The 11th Hour, Episode #24: Olympia, WA

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 #24: Olympia, WA

“Olympia, WA” is one Rancid’s highest highs, but the guys wonder what, exactly, makes this song so remarkable? How did Tim capture such a specific, ephemeral feeling in the most Tim-way possible? The guys talk about the myth of Olympia in their formative years while confusing themselves about where the hell this song actually takes place. There’s a reason “Olympia, WA” is an all-timer, though.

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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