Pat Todd & the Rankoutsiders

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Pat Todd & the Rankoutsiders
OriginLos Angeles, California
GenresPunk rock
Years active2000s–present
LabelsRankoutsider Records
Associated actsLazy Cowgirls
Websitewww.pattodd.net
MembersPat Todd, Nick Alexander, Kevin Keller, Stephen Vigh, Walter Phelan

Pat Todd & the Rankoutsiders are a Los Angeles, California-based punk rock band. The group was founded by Pat Todd, the former lead singer of the punk rock band Lazy Cowgirls, after the Cowgirls broke up in 2004. The Rankoutsiders' music is less influenced by cowpunk than was that of the Cowgirls.[1]

History[edit]

The Rankoutsiders' first album, the double album The Outskirts of Your Heart, was released in 2007. Its lineup consists of Todd (vocals), Nick Alexander and Tony Hannaford (guitar), Rick Johnson (bass guitar), and Bob Deagle (drums).[2][3] In 2017, a tenth anniversary reissue of the album was released.[4] Their second album, Holdin' onto Trouble's Hand, was released in 2008.[5] Their third album, 14th & Nowhere, was released in 2013.[6] It was followed by Blood & Treasure in 2016.[7]

Critical reception[edit]

Holdin' onto Trouble's Hand was described as a "terrific, ass-kicking, knee-slapping" album by John M. James of the River Cities' Reader.[8] Jud Cost of Blurt gave the album an 8 out of 10 rating. In his review, he wrote that despite the Cowgirls being defunct, "Todd's still one of the most electric frontmen in the business, the rare bird who understands there's really not that much difference between the lost-highway racket made by the Ramones, the Rolling Stones and Hank Williams."[9]

Nick Kuzmack of SLUG Magazine wrote that 14th and Nowhere "...is full of high energy that plays on the tradition of the last 75 years of American rock n’ roll, best played out on the title track with some exciting, fast and gritty chords, no doubt influenced by the likes of Chuck Berry."[10]

Jaime Pina of Punk Globe described Blood & Treasure as "...a tasty concoction of high velocity fun."[11]

Discography[edit]

  • The Outskirts of Your Heart (Rankoutsider, 2007)
  • Holdin' onto Trouble's Hand (Rankoutsider, 2008)
  • 14th and Nowhere (Rankoutsider, 2013)
  • Blood & Treasure (Rankoutsider, 2016)
  • The Past Came Callin’ (Hound Gawd! Records, 2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schwind, Gary (2014-05-23). "Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders play Cafe Nela". AXS. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  2. ^ Deming, Mark. "The Outskirts of Your Heart - Pat Todd & the Rankoutsiders". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  3. ^ Nay, Rob (2007-04-18). "Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders The Outskirts of Your Heart". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  4. ^ "PAT TODD & THE RANKOUTSIDERS: The Outskirts of Your Heart: LP". Razorcake. 2017-05-23. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  5. ^ Deming, Mark. "Holdin' Onto Trouble's Hand - Pat Todd & the Rankoutsiders". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  6. ^ Mills, Fred (2013-08-29). "PAT TODD & THE RANKOUTSIDERS - 14th & Nowhere..." Blurt Magazine. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  7. ^ "Rankoutsider Records Home". www.rankoutsiderrecords.com. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  8. ^ James, John M. (2008-04-18). "Two Books Celebrate Rock-and-Roll Independence". River Cities' Reader. Archived from the original on 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2017-12-18.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  9. ^ Cost, Jud (2008-06-02). "Holdi' Onto Trouble's Hand by Pat Todd & the Rankoutsiders". Blurt. Archived from the original on 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2017-12-18.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  10. ^ Kuzmack, Nick (2013-10-30). "Review: Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders - 14th & Nowhere". SLUG Magazine. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  11. ^ Pina, Jaime (July 2017). "Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders". Punk Globe. Retrieved 2017-12-18.