Again. Tom. Again. Scott. Rancid? Fine. Tom? Rancid.
SW: This is Rancid’s most recent album.
SW: I love Rancid.
TK: Girl, same. Where I’m going: This album ranks last for us.
SW: I got them blues again.
TK: Beauty of the blue hall.
SW: Beauty of the jew hall. Any Rancid is good Rancid, but we had to put one album last.
TK: Say goodbye to our heroes.
SW: That’s a little much. This is not the end.
Let The Dominos Fall (2009)
TK: Up to no good.
SW: I ain’t worried.
TK: This record is Branden Steineckert’s (formerly of The Used) first full length with Rancid.
SW: I caught fire.
TK: Wrong band, bro.
SW: I’m a fake, I’m a fake, I’m a fake!
TK: You don’t listen.
SW: I ain’t worried.
TK: It’s funny (in a not funny way) that you mentioned that song again. That song reminds me of seminal classic rock band, The Transplants.
SW: Shampoo commercial.
TK: WOO HOO!
Honor Is All We Know (2014)
SW: RAISE YOUR FIST!
TK: EVIL’S MY FRIEND!
SW: This may be Rancid’s most rock ‘n roll record.
TK: There’s so many different musical influences here: Hardcore. Punk. Ska.
SW: (It was a) collision course.
TK: (Not a) malfunction.
SW: Turn in your badge.
TK: The band definitely took its time with this record and it showed.
SW: Onto the second self-titled Rancid album…
TK: This is a super slick release for Rancid. I absolutely love it.
SW: Stand your ground.
TK: It’s emotional. It’s honest. It’s genuine.
TK: Out of control.
SW: On a random note, when I think of this record, I think of seminal classic rock titan, Kelly Osbourne.
TK: Crazy train.
SW: Out of control.
TK: Joking aside, I even went as far as to tattoo the lyrics “Through Music, We Can Live Forever” straight across my chest because when I listen to this album’s title track, I feel that exact same way… indestructible.
Let’s Go (1994)
Life Won’t Wait (1998)
SW: This is my favorite Rancid album, but I got outvoted by Tom’s tattoo.
TK: Who would’ve thought?
SW: Wrongful suspicion.
TK: Here’s an accurate assessment: Rancid is NOT afraid to take chances. This album proves said fact. I’m NOT being 100% subjective. I’m stating a fact and I’m being 100% objective.
SW: Who would’ve thought?
TK: (Shut up or I’ll give you my) crane fist.
SW: (I don’t want a) bloodclot.
…And Out Come The Wolves (1995)
TK: The way I feel: This is the best Rancid record.
SW: That’s very Roots Radical of you. (pauses) I agree.
TK: I guess we’re done.
SW: Lock, step, & gone.
I have a B.A. in English from The University of Michigan and whenever I read the word “Rancid,” it looks like a typo. Anyway, here’s our Rancid playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oCil0tVXE7waVFXeRjt9y?si=lx44NeFnRu-vTQpf5edzWQ.