Every Friday the punk rock geniuses here at Dying Scene are going to unleash a little bit of punk scene trivia all over your asses. Today’s “fun factoid” is about the inspiration behind one of the cover art and album name of one of punk rock’s most famed albums; Rancid‘s “…And Out Come The Wolves”.
The album name “…And Out Come The Wolves” is a line taken from a poem by poet/artist/musician Jim Carroll in his autobiography “The Basketball Diaries”. At the time Rancid was getting ready to put out the album a bidding war between major record labels inspired the band to choose the line as the album name. The cover art for the album also comes as a tribute to another fellow artist. This time to the band Minor Threat who used a similar image of lead singer Ian MacKaye’s brother as the cover art for their self-titled EP.
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