|4||Rats In The Hallway||Lyrics/Info||2:21|
|7||Outta My Mind||Lyrics/Info||2:22|
|11||Climb In (The Bottle)||Lyrics/Info||2:04|
|16||Get Out Of My Way||Lyrics/Info||1:59|
This is where it all starts. Without any reminiscing about their former band Operation Ivy, Matt Freeman (bass) and Tim Armstrong (guitar/vocals) blast through their debut without any hints of ska or blatant Clash plagiarizing. On the contrary, this album rips through 15 tracks of high-energy punk that's accompanied by heavy bass leads and Armstrong's permanently slurred vocals. And to top it all off, the lyrical content deals with urban blight and the lifestyle of being a public nuisance. With this trademark sound, Rancid provides the perfect soundtrack for any car chase that includes massive property damage; is it a wonder MTV wouldn't touch this?
Rancid as a band have always been imbued with a sense of place: the blue collar neighborhoods where they grew upin Berkeley, California, their place ...