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Random Cover Song Thursday: Good Riddance cover Modern English song “I Melt With You”

Cover songs are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. We here at Dying Scene love hearing punk bands do their own take on other band’s songs. Sometimes they pull off amazing interpretations of old classics, sometimes they’re not much more than humble tributes to a fellow artist, and other times they’re just downright laughable renditions of otherwise great songs. Good or bad. Intriguing or mundane. We’ll let you be the judge.

This week, it’s Good Riddance covering the 80’s classic by Modern English, “I Melt With You.” The cover can be found on the Vagrant Records compilation, “Before You Were Punk: A Punk Rock Tribute To 80’s New Wave.” Check out the cover and compare it to the original here. Comments on New Wave fashion are also welcome.



Fun Fact Friday: The Sick Of It all and Good Riddance connection

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 a little know connection between New York hardcore act Sick Of It All and Santa Cruz melodic skate punk group Good Riddance.

In honor of my recent Sick of it All interview, I figured I’d share with you a fun fact about another Sick Of It All related band. Most of you know Craig Setari as the bassist for Sick of it All. If you’re a hardcore guru you may also know him as the former bassist for Agnostic Front, Straight Ahead and Rest in Pieces. You may not know however one of his former hardcore bands had former Good Riddance frontman and current Only Crime vocalist Russ Rankin in it. It was a short lived band called Creep Division and in it the two musicians musical roles were reversed. Craig was on lead vocals and Russ was on bass. They put out a self-titled full-length and a split with I Want Out before ending the side project. You can check out a few of their songs on MySpace.



Interview: Good Riddance discuss “Capricorn One” and reasons behind break-up

Two months ago we reported that Good Riddance was putting their new album, Capricorn One, online and available to stream. The album is still up for all you slackers, and this time it’s accompanied by a little interview with vocalist Russ Rankin and guitarist Luke Pabich, on AMP Magazine‘s website.

The majority of the interview centers on the sentiments and processes behind the production of the album, and how the band has evolved over the years. However, the guys discuss in detail the reasons and situations that led to the demise of the band, as well as their current and future projects.

Read the entire interview here.



Full Album Stream: Good Riddance – “Capricorn One”

Legendary punk act Good Riddance are streaming their latest album Capricorn One in it’s entirety right here.

The album was released July 6th on Fat Wreck Chords.



Fun Factoid Friday: Rise Against and Good Riddance collaboration

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 2 amazing bands (Good Riddance and Rise Against) and a little know collaboration between them.

I’m sure most of you know Rise Against, and if you’ve been a fan of Fat Wreck Chords for the last decade and a half you surely know Good Riddance.  What not a lot of people know is that there is a Rise Against track out there that features vocals from Good Riddance lead singer, Russ Rankin.  If you listen closely to the track Weight Of Time off Rise Against’s debut album The Unraveling you can hear Russ contributing to background vocals in the chorus.  I’ve owned this album for 9 years and I don’t think I ever realized it until today.

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Good Riddance releasing rarities/singles album “Capicorn One”

Hell. Yes. Legendary pioneers of melodic hardcore, Good Riddance, are set to release Capricorn One July 6th on Fat Wreck Chords.

From the Fat press release:

In between putting out many acclaimed full-length albums, GOOD RIDDANCE kept themselves busy releasing a bevy of material via 7” singles. Capricorn One is a comprehensive collection of all these singles, as well as 6 previously unreleased tracks and other rarities. All the songs on the album have been digitally remastered by Jason Livermore of Blasting Room (Rise Against, Descendents, NOFX) fame. To complete the package, Capricorn One features a track by track commentary written by singer Russ Rankin.

Here’s a little taste of what he penned regarding the album as a whole:

Throughout the history of Good Riddance there have been numerous songs which, for whatever reason, we weren’t able to include on our primary releases. Many of these tunes were frequently played live and most of them are still some of our own personal favorites. Now that we are finished we felt it would be cool for our fans to be able to check out these hidden or obscurely released snapshots of our band during the apex of it’s existence. We hope they bring back fond memories for our fans and that, even if just for a moment, they can be transported back to a different time and place.

Check out the album’s track listing here.



Members of Good Riddance forming new punk band

goodriddance1As you probably already know, weekends make for mind numbingly slow news days, so instead of giving you hard hitting facts and endless details I’m going to give you a story with no facts and hardly any details…

Luke (guitar) and Chuck (bass) of Good Riddance are starting their own “heavy/aggressive band with old school punk and metal influences.”  Apparently they just need a drummer so if you think you’ve got the skills hit up Luke and make your punk rock dreams come true.

After 14 years together and 7 full-length albums, Good Riddance played their last show on May 27th, 2007.



Former Good Riddance guitar player goes acoustic

goodriddanceLuke Pabich, former guitar player for Good Riddance, has put together his own little acoustic project he calls Outlie-Acoustic. You can listen to a few of his songs by going to his myspace page. You can also check out some of his amplified songs by clicking here.

Sadly, Good Riddance is no longer together. They had an amazing career all the way from 1993 to 2007 while signed to Fat Wreck Chords.