...And Out Come The Wolves
I think it is easily the most underrated Rancid record. The only time I have heard them play a song off of it was when a very sick kid asked them to play Hoover St. before a show. While I think they could have trimmed some fat a bit, none of their songs are very long so I never felt like they were a chore to get through. Life Won't Wait probably has the longest average duration per song if I'm not mistaken. Still a good record. I always felt a connection with ...And Out Come the Wolves. I know it is probably a popular pick, but songs like She's Automatic and Olympia do a lot for me.
is a very close second for me. But I think if Life Won't Wait
were to be released now? I would love it just as much. And that's sort of the divider there. It's an interesting record that still holds up; it's just more interesting to listen to. Yet, it still managed to stay firmly within the confines of "punk rock," it pushed the borders ever-so-slightly in a similar manner to the way the Clash did.
Which, one could argue means they simply retreated old territory but...When I was heading into my freshman year of high school? I didn't know shit about the Clash. Haha. And I wouldn't know shit about the Clash still if it hadn't been for Rancid, Green Day, etc. So yeah.
That being said? I've only seen them play a handful of tracks off this record over the years -- But that's probably because it's not really a "fan favorite" and didn't have any "big" singles (relatively speaking).