Ruby Soho

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"Ruby Soho"
Rancid - Ruby Soho cover.jpg
Single by Rancid
from the album ...And Out Come the Wolves
ReleasedNovember 3, 1995 (1995-11-03)
RecordedFebruary–May 1995
GenrePunk rock
Songwriter(s)Tim Armstrong / Lars Frederiksen / Matt Freeman
Producer(s)Jerry Finn, Rancid
Rancid singles chronology
"Time Bomb"
"Ruby Soho"

"Ruby Soho" is a song by the American punk rock band Rancid. It was released as the third and final single from their third album, ...And Out Come the Wolves. The song reached number 13 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ruby Soho" - 2:37
  2. "That's Entertainment" - 1:29
  3. "Disorder and Disarray" - 2:49


"Ruby Soho" uses a sample of "Give Me Power" by The Stingers (1971) as an intro to the song.

Cover versions[edit]

The song has been covered by artists such as American punk rock band The Dollyrots on their 2018 album "Get Radical", Japanese voice actress Rie Tanaka on the compilation Puncolle - Voice Actresses' Legendary Punk Songs Collection,[1][2] as well as the Japanese rock band BIS. It was also covered by American indie rock band Vampire Weekend in February 2010 during a BBC radio session [3] and by Jimmy Cliff on both his Sacred Fire EP (2011), and his album Rebirth (2012). Phish's Mike Gordon began covering the song (based on Jimmy Cliff's cover) during his 2017 Winter Tour.[4]

In popular culture[edit]

On July 21, 2009, "Ruby Soho" was released along with "Time Bomb" and "Last One to Die" in the Rancid 01 track pack for Rock Band 2. The song was released, along with "21st Century (Digital Boy)" by Bad Religion and "Linoleum" by NOFX as downloadable content for Guitar Hero World Tour and Guitar Hero 5. The Australian rock band Violent Soho's name was inspired partially from the song's name.


Chart (1996) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[5] 64


  1. ^ "it's here it's up it's around: Sound and Safe with Trent". WFMU. Retrieved 15 December 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Puncolle - Voice Actresses' Legendary Punk Songs Collection - V.A. CD Album". CDJapan. Retrieved 15 December 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Listen: Vampire Weekend Cover Rancid". Pitchfork. Retrieved 15 December 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Mike Gordon Covers Rancid & Debuts Originals In Athens". JamBase. 24 September 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 31 Mar 1996". (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2017-07-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) N.B. The HP column displays the highest peak reached.

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