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Brian: "We have a subculture of Bad Religion fans who buy every record and know all the lyrics because there is something about what we're doing that hits them in a special way. They're the focus group. When I think of how a certain song or riff is going to be perceived, I think about someone who really cares about our band and not some new person that I'm trying to entice. I don't think Bad Religion fans are smarter than anybody else, but I do think that they're a little more committed to investigating beyond the foot-tapping part of it and really spend a lot more time thinking about the lyrics".
Brian: "I don't think it's my job to determine how people are supposed to react to Bad Religion music, I'm not the punk police. What I do is play music and whoever shows up is cool. I have no intention of telling people how to have fun or saying 'you people aren't cool enough to go here and since you only heard the single on the radio that means you're not a fan.' I think that's bullshit. Come one come all, slam dance your brains out. The more the merrier".