Good Riddance
Good Riddance
Background Information
Origin Santa Cruz, California
Genre Punk Rock
Melodic Hardcore
Years active 1986-2007
Label(s) Little Deputy
Jade Tree
Associated Acts Only Crime
State of Grace
Creep Division
I Want Out
Former Members
Russ Rankin
Luke Pabich
Chuck Platt
Sean Sellers
Dave Wagenschutz
Dave Raun
Rich McDermott

Good Riddance (sometimes abbreviated GR) was a punk rock band 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.


State of GraceEdit

Prior to Good Riddance, in the early 1990s Russ Rankin and Luke Pabich were members of Santa Cruz hardcore band State of Grace. State of Grace released one demo cassette, approximately 31 minutes long, in 1992; the nine tracks were recorded at "Lumberjack Studios" in "Haward" (presumably Hayward, California). They played dates on two short tours.

Demo Track listing
  1. Fade Away
  2. Agnostic Dream
  3. Don't Judge Me
  4. Cerebellum
  5. I Fight A War
  6. It Can Change
  7. Hard Facts
  8. Sanity Plea
  9. Pass You By

Good RiddanceEdit

Rankin and Pabich were joined by Chuck Platt and Sean Sellers in Good Riddance. Every member of the band supported animal rights and was either vegan or vegetarian. The band was also a vocal supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the United States Green Party. [1]

On April 3, 2007, they announced their breakup,[2] and played their final show on May 27, 2007 in their hometown of Santa Cruz, California at The Catalyst. This show was recorded and released as their final album, Remain in Memory - The Final Show.

All of the members currently play in side projects: Pabich and Sellers in Outlie, Platt in I Want Out, and Rankin in Only Crime.

In August 2009, guitarist Luke and bassist Chuck announced they are starting their own "heavy/aggressive band with old school punk and metal influences.”

Band MembersEdit

  • Russ Rankin - vocals
  • Luke Pabich - guitar
  • Chuck Platt - bass guitar
  • Sean Sellers - drums
  • Dave Wagenschutz - drums
  • Dave Raun - drums
  • Rich McDermott - drums

Discography Edit

Main article:Good Riddance discography

Studio albums


References Edit

  1. PETA2 // Out There // Good Riddance
  2. | Good Riddance (1986-2007)

External linksEdit

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