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Riff: Black Flag – “Down in the Dirt”

May 3, 2013

You squeal like a pig/For me to put on a show

from Down in the Dirt lyrics by Black Flag

Another in a string of seminal titans reforming with subpar results, Reyes whimpers from “down in the dirt” instead of intimidating the listener. Original hardcore can’t match today’s extremism, but this lazy, poorly-mixed effort led me to think it’s fake, with Ginn’s guitar a lone saving grace.

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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