...And Out Come The Wolves (20th Anniversary Edition) Rancid

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Label: Epitaph

Genre: Alternative


Artist: Rancid

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  • 1Maxwell Murder01:26
  • 2The 11th Hour02:28
  • 3Roots Radical02:48
  • 4Time Bomb02:25
  • 5Olympia, WA03:31
  • 6Lock, Step & Gone02:25
  • 7Junkie Man03:05
  • 8Listed M.I.A.02:23
  • 9Ruby Soho02:38
  • 10Daly City Train03:21
  • 11Journey to the End of the East Bay03:12
  • 12She's Automatic01:35
  • 13Old Friend02:54
  • 14Disorder and Disarray02:50
  • 15The Wars End01:54
  • 16You Don't Care Nothin'02:29
  • 17As Wicked02:41
  • 18Avenues & Alleyways03:12
  • 19The Way I Feel02:35
  • 20Blast 'Em02:30
  • 21That's Entertainment01:31
  • Total Runtime53:53

Info for ...And Out Come The Wolves (20th Anniversary Edition)

Released at the height of the 90's wave of punk resurgence, ...And Out Come The Wolves is arguably one of the most important albums of that decade and features tracks that became punk standards.

Remastered for the first time since its release, in 1994, when digital mastering was in its infancy, this re-issue is a first opportunity to hear this incredible record in all its stunning hard-hitting fidelity - the way it was always meant to be heard. The way, the late great, Jerry Finn would have wanted it.

In the wake of the Offspring's success, Rancid became a hot band, earning a dedicated cult and sparking a major-label bidding war. After flirting with a handful of major labels, the band decided to stick with Epitaph and returned with And Out Come the Wolves. While the title is a veiled reference to the attention the band gained, the album doesn't mark an isolationist retreat into didactic, defiantly underground punk rock. Instead, Rancid develop their own identity on the record, which ironically makes them more accessible. Although they continue to draw heavily from the Clash and the Specials -- and their roots in the ska-punk band Operation Ivy are quite clear throughout the record -- the band plays with such energy and conviction, it's easy to forgive their derivativeness. On the whole, And Out Come the Wolves is a little too long to make a major impact, but individual tracks are classic moments of revivalist punk, including the skittering 2-Tone tribute 'Time Bomb.“ (Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AMG)

Tim Armstrong, vocals, guitar
Lars Frederiksen, guitar, vocals
Matt Freeman, bass, backing vocals
Brett Reed, drums
Additional musicians:
Bashiri Johnson, percussion
DJ Disk, scratching
Paul Jackson, Hammond organ
Jim Carroll, vocals (on track 7)

Recorded February–May 1995 at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California
Electric Lady Studios in New York City
Engineered by Brett Gurewitz
Produced by Jerry Finn, Rancid

Digitally remastered

One of the cornerstone punk bands of the '90s, Rancid's unabashedly classicist sound drew heavily from the Clash's early records, echoing their left—leaning politics and fascination with ska, while adding a dash of essential hardcore crunch. Critics praise their political commitment, surging energy, and undeniable way with a hook and the band's strengths have made them one of the most revered punk bands ever. Their third album, 1995's ...And Out Come the Wolves, made them a platinum—selling sensation and an inescapable presence on MTV and modern rock radio. While they never translated that success into an enormous blockbuster record, that wasn't necessarily their ambition, choosing to stay with the independent punk label Epitaph and the creative freedom it allowed them. That decision helped them retain a large, devoted core audience as revivalist punk—pop began to slip off the mainstream's musical radar.

Rancid was formed in 1991 by San Francisco Bay Area punk scenesters Tim Armstrong (guitar/vocals) and Matt Freeman (bass). Lifelong friends and longtime punk fans, the two had grown up together in the small, working—class town of Albany, near Berkeley; they'd also played together in the legendary ska—punk band Operation Ivy.

This album contains no booklet.

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