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 #26: Coppers
Rancid always aim to end their albums with an exclamation mark, and “Coppers” is one of the biggest. What is it about Rancid and last tracks? The guys imagine certain album enders and the idea that if it was they were the last songs Rancid ever released, they’d go out on a massive high. Even so, “Coppers” is special and improbable, but why? And how great is Dr. Israel here? Eventually, the whole episode goes off the rails before the guys somehow pull it back together.
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.