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Tim Armstrong’s “A Poet’s Life”

August 6, 2007

Tim Armstrong best known as the singer and guitarist for the punk bands Rancid and ska-punk Operation Ivy, goes back to his ska/dancehall roots with “A Poet’s Life.”  The album was orginally supposed to be released one track at a time on Armstrong’s website for free, however with the success of the single “Into Action” (featuring The Aggrolites) a full length album and accompanying DVD with videos was released in May.  The album is an infectious blend of ska/dancehall/with a little bit of punk. The DVD is classic punk rock, and is black/white over exposed all the way, and includes appearances from Tila Tequila the MySpace Queen and Lars Frederickson Rancid band member.

My personal favorites include:

1.) Wake Up
2.) Hold On
3.) Into Action

*See Into Action video below:

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 6, 2007 12:43 pm

    Right on – as we old guys say. “Into Action” is the selected tune on my YouTube site.

    I’m a huge Rancid fan, although I don’t have enough hair for a mohawk. Lars’ album is every bit as good, though more punk, less ska. Try “For You.” I’m going to ask them for permission to use lyrics in GONE-2. (We got permission for some Agent Orange in GONE-1.)

  2. Jolene permalink*
    August 9, 2007 7:20 pm

    Yeah I had it on my myspace for a while too! I’ll try to give Lars’ album a listen. According to Wikipedia Rancid is going to release an album in 2008. Can’t wait for that.

  3. August 10, 2007 10:27 am

    Um, myspace, yep, not youtube. And perfectly sober, too. My mind is going . . . stop Dave . . . daisy . . . daisy . . .

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