RANCID VAT: We Hate You All the Way from Texas: CD

Jul 06, 2007

These white trash motherfuckers hate me all the way from Texas. But I hate Texas, so everything kind of evens out. The music has a thrashy, power-chorded barbecue flavor. In fact, yes, I am going to compare them to barbecue sauce: sometimes you love it, sometimes you hate it. They say they’ve been around since ‘81, and you would think they would have perfected a Ramones cover over that time, but instead they butcher it with just enough reverb on the vocals to fuck it up, although they make up for it with track six, “I’ll Never Make It Out of This World Alive.” All in all, this album isn’t all that bad. Gabe Rock

 –guest (Steel Cage)