It was my civic duty to make this post. I was rearranging my CDs over the Thanksgiving days and I ran into Primal Scream’s Riot City Blues, which made me realize how good it is. This is perhaps the best song on the album.
1) Three chords. All the guitar solos are rock ‘n’ roll cliches. Beautiful.
2) Notice how many posing/cliche rock star moves the players do. When a song causes a musician to launch uncontrollably into a rock star move, that’s a good thing.
3) “Don’t need a knife, don’t need a gun, I got a crown made of human skull.”
4) The chick (I didn’t know who she was either) is the singer from The Dead Weather, among other bands.
5) Jools Holland!