Rancid's Tim Armstrong Produces New Jimmy Cliff EP
The EP, produced by Tim Armstrong (Operation Ivy, Rancid, The Transplants) will be released on Collective Sounds and features a combination of originals and covers, including a cover of The Clash's seminal "Guns of Brixton."
For the EP and full-length, Cliff teamed up with Armstrong - a lifelong admirer of his work and a known purveyor of reggae music's lasting influence and cultural impact. "Tim has such a great foothold in the tradition. He woke me up to a lot of the things I had forgotten," said Cliff. "I enjoy the creative spontaneity of collaborating with other people. I always want to try new things. It's the type of creative energy I have". Armstrong adds, "Jimmy is one of my musical heroes and I've been responding to his music my entire life."