01. Intro

02. Bloodclot

03. Hoover Street

04. Black Lung

05. Life Won't Wait

06. New Dress

07. Warsaw

08. Hooligans

09. Crane Fist

10. Leicester Square

11. Backslide

12. Who Would've Thought

13. Cash, Culture And Violence

14. Cocktails

15. The Wolf

16. 1998

17. Lady Liberty

18. Wrongful Suspicion

19. Turntables



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Life Won't Wait
Rancid

A year long project that took the band from San Francisco to Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans and Jamaica, Life Won't Wait has highlights that are as varied as they are rewarding. "Bloodclot" is a punk anthem as brawny as any ever recorded, replete with Lars' lyrical nods to Lee "Scratch" Perry and the Ramones. "Warsaw" and "New Dress" explore world-scale class struggle and out-and-out warfare. Of the two songs actually recorded in Jamaica, "Hoover Street" is a poignant addict's lament with sweet soulful vocal assists from Hepcat, while the title track features Tim and Lars sparring with dancehall kingpin Buju Banton against a canvas of urgent old school ska. Self-produced, culled from life experience, and played live in large measure, Life Won't Wait is as ambitious and independent as it gets.

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CATALOG DATA

No: #86497

US Rel. Date: 07/14/1998

EU Rel. Date: 06/30/1998

Type: Full

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Editorial Reviews
Rolling Stone Magazine

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**** 4 Stars: It's an exhilarating punk rock record, one that delves into ska, blues and reggae...Rancid have stayed true to the rebellious spirit of...

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Entertainment Weekly

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Rude guitars, frantic tempos, politically charged screeds---we've heard this before on countless punk albums. So why does Rancid's latest rank a cut above?...

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User Comments

Average Fan Rating: 4.60

 


julmust

02/08/2006

This album is just so fucking perfect, everything from the weird intro-track to bloodclots chants, through the reggae of Life Won't Wait, on to the classic 1998... Onto the great ending with the beautiful Corazon De Oro and coppers, which is the longest song Rancid has ever recorded (I think). The only drawback with this lovely disc is that it's a bit too long.

pez_king

12/26/2005

Diversity!

One word to describe Life Won't diversity! Heavy punk, reggae, rock steady, blues, rock'n roll... all that on one LP! Bloodclot and Corazon de Oro are awesome tracks.

pez_king

12/26/2005

Diversity!

One word to describe Life Won't diversity! Heavy punk, raggae, blues, rock'n roll, rock steady... all that on one LP! Bloodclot and Corazon de Oro are awesome tracks. If a friend would ask me which CD to choose for his first Rancid album, I wouldn't suggest that one (even if it is really good) because it is really different from what they are doing habitually.

Stalls_Standing

11/14/2005

Really different to Out Come The Wolves and Indestructable ( My 1st two albums) but after a couple of listens, you can really feel the punk/heavy ska vibe. Tracks like Hooligans and Leicester Square provide so much energy, and it lasts throughout the whole 22 tracks.

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