In their 16th album’s opener (yes – 16th), Bad Religion’s “oozin’ ahs” propel a “lost at sea without a [moral] compass” metaphor as they aim to find both their way to shore and some ethical wisdom. Still, one can’t help but remind how tired this chord progression has become. Especially in pop-punk.
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.