picture” by working on it piece by piece.
The solo is the hardest part because it is quite quick. There are a couple of licks that use 16th notes and at 160bpm it is pretty fast! Iʼve transcribed the solo to mainly stay in position 4 of the F minor pentatonic but it is possible to play it in other positions if you find that more comfortable.
I hope you enjoy this song and it encourages you to look into Bad Religionʼs extensive discography.