We're Still Better Than You: 

A full length CD w/ 10 tracks.

First release with Marilyn El Merciful on bass. Release date: 5/23/14

ck out 1st track "Let Them Fight"

 

Jesus Was a zombie
b/w
He' s Waitin'.
7" colored vinyl.
 Released 11-12-13
Rancid Vat Discography <

Rancid Vat Discography 1982 - 2009

If you would like to purchase any of the disc below, check out The Whiskey Rebel's Ebay Store, where some are available. Please advise of any incorrect or missing information.

Rancid Vat Discography
Sleeve Art Title/ Track Listing

Year & Label Released
City recorded

Notes
stampeding cattle Stampeding Cattle: Go to Work, Lack of Inspiration, Renting a Room in a Mental Hospital, Ballad of Brigham Young, Hot Cages in Vietnam Rattle, A Rancid Vat,Cranium Casserole, Puke on My Face, Death Train

1982
Pigface


recorded in Portland OR

LP: First release, sleeves hand silk screened. Sleeve art by Marla Vee.

flies like holidays back sleeve

Flies Like Holidays (compilation): Joy To The World

1982
Pigface


Portland

LP. 300 pressed.Back pictured. Front covers all hand made by band members - no two alike!
war between the states sleeve War Between The States (split w/ The Limp Richerds): Anti-social Disease, Spilled Brains, Joy to the World, Deuteronomy on Drugs 1983
Brilliancy Prize
Portland
Cassette: From a live recording May 1983. Sleeve was is 7 inches and came with a "bogus" 7" record.
Sleeve art by Steve Wilson.
profiles in pain Profiles in Pain: Most Likely To, When the Roll is called Down Under, Screwed and Tattooed, The Frozen Dead

1984
Pigface
San Francisco CA

7inch: Frozen Dead from a live radio show on KBOO Portland. Champaigne pink vinyl.
Sleeve art by Marla Vee
rulebreakers rule Rulebreakers Rule: Trouble, Testify, Pencil Neck Geek 1985
Brilliancy Prize
Portland

7 inch: Guitar battle on Trouble between Greg Sage & Pig Champion . Was played on Seattle's AM station KJET
burger belsen Burger Belsen: Lonely at the Bottom, Low Blow, Sleep Around the Clock, Guest List, Larger than Life, Premature Ejaculator, Deeds of the Damned, Rock n Roll Party Patrol, Finger Down Your Throat, Eyebank Account, It might be nice 1986
Brilliancy
Prize Records
Portland
LP: Sleeve art by Dennis Worden. Made it into Chuck Eddy's "Stairway to Hell" The 500 Best Heavy Metal Albums of all Time.
  City of Thorns (compilation of Portland bands): Under My Wheels 1986
Mystic Records
Portland
LP: Credited as Rancid "Bat"
no loyaltie no royalties No Royalties No Loyalties: Joy to the World, Cluster Bombs, Sookie Sookie 1988
Al Records
Portland
7 inch: From live recordings 1983 &1984. Pink marbled vinyl. Proud candidate for most annoying record of all time.
justice lp Justice- This is What We Do to Traitors: A Gun, Force Fed, Deuteronomy on Drugs, Baptised in Blood, Destroy Nature 1988
Horton-Reflex
Hollywood CA
LP: Tied with Kenny G for 16th place in sales in Seattle.Special boxed edition of 100 came with a book "40 Pages of Justice: The Rancid Vat Story-People are Worthless." by Phil Irwin
H.H.H.H. H.H.H.H (1st split w/Antiseen) 1990
Rave Records
Portland
7 inch. One fourth pressed on colored vinyl. Sleeve art by Marla Vee.
its my fate It's My Fate/Slow Ride 1991
Tim Kerr Records
Portland
7 inch. numbered. Sleeve art by Marla Vee.
  Portland Bloodbath/Cop 1992
Sympath For the Record Industry
Portland
7 inch. SFTRI 148. Sleeve by Dennis Worden
puget power 3 Puget Power III (compilation of Seattle & Portland bands): Breakin Bones 1992
Regal Select
Portland

