Rancid discography


Rancid discography

Infobox Artist Discography
Artist = Rancid


Caption = Rancid live in 2006. Pictured are Lars Frederiksen, Tim Armstrong and Brett Reed (back)
Studio = 6
Live = 31 (counting the series of live recordings)
Compilation = 2
Video =
Tribute =
EP = 2
Singles = 15
Music videos =
B-sides = See the "B Sides and C Sides" compilation
Soundtrack =
References = Yes

This is a comprehensive discography of Rancid, a Northern California-based punk rock band. The band has released six studio albums, two extended plays (EPs), two compilations and fifteen singles. This list is not intended to include material performed by members or former members of Rancid that was recorded with Operation Ivy, Transplants and Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards.

Rancid were formed in 1991 by vocalist and guitarist Tim Armstrong and bassist Matt Freeman, who then recruited drummer Brett Reed. The band signed to Lookout! Records, and released its first EP, "Rancid", in 1992. Later that year, they signed to Epitaph Records (a label owned by then-former and now-current Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz) and released their self-titled debut album in 1993. While Rancid was writing a second album, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, a friend of the band, joined them to co-write the song "Radio". This led to him playing a live show with the band. Armstrong eventually asked Billie Joe to become a member of the band, but he decided to continue playing in Green Day. Armstrong had previously asked Lars Frederiksen to be Rancid's second guitarist, but he turned down the request. After Billie Joe declined, Frederiksen changed his mind and decided to join Rancid, making them a four piece.

Frederiksen was present on Rancid's second album, "Let's Go", which was released in 1994 and spawned the radio hit "Salvation", which reached number 21 on the modern rock charts. It's U.S. release date, June 14, 1994, was also Freeman's 28th birthday. That year their label-mates, The Offspring, experienced a huge success with their album "Smash". The Offspring took Rancid on tour with them, and helped "Let's Go" make it to number 97 on Billboard's Heatseekers and Billboard 200 charts, respectively. With the success of the album Rancid were pursued by several major labels, including Madonna's Maverick Records, but the band eventually turned down the idea of signing to a different label and decided to just stay on Epitaph.

In August 1995, Rancid released their third album, "...And Out Come the Wolves". The critically-acclaimed album, also the band's most successful, debuted at number 45 on the "Billboard" 200, produced three singles, "Roots Radicals", "Time Bomb", and "Ruby Soho", which all charted on the North American "Billboard" Modern Rock Tracks, and the band performed two of these songs on "Saturday Night Live". "...And Out Come the Wolves" has continued to sell consistently well in the thirteen years since its release, and on January 22, 1996 was certified gold by the RIAA. It was also certified platinum on September 23 2004.cite web | last = | first = | url = http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=SEARCH | title = RIAA Certification (type in "Rancid" in the artist box) | format = HTML| work = RIAA | publisher = | accessdate = April 21| accessyear = 2008]

In 1998, Rancid returned to the scene with their fourth album, "Life Won't Wait". That album branched out from Rancid's previous musical styles, and combined punk rock with elements of roots reggae, rockabilly, dub, hip-hop, and funk. Due to this it was often compared to The Clash's "Sandinista!". [ [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/rancid/albums/album/306290/review/5943740/life_wont_wait Rancid: Life Won't Wait : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone] ] Although not as successful as "...And Out Come the Wolves", "Life Won't Wait" peaked at number 35 on the "Billboard" 200 album chart, the highest position the band had attained at the time. [cite web|title=Life Won't Wait's entry at Billboard.com| publisher=Billboard.com|url= http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/discography/index.jsp?pid=33491&aid=302866|accessdate=2008-04-21] After its release, Rancid moved to Armstrong's vanity label (and subsidiary of Epitaph) Hellcat Records. That label would release their next album, 2000's "Rancid" (Skull Cover), which was not as successful as Rancid's previous three releases, but is considered the band's most hardcore offering to date, which was released as a follow up to the more ska and reggae oriented "Life Won't Wait".

After the release of the "Rancid (2000)" album, Rancid went on hiatus while members were involved in their own projects. Frederiksen released a self-titled album with Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards in 2001 and Armstrong released an album with the Transplants a year later. Rancid released their sixth studio album, "Indestructible", in August 2003, which featured the hit song "Fall Back Down", and peaked at number 15, marking the highest initial charting album in Rancid's career. [cite web|title=Indestructible's entry at Billboard.com| publisher=Billboard.com|url= http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/discography/index.jsp?pid=33491&aid=589243|accessdate=2008-04-21] After the release of that album, Rancid went on hiatus again when all members decided to continue working on their projects.

