- Good Riddance
Infobox musical artist
Name = Good Riddance
Background = group_or_band
Fat Wreck Chords
Only Crime, State of Grace, Creep Division
Russ Rankin- vocals
Luke Pabich -
Chuck Platt - Bass
Sean Sellers - drums
Good Riddance (or GR) was a
hardcore punkband from Santa Cruz, California. Led by vocalist Russ Rankin, the band's longtime lineup included guitarist Luke Pabich, bassist Chuck Platt, and drummer Sean "SC" Sellers. Their sound was influenced by the hardcore punk scene and the band was known for their combination of fast punk with catchy melodies. Lyrical themes vary from political protests and critical analyses of American society to personal struggles and alienation.
Pabich and Rankin were formerly members of State of Grace before the release of "Decoy" in 1994. All of the members currently play in side projects: Pabich and Sellers in [http://outlie.net/ Outlie] , Platt in [http://iwantout.com/ I Want Out] , and Rankin in
Every member of the band supported
animal rightsand was either veganor vegetarian. The band was also a vocal supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animalsand the United States Green Party. [ [http://www.peta2.com/OUTTHERE/o-grid.asp PETA2 // Out There // Good Riddance ] ]
On April 3, 2007, they announced their breakup, [http://www.punknews.org/article/23072] and played their final show on
May 27, 2007 in their hometown of Santa Cruz, Californiaat The Catalyst.
* "Exposed! 1994-1999" VHS (
Fat Wreck Chords, July 31, 2001)
* [http://www.fatwreck.com/band/index/13 Fat Wreck Chords Profile]
* [http://www.punknews.org/bands/goodriddance Good Riddance on Punknews.org]
* [http://www.thelibertymovement.com/russ.html The Liberty Movement Zine - interview with singer Russ Rankin]
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