Rancid discography

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Rancid discography

Rancid live in 2006. Pictured are Lars Frederiksen, Tim Armstrong and Brett Reed (back)
Releases
Studio albums 8
Live albums 31
EPs 2
Singles 17
B-sides 1
Video albums 1

The discography of Rancid, a Northern California-based punk rock band, includes seven studio albums, two extended plays, two compilations and seventeen 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.

Biography[edit]

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. Its 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 sixteen years since its release, and on January 22, 1996 was certified gold by the RIAA. It was also certified platinum on September 23, 2004.[1]

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!.[2] 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.[3] 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, through joint distribution through Warner Bros. and Epitaph/Hellcat in August 2003. The album featured the hit song "Fall Back Down", and peaked at number 15, marking the highest initial charting album in Rancid's career.[4] 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. Rancid released their long-awaited seventh studio album, Let the Dominoes Fall, on June 2, 2009 and was their first album of new material in six years.[5]After a five year wait and many delays, Rancid will release their eight studio album, Honor Is All We Know in October 2014.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart peaks Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[6]
AUS
[7]
AUT
[8]
CAN
[9][10]
FIN
[11]
FRA
[12]
NLD
[13]
NZ
[14]
NOR
[15]
SWE
[16]
UK
[17]
1993 Rancid
1994 Let's Go
  • Released: June 14, 1994
  • Record label: Epitaph
  • Format: CD, LP, CS, DD
97
1995 ...And Out Come the Wolves
  • Released: August 22, 1995
  • Record label: Epitaph
  • Format: CD, LP, CS, DD
45 30 27 30 89 39 55
1998 Life Won't Wait
  • Released: June 30, 1998
  • Record label: Epitaph
  • Format: CD, LP, CS, DD
35 41 27 40 46 32
2000 Rancid
  • Released: August 1, 2000
  • Record label: Hellcat
  • Format: CD, LP, CS, DD
68 73 25 39 68
2003 Indestructible
  • Released: August 19, 2003
  • Record label: Warner Bros. (CD), Hellcat (LP)[22]
  • Format: CD, LP, DD
15 48 59 84 88 36 35 29
2009 Let the Dominoes Fall
  • Released: June 2, 2009
  • Record label: Hellcat
  • Format: CD, LP, DD
11 31 7 29 165 32 26 27 41
2014 ...Honor Is All We Know
  • To be released: October 27, 2014
  • Record label: Hellcat
  • Format: CD, LP, DD
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Split albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart peaks
US
[6]
US Ind[6] UK
[17]
2002 BYO Split Series, Vol. 3 (with NOFX)
  • Released: March 5, 2002
  • Label: BYO
  • Format: CD, LP, DD
147 6 75
2012 "East Bay Night"/"England Belongs to Me" (Split 7") (with Cock Sparrer)
  • Released: 2012 (limited edition only available at Rancid/Cock Sparrer shows)
  • Label: Pirates Press Records
  • Format: 7" red vinyl

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album details
1992 Rancid
  • Released: January 1992
  • Label: Lookout!
  • Format: Vinyl
1993 Radio Radio Radio

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details
2007 B Sides and C Sides
  • Released: December 11, 2007
  • Label: Hellcat
  • Format: CD, DD
2012 Essentials Box Set
  • Released: Upcoming[23]
  • Label: Pirate's Press
  • Format: 7"
2012 Essentials 7" album packs
  • Released: Upcoming[24]
  • Label: Pirate's Press
  • Format: 7"

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US Airplay
[25]
US
Mod

[25]
CAN
Alt

[26]
UK
[27]
1992 "I'm Not the Only One" Rancid EP
1993 "Hyena" Rancid (1993)
1994 "Nihilism" Let's Go
1995 "Salvation" 21
"Roots Radicals" 27 ...And Out Come the Wolves
"Time Bomb" 48
[28]
8 7 56
1996 "Ruby Soho" 63
[28]
13 9
1998 "Bloodclot" 98 Life Won't Wait
"Hooligans" 162
"Brad Logan" Chef Aid: The South Park Album
2000 "Let Me Go" 188 Rancid (2000)
"GGF (Golden Gate Fields)"
2003 "Fall Back Down" 13 42 Indestructible
2004 "Red Hot Moon"
"Tropical London"
2009 "Last One to Die" 22 Let the Dominoes Fall
"Up to No Good"
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

