Salvation

  • This is a song about working for the Salvation Army, commenting on how wasteful the rich are. >>
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    Adam - Seattle, WA
  • The video for this song helped Rancid reach the mainstream. When MTV began playing it in regular rotation in 1994, their album Let's Go gained notoriety and the group began to entertain offers from major labels - they were signed to the independent label Epitaph. As a joke to see how far the labels would go to sign the band, Rancid convinced an A&R rep from Epic to shave his head into a blue Mohawk. Madonna even sent the band nude pictures of herself in an attempt to lure them to her label Maverick.
  • Video game developer Harmonix created a cover version of "Salvation" for the Xbox 360 game Guitar Hero 2.
  • This song appeared in the pilot episode of the teen TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer, but the song didn't make it into the actual first aired episode of the show.
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Comments: 2

  • Cody from Perry, NyI couldn't of said it better myself Kyle!
    Thank You!
  • Kyle from Dallas, Txnot true, it was about when tim armstrong was a drunk and a junkie,his addictions turned him homeless, in the song he even says "I was down on my luck working for the salvation army
    The shelter is where i reside" so he was working for the ssalvation army while living in there shelter while trying to get his act together in 89'

    that was the agreement for matt freeman to be in rancid, if tim cleaned up his act
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