7 inch
tribute to johnny thunders Tribute to Johnny Thunders (Compilation of Portland bands) : Born To Lose 1992
Tim Kerr Records
Newberg OR
7 inch
hatred is sacred Hatred is Sacred (2nd split with Antiseen)

1992
Horton/Reflex
Portland

7 inch: never officially relased, was supposed to come out with "Pure Hate Digest" Sold by the bands.
iconoclastic icons cd Iconoclastic Icons "The West Coast Years: 1981-1993. Puke on My Face, Sad as a Turd, Hot cages in Vietnam Rattle, Joy To the World, Ballad of Brigham Young, Death Train, Anti-Social Disease, Most Likely To, When the Roll's Called Down Under, Screwed and Tattooed, Under My Wheels, Guest List, Trouble, Hatred is Sacred, It's My Fate, Born to Lose 1994
Baloney Schrapnel
Records
CD: Compilation of cuts on hard to get and rare vinyl or cassette. Also released with 7 inch sleeve with alternate artwork in number edition of 41.
bowiecide Bowiecide: Cracked Actor, Queen Bitch, Future Legends, Diamond Dogs 1994
Jettison

Portland
7 inch: front sleeve art from College art assignment by Marla Vee
face full of teeth Face Full of Teeth (3rd split with Antiseen)

1994
Jettison


Portland

7 inch: each band did the other's song. Antiseen covered Deeds of the Damned. Sleeve art was variation of Antiseen's "Drastic"
tk value sleeve

Tim Kerr Records Value Pack
(Sampler) It's My Fate
/Slow ride

1994
Tim Kerr Records


Portland

7 inch singles previously released and repackaged as a boxed set, without the band's knowledge.
hitler and stalin the dream team Hitler and Stalin (The Dream Team) / Drink to Forget but Don't Forget to Drink 1994
Tear it Up (German)
Portland
7 inch. Sleeve art put Hitler and Stalin in USA Basketball uniforms.
  Whooooooo! (compilation, 27 songs about or by wrestlers): Low Blow, Trouble, Testify 1995
Slick Dick World Wide Productions Double Cross Cassettes
cassette: 250 released
hostile city 7 inch Hostile City USA/Testify

1995
Brilliancy Prize
Records

Philadelphia PA

7 inch. First release with Philly line-up. Sleeve drawn by Jeff Clayton
hostile city cheesesteak ed Hostile City USA/Testify

1995
Brilliancy Prize Records


Philadelphia PA

7 inch. Limited edition of 100. Each wrapped in a cheesesteak wrapper (donated by Joanne's Steaks, home of the 3/4 pound cheesesteak. Also included was salt, pepper and a red plaid napkin.
31 flavors of hostility 31 Flavors of Hostility: Cosmic Astro Boogie, Old People, Happy Birthday, Hostile City USA, Mummer Massacre, Trouble, Loser Leave Town, Testify '95, Black Pudding, Portrait of a Real American Hero (the Bruiser Brody Story)

1996
Baloney Schrapnel
/Brilliancy Prize


Philadelphia

CD: Cover art from a painting titled "Ship of Fools" by Judith Schaechter
bruiser brody 7 inch Portrait of a Real American Hero (the Bruiser Brody Story) 4th split with Antiseen

1996
Ruff Night Records


Philadelphia

7 inch: Wrestling tribute. Antiseen's cut: Funk You (a Tribute to Terry Funk)
old people 7 inch Old People (split with Designer)

1996
Black Forest Breed (Swiss)


Philadelphia

7 inch
sons and daughters of this savage land cd art Sons and Daughters of This Savage Land (compilation): Rock n Roll Fraud

1996
Hardline


Philadelphia

CD & LP. Artwork by Fuckin Crites
blobs 7 inch Blobs Have More Fun/ Tattoo Boogie

1997
Brilliancy Prize Records


Philadelphia

7 inch. Front cover photo of Cosmo's old man in a blond wig being serviced by a hooker.
radio rampage Radio Rampage '96: Testify, Breakin Bones, Hostile City USA, Dead Babies, The Crusher, Old People, Ballad of Brigham Young, Born To Lose, RocknRoll Fraud, Portrait of a True American Hero (the Bruiser Brody Story)

