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You favorite guitar riffs

Discussion in 'Music Department' started by sunshine and gasoline, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. sunshine and gasoline

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    Your favorite guitar riffs

    Anyway, I've been thinking about what my favorite guitar riff is. I couldn't decide so I made a list of my favorites.

    What are your favorites?

    Mine:

    All these songs have great riffs in them.

    The Beatles - Day Tripper
    Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker
    Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong
    Radiohead - Street Spirit (and I can play it on my guitar as well)
    Iggy Pop - I wanna be your dog
    Nirvana - Come as you Are
    Opeth - Deliverance
    The Hives - Walk Idiot Walk
    Black Sabbath - Iron Man
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    Metallica - Sad but True
     
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  2. DyersEve

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    oh, dude... WHERE DO I BEGIN?

    lamb of god: ruin
    ozzy osbourne: bloodbath in paradise
    metallica: damage inc.
    megadeth: holy wars....the punishment due
    tool: schism
    iron maiden: flash of the blade
    thrice: so strange i remember you
    alice in chains: we die young
    megadeth: take no prisoners
    ac/dc: beating around the bush
    in flames: bullet ride
    marylin manson: the fight song
    the matches: sick little suicide
    slipknot: left behind
    ozzy osbourne: diary of a madman
    SLAYER: war ensemble
    metallica: dyers eve
    hatebreed: facing what consumes you
    pantera: cowboys from hell
    ozzy osbourne: mr. tinkertrain
    cradle of filth: gilded cunt
    alice in chains: i stay away
    tool: lateralus
    black sabbath: sabbath, bloody sabbath
    lamb of god: the faded line
    chevelle: the clincher
    killswitch engage: wasted sacrifice
    sum 41: we're all to blame
    powerman 5k: super nova
    in flames: jotun
    metallica: hit the lights
    in flames: embody the invisible
    marylin manson: the beautiful people
    godsmack: greed
    pearl jam: yellow ledbetter
    RHCP: i could have lied
    comeback kid: wake the dead
    darkest hour: sadist nation
    meshuggah: I
    the cult: fire woman
    otep: warhead
    taproot: poem
    the smashing pumpkins: mayonaise
    led zeppelin: going to california
    smile empty soul: this is war
    rise against: paper wings
    AFI: fall children
    as i lay dying: 94 hours
    rage against the machine: sleep now in the fire
    boy sets fire: the force majeure
    boy sets fire: my life in the knife trade
    korn: it's on!
    tool: stinkfist
    megadeth: poison was the cure

    that's only the start.
     
  3. Catatonik

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    Bloodbath - Ways to the Grave
    Death Angel - The Ultra-violence
    Strapping Young Lad - We Ride
    Immortal - Tyrants
    Amon Amarth - Victorious March
    Hypocrisy - Eraser
     
  4. Superior inactive

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    Death - Bite the Pain
    Demons & Wizards - My Last Sunrise
    Children of Bodom - Hatecrew Deathroll
    Bloodbath - Like Fire
    Therion - Seven Secrets of the Sphinx
    Opeth - Serenity Painted Death
    Manowar - Thor (The Powerhead)

    That's about all I can think up off the top of my head.

    EDIT: Can't believe I forgot. Bathory - Father to Son. It just sounds so EVIL. <3
     
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  6. sunshine and gasoline

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    I didn't tell you to post a dictionary. :p

    I assume you guys like metal.
     
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    Nice thread :D
    Metallica - Master of puppets
    Anathema - Sleepless
    My Dying Bride - Cry Of Mankind
    In The Woods... - Weeping Willow
    Pantera - Revolution is my name
    Down - Stone the crow
    Running Wild - Under Jolly Roger
    Devin Townsend - Earth Day
    Marty Friedman - Rock Box
    Joe Satriani/Dream Theater/Liquid Tension Experiment - ...just to many to name them all :p
    Symphony X - Rediscovery part II
    Angra - Millenium Sun
    In Flames - Jotun
    In Flames - Dead Eternity
    Ophthalamia - Dominion
    Emperor - Decrystallizing reason
    Bathory - Under The Runes
    Samael - Baphomets throne
    Samael - Rain
    Nightingale - Shadowman
    Porcupine Tree - Trains
    Van Halen - Ain't talkin' 'bout love
    Ugly Kid Joe - Cats in the cradle
    RATM - Bombtrack
    Jeff Buckley - Grace
    Pink Floyd - Money
    Dire Straits - Sultans of swing
    Nobuo Uematsu/The Black Mages - Those who fight further (FFVII Boss theme) :p
     
  8. Efraim Longstocking

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    Chris Isaak - Bad to the Bone
    Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
    Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water
    Marilyn Manson - Beautiful People
    Quiet Riot - Metal Health
    Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
    Dire Straits - Money for Nothing
     
  9. Catatonik

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    Some classics I forgot

    Kansas - Carry On My Wayward Son
    Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
    Porcupine Tree - Buying New Soul
    Death - Scavenger of Human Sorrow


    Gods I could go on for days :D

    ANd yes, you COULD say I'm a metal fan ;)
     
  10. Aruarian

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    I'm never going to answer this question... >.>

    SOMEONE SAY BUTTSECKS?!

