RANCID VAT: Vs. the Rest of the World: CD

Double disc set celebrating the band’s twenty-five year career. A feat indeed for any punk band, and especially one like Rancid Vat which revels in degradation, intoxication, and flatulation. Guest appearances by the Wipers’ Greg Sage and Poison Idea’s Pig Champion (both battle it out with their respective guitars on the scorchin’ cover of the Elvis Presley tune “Trouble”). Other covers include Alice Cooper, David Bowie, and the Sonics, which shows you just how far and wide this band’s influences are. Hell, they even thank wrestling kingpin Ric Flair and long schlong porn star John Holmes!

 –greg (Steel Cage)