1997
Brilliancy Prize Records


East Orange NJ

CD: Recorded live and unedited, on the Pat Duncan show, on WFMU Radio
destructo cd Destructo Rock- A Tribute to Antiseen(compilation): Hippie Punk

1998
Baloney Schrapnel


Philadelphia

CD
darkest souls in rock n roll Darkest Souls in Rock n Roll: Rulebreakers Rule, Eat Hot Lead, The Dancin Outlaw, Why Don't You Love Me? The Crusher, Dead Babies, Chumpster, It's a Bad, Bad Bad Bad Species, The Darkest Souls in Rock n Roll, Live Radio Fiasco

1999
Brilliancy Prize Records


Philadelphia

CD: The Darkest Souls in Rock n Roll appeared at the end of the HBO movie Cold Hearts. The Live Radio Fiasco, was from an aborted radio appearance on WKDU Drexel U in Philly
cos loath it to death Confederacy of Scum Loathe it To Death: (compilation) Testify

1999
Carbon 14


Philadelphia

7 inch. 5 bands. Sleeve photo of Whiskey Reb's C.O.S tattoo. Given away with Carbon 14 # 13.
cos 97 Confederacy of Scum Supershow Live '97 (compilation) Loser Leave Town, Crusher, Hostile City USA, Eat Hot Lead, Chumpster

1999
Baloney Schrapnel


Lawrence KS

CD: 7 bands. Live recording at the Outhouse.
alice cooper trib cd Thinking of Alice-A Tribute to Alice Cooper (compilation): Dead Babies

1999
Scatboy Records


Philadelphia

CD 20 bands
  Live Music From a Dead Campus (WFMU comp): Testify

1999
WFMU


East Orange NJ

CD
nice pooper comp cd Sweet, So What's up for tonight? (A nice pooper # 23 compilation): Cosmo Astro Boogie (sic)(practise version)

2000

Philadelphia

CD: Phil and Marla only playing. Cosmo and drummer having a smoke break.
born bavarian The Dancin Outlaw/ Why Don't You Love Me? (split with Born Bavarian)

2001
Our Area Records (German)


Philadelphia

7 inch from Southern Germany.
carbon 14 wrestling comp Carbon 14 Wrestling Federation Presents a Night of Charmpions (compilation): Suckerpunch

2002
Carbon14


Philadelphia

7 inch. 5 bands. Given away with Carbon 14 #24
jobjumper Jobjumper (split with Hammerlock)

2001
Steel Cage


Philadelphia

7 inch. Hammerlock cut: Whiskey Rebel. Sleeve art by Jeff Clayton & Joey Feldman
vat cheesesteak years cd Cheesesteak Years: Rock & Roll Party Patrol, Jobjumper, Sucker Punch, Big City Blues, Hot and Nasty, Hostile City USA, Mummer Massacre, Loser Leave Town, Old People, Testify, Blobs Have More Fun, Tattoo Boogie, Hippie Punk, The Dancin Outlaw, The Darkest Souls in Rock n Roll, Rock n Roll Fraud, Bruiser Brody

2002
Steel Cage


Philadelphia

CD
crybaby Crybaby/Strychnine

2003
Scary Records (Italy)


Austin TX

7 inch. Elvis Rotten
on vocals. Texas line-up.

music to read carbon 14 by Music To Read Carbon 14 by volumn one (compilation): Testify

2003
Carbon 14


Philadelphia


CD: 26 bands. Elvis Rotten's band Cats from Mars does "I Hate Censorship!"
we hate you all the way from texas We Hate You all the Way From Texas! We Hate You All the Way From Texas, Austin Bloodbath, Crybaby, Strychnine, Imagine What I Could Do To You, I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive, The Nature Boy, Hatred is Sacred, The Frozen Dead, Portrait of a True American Hero (the Bruiser Brody Story) I Don't Care, Cretin Hop

