64k
Like

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.

What is a RIFF?

A RIFF is a bonsai-trimmed song review in 300 characters or less, plugging your favorite lyric. Create your own, vote others to the TOP - the lyric is your oyster.

More Riffs

Mike WiLL Made-It – “Pussy Overrated” (ft. Future & Wiz Khalifa)

NehruvianDOOM – “Mean the Most”

Run The Jewels – “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)”

Tim McGraw – “Shotgun Rider”

Les Sins – “Why”

The Script – “Superheroes”

PHFAT – “House of Clashes”

RZA – “Grits”

David Bowie – “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)”

The Game – “Bloody Moon”