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Best riff ever
« on: 02 May, 2014, 09:06:46 am »
I don't mean to seem like I'm spamming the board here, but I think since I started a best solo thread it's only right that I make one for the best riff too.

So lets hear it, what is your favourite guitar riff?

Smoke On The Water still makes me feel like a boss every time I throw it out on my guitar.

Honorable mention to 20th Century Boy

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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #1 on: 02 May, 2014, 09:41:03 am »
What's with all these highly specific music questions? Are we going to have 'Best 2 seconds of guitar feedback' next?

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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #2 on: 02 May, 2014, 09:48:00 am »

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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #3 on: 02 May, 2014, 09:59:25 am »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAXYMOgHQI4

We can lock this thread now, right?
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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #4 on: 02 May, 2014, 10:02:40 am »
What's with all these highly specific music questions? Are we going to have 'Best 2 seconds of guitar feedback' next?

All 2 of em?

That's it now. I promise.

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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #5 on: 02 May, 2014, 10:07:22 am »

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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #6 on: 02 May, 2014, 03:09:06 pm »
Definitely something by Tool for me, almost everything they do riff/rhythm-wise just mesmerises me (I could stick anything from the 10,000 Days album on here and be happy with my choice!). Usually I love the complexity of their stuff but for this I'll go simple and pick Stinkfist. Ridiculously simple (just 2 notes with a bend) but man, the power in them two notes!

I've been ripping off the chords in the chorus for years too and will continue to do so for a long time yet.

Stinkfist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07pLGIgyfjw

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Last by NIN needs a mention for sheer beastly face-shredding stomp-factor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeoyOIRIeHs

Hey Man Nice Shot by Filter, which is doubly epic because as well as having one of the coolest bass lines of all time on the verse it also boasts one of the mightiest riffs ever conceived on the chorus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9mJ82x_l-E#t=80

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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #7 on: 02 May, 2014, 03:38:00 pm »
Oh, please. They knew what a good riff was in the Eighties. Exhibit A: The Cult.

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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #8 on: 02 May, 2014, 03:39:43 pm »
Exhibit B: Zodiac Mindwarp.

:-)

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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #9 on: 02 May, 2014, 04:41:47 pm »
Exhibit B: Zodiac Mindwarp.

:-)

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That video reminds me of Warriors Of Genghis Khan. I pray that Zodiac Mindwarp was a piss take. If not, I never realized how bad the 80's had it.

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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #10 on: 02 May, 2014, 04:46:03 pm »
I pray that Zodiac Mindwarp was a piss take.

That video was directed by Ade Edmonson so, yeah, pretty much taking the piss. Good riff, though.

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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #11 on: 02 May, 2014, 04:56:32 pm »
Oh, please. They knew what a good riff was in the Eighties. Exhibit A: The Cult.

For some reason my brain went straight to Bowie.

But yeah. She Sells Sanctuary. No argument.


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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #12 on: 02 May, 2014, 05:14:29 pm »
Oh, please. They knew what a good riff was in the Eighties. Exhibit A: The Cult.

For some reason my brain went straight to Bowie.

But yeah. She Sells Sanctuary. No argument.

It really is fantastic.

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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #13 on: 02 May, 2014, 05:24:46 pm »
Oh, please. They knew what a good riff was in the Eighties. Exhibit A: The Cult.

Cheers

Jim

How many times have I listened to that song? Many hundreds, if not thousands of times, but the opening few second always make the hairs stand on my neck. Incredible stuff.

Also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUzd9KyIDrM



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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #14 on: 02 May, 2014, 05:32:05 pm »
Jim wins.

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