Riff: Iggy and The Stooges – “Burn”

Mar 8, 2013

The feelings of youth die looking for truth/And the truth’s gonna make them squirm

from Burn lyrics by Iggy and The Stooges

The “squirm”-worthy “truth” about “Burn” is that it’s quite average. Iggy navigates through a handful of Godless cultural references before returning to his safe “burn, burn” mantra against solid yet uninteresting power-chord chugging. Kind of a letdown for the alleged stage-dive pioneer; [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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