Riff: Iggy and The Stooges – “The Departed”

Apr 30, 2013

I can’t feel nothing real/My lights are all burned out/I can’t feel nothing real.

from The Departed lyrics by The Stooges

The Stooges’ swan song for the “party life” is honest and well-played, but Iggy’s wider-than-a-sine-wave vibrato distracts a bit. Either way, the album title’s impression that Iggy’s ready to join “The Departed” rings true; [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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