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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #45 on: 07 May, 2014, 10:51:31 pm »
Yeah, but what about...

Guns N' Roses - Mr Brownstone
http://youtu.be/9ZcQ5e761AY



Appetite For Destruction is stall ball bag bashingly brilliant and one of the defining rock albums ever made.

What a shame Guns N' Roses decline was so rapid and the music that followed so turgid.

So so true. :'(
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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #46 on: 07 May, 2014, 11:01:43 pm »
Ah to hell and damnation with G&R....you do have a point with Placebo mind you. Z
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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #47 on: 07 May, 2014, 11:29:48 pm »
Ah to hell and damnation with G&R....you do have a point with Placebo mind you. Z

Why thank you kind sir! :D To be honest I have a serious love/HATE relationship with Guns N' Roses but I do like that song (if not it's lyrical content - just say NO kids) and I wanted to share it with the group. And if I am being honest basslines are more my thing than lead guitar or keyboard riffs so I am struggling with this topic.
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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #48 on: 07 May, 2014, 11:34:02 pm »
Tell me about it, as a long time Pixies fan, and starcrossed lover if the mighty Kim Deal, basslines are my life. The bass intro for sliver from Nirvanas first Album is amazing! Z
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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #49 on: 08 May, 2014, 09:09:20 am »
The opening riff to The Rocker by Thin Lizzy is awesome, as are the riffs throughout.


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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #50 on: 08 May, 2014, 11:31:35 am »
Synth-tastic riffs:

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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #51 on: 08 May, 2014, 12:17:09 pm »
The opening riff to The Rocker by Thin Lizzy is awesome, as are the riffs throughout.

Yeah fantastic song that.

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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #52 on: 25 May, 2014, 10:08:32 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


Got to agree with those , but have a listen to the riff in Art of Dying by Gojira it comes in at about 5 minutes 45 seconds (but you need to listen through to then cos its the power of the counterpoint of that riff that creates the impact) Oh and if you ever get the chance to see them live then take it a truly stunning live band .

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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 #53 on: 26 May, 2014, 06:38:08 pm »
Got to agree with those , but have a listen to the riff in Art of Dying by Gojira it comes in at about 5 minutes 45 seconds (but you need to listen through to then cos its the power of the counterpoint of that riff that creates the impact) Oh and if you ever get the chance to see them live then take it a truly stunning live band .

Brilliant shout. Another quality example: Explosia - blows me away every time I hear it. And that outro!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqB4YPcacdo

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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #55 on: 10 August, 2014, 09:28:44 pm »
Oh, if we're talking heavy riffs, then this is The Daddy.

The Wildhearts - Anthem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfsAwxVj4UI

Amazingly, this got on TOTP once!

And one amazing riff every guitarist should know but hardly any do for some peculiar reason.

Cardiacs - Is This The Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAEO3Dvugcw

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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #56 on: 11 August, 2014, 10:26:34 am »
And one amazing riff every guitarist should know but hardly any do for some peculiar reason.
Cardiacs - Is This The Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAEO3Dvugcw

Never heard of the Cardiacs but that tunes a cracker. 
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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #57 on: 14 August, 2014, 03:14:55 pm »
And one amazing riff every guitarist should know but hardly any do for some peculiar reason.
Cardiacs - Is This The Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAEO3Dvugcw

Never heard of the Cardiacs but that tunes a cracker.

Wow !!....Never heard of the Cardiacs either...but what a belter of a tune !! ....
That's definitely an album to get onto my iPod...
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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #58 on: 24 August, 2014, 03:31:09 pm »
The Justice department has a good re-education programme-it's called five to ten in the cubes.

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Re: Best riff ever
« Reply #59 on: 24 August, 2014, 04:55:39 pm »
Icons of Filth - 'Plastic Wrap'
Mere words cannot express my love of the main guitar riff.
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