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How Could Hell Be Any Worse? (1982)
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Tracklist
Click the song titles for more information, lyrics and interpretations
Song title Song writer(s) Version Length Interpretations
A 1 Greg Graffin Album version 2:17 11
2 Greg Graffin Album version 1:44 2
3 Jay Bentley Album version 10
4 Greg Graffin Album version 5
5 Greg Graffin Album version 14
6 Greg Graffin Album version 2
7 Brett Gurewitz Album version 4
AA 1 Greg Graffin Album version 5
2 Brett Gurewitz Album version 4
3 Brett Gurewitz Album version 6
4 Greg Graffin Album version 4
5 Jay Bentley Album version 3
6 Brett Gurewitz Album version 1
7 Brett Gurewitz Album version 2
To top United States
Item name Country Format Label Year Disc / Label details
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (1002x1000)
United States 12" Epitaph 2017 Vinyl: Black/ Label: Red
Reissue has matte labels as opposed to the glossy labels of the original
14 tracks - Reissue - Cardboard sleeve
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (1004x1000)
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Vinyl Side A (1000x1000)
United States 12" Epitaph 2014 Vinyl: Grey and White swirl / Label: Red
Hot Topic Exclusive Pressing.
14 tracks - Reissue - Remaster - Colored vinyl - Cardboard sleeve
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (1009x1000)
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Vinyl side AA (1012x999)
United States 12" Epitaph Records 2010 Vinyl: Red
Part of the 30th Anniversary Vinyl Box Set
14 tracks - Reissue - Colored vinyl - Limited 3000 - Cardboard sleeve and dust sleeve
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (793x749)
United States 12" Epitaph Records 2009 Vinyl: Black / Label: Red
6201 Sunset Blvd./ Suite 111, Hollywood, Ca. 90028
14 tracks - Reissue - Cardboard sleeve and dust sleeve
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (793x749)
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Vinyl side A (777x839)
United States 12" Epitaph Records 2009 Vinyl: Clear Red / Label: Red
6201 Sunset Blvd./ Suite 111, Hollywood, Ca. 90028
14 tracks - Reissue - Colored vinyl - Limited 300 - Cardboard sleeve and dust sleeve
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (972x960)
United States CD Epitaph 2004
28 tracks - Reissue - Remaster - Jewel case
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (993x1000)
United States CD Epitaph Records 2004
28 tracks - Remaster - Jewel case
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (791x800)
United States CD Epitaph Records 2004 CD-R acetate
28 tracks - Promo - Remaster
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - No image (791x800)
United States 12" Epitaph Records 1994 Vinyl: Black / Label: Red
A third pressing. The etching includes additional S-#s: "S-29233" (side A) and "S-29234" (side AA). It has also a lyric sheet included. Address: 6201 Sunset Blvd./ Suite 111/ Hollywood, CA 90028.
14 tracks
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (663x638)
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Vinyl Label A (483x497)
United States 12" Epitaph Records 1988 Vinyl: Black / Label: Red
Includes a double-sided poster-insert with lyrics and band photography. Address: 6201 Sunset Blvd./ Suite 111/ Hollywood, CA 90028.
14 tracks - Reissue - Cardboard sleeve and dust sleeve
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (984x1000)
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - A-Side Label (1001x1000)
United States 12" Epitaph 1988 Vinyl: Black / Label: Red
Almost the same as the other 1988 pressing but the matrix numbers are slightly different. This one doesn't have E86407 in the matrix but has BRLP-1 on side B
14 tracks - Reissue - Cardboard sleeve and dust sleeve
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (637x1000)
United States MC Epitaph Records 1988
Comes without lyrics.
14 tracks - Reissue - Cassette case
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (751x710)
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Vinyl Label A (499x489)
United States 12" Epitaph Records 1986 Vinyl: Black / Label: Red
Second press. Pressed in the UK and distributed in the USA by Suite Beat. This pressing has a thinner cardboard sleeve than the original 1982 press. Etchings are almost the same except for the "S-16926" added on the A-Side and "S-16927" added on AA-Side. "S-9417" on side A and "S-9418" side AA are crossed out, indicating a new stamper from the original mother
There's also no lyric sheet included on this pressing.
