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4.0 out of 5 stars operation tim, and friends, in the area!!, 23 May 2007
This review is from: A Poet's Life (Audio CD)
Now, i hadn't heard about this CD until last week and bought it just to fit in the rack next to The transplants, Lars and the bastards and, of course, Rancid. I wasn't expecting much to be honest and boy was i put in my place. I dont know if it was due to todays weather being warm and sunny but this just hit the spot. Outside, annoying the neighbours with some good old ska and dub. And that's what this is 'old' ska. The production is absolutely spot on and the name of the game is Trojan. Its only 10 songs long, coming in at 33 minutes, which is perfect, the last two Rancid CD's could have done with a bit of quantity editing. This CD is not new, its not groundbreaking and its not exactly up-beat, there is a huge hazy green cloud hanging over this, but it is certainly good fun. Being backed by the Aggrolites has certainly added to the atmosphere of the songs. Of course the spirit of Rancid is evident here but, this is more in tune with Operation Ivy than Californias finest. Its Tim Armstrong solo album, what can i say the mans a genius and he's on a roll. Hell, even his lyrics have an almost optimistic tone to them, he must be in lurv, or at least in lust! This is my sound of the summer. You know, i think i'll go and put on some Lee Perry and kick back. Roll on the return of Rancid! Oh, one complaint, the DVD, that two tone effect on all ten videos gets a bit wearing after a while. It would have been nice to have had a bit of clarity on some of them, when you watch them you will know the ones i mean. Bring on the dancing Punx!
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