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Rank and File

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Rank And File/Del Fuegos: Inn-Square Bar, Boston

Live Review by Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 15 December 1982

COUNTRY ROCK HAS been one of the most popular musical hybrids of the past decade; it's also been one of the most disappointing. ...

Rank & File: Not a Common Band

Profile by Gary Pig Gold, The Pig Paper, 1983

"THEY SOUND like a cross between Buck Owens and the Ramones!" "Watching Chip Kinman on stage is just like watching Gary Busey in The Buddy ...

Rank And File: A String Tie And Safety Pin Affair

Interview by Joe Sasfy, Unicorn Times, February 1983

I LIKED Rank And File's music from the moment I heard a demo tape of theirs in Joe Patoski's livingroom in Austin in mid-1981. I ...

Rank And File: The Music Machine, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Mark Leviton, Music Connection, 17 February 1983

A PACKED HOUSE witnessed a powerful Rank and File set that was a model of consistency and drive. The four-piece has narrowed their focus admirably, ...

Rank & File: Sundown

Review by Roy Trakin, Creem, March 1983

TIME WAS BROTHERS Chip and Tony Kinman were just another coupla SoCal surfpunks, bitchin' 'bout class wars and hating the rich. The Dils, which was ...

Rank & File: Sundown (Slash Records)

Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 5 March 1983

RANK & FILE are a rather unusual four-piece: a Commie punk country band who've accrued a national reputation in America with record speed. Mind you, ...

Rank and File: Can Punks Sing Country? Just Listen Up!

Interview by Karen Schlosberg, Trouser Press, April 1983

"I'D CALL IT country music, and let I everyone take it from there," Chip A. Kinman says, almost defiantly. ...

Life After Punk: Rank and File

Interview by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, 29 October 1983

Rank and File’s Founders Chip and Tony Kinman walked out on hardcore punk stardom to take up their "white trash’ influences in country music. ...

Rank and File

Interview by Blake Gumprecht, Alternative America, Winter 1983

FROM THE REMNANTS of two of America's seminal punk bands, the Dils and the Nuns, comes Rank and File. ...

Slash: L.A.'s Maverick Label Meets the Majors

Interview by Mark Leviton, BAM, 10 February 1984

LOS ANGELES —"Music is a vehicle for ideas, and if the ideas suck and the music's good, it's still pretty bad music." The man at ...

Rank and File: Long Gone Dead (London/Slash)

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 1 September 1984


Western Union: Rank And File

Retrospective and Interview by Fred Mills, Seattle Weekly, 7 May 2003

A new archival set revisits Chip and Tony Kinman’s pioneering alt-country outfit Rank And File, as the brothers continue to expand their Cowboy Nation. ...

Rank and File: Twangbearers

Retrospective and Interview by Fred Mills, Harp, August 2003

IN THE early ’80s, some called Rank and File "cowpunks" – others called them just plain revolutionary. ...

see also Dils, The

see also Alejandro Escovedo


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