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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:30 am 
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I’m sure I’ll be shot down for this but Royal Blood had some nice riffs on their first album.

Little Monster is simple but effective, particularly given that it’s played on the bass.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:40 am 
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Black Betty by Ram Jam has to be on the list surely


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:46 am 
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Sabbath over Led Zep any day. Mainly as they weren’t riff/song title/lyric/total song stealing plum.

But we could all really go on for days as I said earlier. So many great riffs, from so many genres.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:27 am 
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Money for nothing - Dire Straits
Young Lust - Pink Floyd
Crazy Train - Ozzy/Randy Rhodes
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Friday I'm in Love - The Cure


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:28 am 
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Life in the fast lane - Eagles

The opening of that song is stuck in my head.


And now mine you git! :x

:D


That riff was guitarist Joe Walsh's creation, he used it to warm up until the rest of the band heard him one day. That guy didn't know how good he was.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:32 am 
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A5D5E5 wrote:
Not going to say "the best" as it is clearly subjective and impossible, but some greats riffs that haven't been mentioned yet...

Kashmir - Led Zep (probably my favourite. The other competitor being Immigrant Song that has already been mentioned)
Wearing and Tearing - Led Zep (a relatively obscure song as it is on the unloved Coda album).
Tie Your Mother Down - Queen
Thunderstruck - ACDC (easy to play wrongly, hard to play properly)


Layla is just horrible from the opening riff to the piano outro that goes on about 43 minutes too long. The start of Clapton's decline into middle of the road mediocrity.

Yep, it's definitely subjective. I'd heard Kashmir many times not realising it was Kashmir but was always told how awesome it was, so got quite the surprise when I put two and two together - I think it tops my most overrated list.

On the not best, because of the subjective as you say, but a favourite of mine list is Cult of Personality - Living Colour.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:48 am 
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Electric Six - Gay bar.

Or is that a lick?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:49 am 
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The Osmond's - Crazy Horses.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:54 am 
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Black Napkins by Frank Zappa. Failing that Muffin Man, also by Frank Zappa.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:21 am 
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You’re Gonna Miss Me by The Spades
Take It Off by The Donnas
Hate to Say I Told You So by The Hives
Alternative Ulster by Stiff Little Fingers
Holidays In The Sun by Sex Pistols


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:30 am 
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Wild Flower - The Cult ... probably taken from Rock n' Roll Singer - AC/DC :D

https://www.whosampled.com/sample/28778 ... ll-Singer/


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For Whom the Bell Tolls. About 58 seconds in, when the noodling finishes. My personal greatest riff ever


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:25 am 
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For Whom The Bell Toll is ace :thumbup:

I'd also like to suggest Signal 30 by Public Service Broadcasting, because it's great.


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Cliff Burton RIP.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:31 am 
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Monster Magnet - Powertrip.


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The opening riff to Can’t You Hear Me Knocking is pure filth

https://youtu.be/3fa4HUiFJ6c

The central riff for The Damned - A New Rose is underrated

https://youtu.be/KPowvspa4BI

Queens of the Stone Age - Sick, Sick, Sick detuned riff at 55s in is great (written by Julian Casablancas I believe)

https://youtu.be/8EDePb-L7KA

Deftones - Korea, probably their most meatheaded riff ever and I love it

https://youtu.be/FHxf6FnY_w0

More of a simple rotating arpeggio from Keith Levene but I’m putting it in, PiL - Poptones (the live Grey Whistle Test has the best version)

https://youtu.be/b8e2CTB9oeQ

Los Lobos - Viking

https://youtu.be/KyfwAgNtcYM


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:04 pm 
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Some classic riffage

https://youtu.be/mtnCcWOS7y8


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:10 pm 
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Some beauty from the Dayglo Abortions

https://youtu.be/AAbisg02JD4


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SASP wrote:
Cliff Burton RIP.


Can we go for Anasthesia as a riff?

Of all the times and all the places I've seen them, Puppets tour with Anthrax supporting, 2 weeks before the crash will always be the best


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Kill Jester wrote:
SASP wrote:
Cliff Burton RIP.


Can we go for Anasthesia as a riff?

Of all the times and all the places I've seen them, Puppets tour with Anthrax supporting, 2 weeks before the crash will always be the best


It has no riffing.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:14 pm 
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Focus - Hocus Pocus


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I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz

Great bass line.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:34 pm 
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I like those riffs that go

E E E E E E E E E E E E E
A A A A A A A A A A A A
E E E E E E E E E E E E E
B B B B B B B B
A A A A A A A A
E E E E E E E E E E E E E
A A# B


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The Darkness - Black Shuck

I kid you not, the best riff AC/DC never wrote...


