Riff: Bad Brains – “Earnest Love”

Nov 20, 2012

To fulfill the prophecy/Is everything to me

from Earnest Love lyrics by Bad Brains

Melvins‘ style sludge-metal that gives way to speedier 80’s shredding, this might be the wackiest backdrop imaginable for messages of fulfilling Rastafarian prophecies with social change. This juxtaposition has turned heads and made die-hard fans, but there’s a reason it’s not oft-repeated.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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