The 11th Hour, Episode #8: Rats in the Hallway

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 (StitcherAppleSpotify, etc) – and, of course, always on Foxy Digitalis.

Episode #8: Rats in the Hallway

This week the guys finally dust off the debut album from Rancid’s 1993 self-titled debut, recorded as a trio before Lars joined the band. “Rats in the Hallway” is a surprisingly angular blazer of a track, and one of Rancid’s prototypical formats – speaking about the squalor and pain of a lower class neighborhood – is born. Some real inventive song structures are revealed and Matt again gets some much deserved love.

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.

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