Riff Police… Pull Over! #4 Limp Bizkit Vs Coal Chamber!
Limp Bizkit‘s 1999 single “Breakstuff” from “Significant Other” has been blamed for a lot in it’s time. Woodstock 1999 saw crowd violence and property damage both during and after the bands set. Fans were filmed tearing plywood from temporary festival structures and smashing the place up. The song itself has a highly memorable, if simplistic riff, straight to the point lyrics and a catchy Nu-Metal vibe. So when in 2002 for their “Dark Days” album, Coal Chamber released the poetic Flood cover “Rowboat” using a riff so close it had Limp Bizkit’s lawyers checking with label executives, eyebrows were raised. This is the Riff Police. Miguel “Meegs” Rascón, pull over. You’re busted.