Mean And Rotten

(Dancik, Korba, Rubin)

…opens up The Riff album with the kind of twist that characterized Just Water. It sounds like straight-ahead rock, but something is amiss. Danny's playing an E flat chord over Mitch's B flat, which technically means it's a B flat suspended 6th (I think).

The lyrics are a rant about rationalizing why you are really so much cooler than all of those people that beat you to your dreams … a bit like people who can't sell their crummy software, but complain about how stupid Bill Gates is.

Danny plays guitar hero on this one, and according to the review by Max Bell at the NME, he succeeds.