Tick. Reminds me of ......
ZZ Top

Better ZZ Top - Tush : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCLXy-vSu3o


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tabascoboy wrote:
globus wrote:
tabascoboy wrote:
The Darkness - Black Shuck

I kid you not, the best riff AC/DC never wrote...


Tick. Reminds me of ......
ZZ Top

Better ZZ Top - Tush : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCLXy-vSu3o

Tick! Simple stuff from ...............

ZZ - La Grange

I love drumming to this.


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Slayer - Raining Blood
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z8ZqFlw6hYg


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Kill Jester wrote:
SASP wrote:
Cliff Burton RIP.


Can we go for Anasthesia as a riff?

Of all the times and all the places I've seen them, Puppets tour with Anthrax supporting, 2 weeks before the crash will always be the best


That's incredible.


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SASP wrote:
Kill Jester wrote:
SASP wrote:
Cliff Burton RIP.


Can we go for Anasthesia as a riff?

Of all the times and all the places I've seen them, Puppets tour with Anthrax supporting, 2 weeks before the crash will always be the best


That's incredible.


We even bumped into them, had Cliff and James autographs inside my original bike jacket, they were out in Edinburgh doing photos for a Sounds cover interview.

Jeez I'm old


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Kill Jester wrote:
SASP wrote:
Kill Jester wrote:
SASP wrote:
Cliff Burton RIP.


Can we go for Anasthesia as a riff?

Of all the times and all the places I've seen them, Puppets tour with Anthrax supporting, 2 weeks before the crash will always be the best


That's incredible.


We even bumped into them, had Cliff and James autographs inside my original bike jacket, they were out in Edinburgh doing photos for a Sounds cover interview.

Jeez I'm old


You are, I was 2 when he died.


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No love for John Entwistle or is it too obvious?


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SASP wrote:
Kill Jester wrote:
SASP wrote:
Kill Jester wrote:
SASP wrote:
Cliff Burton RIP.


Can we go for Anasthesia as a riff?

Of all the times and all the places I've seen them, Puppets tour with Anthrax supporting, 2 weeks before the crash will always be the best


That's incredible.


We even bumped into them, had Cliff and James autographs inside my original bike jacket, they were out in Edinburgh doing photos for a Sounds cover interview.

Jeez I'm old


You are, I was 2 when he died.


Ouch


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houtkabouter wrote:
No love for John Entwistle or is it too obvious?

Plenty Houts. I booked the Who to play at uni. A girlfriend of mine is the PA to PT. I took a few to the Teenage Cancer Trust gig at the Albert hall with backstage tickets.

The drummer was a certain Zac Starkey, Ringo's son. He is mustard. A propos of nothing

For bass fans .........

Badge - Cream


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houtkabouter wrote:
No love for John Entwistle or is it too obvious?


He dominates the ‘greatest bass lines’ thread.


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Talking of dirty, here’s Melvins - Honey Bucket. Main riff kicks in @ 1:05. Featuring Shirley Temple’s daughter on bass.


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houtkabouter wrote:
No love for John Entwistle or is it too obvious?

Ah yeah, the early Who stuff is super forgettable without him. See Substitute, top riff.


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Enzedder wrote:
Nah, it's got to be Chuck and Johhny Be Good.

Hell, it even made it to the movies

Actually, that's a good shout.

Break on Through -The Doors.


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My generation - The Who - Entwistle

Give it away - Red Hot Chillipeppers - Flea

Love will tear us apart - Joy Division - Hook

Money - Pink Floyd - Waters

Under pressure - Queen & David Bowie - Deacon Another one bites the dust deserves a mention but I’m a massive Bowie fan so I had to choose


What would be very interesting to me is bass lines from the last decade?

Off the top of my head

Blue blood - Foals - Gervers


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mr bungle wrote:
houtkabouter wrote:
No love for John Entwistle or is it too obvious?


He dominates the ‘greatest bass lines’ thread.

Well he shouldn't


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Talking of dirty, here’s Melvins - Honey Bucket. Main riff kicks in @ 1:05. Featuring Shirley Temple’s daughter on bass.



Nope... Dale Crover played bass on that track.

Lori didn't actually play on the album despite being credited.

"This album is mostly just me and Dale Crover. Either I played bass or he did on almost all of it regardless of what the credits say…" - Buzzo.


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mr bungle wrote:
As said above, there’s just too many great riffs, from too many styles of gat music.

But this one is still on high rotate.

Kyuss - Gardenia


Fuck yeah :thumbup:

Also..

Kyuss - Whitewater


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