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 #6: Fall Back Down
CW: Grooming. Our first song from 2003’s very contentious Indestructible. The guys finally address the elephant in the room, Tim Armstrong’s problematic relationship and divorce with The Distillers’ Brody Dalle via the myopic break-up anthem Fall Back Down. Brad and Sam dive into what it feels like to have deep parasocial love for an artist and their art when they let you down. An important episode that lays down some background for our “complicated feelings” on being imperfect Rancid fans.
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.