Richard Ashcroft is known for elegant tracks augmented with refined string sections, but his Natural Rebel
album closes with this blistering rocker, which takes a much more aggressive sonic approach. In a Songfacts interview with Ashcroft
, he explained that the song is taking aim at modern music: "I'm sick of the lame guitars, I'm sick of bands or artists that come under the guise of 'rock.' They're driving the whole genre off the cliff."