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I don’t know if you know this, because it so rarely comes up in his songs, but Tim Armstrong is from the East Bay, having grown up in the shadow of Golden Gate Fields, the horse-racing track that sits right on the edge of the San Francisco Bay.
And he pays thrilling tribute that upbringing on “GGF,” the final track from Rancid, which opens with a declaration of pride, as well as a peek inside of his soul, as over crashing power chords, Armstrong declares: