Well, here it is - a full 12 song album, each band doing 6 of the other band's songs. With sales in the millions between the two bands, this album is sure to become one of the biggest releases of the year, as well as marking the 20th anniversary of BYO Records.
The idea of two punk giants fighting it out in the studio was born on the hallowed 7-inch single, but these two summer-tour veterans and Epitaph labelmates have brought it to the modern age on the third installment of BYO's Split Series. Berkeley, California's Rancid bring attitude and tradition to the bill. Old-school oafs NOFX bring humor and frontman Fat Mike, a veritable underground punk legend and karaoke king. Like a medical experiment gone so wrong it's right, together they take on six of each other's songs and the results are riveting--whether it's Rancid mowing through mosh-pit standards like "Moron Brothers" and "Stickin' in My Eye," or NOFX finding the funny side of the cod-reggae Clash
tribute "Radio" and triumphantly thrashing "Corazon de Oro." --Aidin Vaziri