The 11th Hour, Episode #18: Roots Radical

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 #18: Roots Radical

For a lot of people – maybe even the guys on the right day – “Roots Radical” is THE Rancid song, and one of Lars’ crowning achievements. But why? And what is it that sets it apart from a handful of similar songs? And honestly, how many people got into Desmond Dekker because Tim mentioned him?

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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