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...And Out Come the Wolves
     

...And Out Come the Wolves

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by Rancid
 

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Playing the seedier, more street-wizened Stones to Green Day's pop-savvy Beatles, this Bay Area quartet has proven itself to be one of the few third-wave punk bands with verifiable staying power. After emerging from the ashes of underground icon Operation Ivy, Rancid took a while to hit its stride, but this 1995 release stands as a loud 'n'

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Playing the seedier, more street-wizened Stones to Green Day's pop-savvy Beatles, this Bay Area quartet has proven itself to be one of the few third-wave punk bands with verifiable staying power. After emerging from the ashes of underground icon Operation Ivy, Rancid took a while to hit its stride, but this 1995 release stands as a loud 'n' proud statement of purpose. Peppered with instantly anthemic shout-alongs like "Olympia, WA" and "Lock, Step & Gone," the disc exudes an undeniable guttersnipe authenticity (not to mention a knack for off-handed snappy turns of phrase). Likewise, Tim Armstrong & Co. demonstrate more facility for ska -- particularly the percolating "Ruby Soho" -- than just about any of the genre's '90s adherents. Yes, there are -- as naysayers have often crowed -- moments when the Clash worship grows overweening, but taken as a whole, ...And Out Come the Wolves stands as a pretty nifty stateside rejoinder to working-class Brit punk.

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
In the wake of the Offspring's success, Rancid became a hot band, earning a dedicated cult and sparking a major-label bidding war. After flirting with a handful of major labels, the band decided to stick with Epitaph and returned with And Out Come the Wolves. While the title is a veiled reference to the attention the band gained, the album doesn't mark an isolationist retreat into didactic, defiantly underground punk rock. Instead, Rancid develop their own identity on the record, which ironically makes them more accessible. Although they continue to draw heavily from the Clash and the Specials -- and their roots in the ska-punk band Operation Ivy are quite clear throughout the record -- the band plays with such energy and conviction, it's easy to forgive their derivativeness. On the whole, And Out Come the Wolves is a little too long to make a major impact, but individual tracks are classic moments of revivalist punk, including the skittering 2-Tone tribute "Time Bomb."

Product Details

Release Date:
08/22/1995
Label:
Epitaph / Ada
UPC:
0045778644421
catalogNumber:
86444

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Performance Credits

Rancid   Primary Artist
Tim Armstrong   Guitar,Vocals
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Lars Frederiksen   Guitar,Vocals
Matt Freeman   Bass,Background Vocals
Brett Reed   Drums
DJ Disk   scratching
Paul Jackson   Organ,Hammond Organ

Technical Credits

Rancid   Producer
Tim Armstrong   Contributor
Brett Gurewitz   Engineer
Lars Frederiksen   Contributor
Matt Freeman   Contributor
Brett Reed   Contributor
Jerry Finn   Producer
Jesse Fischer   Artwork
Michael Rosen   Engineer

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