Time Bomb (Rancid song)

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"Time Bomb"
Rancid - Time Bomb cover.jpg
Single by Rancid
from the album ...And Out Come the Wolves
ReleasedNovember 1, 1995
RecordedFebruary–May 1995
GenreSka punk
Songwriter(s)Tim Armstrong / Lars Frederiksen / Matt Freeman
Producer(s)Jerry Finn, Rancid
Rancid singles chronology
"Roots Radicals"
"Time Bomb"
"Ruby Soho"

"Time Bomb" is a song by the American punk rock band Rancid. It was released as the second single from its third album, ...And Out Come the Wolves. The song reached number 8 on Billboard Modern Rock Tracks, marking the highest initial charting single in Rancid's career.

"Time Bomb" is a ska punk song, similar to the sound of Operation Ivy, in which Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman used to play before Rancid. The lyrics for the first verse of the song were sampled from an earlier song, "Motorcycle Ride", which appeared on the band's previous album, Let's Go.

The music video for the song was directed by Marcus Raboy. It was partially filmed at 155 Rivington in New York City's Lower East Side; the building later became the headquarters of Kickstarter.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Time Bomb" - 2:24
  2. "The Wars End" - 1:53
  3. "Blast 'Em" - 2:29

In popular culture[edit]


Chart (1995–1996) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[2] 76
UK (Official Charts Company)[3] 56


  1. ^ http://fredbenenson.com/blog/2014/01/19/digital-forensics-rancid-reas-kickstarter-hq/
  2. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 25 Feb 1996". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2017-07-21. N.B. The HP column displays the highest peak reached.
  3. ^ "Official Charts > Rancid". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2017-07-21.