Who still listens to Good Riddance in 2010? I do! Even tough the band called it quit a couple of years ago, and released the farewell live album "Remain In Memory", they are now releasing a b-side record filled with all of those rare tracks that you could find on rare compilations, split albums, or b-sides and such tunes that only die hard fans knew.
"Capricorn One" (title taken from the sci-fi movie) is a twenty-one killer album. Opened by the amazing "Stand" (one of the best Good Riddance song ever) it goes on with the split with The Almighty Trigger Happy and more and more rare stuff as "The Great Experiment" (which was Russ Runkin solo song as far as I knew) and even older songs as "Flawled" and "Not So Bad", where these Santa Cruz guys know how they developed their sound so well through the years. The last track "Last Believer" (here presented in a demo rough version) is not just the second best song on the album but also a manifesto of what Good Riddance is all about: playing positive, furious and inspiring punk rock music.
Of course if you have been living under a rock and never heard of this band I highly suggest to pick up their back catalog, especially the albums "Ballads From The Revolution" and "Operation Pheonix"; you will find why it still makes sense to listen to Good Riddance in 2010.