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Let's Go (Rancid album)

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Release date
21 June 1994

Brett Gurewitz


Epitaph Records

Punk rock

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June 21, 1994 (1994-06-21)

October 1993 – March 1994

Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California

Let's Go (1994)
...And Out Come the Wolves (1995)

And Out Come the Wolves, Life Won't Wait, Indestructible, Let the Dominoes Fall, Rancid

Let's Go is the second studio album by the American punk rock band Rancid. It was released on June 21, 1994, through Epitaph Records and was the band's first album to feature Lars Frederiksen on guitar. The album initially achieved little mainstream success, though it appealed to the band's fanbase. However, the surprise success of punk rock bands such as The Offspring, Green Day and Bad Religion in the mid-1990s brought forth more mainstream interest in Let's Go, and it peaked at number 97 on the Billboard 200.


Until the band's fifth album Rancid (2000), Let's Go was the only Rancid album to be produced by Brett Gurewitz, although he engineered the band's third studio album, ...And Out Come the Wolves (1995).

Writing and production

After Rancid hired second guitarist Lars Frederiksen, they returned to the studio in October 1993 with producer Brett Gurewitz to begin work on its second studio album. It took the band just six days to record the twenty-three songs selected for the album.

Critical response

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic described the album as "sheer energy". He praised the music as a "less-serious, party-ready version of The Clash". The album received a rating of four out of five stars, while "Salvation" earned Rancid its first moderate success.

Commercial performance and accolades

Let's Go peaked at number 97 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on July 7, 2000.

In November 2011 Let's Go was ranked number eight on Guitar World magazine's top ten list of guitar albums of 1994.

In April 2014 Rolling Stone placed the album at No. 24 on its "1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative's Greatest Year" list.

Track listing

All tracks written by Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman, except where noted.


  • Tim Armstrong – vocals, guitar, art direction
  • Lars Frederiksen – guitar, vocals, lead vocals on "St. Mary"
  • Matt Freeman – bass, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Tenderloin", "Gunshot" and "Black and Blue"
  • Brett Reed – drums
  • Production

  • Brett Gurewitz – producer
  • Brett Gurewitz; Michael Rosen - engineers
  • Mackie Osborne; Lint (Tim Armstrong) - art direction
  • Jesse Fiscer - photography
  • Songs

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