Record Of The Day #2: TIM ARMSTRONG - A POET´S LIFE 12"
Rancid frontman solo album he links up reggae revivalists Aggrolites to make a ska reggae dancehall punk album its pretty damn catchy if you ask me, I picked this as ROTD#2 as this week seen Tim link up again with former bandmate Jesse Michaels on a new band called Bad Optix (find out more here) but all I am wondering is what ever happened to Tim's project ZERSTÖREN with 3 members of Nausea and Rob from The Transplants
Blurb: Tim Armstrong, guitarist and frontman of Rancid took a different path on his 2007 solo debut, with able backing from L.A. reggae revivalists the Aggrolites, Armstrong crafted a grooving, fun-filled modern reggae album, influenced by ska, rock steady, roots reggae, and dancehall and filtered through a modern pop-punk attitude. The sound of the record (nimble, jumped-up, and retro but fully modern) impresses instantly, but as the record goes on, Armstrong?s voice emerges as the star. His raspy croon, staccato toasting, and ragged shout fit the reggae sound surprisingly well.
Released By: Hellcat Records