Rancid: Lars Frederiksen, Tim Armstrong (vocals, guitar); Matt Freeman (vocals, bass); Brett Reed (drums).
Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California.
As if the '80s never happened, Rancid pogo from their retro mosh pit into mainstream success with their newest album LET'S GO. Splattered with growling vocals and lurching chord progressions, Rancid albums sound like the bastard children of early Clash and Stiff Little Fingers albums.
Barking out slurred, sing-along harmonies on top of a hyper toe-tapping rhythm section, LET'S GO plays like a relic from the late '70s rather than the '90s. Rancid's material boasts the anthemic rabble-rousing quality that made punk's energy so appealing when it broke nearly twenty years ago. Thankfully, they keep the energy vital and the material amazingly free of tired cliches. LET'S GO is an invigorating installment of punk calisthenics.
Alternative Press (10/94, p.92) - "...Listen and see where everyone else went wrong..."
NME (Magazine) (9/24/94, p.51) - 8 - Excellent - "...LET'S GO is serious Good Time Music, incorporating nearly two dozen bursts of belligerently poised Ramone-a-lama rompage..."