Reggae Legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jimmy Cliff has teamed with Rancid’s Tim Armstrong to work on a new record.
In an interview with Stereogum, Cliff explains how the project with the punk rocker came together.
“The project started after someone in my management organization introduced me to Tim,” said Cliff. “The cool thing about it was that Tim knew people from the Clash, who I associated with a lot. I worked on a record with Joe Strummer shortly before he passed away. So, we knew people in common and that made it very easy at the beginning. Also, Tim is just very easy to work with. He’s a very creative guy and it’s just been very good — and very easy — working with him.”
Armstrong is serving as the producer, and also contributing to the writing process.
“It’s going really well,” Cliff told Stereogum. “There is some new music, plus some cover songs. We’ve covered music by the Clash — a cover of ‘Guns of Brixton’ — and some new songs that I wrote.”