Indestructible

Album: Indestructible (2003)
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  • The message of this song is that the human spirit is indestructible. Music has been our savior since day one, and through music you can live forever. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Aaron - Syracuse, NY
  • "Indestructible" is the title track to the sixth Rancid album, their second produced by Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion. In the mid-'90s, Rancid had some crossover hits ("Ruby Soho," "Time Bomb") and even a Platinum album (...And Out Come the Wolves, their third), but they never played to popular taste, and when the punk trend faded, so did their mainstream popularity. They stayed true to their roots and retained many loyal fans that were still with them during their Indestructible era. They earned a reputation, along with Green Day, as one of the most important bands to emerge from the northern California punk scene in the '90s.
  • At the end of this song, the band pays tribute to Joe Strummer of The Clash, who died on December 22, 2002 while Rancid was recording the album:

    And I'll keep listening to the great Joe Strummer
    Cause through music he can live forever

Comments: 3

  • Sam from Cambridgeit is actually about how a person can have a strong spirit, making them feel indestructible. The Joe Strummer reference is really just more of an homage to a great musucian
  • Chad from London, Englandactually you'r wrong,not every song on this album is about brody and tim,this one is about the death of joe strummer
    hence the "keep listening to the great joe strummer coz through music we can live forever"
  • Lee from Essex, Englandits actually about brody dalle, the ex wife of lead singer tim armstrong, and that hes indestructable since thier messy breakup
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