14 tracks - Reissue - Thind cardboard sleeve and dust sleeve
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front Cover (1000x1000)
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - A-Side (1000x1000)
United States 12" Epitaph Records 1985 Vinyl: Black / Label: Red
Pressed in the UK and distributed in the USA by Suite Beat. The etching of the vinyl is the same as the original 1982 version. There's a one-sided typed lyric sheet included that says c&p 1982/1985. Other differences are the correct spelling of "timpani" (original lyric sheet says "timpany", Jay Ziskrout is not mentioned and Jim Mankey is not thanked. Also the Epitaph address is different: c/o Epitaph Records, 1201 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404.
14 tracks - Reissue - Cardboard sleeve and dust sleeve
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (575x575)
United States 12" Epitaph 1982 Vinyl: Black / Label:Red
This was pressed shortly after the first pressing when the record sold much better than expected.
It has a lighter weight cardboard sleeve with a white inside. It has NO barcode, the old Epitaph address: 22713 Ventura Blvd./Suite F/ Woodland Hills, Ca. 91364 on the back and Includes a 23x11" double-sided, folded b/w insert with lyrics and photos.
Date on the labels is 1981 but the album was released in 1982.
14 tracks - Reissue - Thick cardboard sleeve (White inside) and dust sleeve
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (600x599)
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Vinyl A Side (1000x1000)
United States 12" Epitaph Records 1982 Vinyl: Black / Label: Red
First pressing has the old address: 22713 Ventura Blvd. / Suite F/ Woodland Hills, CA 91364.
It has a heavy cardboard sleeve, with brown coloured inside has NO barcode on back and a 23x11" double-sided b/w insert with lyrics and photos.
Date on the labels is 1981 but the album was released in 1982.
14 tracks - Limited 12000 - Thick cardboard sleeve (Brown inside) and dust sleeve
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Dust Sleeve (Front) (980x1000)
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - A-Side (1027x1000)
United States 12" Epitaph 1982 Vinyl: Black/ Label: White, unprinted
Bad Religion - How Could Hell Be Any Worse TP is written on the dust sleeve.
14 tracks - Test press - Dust Sleeve
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (1013x1000)
United States 12" Epitaph 1982 Vinyl: Black/ Label: Red
14 tracks - Reissue - Cardboard sleeve
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (540x843)
United States MC Chameleon Music Group / Epitaph Records 1982
The inside of the foldout is completely blank.
14 tracks - Cassette case
To top Europe
Item name Country Format Label Year Disc / Label details
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (1006x1000)
Europe CD Epitaph Europe 2004
14 tracks - Remaster - Jewel case
To top Japan
Item name Country Format Label Year Disc / Label details
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (with obi) (1132x1000)
Japan CD Epic | Sony Music Japan 2004
28 tracks - Remaster - Jewel case
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (499x437)
Japan CD Epic | Sony Music Japan 2004
Promotional CD with "SAMPLE LOANED" etched in the matrix and an identifying number on the back.
28 tracks - Promo - Sampler - Remaster - Jewel case with obi
To top Australia
Item name Country Format Label Year Disc / Label details
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (559x500)
Australia CD Shock Entertainment | Epitaph 2004
14 tracks - Remaster - Jewel case
To top Indonesia
Item name Country Format Label Year Disc / Label details
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (1036x850)
Indonesia CD Epitaph 2004
Contains HCHBAW, 1st EP, Back to the Known and Public Service Comp
28 tracks - Compilation - Reissue - Jewel case
To top Poland
Item name Country Format Label Year Disc / Label details
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (388x596)
Poland MC Epitaph 1996
14 tracks - Reissue - Cassette case
To top Russia
Item name Country Format Label Year Disc / Label details
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (600x593)
Russia CD Epitaph Records 2004
Bootleg! - 28 tracks - Remaster - Jewel case
How Could Hell Be Any Worse? - Front (283x441)
Russia MC Punk Rock 1982
Compilation of How Could Hell Be Any Worse and 1st EP
Bootleg! - 20 tracks - Compilation
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