Tim Armstong "Black Lung" (acoustic) (video)
Published Jan 22, 2015Fender has toasted Bay Area punk icon Tim Armstrong with his very own acoustic guitar model, the Fender Hellcat Acoustic Guitar. Armstrong is now showing off the model with an unplugged though juiced-up run-through of older Rancid cut "Black Lung."
Filmed at the Fender Artist Showroom in Burbank, CA, the performance finds the punk lifer working his fingers across a fretboard featuring inlays of skulls and the hair-raising Hellcat logo. Though it's quite stripped-down from what's heard on Life Won't Wait, Armstrong still uses his patented gravelly grumble on the cut, while a walking acoustic bass line ramps up the energy.
Watch the clip below.