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 #12: Up To No Good
Previously on 11th hour: Sam issued the challenge for Brad to find the best of 2009’s disappointing Let the Dominoes Fall album. On an album that the guys legitimately dislike, what is the shining jewel in the crap sandwich. After much debate and scientific research we land on “Up to No Good” a jaunty 80’s flavored skank fest with the master Booker T. on organs. There isn’t much to it but it’s a solid pop hook and an almost musical theater level of winking self awareness. We forgot to mention it but the episode was recorded in person at Sam’s kitchen table in Seattle, so we were a little more punchy than normal. Thanks to Ian Wilson for the recording assist!
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.