Indestructible [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
These Bay Area punk standard-bearers are still Clash-obsessed after all these years, but that's not exactly the worst thing in the world. Where Rancid's last, self-titled outing set the controls for the heart of '77, maintaining dangerous speed levels and maximum venom, Indestructible is something of a nod to Sandinista!, with its surfeit of off-the-beaten-path ramblings. Rancid show surprisingly deft footwork in moving from organ-fueled soul "Fall Back Down" to convincingly beachy surf-rock the infectiously bouncy "Memphis". Diehards needn't fret too much, though: The quartet still flex plenty of muscle when they get down to business with bare-knuckled ska-punk ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
These Bay Area punk standard-bearers are still Clash-obsessed after all these years, but that's not exactly the worst thing in the world. Where Rancid's last, self-titled outing set the controls for the heart of '77, maintaining dangerous speed levels and maximum venom, Indestructible is something of a nod to Sandinista!, with its surfeit of off-the-beaten-path ramblings. Rancid show surprisingly deft footwork in moving from organ-fueled soul "Fall Back Down" to convincingly beachy surf-rock the infectiously bouncy "Memphis". Diehards needn't fret too much, though: The quartet still flex plenty of muscle when they get down to business with bare-knuckled ska-punk ditties like "Red Hot Moon" and the semi-autobiographical "Spirit of '87." Indestructible has a couple of clinkers hidden in its depths -- notably the generic "Travis Bickle" -- but when a band is capable of hitting grand slams like the piano-laced, Faces-via-CBGB "Arrested in Shanghai," an occasional strikeout is easy to forgive.
All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Rancid's sixth album, Indestructible, starts off with a melodic blast of punk intentions, "Indestructible," and doesn't back down until the last chords of "Otherside," a heartbreaking ode to the late brother of Lars Fredericksen, fade away. In between are 17 songs that live up to the glorious reputation of one of the great punk bands of any era. Yeah, there ain't nothing new going on here: a little bit of ska, lots of politics, lots of pissed-off vocals speaking of vocals, Tim Armstrong just keeps getting better and weirder with each album, lots of passion, and lots of melody. Songs like the anthemic "Fall Back Down," "Memphis," and "Born Frustrated" are the kind of songs that make you want to throw your arms around your nearest comrade and belt out the chorus at the top of your lungs. Songs like the red-hot ska-fueled "Red Hot Moon"; the funky ode to the homeless, "Stand Your Ground"; and the spaghetti western-inspired "Django" show off the band's range. "Start Now" is the track that stands out from the rest; it has one of the band's best choruses and is a perfect blend of their epic and melodic tendencies. The only downside of the album is the slow ballad "Arrested in Shanghai," which is an admirable attempt at expanding their sound which nevertheless is a failure. There are also a couple of punk-by-the-numbers tunes, like the fairly plodding "David Courtney" and the silly "Roadblock." It seems like the Lars-sung songs are the weak links on the album. Overlook these small problems and this is still prime Rancid. If you know Rancid and love Rancid, you will love this record like an old friend. If you are new to the band, get this and then get And Out Come the Wolves immediately.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • Label: Hellcat Records
  • UPC: 045778045112
  • Catalog Number: 80451
  • Sales rank: 21,524

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Indestructible
  2. 2 Fall Back Down
  3. 3 Red Hot Moon
  4. 4 David Courtney
  5. 5 Start Now
  6. 6 Out of Control
  7. 7 Django
  8. 8 Arrested in Shanghai
  9. 9 Travis Bickle
  10. 10 Memphis
  11. 11 Spirit of '87
  12. 12 Ghost Band
  13. 13 Tropical London
  14. 14 Roadblock
  15. 15 Born Frustrated
  16. 16 Back up Against the Wall
  17. 17 Ivory Coast
  18. 18 Stand Your Ground
  19. 19 Otherside
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rancid Primary Artist
Siedah Garrett Vocals
Tim Armstrong Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Brett Gurewitz Vocals
Luis Conte Percussion
Matt Freeman Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Brett Reed Drums, Group Member
Victor Ruggiero Keyboards
Skinhead Rob Vocals
Technical Credits
Chuck Berry Composer
Debbie Gibson Composer
John Lewis Composer
Tim Armstrong Composer, Cover Photo
Brett Gurewitz Producer, Engineer
Lars Frederiksen Composer
Brett Reed Composer
Nick Raskulinecz Engineer
Andrew Alekel Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great CD that never gets old

    This is the best (by a bit, ...and out come the wolves is a close second) of what I call the "musical" rancid cds. they are a split personality--hardcore punk and ska-pop-punk. This cd does the best job of showcasing both sides of a great band.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rancid is orgasmic

    I just got the Idestructible cd and i have been listening to it non-stop ever since then. They are an awesome punk group with some sick guitar rifts in their songs! They are the new age sound that everyone needs to experience at least once! You'll fall in love with this band and their albums!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Punks not dead!

    By far, one of my favorite albums to listen to and maybe my favorite Rancid album - but it's hard to claim that 100%. These musicians are really talented, their lyrics are as if they were written by a pissed off poet - and that is great. <BR/>These guys are definetly at the top for the best punk bands.<BR/>Punk will never die with these guys still rockin'-<BR/>I know this next statement is wishful thinking but it feels nice to think if the song 'fall back down' was dedicated to their fans - we all know that if Rancid falls down, we sure as sh-it will help them back up again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What Happened?

    Ok, I was never the huge "Rancid Fiend"(When it comes to old school punk i go for TSOL, Dead Kennedys, or Circle Jerks), but Rancid is much better than this pop-c.r.a.p. What happened to the old school Rancid? Even though they weren't great, they were one of the classics...oh well. I'm going to do something less painful now...like stick my face in the oven at 300 Degrees.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    As always...

    This CD is practically a compilation of all the musical styles Rancid has gone through over the years. Every song is incredible. This album would be great introduction to Rancid. They're breathtaking as always... and truly indestructible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rancid's back!

    After their last self-titled album, which was a big dissapointment, Rancid's back on top with another great album. Although, it still doesn't top "Out Come The Wolves"(what does??), it comes pretty close. This album is definately sweet! If you know what punk is (and NO, I DON'T mean Good Charlotte), you'll definately appreciate this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great album

    I just bought this album tonight, and all I can say is that these guys never let me down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rancid is Indestructible

    This cd is one of the cds to buy if you are a fan of punk. This cd has great fast mosh songs, great lyrics and classic Rancid guitar.My favorite song is "Tropical London", it has so much feeling to it. Overall this cd really showcases Rancid's talent

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