Salvation (Rancid song)

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Single by Rancid
from the album Let's Go
Released 1995 (as a single)
Format Promotional single
Recorded October 1993 – March 1994 at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Genre Punk rock
Length 2:54
Label Epitaph
Songwriter(s) Tim Armstrong / Matt Freeman
Producer(s) Brett Gurewitz
Rancid singles chronology
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"Nihilism" "Salvation" "Roots Radicals"

"Salvation" is a song by the American punk rock band Rancid. It was released as the second single from its second studio album, Let's Go.

Along with "Time Bomb" and "Ruby Soho", "Salvation" is considered to be one of Rancid's breakthrough songs, as it received airplay from modern rock radio stations, it was also the band's first single to reach any Billboard singles charts.

In popular culture[edit]

  • A cover version by Harmonix is featured in the Xbox 360 version of Guitar Hero II.
  • Comedy punk band The Radioactive Chicken Heads recorded a cover of this song as "Just for the Taste of It", satirically re-working the lyrics into an advertisement for Diet Coke. The song appeared on their 2000 album Keep On Cluckin' and later their 2009 rarities album Poultry Uprising.
  • It is featured in the pilot episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, though it was not used in the actual first episode.


Chart Position
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 21


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