The 11th Hour, Episode #32: Sound System (Operation Ivy)

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 #32: Sound System (Operation Ivy)

On the holy grail of holy grails in Tim Armstrong’s discography, the guys marvel at all the reasons “Sound System” is the all-timer that it is. They talk about its timelessness and still-current impact plus parse out the various aspects of Operation Ivy that worked their way into Rancid. Plus there’s a lot of gushing about the greatness of Jesse Michaels.


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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