The 11th Hour is a podcast where two dudes in their 40s discuss a different Rancid song each week. They reflect on their lives, their (inexplicable) fandom, and why certain parts of our youth continue to hold meaning beyond simple nostalgia. Is it a midlife crisis or honest self-reflection? Join us on a journey to the end and find out. Follow along on Twitter or Instagram and find The 11th Hour on your favorite streaming/podcast app (Stitcher, Apple, Spotify, etc) – and, of course, always on Foxy Digitalis.
Episode #1: Disorder & Disarray
On the inaugural episode of The 11th Hour, Brad picks “Disorder & Disarray” from “…And Out Come the Wolves” and he and Sam discuss who’s the heart and who’s the head in Rancid and laugh about one of the weirdest moments in Rancid’s catalog.
Episode #2: Bloodclot
The boys dive into the unique beast that is 1998’s Life Won’t Wait. Sam asserts some pretty hot takes on Lars songs. Tim is caught playing guitar on video! The big questions are posed: How much of our love of Rancid is projection? How do you love a band that is problematic? Why do two 40 year old guys that run experimental record labels still love this band so much? Will Sam and Brad even get along?
Brad Rose is the the principal writer and editor-in-chief of Foxy Digitalis, an online music magazine and has run various DIY record labels for the last 30 years. Sam Melancon runs Debacle Records, an experimental record label out of Seattle, WA.