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Rancid is a punk band formed in 1991 in Berkeley, California, by former members of Operation Ivy, Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong. Rancid includes four members; Tim Armstrong on guitar and vocals, with Matt Freeman as backing vocalist and bassist, and Brett Reed as drummer. After searching for a second guitar player in 1993, Matt met Lars Frederiksen 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 elements of 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 was 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 Let's Go, which garnered gold status in the U.S. with 500,000 copies sold, 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 (Tim Armstrongs Record Label) with Warner Brothers distrubuting the record.
In 2004 and 2005, Rancid has been "on hold", due to its members being involved in side projects. The group did not completely become inactive.
-Tim Armstrong plays with Travis Barker and Rob Aston (a.k.a. Skinhead Rob) in the Transplants. In late 2005, rumours abounded that Tim Armstrong would replace the late Joe Strummer in a reunion of the British Punk band The Clash. These, however, have since been dismissed as untrue. Mick Jones, lead guitarist of The Clash, has said that he has always been opposed to a reunion and these claims are simply wrong. The rumors stemmed from a news site that posted an April Fool's joke that was then perpetuated by people unaware of the posting date.
-Lars Frederiksen has a side band named Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards (currently released their second LP Viking in 2004).
-Matt Freeman joined Social Distortion in 2004, replacing previous bassist John Maurer. Brent Harding replaced Freeman as bassist for Social Distortion in early 2005, after Freeman was diagnosed with lung cancer. Freeman is also bassist and lead vocalist in the psychobilly band, Devil's Brigade, in which Tim Armstrong and Brett Reed also play.
-Brett Reed plays drums for Devil's Brigade.
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day joined the band for a brief period of time prior to Fredriksen's joining the band, doing a live show with them in 1993 and co-writing "Radio" on Let's Go. Originally Tim Armstrong had asked Lars Frederiksen to join, but he turned it down due to being a member of the UK Subs at the time. So Armstrong enlisted Green Day's frontman temporarily and eventually asked Billie Joe to become a full-fledged member of the band. Billie Joe turned Tim down, his former idol from the Operation Ivy days, wanting to stick with Green Day. Frederiksen later changed his mind upon the breakup of UK Subs.
Info from- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rancid
Rancid put out the following releases:
Rancid appears on the following compilations:
Songs by Rancid
|1||Adina||2.0 / 2 / 8|
|2||Animosity||3.3 / 3 / 0|
|3||Another Night||/ 0 / 1|
|4||As One||3.0 / 2 / 0|
|5||The Ballad Of Jimmy & Johnny||/ 0 / 1|
|6||Black & Blue||3.0 / 1 / 0|
|7||Blacklisted||2.7 / 3 / 69|
|8||The Bottle||3.0 / 1 / 0|
|9||Burn||/ 0 / 1|
|10||Detroit||/ 0 / 0|
|11||Dope Sick Girl||/ 0 / 1|
|12||Gave It Away||/ 0 / 0|
|13||Get Out Of My Way||/ 0 / 1|
|14||Ghetto Box||/ 0 / 1|
|15||Gunshot||2.5 / 2 / 0|
|16||Harry Bridges||/ 0 / 0|
|17||Holiday Sunrise||3.0 / 1 / 0|
|18||Hyena||1.7 / 3 / 0|
|19||I Am The One||4.0 / 1 / 0|
|20||Injury||/ 0 / 0|
|21||International Cover-Up||/ 0 / 0|
|22||Just A Feeling||3.7 / 3 / 92|
|23||Let's Go||/ 0 / 0|
|24||Midnight||/ 0 / 0|
|25||Motorcycle Ride||/ 0 / 1|
|26||Name||3.0 / 1 / 1|
|27||Nihilism||3.0 / 1 / 4|
|28||Outta My Mind||2.0 / 1 / 0|
|29||Radio||3.7 / 3 / 3|
|30||Rats In The Hallway||4.0 / 1 / 1|
|31||Rejected||/ 0 / 0|
|32||Salvation||4.0 / 1 / 0|
|33||7 Years Down||/ 0 / 5|
|34||7 Years Down||4.0 / 1 / 0|
|35||Sidekick||3.3 / 3 / 3|
|36||Situation||2.5 / 2 / 2|
|37||Solidarity||/ 0 / 0|
|38||St. Mary||4.0 / 2 / 1|
|39||Tenderloin||1.0 / 1 / 0|
|40||Trenches||4.0 / 1 / 0|
|41||Unwritten Rules||/ 0 / 0|
|42||Whirlwind||4.0 / 1 / 0|