Bad Religion's 1993 album Recipe for Hate is by far their most eclectic album, and one that never ceases to stir up controversy among fans. From the opening strains of the politico title-track to the countrified pedal steel guitar on "Man with a Mission," from the anti-establishment anthem "American Jesus," to the heart rending ballad "Struck a Nerve".
Gaffin has a seething combination of perfect pitch and skeptical emotion. He reaffirms his place as one of the best punk rock vocalists on this record. The album features guest appearances from Eddie Vedder harmonizing on "American Jesus" and "Watch It Die," as well as Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano's stunning vocals on "Struck a Nerve," and Claw Hammer's John Wahl and Chris Bagarozzi's searing guitar leads on "Kerosene."