Video albums[edit]

Year Album details
2008 The Music Videos: 1993-2003
  • Released: April, 2008
  • Label: Hellcat
  • Format: DVD

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director Album
1993 "Hyena" Tim Armstrong Rancid (1993)
1994 "Nihilism" Let's Go
"Salvation" Tim Armstrong/Mark Kohr
1995 "Roots Radicals" Tim Armstrong ...And Out Come the Wolves
"Time Bomb" Marcus Raboy
"Ruby Soho" Tim Armstrong/Jim Guerinot
1998 "Bloodclot" Rancid/Nick Egan Life Won't Wait
"Backslide" Tim Armstrong/Rancid
"Who Would've Thought"
"Leicester Square"
"Hooligans"
"Crane Fist"
2000 "GGF (Golden Gate Fields)" Tim Armstrong Rancid (2000)
"Young Al Capone"
"Let Me Go"
"I Am Forever"
"Dead Bodies"
"Rwanda"
"Blackhawk Down"
"Rattlesnake"
"Poison"
"Loki"
2003 "Fall Back Down" Tim Armstrong/Nazeli Kodjoian Indestructible
"Red Hot Moon" Evan Bernard
"Spirit of '87"
2009 "Last One to Die" Tim Armstrong Let the Dominoes Fall
"Up to No Good"
2014 "Collision Course"/"Honor Is All We Know"/Evil's My Friend"[29] Honor Is All We Know

Compilation appearances[edit]

Official live recordings[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RIAA Certification (type in "Rancid" in the artist box)". RIAA. Retrieved April 21, 2008. 
  2. ^ Rancid: Life Won't Wait : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone
  3. ^ "Life Won't Wait's entry at Billboard.com". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on 2008-04-25. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  4. ^ "Indestructible's entry at Billboard.com". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on 2008-04-25. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  5. ^ "Rancid announce Let the Dominoes Fall for June". Punknews.org. 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  6. ^ a b c "Artist Chart History - Rancid - Albums" Billboard.com. Retrieved on March 30, 2009.
  7. ^ "Australian Albums Chart Search for Rancid" australian-charts.com. Retrieved on March 30, 2009.
  8. ^ "Austrian Albums Chart Search for Rancid" austriancharts.at. Retrieved on March 30, 2009.
  9. ^ "Rancid Top Albums/CDs positions". RPM. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  10. ^ "Rancid - Billboard Albums". allmusic. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  11. ^ "Finnish Albums Chart Search for Rancid" finnishcharts.com. Retrieved on March 30, 2009.
  12. ^ "French Albums Chart Search for Rancid" lescharts.com. Retrieved on March 30, 2009.
  13. ^ "Dutch Albums Chart Search for Rancid" dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved on March 30, 2009.
  14. ^ "New Zealand Albums Chart Search for Rancid" charts.org.nz. Retrieved on March 30, 2009.
  15. ^ "Norwegian Albums Chart Search for Rancid" norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved on March 30, 2009.
  16. ^ "Swedish Albums Chart Search for Rancid" swedishcharts.com. Retrieved on March 30, 2009.
  17. ^ a b "Chart Log UK (1994–2006) The Rabble Army – RZA" Zobbel. Retrieved on March 30, 2009.
  18. ^ a b "RIAA Database Search for Rancid" Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved on March 30, 2009.
  19. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2005 Albums" Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved on March 30, 2009.
  20. ^ "Gold Platinum Database: Rancid". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  21. ^ http://www.bpi.co.uk/certified-awards.aspx
  22. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/70337/rancid-takes-indestructible-to-warner-bros
  23. ^ Aubin Paul (9 October 2012) Rancid to release 46 7-inch box set on Punknews.org. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  24. ^ Aubin Paul (9 October 2012) Rancid to release 46 7-inch box set on Punknews.org. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  25. ^ a b Artist Chart History: Singles
  26. ^ "Rancid Rock/Alternative positions". RPM. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  27. ^ British chart
  28. ^ a b Hot 100 Airplay
  29. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SCF1zbsBfU