Life Won't Wait

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Rancid never win any points for originality, but originality isn't their goal. Rancid want to be, to quote an old Clash slogan, "the only band that matters." Where the Clash earned that title by mixing genres, blending the old with the new, Rancid decide to be traditional, spiking the Clash's sound with ska-punk and hardcore. Musically, that might not make the group vital in 1998, since it ignores any musical innovations since 1978, but that doesn't mean the group is impotent -- far from it. Life Won't Wait, the group's fourth album, is a powerful slice of old-school punk -- as powerful as any of their records. Apart from a more pronounced ska influence, it ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Rancid never win any points for originality, but originality isn't their goal. Rancid want to be, to quote an old Clash slogan, "the only band that matters." Where the Clash earned that title by mixing genres, blending the old with the new, Rancid decide to be traditional, spiking the Clash's sound with ska-punk and hardcore. Musically, that might not make the group vital in 1998, since it ignores any musical innovations since 1978, but that doesn't mean the group is impotent -- far from it. Life Won't Wait, the group's fourth album, is a powerful slice of old-school punk -- as powerful as any of their records. Apart from a more pronounced ska influence, it actually sounds a lot like its immediate predecessor, And out Come the Wolves, complete with the fiery intensity and catchy hooks that set the group apart from the retro-punk pack. Life Won't Wait, however, also shares the messy, pseudo-epic pretensions that hampered its predecessor. Taken in small doses, the record is quite powerful, but since the group's attack is fairly predictable, even with the detours into ska
eggae and blues, the album becomes wearing when taken as a whole. Still, Rancid are head and shoulders above their punk contemporaries -- they have better songs, a genuine political stance, and raging energy -- and that makes such indulgences tolerable. Even if it runs too long, there won't be a better old-school punk album than Life Won't Wait in 1998.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/1998
  • Label: Epitaph / Ada
  • UPC: 045778649723
  • Catalog Number: 86497
  • Sales rank: 27,536

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:48)
  2. 2 Bloodclot (0:49)
  3. 3 Hoover Street (2:45)
  4. 4 Black Lung (2:46)
  5. 5 Life Won't Wait (4:09)
  6. 6 New Dress (4:10)
  7. 7 Warsaw (1:53)
  8. 8 Hooligans (1:54)
  9. 9 Crane Fist (3:48)
  10. 10 Leicester Square (3:49)
  11. 11 Backslide (2:51)
  12. 12 Who Would've Thought (2:52)
  13. 13 Cash, Culture and Violence (1:31)
  14. 14 Cocktails (1:32)
  15. 15 The Wolf (2:32)
  16. 16 1998 (2:33)
  17. 17 Lady Liberty (3:48)
  18. 18 Wrongful Suspicion (3:49)
  19. 19 Turntable (2:34)
  20. 20 Something in the World Today (2:35)
  21. 21 Corazon de Oro (2:53)
  22. 22 Coppers (2:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rancid Primary Artist
Buju Banton Vocals
Tim Armstrong Guitar, Vocals
Lester Butler Harmonica
Alex Desert Vocals
Lars Frederiksen Guitar, Vocals
Matt Freeman Bass
Lynval Golding Vocals
David Hillyard Horn
Greg Lee Vocals
Stephen Perkins Steel Guitar
Brett Reed Drums
Jamil Sharif Horn
Neville Staple Vocals
Wil Wheaton Vocals
Mark Mullins Horn
Dicky Barrett Vocals
Victor Ruggiero Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Hammond Organ
Simon Chardiet Guitar
Dr. Israel Vocals
Eric Stefani Piano
Roger Miret Vocals
Roddy Byers Guitar
Thomas "T.J." Johnson Percussion
Ollie Lattgenau Vocals
DJ Q Maxx 420 Vocals
Santa Fazio Harmonica
Technical Credits
Tim Armstrong Producer, Engineer
Lars Frederiksen Producer, Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Kevin Smith Engineer
Howard Willing Engineer
John Ewing Jr. Engineer
Ronnie Rivera Engineer
Jesse Fischer Artwork
Grace Falconer Engineer
Cappy Japngie Engineer
Steve Mixdorf Engineer
Joe Zook Engineer
Jim Albert Engineer
Jonathan Mooney Engineer
John Tyree Engineer
Thomas "T.J." Johnson Engineer
Walter Mauceri Engineer
Rohan "Jimjay" Stephens Engineer
Robi Banerji Engineer
Albert Cayati Engineer
Michael "Cooley" Cooper Engineer
Kevin Dena Engineer
Claus Trelby Engineer
Lior Goldenberg Engineer
Thomas Johnson Engineer
Michael Rosen Engineer
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