Let's Go - Rancid

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Let's Go - Rancid

1 CD(s) - Ska - Label: Epitaph - Distributor: ADA/Cinram Logistics - Released: 01/1995 - 8714092643428

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Review of "Let's Go - Rancid"

published 04/04/2004 | OperationIvy
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Pro Incredibly Original, Great riffs, Tims cool voice, Catchy tunes
Cons 23 tracks - too long, shoulda cut off the 5 weakest ones, could do with a few solos
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"Lets Go!"

This album is one of the reasons why Rancid are so great. this isnt acutally their best album in terms of general listening, for that see ".....and out come the wolves", but in terms of pure punk this is the best.

ill describe the band:

Tim - Vox +lead Guitar
Hes got a kind of weird gruff -street voice that manages to convey so much pain and emotion kinda like bradley nowell from sublime can

Lars - guitarist
Amazing backing vox, ok guitarist

Matt - Bass
Great bassist, bass you can actually hear and makes a significant impact on the songs, again great backin vox.

Brett - drums
Standard drummer, gets the job done,

Album:

Kicks off to an explosive start with Nihilism. This song may actually put people off, coz the style is hardcore but its the ONLY h/c song on their so skip it if you dont like that.

the next song is the most liked by most people. Radio is really catchy. Salvation is my favourite because its a really nice whoa kind of song with some cool riffs.

The rest of the songs are pretty mcuh layout of tims verse and a backing vox chorus. Theres too many to mention but they are pretty original and definately no album fillers

Heres the top few songs for the average listener:
Radio
Salvation
Side kick
Gave it Away
Black and Blue
Solidarity
7 years down
As One
Burn
(i would name more but that would defeat the object of "few")

Heres one for a h/c kinda person:
Nihilism

Heres top few for some who likes cradle of filth:
........

cool stuff about this album:
- Really nice backing vocals to emphasise choruses
- Highly original
- Good generally, no matter what your musical tastes may be
- Great lyrics, covers a range of social issues, stuff like poverty, unity, freedom as well relationship stuff

bad stuff
- not as good "...and out come the wolves"
- few average songs eg tenderloin, gunshot, name.....well nobody's perfect
- You may have to get used to Tim's "scratched throat" voice. (if you've heard of the distillers youll notice Tim's ex wife Brody's voice sounds exactly like his. weird hey? well maybe she didnt leave him for another guy? maybe he threw her out coz her balls were bigger than his?)

Anyway, whether you're into punk or not get this album! If you only have one song to listen to, make it Radio or Salvation.

If you dont believe me goto www.interpunk.com and dload the clip of salvation and goto the official rancid site and dload all of the ones they have. (note official site does not have any of the best songs but out of the ones they do have, get: ghetto box, sidekick, burn)

thanx
p.s get this or at least get "...and out come the wolves"

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  • katmabel published 02/04/2005
    This CD is awesome. I would disagree that Tenderloin is only average though, I love it.
  • Champ666 published 27/04/2004
    Rancid have always failed to impress me, don't know why just something about them
  • Dodie published 05/04/2004
    I love that "scratched throat" sound, Jo :o)
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1 CD(s) - Ska - Label: Epitaph - Distributor: ADA/Cinram Logistics - Released: 01/1995 - 8714092643428

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