Hellcat Records/Pirates Press Records
Released: January 29, 2019
Tim Armstrong's latest project. The Landfill Crew is a fictional animated punk rock band set in the 1980s. It reminds me of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, you know, except that the Landfill Crew is punk.
Tim Armstrong (Rancid, Operation Ivy, The Transplants...), is Bagga and Tippa Lee is Hux as the lead vocalists of Landfill Crew.
Tippa Lee is one of Tim's favorite Jamaican vocalists that has been recording reggae music in Kingston since the early 80s.
Check this video of Tippa Lee's "Mi Nah Call the Police":
J Bonner (The Aggrolites) animated the videos and helped develop the characters.
This is available as a four song, double 7". And it is as amazing as you'd assume it would be! The undeniably original sound and style of Tim's vocals, uplifting fun times punk rock, that mixes all the styles Rancid and Tim have been known to do... just a fantastic project! The theme song, "Landfill Crew" is an instant classic.
Check the videos below. Love the circle pit in the backyard!
The full lineup of Landfill Crew is Tippa Lee (Vocals), Tim Timebomb (Vocals / Guitar), Kevin Bivona (Bass / Background Vocals), Dash Hutton (Drums / Background Vocals) and John Morrical (Piano / Melodica).