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Once upon a time, before Tim Armstrong and his Rancid cohorts swaggered out of the Berkeley punk scene, there was Operation Ivy.

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Given Armstrong’s own tumultuous love life in recent years, the lyrics, “Wake up / You son of a bitch / I wanna know who your with / And why do you roll in and out / At like six in the morning”, seem to indicate a two-fold anger directed at himself for not recognizing the situation sooner, and to a woman painted as unappreciative and largely responsible for the demise of the relationship; possibly a nod to his divorce from Brody Dalle of the Distillers.

On the flipside, as a much less personal note, “Inner City Violence” exhibits not just a Stateside conscience towards violence, but defers to the issues faced in cities all over the world from the “streets of Mogadishu / Baghdad / Back to Peru”.

Its titular refrain is backed by police sirens, helicopters, turntable scratching, and drums that walk the edge of machine gun rattle and hip-hop beats.

While several musical styles are carefully blended into Armstrong’s solo album, the overall vibe is that of bizarrely authentic sounding ‘70s electronic reggae.

Besides the allusion to his former band, A Poet’s Life sparkles with facets of Armstrong’s past and present.

His influences on the album are clear, dating back to reggae/punk fusion forebears like Blondie and the Clash.

Throughout his career as a vocalist, Armstrong’s voice has been compared to the late, great frontman for the Clash. Both men possessed an expressively breathless anger that sometimes whispered and, at others, melodically shouted about the socio-political ills of the day, sharing a leaning towards reggae in their music at various stages.