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Rancid



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Hometown: Berkeley, CA (USA)

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One of the cornerstone punk bands of the '90s, Rancid's unabashedly classicist sound drew heavily from the Clash's early records, echoing their left—leaning politics and fascination with ska, while adding a dash of essential hardcore crunch. Critics praise their political commitment, surging energy, and undeniable way with a hook and the band's strengths have made them one of the most revered punk bands ever. Their third album, 1995's ...And Out Come the Wolves, made them a platinum—selling sensation and an inescapable presence on MTV and modern rock radio. While they never translated that success into an enormous blockbuster record, that wasn't necessarily their ambition, choosing to stay with the independent punk label Epitaph and the creative freedom it allowed them. That decision helped them retain a large, devoted core audience as revivalist punk—pop began to slip off the mainstream's musical radar.

Rancid was formed in 1991 by San Francisco Bay Area punk scenesters Tim Armstrong (guitar/vocals) and Matt Freeman (bass). Lifelong friends and longtime punk fans, the two had grown up together in the small, working—class town of Albany, near Berkeley; they'd also played together in the legendary ska—punk band Operation Ivy.

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Reviews

Rancid Turn In Your Badge [7-inch]

Rancid

Turn In Your Badge [7-inch] (2014)

Epitaph Records

Rancid ...Honor Is All We Know

Rancid

...Honor Is All We Know (2014)

Epitaph Records

Rancid ...Honor Is All We Know

Rancid

...Honor Is All We Know (2014)

Epitaph

Rancid/The Transplants/The Interrupters Live in Hollywood

Rancid/The Transplants/The Interrupters

Live in Hollywood (2013)

Live show

Rancid Let the Dominoes Fall

Rancid

Let the Dominoes Fall (2009)

Hellcat

Rise Against / Rancid live in New York

Rise Against / Rancid

live in New York (2009)

live show

Rancid / Buck-O-Nine live in Tucson

Rancid / Buck-O-Nine

live in Tucson (2008)

live show

Rancid live in St. Petersburg

Rancid

live in St. Petersburg (2008)

live show

Rancid / H2O live in Toronto

Rancid / H2O

live in Toronto (2008)

live show

Rancid / Big D and the Kids Table live in New York

Rancid / Big D and the Kids Table

live in New York (2008)

live show

Rancid The Music Videos: 1993-2003 DVD

Rancid

The Music Videos: 1993-2003 DVD (2008)

Machete Mfg.

Rancid / The Lurkers live in Glasgow

Rancid / The Lurkers

live in Glasgow (2008)

live show

Rancid B Sides and C Sides

Rancid

B Sides and C Sides (2007)

Rancid

Rancid / Los Difuntos live in Echo Park

Rancid / Los Difuntos

live in Echo Park (2006)

live show

Rancid / Danny Diablo / the Slanderin live in New York

Rancid / Danny Diablo / the Slanderin

live in New York (2006)

live show

Rancid Indestructible

Rancid

Indestructible (2003)

Warner

Rancid/Tiger Army/Roger Miret and the Disasters live in Toronto

Rancid/Tiger Army/Roger Miret and the Disasters

live in Toronto (2003)

live show

Rancid / Brand New / Something Corporate live in Providence

Rancid / Brand New / Something Corporate

live in Providence (2003)

live show

NOFX/Rancid BYO Split Series Volume 3

NOFX/Rancid

BYO Split Series Volume 3 (2002)

BYO

Rancid/NOFX Live in Anaheim, CA

Rancid/NOFX

Live in Anaheim, CA (2002)

live show

Rancid Rancid (2000)

Rancid

Rancid (2000) (2000)

Hellcat

Rancid Rancid (2000)

Rancid

Rancid (2000) (2000)

Hellcat

Rancid Life Won't Wait

Rancid

Life Won't Wait (1998)

Epitaph

Rancid Life Won't Wait

Rancid

Life Won't Wait (1998)

Epitaph

Rancid ... And Out Come The Wolves

Rancid

... And Out Come The Wolves (1995)

Epitaph

Rancid Let's Go

Rancid

Let's Go (1994)

Epitaph

Rancid Let's Go

Rancid

Let's Go (1994)

Epitaph Records

Rancid Rancid (1993)

Rancid

Rancid (1993) (1993)

Epitaph

Rancid Rancid (1993)

Rancid

Rancid (1993) (1993)

Epitaph

Rancid Rancid (EP)

Rancid

Rancid (EP) (1992)

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Current Releases

RancidHonor is all we know

Rancid

Honor is all we know

October 27, 2014

RancidLet's Go [Remastered]

Rancid

Let's Go [Remastered]

November 24, 2014

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October 01, 2014

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