This is where it all starts. Without any reminiscing about their former band, Operation Ivy,
Matt Freeman (bass) and Tim Armstrong (guitar/vocals) blast through their debut without any
hints of ska or blatant Clash plagiarizing. On the contrary, this album rips through 15 tracks
of high-energy punk that's accompanied by heavy bass leads and Armstrong's permanently slurred
vocals. And to top it all off, the lyrical content deals with urban blight and the lifestyle of
being a public nuisance. With this trademark sound, Rancid provide the perfect soundtrack for
any car chase that includes massive property damage; is it a wonder MTV wouldn't touch this?