2004
Steel Cage


Austin TX

CD: Debut with The Texas Stud on vocals. Elvis Rotten does vocals on the Ramones covers.
Rancid Vat vs The Rest of the World: 25 Years of Rulebreaking:Disc 1-It's Lonely at the Bottom Baby, Low Blow, Trouble, Guest List, Larger Than Life, Premature Ejaculato, Most Likely To, When the Roll's Called Down Under, Ballad of Brigham Young, Puke on My Face, Its My Fate, Born To Lose, The Competition Stinks, Apathy, H.H.H.H, Cracked Actor, Baptised in Blood, Destroy Nature. Disc two: Cosmic Astro Boogie, Hostile City USA, Loser Leave Town, Why Don't you Love Me, Eat Hot Lead, Rulebreakers Rule, Rock n Roll Fraud, Dead Babies, Hot and Nasty, Testify. Strychnine, We Hate You All The Way From Texas, Nature Boy, Tears and Heartbreak, Say You Love Satan. Video message from The Whiskey Rebel. 2008
Steel Cage Records
2XCD: Disc one West Coast line- up. Disc Two: Philly line-up to and including Testify. Texas line up for the rest.
       
everybody loves antiseen cd Everybody Loves Antiseen- a loving tribute to the boys from Brutalsville (Compilation) Hippie Punk

2009
TKO Records


Philadelphia

CD: TKO 161

 

Cheese Steak Years review

December, 2002

vol. 6, num. 2

 

Every so often there'll be that rare find that sneaks up and bites you on the ass. And here's this band, Rancid Vat, been around twenty years...Twenty years!

Obviously living large in the underground, these guys. And what a long strange trip it's been... I'll bet.

Originally an Oregonian outbreak in the pre-teen years of domestic Punk, RV's done some gear shifting and beer swilling in their time, logging mileage in every backwoods, back alley, truck stop, stop over that had 'em big enough to have 'em... and here they be, two decades and a few bumps and belly flops later, lasting long enough to have someone sing their praise on the back fucking cover.

And don't be fooled by the name, they sound every bit as vile as the title suggests... and imagine, this is they at their, most "musically formidable."

The Cheesesteak Years is a well titled and tightly wound comp that covers their seven year stretch from the bowels of butt ugly into the fighting streets o' Philadelphia; a place where many friends were made, toasts were shared, butts were kicked, and memories massacred at the slightest hint of Mummer. So from about '95 till lately, they rocked and repulsed anyone within earshot--friends, neighbors, cell mates, pelting them with power chords and tunelessness that combined the early morning of a UK street team uprising, Mississippi mud, and Hagar the Horrible. Then later, giving rise to a "new and improved" model to create the call to arms for east coast extremists ably contented with a body slam and bottle o' anything to wash it down with.

So sixteen more reasons to forget all you ever knew about how to play an instrument--it's high on the hog hedonism featuring the fab foursome of founders Whiskey Rebel and Marla Vee, along with Eric Perfect, a guy called Satan, and their somewhat lavishly presented front man, simply known as The Cosmic Commander Of Wrestling. Divided into three segments, Cheesesteak begins with degenerate, ends with distasteful, and somewhere in the middle piles high a number of poorly played piss off anthems for the estranged, deranged, and cellar dwelling noize addicts drawn to outcast rock and all things "anti."

And if these types of things excite you, you'll love Rancid Vat! It's balls out Punk the way it used to be; a thing too many of the so-called shy away from to sell more records. So call 'em stupid, and stand back; and slovenly, and stand even further back, and fists out for two minute long bomb tracks like Sucker Punch, Loser Leave Town, Old People, Blobs Have More Fun, The Dancin Outlaw ... feel free to stop me at any time now--in fact I wish you would. The next to last closing tune's enough to pinch your nerve, mindful yet of them pulling it off live in a radio station of all things--The Darkest Souls In Rock n Roll... hell yeah then! At the core they're stinky, sweaty and too damned much fun to ever take seriously and yet this was at the peak of their "musicianship."

So I'm only waiting for the next one that covers their first twelve years, and man, what that must've been. For now we'll be content with this sick and twisted GWAR meets, then eats, Turbonegro, style of nose thumbing, nose holding Rock n Reek tha's got more balls than you have.

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