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 #14: Leicester Square
Rancid’s love of English rock is on full display this week, digging into their influences from The Who, Stiff Little Fingers and Sham 69. Lars’s projection of working class England onto his own Campbell upbringing is a continuing fascination for us. Musically, “Leicester Square” is one of the sharpest and angular pop-punk that Rancid has flirted with. What does this song have to do with Sam’s unfulfilled high school band dreams? Is this the only Rancid song with hand claps!? How the shit do you say this name?
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.