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 #20: Poison
Going back into Rancid 2000, the guys dig into the real tipping point track from the record, “Poison.” The combination of visceral intensity, 100 mph Matt Freeman runs, and a childlike, all-time hook is a microcosm for what makes it such an all-time album. Lyrically and vocally, Tim really pushes himself, but we still gotta ask, who the fuck is Chancer?
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.