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Super Mario
(@Super Mario)
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Hi all

As someone with far too much time on my hands I was listening to the news when this survey came on. As normal I started to think of the riffs not included in the top 20. For me where are Dire Straits?

1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
2. Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
3. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
4. Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
5. Derek and the Dominos - Layla
6. AC/DC - Back In Black
7. Metallica - Enter Sandman
8. The Beatles - Day Tripper
9. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
10. The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
11. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
12. Muse - Plug In Baby
13. Eddie Van Halen - Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
14. The Kinks - You Really Got Me
15. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
16. AC/DC - Highway to Hell
17. Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker
18. Black Sabbath - Iron Man
19. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog
20. Michael Jackson - Beat It

Your opinions please...

Topic starter Posted : 01/12/2009 2:11 am
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That list has definately got some very good guitar riffs on there,I am in total aggreement with you though mate that Dire Straits should be in there-I can't remember the name of the song but it was about 88 and I will always remember getting kicked out of an Art class at school for playing air guitar to this Dire Straits song -Money for nothing I think 😆 😆 😆

Lynard Skynard-Freebird should be on that list well before they even consider the likes of Beat it.. 🙄 🙄

Posted : 01/12/2009 1:06 pm
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Here's how i see it (mainly from a bass player's point of view) i'm not talking majorly technical or fantasitcally popular, just the ones that make me feel a song despite being blatantly simplistic or just there to pad out:

1. Guns N' Roses - Coma (intro riff) - after all these years i still get chills. simple, effective, awesome!
2. Slayer - dead skin mask (main verse riff)
3. Metallica - seek and destroy (main verse riff)
4. Nuclear Rabbit - The great cross dress crusade (entire bass-line)
5. Pink floyd - Money (bass intro riff)
6. Muse - Plug In Baby (i'm going to keep this one in but bump it up coz it's awesome)
7. Slipknot - Before i forget (main riff) - basic but energetic and effective!
8. Megadeth - Symphony of Destruction
9. Radiohead - National Anthem - (bass riff) goes through the whole song with that nice crisp distortion, mmmm.
10. Tori Amos - Teenage Hustling + You can bring your dog (couldn't decide which so BOTH)
11. The Jeff Healey Band - Can't get my hands on you (intro and verse riffs)
12. Cream, Sunshine of Your Love (all of it) - awesome bass tone!
13. Nirvana - Negative Creep
14. Mudvayne - Dig
15. Marilyn Manson - Get your gunn ("artistic" licence spelling the album shipped with)
16. Incubus - A certain shade of green
17. Fear Factory - Replica
18. Alice in Chains - Man in a box
19. Less than Jake - All my best friends are metalheads
20. Span - DOn't think the way they do.

Damn, that was hard!

Posted : 09/09/2010 3:24 am
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I have a very limited choice of music, and half of the stuff listed I've never heard of, but I do have Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing in the car and I think the guitar in that is superb.

Posted : 09/09/2010 4:19 pm
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Riffs not in the list:

Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper
Oasis - Wonderwall
Led Zepplin - Stairway to Heaven
Aerosmith - Walk This Way
The Who - My Generation
Green Day - American Idiot
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird / Sweet Home Alabama (thanks Jim for this one!)

My point of view on the twenty best riffs ... It's been in my head a few days and still compiling a list!

Posted : 19/09/2010 2:50 pm
bellas dad
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what about.......

johnny winter-Frankenstein
van halen-eruption
guns n roses-welcome to the jungle
richie valens-la bamba
there's loads more too, best one is sweet child o mine though, i play in a guns n roses tribute band (as slash) and the crowd always go nuts when the intro riff comes in 😉 )

Posted : 30/09/2010 2:14 pm

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