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Rancid

Rancid are a punk band, that formed in 1991, in Berkeley; California, from former members ofOperation Ivy (Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong). Rancid are four members strong; Tim Armstrong,and Lars Frederiksen on guitar and vocals, with Matt Freeman as backing vocalist and bassist, andBrett Reed on drums, recently replaced by Branden Steineckert. Their self-titled debut albumflourished in 1993 with much acclaimed success, and it was all done with Tim's careful leadership,as well as a struggling trio. After searching for a second guitar player in 1993, Matt met LarsFrederiksen and he was added to ...read more

Rancid are a punk band, that formed in 1991, in Berkeley; California, from former members ofOperation Ivy (Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong). Rancid are four members strong; Tim Armstrong,and Lars Frederiksen on guitar and vocals, with Matt Freeman as backing vocalist and bassist, andBrett Reed on drums, recently replaced by Branden Steineckert. Their self-titled debut albumflourished in 1993 with much acclaimed success, and it was all done with Tim's careful leadership,as well as a struggling trio. After searching for a second guitar player in 1993, Matt met LarsFrederiksen and he was added to the band on guitar and vocals, to round out the line up.Rancid's musical style blends punk and hardcore with ska, reggae, rocksteady, and minor elementsof dub and funk. Among mainstream audiences, Rancid are best-known for "Ruby Soho" and "TimeBomb" from the 1995 recording ...And Out Come the Wolves.Rancid was very popular throughout the 1990s, with the band touring constantly from 1993 through1998. They have released 6 full-length albums, the first 4 through the independent label, EpitaphRecords, along with numerous 7" vinyls and singles. Following the success of Let's Go, whichgarnered gold status in the U.S. with 500,000 copies sold, the band was pursued by several majorlabels, including Madonna's Maverick Records; Rancid chose to stick with Epitaph despite theseoffers.Rancid's self-titled 2000 album was released on Hellcat Records, and their 2003 record,Indestructible, was released by Hellcat Records with Warner Brothers distrubuting the record.Their songs and albums are based on hard times ("7 Years Down," "Hyena"), world issues ("RiggedOn A Fix," "Brixton"), once-in-a-lifetime encounters ("David Courtney", "Red Hot Moon"),friendship ("Old Friend," "GGF"), unity ("As one,"Avenues and Alleyways") and love ("She'sAutomatic", "Corazon de Oro"). In November of 2006, Brett Reed left Rancid for personal reasonsand was replaced by ex "The Used" drummer Brandon Steineckert.

Discography:1993- Rancid1994- Let's Go1995- ...And Out Come The Wolves1998- Life Won't Wait2000- Rancid (2000)2003- Indestructible2009- Let the Dominoes Fal.

A dominant wave of change over a person's mind can sometimes come in the form of music;sometimes it can come in the form of a six-letter word..."When I got the music, I got a place to go." « hide

Similar Bands: Bad Religion, Operation Ivy, The Vandals, The Old Firm Casuals, Lars Frederiksen And The Bastards

LPs
Let the Dominoes Fall
2009

3.1
228 Votes
Indestructible
2003

3.5
448 Votes
Rancid [2000]
2000

3.6
291 Votes
Life Won't Wait
1998

3.7
296 Votes
...And Out Come the Wolves
1995

4.2
913 Votes
Let's Go
1994

3.9
396 Votes
Rancid
1993

3.6
235 Votes
EPs
Hooligans
1998

3.5
1 Votes
Radio Radio Radio EP
1993

3.7
27 Votes
Rancid [EP]
1992

3.7
30 Votes
Live Albums
Live in Nottingham
2003

2.5
1 Votes
See Ya in the Pit
1995

3.3
2 Votes
Compilations
B Sides and C Sides
2008

3.5
21 Votes

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