After no activity at all in most of 2004 and 2005, Rancid reunited in 2006 to embark on a successful tour and played several acoustic sets as part of Hellcat Records' Hellcat Nights concert series at The Echo before Reed quit the band later that year. He was replaced by former Used drummer Branden Steineckert. As of 2008, Rancid are currently working on a new studio album, which is due for release later this year and will be their first album of new material in five years.

tudio albums

EPs

* "Rancid" (1992)
* "Radio Radio Radio" (1993)

ingles

Other Releases

# "BYO Split Series, Vol. 3" (2002) - split with NOFX
# "B Sides and C Sides" (2007) - rarities compilation [ [http://www.punknews.org/article/26828 Punknews.org | Rancid to release "B Sides and C Sides" ] ]

Compilation appearances

*"Can't Forgive" - "Land of Greed... World of Need" (Embrace tribute) 1994
*"Hyena," "I Wanna Riot" - "Punk-O-Rama Vol. 1" 1994
*"I Wanna Riot (feat. Stubborn All-Stars" - "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America soundtrack" 1996
*"Sidekick" - "Punk-O-Rama Vol. 2" 1996
*"The Brothels" - "Give 'Em the Boot" 1997
*"The Harder They Come" - "Tibetan Freedom Concert" 1997
*"Rats in the Hallway" - "Punk-O-Rama Vol. 3" 1998
*"Lethal" - "Skaliente" 1998
*"Blacklisted" - "Short Music for Short People" 1999
*"If the Kids Are United" - "Give 'Em the Boot II" 1999
*"1998" - "Punk-O-Rama Vol. 4" 1999
*"Poison" - "Punk-O-Rama Vol. 5" 2000
*"It's Quite Alright" - "Punk-O-Rama Vol. 6" 2001
*"Golden Gate Fields" - "Give 'Em the Boot III" 2002
*"Bob" - "Punk-O-Rama Vol. 7" 2002
*"Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" - "We're a Happy Family - A Tribute to Ramones" 2003
*"Out of Control" - "" 2003
*"As Wicked" - "Punk-O-Rama Vol. 8" 2003
*"Killing Zone" - "Give 'Em the Boot IV" 2004
*"Tropical London" - "Punk-O-Rama Vol. 9" 2004
*"Fall Back Down" - "Tony Hawk Underground 2 soundtrack" 2004
*"White Knuckle Ride" - "Punk-O-Rama Vol. 10" 2005
*"Tattoo" - "Give 'Em the Boot V" 2006
*"Endrina" - "Give 'Em the Boot VI" 2007
*"Salvation" - "Guitar Hero II soundtrack" (appears as a cover made by the game producers, and only in the Xbox 360 version) 2007

Official Live Recordings

At the end of 2006, Rancid started selling official live recordings on their official website. The following shows from the Summer Tour of 2006 were professionally recorded and sold in mp3 and FLAC format.

* "Live in Canada Recorded: December 9, 2006 Venue: Montreal
* "Live in the UK Recorded: November 20, 2006 Venue: Brighton UK
* "Live in the UK Recorded: November 19, 2006 Venue: Bristol UK
* "Live in the UK Recorded: November 16, 2006 Venue: London, UK
* "Live in the UK Recorded: November 13, 2006 Venue: Newcastle UK
* "Live in the UK Recorded: November 12, 2006 Venue: Nottingham, UK
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: October 16, 2006 Venue: Live from San Diego"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: October 11, 2006 Venue: Live from Anaheim"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: October 6, 2006 Venue: Live from Salt Lake City"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: October 5, 2006 Venue: Live from Salt Lake City"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: October 1, 2006 Venue: Live from Calgary"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: September 13, 2006 Venue: Live from Minneapolis"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: September 12, 2006 The House of Blues: Live from Chicago"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: September 11, 2006 The House of Blues: Live from Chicago"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: September 9, 2006 Venue: Live from Detroit"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: September 8, 2006 Venue: Live from Detroit"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: September 7, 2006 Venue: Live from Columbus"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: September 6, 2006 Venue: Live from Cleveland"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: August 27, 2006 Venue: Live from New York City"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: August 26, 2006 Venue: Live from New York City"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: August 25, 2006 Venue: Live from New York City"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: August 24, 2006 Venue: Live from New York City"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: August 23, 2006 Venue: Live from Boston"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: August 20, 2006 Venue: Live from Philadelphia"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: August 19, 2006 Venue: Live from Philadelphia"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: August 18, 2006 Venue: Live from Washington DC"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: August 17, 2006 Venue: Live from Washington DC"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: August 16, 2006 Venue: Live from Washington DC"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: August 1, 2006 Venue: Live from Albuquerue"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: July 21, 2006 Venue: Live from Miami"
* "Summer Tour 2006 Recorded: July 19, 2006 Venue: Live from Orlando"

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