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Best Guitar Riff

gibsonman

I personally think it would either be Randy Rhoads on "Crazy Train" or Jimmy Page on "Black Dog". What do you think?
(Im not copying you I just love it!!!!!!)
P.S I'm A BIG Ozzy Osbourne Fan
Jack
February 22, 2009 @11:52pm
5454stevef

Good topic - I'll bite....
Two of my favorites, both from Led Zeppelin...
"Black Dog"
"Rock & Roll"
The funny thing is, I'm not a huge zep fan, but when it comes to signature rock guitar riffs, you can't beat Jimmy Page.
SF
February 25, 2009 @03:30am
mattsmusicstudio

The tapping part of Eruption by Van Halen and the solo for Crazy Train
March 3, 2009 @01:17pm
Krynos

AcDc- Hells Bells (verse)
Metallica - Sad but True, Blackened.
March 5, 2009 @06:21pm
wulfgang

Most any riff off of love by the cult.
May 13, 2009 @02:09am
prism

Riffs and solo - Maybe I Can Fool Everybody Tonight (Crack The Sky)
Riffs and solo - Lazy (Deep Purple)
Riffs and solo - Life In The Air Age (BeBop Deluxe)
Riffs and solo - Listen Now (801)
Riffs and solo - Reelin' In The Years (Steely Dan)
Riffs and solo - Kid Charlemagne (Steely Dan)
Riffs and solo - Yours Is No Disgrace (Yes)
Riffs and solo - Tom Sawyer (Rush)
Riffs and solo - Harlem Nocturne (Danny Gatton)
Riffs and solo - Hocus Pocus (Focus)
Riffs and solo - Something (Beatles)
June 16, 2009 @01:49pm
roundhill

Metal Fatigue - Allan Holdsworth
Zomby Woof - Frank Zappa
Metropolis Part I - John Petrucci
Red - Robert Fripp
Egg Zooming - Mike Keneally
June 16, 2009 @02:26pm
inky

Solo Steely Dan , DO IT AGAIN.
June 21, 2009 @05:00pm
Lambo

Neal Schon - 'Stone In Love'
July 27, 2009 @11:03pm
ark

Dire Straits, 'Waterline'
July 29, 2009 @04:56pm
BlakeBeard

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) by Jimi Hendrix, how is it even a question?
October 5, 2009 @05:37am
noma123

I think that would work well enough.
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August 2, 2010 @07:44am
Big Bottom Willie

Lots of good stuff here. A couple more for consideration:
Layla - Derek & The Dominoes
Burn - Deep Purple
Spirit of the Radio - Rush
October 30, 2010 @01:54pm
PRSWILL

GREAT Topic!
Anything from Steely Dan- AJA, Reelin
Joe Satriani- Surfin with the Alien, Always with me Always with you
Kansas- Carry on my Wayward Son (Everyone knows these licks)
Dire Straits- Sultans of Swing
Van Halen- Hot for teacher- CLASSIC! Also Spanish Fly!!
SRV version of Little Wing
just to name a few....
November 22, 2010 @04:35pm
JPeebs

Zombie thread!
Wait 'Til Tomorrow - Jimi Hendrix
So Much To Say - Dave Matthews (If that counts)
People, call me crazy for putting those two beside each other- but they're my favorites!
November 17, 2011 @03:49am