On my recent trip to San Francisco I found this for a cool $9.99, an original 1993 pressing of Rancid's first LP in pretty decent condition. After a quick look on discogs, I saw that these actually are pretty common and easily attainable for under $20. Seeing this at the record store made me realize I don't own one piece of Rancid vinyl, so I figured I'd pick this one up since it was in excellent condition and an original pressing. I am not really into Rancid, but when I was a kid it was a whole different story. Growing up in the Bay Area, everyone was all about Rancid. It gave me a sense of pride hearing them sing about areas where I knew people that lived or buses that I had taken myself. It was really cool too being in local bands since 13, and Lars used to come to our shows and would talk to us and bought our shirts and stuff. I always thought it was cool how much love Lars showed to all the local San Jose bands. As a little kid it felt like meeting a rockstar, but now as a grown man I see him at shows and it's just like seeing anyone else.
Pretty standard original pressing black copy. I still like Rancid's first three albums, but I never really paid attention to anything after "Out Come the Wolves" as I grew older and got into more punk rock and suddenly Rancid wasn't so cool anymore. Eventually I think I'll track down "Lets Go!" and "OCTW", and that would probably be the full extent of my Rancid collection.