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Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA (USA)

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Good Riddance is a hardcore punk band from Santa Cruz, California which was formed in the early 1990s. The band grew out of California‚??s vibrant surfing and skateboarding culture and was influenced by such bands as Black Flag, The Adolescents, TSOL and Bad Religion as well as East Coast bands like Sick Of It All and the Cro Mags.

The group‚??s early years were spent going through line up changes, playing local and regional shows and recording demos as they developed their sound. Early tours and a 7‚?Ě record release on Little Deputy Records in 1993 (‚??Gidget‚?Ě) brought the band widespread interest and overwhelmingly positive reviews.

In 1994 the band caught the interest of Fat Wreck Chords who released the ‚??Decoy‚?Ě 7″ later that year while the band hit the studio with producer Ryan Greene to record their first full length album ‚??For God And Country‚?Ě which was released in early 1995.

Over the next decade Good Riddance went on to release seven full length albums and an EP for Fat while crisscrossing the globe dozens of times on tour. The band developed a dedicated and passionate fan base through their constant touring and politically charged music. Good Riddance began donating a portion of their record sales to various organizations and doing whatever they could to raise awareness about the causes they felt strongly about.

In May 2007 Good Riddance played their final show, fittingly in their hometown of Santa Cruz. The members then went their separate ways to raise families and pursue careers. Though there have been numerous offers to reform and play in the five years since, the band has turned them all down.

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Reviews

Good Riddance Peace In Our Time

Good Riddance

Peace In Our Time (2015)

Fat Wreck Chords

Good Riddance Capricorn One: Singles & Rarities

Good Riddance

Capricorn One: Singles & Rarities (2010)

Fat Wreck Chords

Good Riddance Remain in Memory: The Final Show

Good Riddance

Remain in Memory: The Final Show (2008)

Fat Wreck Chords

Good Riddance My Republic

Good Riddance

My Republic (2006)

Fat Wreck Chords

Good Riddance Bound by Ties of Blood and Affection

Good Riddance

Bound by Ties of Blood and Affection (2003)

Fat Wreck Chords

Good Riddance/River City Rebels/None More Black live in New York City

Good Riddance/River City Rebels/None More Black

live in New York City (2003)

live show

Anti-Flag/Good Riddance/Strike Anywhere Live in Brooklyn

Anti-Flag/Good Riddance/Strike Anywhere

Live in Brooklyn (2002)

live show

Good Riddance/Bane/Strike Anywhere/Panic live in Cambridge, MA

Good Riddance/Bane/Strike Anywhere/Panic

live in Cambridge, MA (2002)

live show

Good Riddance/Choke/Deville Live in Calgary, AB

Good Riddance/Choke/Deville

Live in Calgary, AB (2002)

live show

Good Riddance Symptons of a Leveling Spirit

Good Riddance

Symptons of a Leveling Spirit (2001)

Fat Wreck Chords

Good Riddance The Phenomenon of Craving

Good Riddance

The Phenomenon of Craving (2000)

Fat Wreck Chords

Good Riddance Operation Phoenix

Good Riddance

Operation Phoenix (1999)

Fat Wreck Chords

Good Riddance Ballads From the Revolution

Good Riddance

Ballads From the Revolution (1997)

Fat Wreck Chords

Good Riddance Comprehensive Guide to Moderne

Good Riddance

Comprehensive Guide to Moderne (1996)

Fat Wreck Chords

Good Riddance For God and Country

Good Riddance

For God and Country (1995)

Fat Wreck Chords

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Current Releases

Good RiddancePeace In Our Time

Good Riddance

Peace In Our Time

April 21, 2015

Interviews

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Russ Rankin (Only Crime/Good Riddance)

Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at 6:33 PM (EDT)

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Russ Rankin (Good Riddance, Only Crime)

Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 8:10 PM (EDT)

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Russ Rankin (Good Riddance/Only Crime)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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