Riff: Iggy and The Stooges – “Gun”

Apr 30, 2013

Murderers can stand their ground /Ain’t nobody else around /Freaking out in the USA

from Gun lyrics by Iggy and The Stooges

“Gun” opens like Iggy’s buddy Bowie’s “Suffragette City” and morphs into a straightforward rocker, Iggy giving a pop-culture/punk-rock take on myriad socio-political issues, from Trayvon Martin to immigration, before deciding he’d rather “shoot at everyone” than even bother with the noise; [LISTEN].

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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