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Rancid

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This page is about the band; for the process of food becoming rancid, see rancidification.

Rancid is a band formed in 1992 in Berkeley, California, by former members of Operation Ivy, Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong. Armstrong and Lars Frederiksen both sing lead vocals and play guitar, with Matt Freeman as backing vocalist and bassist, and Brett Reed as drummer. Rancid's musical style blends punk and hardcore with ska, reggae, rocksteady, and minor elements of rub-a-dub and funk. Among mainstream audiences, Rancid are best-known for "Ruby Soho" and "Time Bomb" from the 1995 recording ...And Out Come the Wolves.

Rancid were very popular throughout the 1990s, with the band touring constantly from 1993 through 1998. They have released 6 full-length albums, the first 4 through the independent label, Epitaph Records, along with numerous 7" vinyls and singles. Following the success of ...And Out Come the Wolves, the band was pursued by several major labels, including Madonna's Maverick Records; Rancid chose to stick with Epitaph despite these offers.

Rancid's self-titled 2000 album was released on Hellcat Records, and their 2003 record, Indestructible, was released by Hellcat Records and Warner Brothers Records. Many long-time fans were disappointed that Rancid, who had long resisted major-label allure and gained much fame and respect because of it, signed with Warner Brothers Records.

Their songs and albums are based on hard times ("7 Years Down," "Hyena"), world issues ("Rigged On A Fix"), old friends ("Old Friend," "GGF"), and love ("She's Automatic", "Corazon de Oro"). They have sold over 1 million records.

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Post-2004

As of 2004, the band was "on hold", due to members of Rancid being involved in a few side projects. However, the group never officially disbanded.

In February 2005, it was announced by Lars Frederiksen on British radio show "The Lock Up" on BBC Radio 1 that Rancid would begin recording again at the end of 2005, with a release scheduled for early 2006. More on this is expected once the Rancid website overhaul is finished.

Discography

Year Title Label Other information
1992 Single I EP Lookout debut EP
1993 Rancid Epitaph gun cover, also known as "1993"
1994 Radio Radio Radio EP Fat Wreck Chords first release with Lars
1994 Let's Go Epitaph
1995 ...And Out Come the Wolves Epitaph
1998 Life Won't Wait Epitaph
2000 Rancid Hellcat skull cover, also known as "2000"
2002 BYO Split Series, Vol. 3 BYO Split with NOFX
2003 Indestructible Hellcat

See also

References

  • Huey, Steve. "Rancid (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=UIDSUB040404012024070763&sql=B8ad8vwvva9ek)". All Music Guide. Retrieved June 13, 2005.

External links

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