Rancid played a sold out 5-night stand in NY last week. Even though they haven’t released an album in 5 years and despite during inter-song banter alluded to a new album, there were no new songs in the set – a big pet-peeve of mine. They did play this Operation Ivy song with Lars Frederickson on vocals (despite ex-Op Ivy Tim Armstrong being the logical choice). I don’t know who generally takes on what vocal
duties, but Tim’s might be reduced since his voice sounded totally shredded. At times his voice sounded worse than that dudes’ from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, if you can believe it.

My quibbling aside, by all accounts the show was a pretty killer showcase of 20+ tracks of Rancid’s now classic pop-punk catalog.
[audio: http://thesoundofindie.com/archive/2008/20080820/Rancid-Knowledge.mp3|titles=Knowledge (Live)|artists=Rancid]
Download: Rancid – Knowledge (Operation Ivy Cover Live)


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