News Anchor: They've been called one of the most articulate and adventurous voices in punk underground. In fact they have helped forge the underground punk seen right here in Los Angeles. Our Kenny Sergeant tonight goes down below with Bad Religion.
Sergeant: Starting out before they could even drive L. A.'s Bad Religion has been slinging thought provoking punk music for about 20 years. And now, with some of them parents and in their mid thirties do you think they may have softened their tune? Not a chance.
Graffin: They probably think its a bunch of um... people in a cult. We're nothing like that. If they're going to judge us for our name they're going to find out how wrong they are.
Sergeant: Wrong or right, Bad Religion were pioneers in the Southern California punk rock explosion in the early eighties. But back then Bad Religion founder Greg Graffin didn't see them as leaders -- just a group of teenage kids full of angst and anger.
Graffin: Hopefully you can understand that when we got started we were young kids here in Los Angeles. We were not thinking about being pioneers. We really, when we got started, were not interested in being leaders of that scene. We just sought a place to be a part of the group.
Sergeant: Now almost 20 years later coming up from the underground, Greg has seen many forms of punk come and go. And like Bad Religion, it is those that stay true to the punk definition that continue to flourish.
Graffin: I've also seen it maintain a lot of its original integrity. That may be why those few people who understand what it's about, and that is, you know -- its about provocation.