    (>^_^)>(>^_^)> (>^_^(>O.o)> (>^_(>O.O)> (>^_^(>o.O)> (>^_(>O.O)> (>^_^)>(>-_-)> (>(>HOLYSHIT)> (>^_^)> ... (>*_*)>
     
  11. jkingler

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    You guys left out the basics!

    Stairway, anyone? :p

    And how has Jimi Hendrix not been mentioned yet?

    Star Spangled Banner
    Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
    All Along the Watchtower
    etc etc etc

    I'll assume you omitted them because they are so obvious, and not because you forgot them :)
     
  12. Aruarian

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    Though, one of my faves would be Johnny B. Goode by Jimi Hendrix and B.B. King live, awesome. I still don't get how Jimi makes that sound x_X
     
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    LoD, can you send me that song? 0_o I never even knew it existed!

    But Chuck Berry's version of Johnny B. Goode definitely deserves to be up there with the legends :thumbs
     
  14. Aruarian

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    I'll up it for you. Zeh also sent me a mp3 with Jimi and BB jamming blues, want it aswell? XD
     
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    I hate Stairway to Heaven SO very much.

    But everything Jimi belongs in this list I agree.
     
  16. jkingler

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    Stairway is overdone, overlisted, and over covered. But it IS a great song.

    NOTE: I am probably not tired of it because I only heard it this year :sweatdrop

    @LoD--YES! Gimme da Jimi! :music
     
  17. Aruarian

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    Jimi AND BB! -smacks- You should not forget the King! He is legendary and is nice irl!
     
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    BB yes...oh yes...

    But I still think Stairway to heaven is one of Led Zeppelins worst pieces and I simply can't stand it >.<
     
  19. Violence Fight

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    Good choice. The lead guitar on the outro to that will smash your fingers to oblivion and back.



    Riffs I feel I should mention:

    "Counter Parts and Number Them" by AlexisOnFire
    "And All Things will End..." by Avenged Sevenfold
    "To End the Rapture(Heavy Metal Version)" by Avenged Sevenfold
    "Angel of Death" by Slayer(The breakdown is friggin rediculous)
    "See You In the Shallows" by Thrice.
     
  20. Aruarian

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    Sent the link to you, JK, my good man :blackgai
     
  21. jkingler

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    ^Domo, D :)

    So Strange I Remember You...great song, and amazing guitar :thumbs

    As far as Thrice guitar flurries go, the whole album of THE ARTIST IN THE AMBULANCE rocks...

    Under a Killing Moon and The Artist in the Ambulance get (and deserve) a lot of praise,
    but

    The Beltsville Crucible (the opening)
    Don't Tell and We Won't Ask (the beginning)
    The Abolition of Man (the end)
    STARE AT THE SUN (the whole damn song!)

    are all pretty bad ass, guitar-wise. They are shredding on all of those tracks :omg
     
  22. Aruarian

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    You'd better love em! XD
     
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    Johnny B. Goode @ 2:40 and from 3:50 til the end = :omg
     
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    master of puppets riff.--fast and hard.
     
  25. jkingler

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    We are getting a lot of metal heads posting fave riffs today :thumbs

    While we are talking Metallica:
    -One
    -Fade to Black

    Let's not forget Guns 'n' Roses, shall we?
    -November Rain
    -Sweet Child o' Mine

    And the wildest solo that I can think of ATM:

    Van Halen - Eruption

    But to end I think I will switch it up a bit by posting some blues:

    B.B. King - The Thrill is Gone
    ^Those are some crazy blues licks :omg
     
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    Got some to add, and really, I should be shot in the face for forgetting them the first post.

    Iced Earth - Stormrider (<3 that intro riff, AND YOU WILL TOO!)
    Impaled Nazarene - Armageddon Death Squad (if you think master of puppets is fast...)
    Queen - every Queen song ever. Most notable are Bohemian Rhapsody, Princes of the Universe, and Fat Bottomed Girls.
    Kamelot - Serenade
    Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall (pt 2)
    Dio - Stand up and Shout. also Don't Talk to Strangers, you know you love Dio.
    The Beatles - While My Guitar Gentle Weeps.

    I'll probably post more later.
     
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    Episode 666 by In Flames. 'Nuff said.
     
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    that part is friggin sweet! but my favorite part is the intro. it's all purty and stuff. :love
     
  29. jkingler

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    @Superior:

    Since you mention Queen, I have to point out Brighton Rock, which has an amazing solo.

    Then, playing off your mention of Pink Floyd, I have to bring up Comfortably Numb. It has beautiful riffs, and it is my all time fave Floyd song.

    Also: I am dling those other songs you mentioned :thumbs
     
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    How could I forget to mention:

    Scorpions:
    Rock You like a Hurricane
    No One Like You
    Black Out

    Scorpions rule ;p

    If you wanna go that route, Lets not forget such classics as "To Awake and Avenge the Dead" or "A Subtle Dagger". Infact,also check out their songs off the first CD "Identity Crisis" and :A torch to end all torches".
     
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