Favourite Rock Riffs Of All Time..?
and, yes there's some classics in there, but there are some impressive omissions. No Van Halen, for example. Surely 'Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love' is a firm member of the best rock riffs of all time? As should War Pigs, but hey. Of course, music is subjective but so many people seem to confuse 'best' with 'favourite'! Or 'most-famous'!
So, what are your favourite (not 'best'!!) five guitar riffs of all time? Which five riffs just make you go 'woahhh!'? They don't have to be classics or well-known, just favourites.
Mine would be (in no particular order):
Mean Street - Van Halen
Erotic Nightmares - Steve Vai (no idea why I love that riff so much)
Ace Of Spades - Motorhead
American Woman - The Guess Who (NOT the Lenny Kravitz version!)
Get It On - Kingdom Come
Of course there are hundreds of classics and I'm not looking to argue over it, just ask your favourites. Although picking just one Van Halen riff for me was damn difficult!
Edited by mpointon on 20-07-2016 10:08
Gojira - The heaviest matter of the universe (The verse riff, starts at 00:45~) it's just so groovy.
Steve Vai - Gravity Storm (The first minute of that song is insane)
Meshuggah - Future Breed Machine (the intro riff with the weird squeaky sound over it. so intense!)
Children Of Bodom - Triple Corpse Hammerblow (so melodic, i love it. 20 seconds in)
Lamb Of God - Ghost Walking (Crazy grooves!)
it seems the two of us have a very, very different taste in music and riffs. nice :p
- small edit, actually gojira.. the entire song is just mad grooves. =P
Edited by Pedersen on 20-07-2016 10:25
"Little wing" by Hendrix (And only him...)
"Skillet" by "the time" (Album - Pandemonium)
"L'hotel particulier" by Serge Gainsbourg (Album "Melody Nelson - Track #5 and #7 too)
"Lovely Jane" by "The DAG" (Album - Righteous)
"Can't stop" By The RHCP
These tracks influence my play.
Edited by Funkystan on 20-07-2016 16:44
"Sign O the Times" Prince
"Uzeb Club" Uzeb
"Carry on my wayward son" Kansas
"Voodoo Child" Hendrix
"Homesick" by Atlanta Rhythm section
In a Gadda da Vida by Iron Butterfly
Whole Lotta love by Led Zeppelin
21'st Century Schizoid Man by King Crimson
Heartbeat by King Crimson
And "Black Betty" is originally a leadbelly song....no kidding
And while wer'e at it: Led zeppelins "Gallows Pole" is also ledbelly
Edited by nilton on 23-07-2016 19:34
"Boom Boom out go the Lights" Pat Travers Live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4XbV3gCm2Y
"Tush" ZZ Top https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jB_QM73Slk
"Mississippi Queen" Mountain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFhM1XZsh6o
"Boom Boom" Big Head Todd and the Monsters, written by John Lee Hooker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g523ypkK-Y
Old school songs that could get the blood pumping fast.
AC/DC - Back in Black
Derek & the Dominoes - Layla
Dream Theater - Forsaken
Allman Brothers - Statesboro Blues
Edgar Winter Group - We All Had A Real Good Time
Doors - Roadhouse Blues
Man on the Silver Mountain - Rainbow
Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
Outshined - Soundgarden
Figure it Out - Royal Blood
Ten Years After - Love like a man
Grand Funk Railroad - Heartbreaker
AC/DC - Back in Black
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Chuck Berry - Johnny Be Good
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
Jimi Hendrix - Woodoo Child
comftably numb> pink Floyd
harder than a rock> AC/DC
Wiess Heim> Rainbow
Kashmere> Led Zepplin
train train/new ways Jeff Beck group
Statesboro blue Allman bros.
little wing Hendrix
Whipping post Allman bros.
tons more but you said top 5
You Really Got Me: VH
Photograph: Def Leppard
You Shook Me All Night Long: AC/DC
The Trooper: Maiden
maybe you forgott AC/DC ..."touch to much"...
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