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Formed: 1991 in Berkeley, CA
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Tim Armstrong, Lars Frederiksen, Matt Freeman, Brett Reed, Branden Steineckert
Biography: One of the cornerstone bands of the '90s punk revival, 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 bit of post-hardcore crunch. While some critics dismissed Rancid as derivative, others ...Read full biography
And Out Come The Wolves
Released: 1995
Label: Epitaph Records
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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 ...Read full review
Rancid [2000]
Released: 2000
Label: Epitaph Records
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After several fine, if rather derivative, albums of ska-inflected punk rock, and after years of being criticized for relying unduly on gestures lifted from the Clash, Rancid has come roaring out with the ...Read full review