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Old 07-27-2008, 01:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Greatest Riffs Ever

Lock this shit up if ya thank I ain't fuckin' looked already. I tried, muthafucka. I tried.

What, in yer humblest opinion, is the greatest guitar riff ever? I don' mean most recognizable or the most groin-grabbingly overplayed. I mean fun, catchy, awesome, whatever gets your head shakin' (or your booty, if ya swing that way). No off-limits.

I'm kinda attracted to Grandaddy's "The Crystal Lake." Kinda reminds me of Radiohead's "Airbag" (both in sound...and the fact that it isn't beaten into the back of yoursskull bytheend of the song).

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Old 07-27-2008, 02:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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this. Every riff in this song qualifies as the best riff ever.
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Old 07-27-2008, 02:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Have You Forgotten is a great, memorable riff that also has the virtue of being unintrusive.
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Old 07-27-2008, 05:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Carcass- Corporal Jigsore Quandary (main riff)
Artillery- Khomaniac (opening riff)
Cryptopsy- Slit Your Guts (main riff)
Ensiferum- Guardians of Fate (main riff)
Entombed- Sinner Bleed (Opening Riff)
The Faceless- Leica (ending riff)
Iced Earth- Stormrider (entire song)
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Old 07-27-2008, 07:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It takes 1 min 40 for the riff to kick in but it is worth it:


Urbs will hate me for this (sorry):



One minute 15 in. One of the finest Metal riffs laid down:



Any boxer entering an arena with this would win hands down:

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Old 07-27-2008, 08:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ummm I dun know if these are the best of all time, but they're the first ones that popped into my head.

Iron Man... simple but God I love it...

System Of A Down - B.Y.O.B. Obviously.

Last Resort... by Papa Roach. Not my favorite band in the world. But the riff is just OMG.

Disturbed. Down With The Sickness. Like it a lot.

There's more I know... but I'm half asleep at the moment so =\
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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(In no particular order)
Icky Thump - White Stripes
Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Iron Man - Black Sabbath
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin
Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N Roses
Back In Black - AC/DC
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Day Tripper - The Beatles
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Bad To The Bone - George Thorogood & Destroyers
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(In no particular order)
Icky Thump - White Stripes
i love that riff.

Mugiboogie - Mugison
Song For The Dead - Queens Of The Stone Age
I Just Got Paid - ZZ Top
Breathe - Pink Floyd
Time To Pretend - MGMT
Thumb - Kyuss
I Get Around - Dragonette
Romantic Rights - Death From Above 1979
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N' Roses
Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple (most influential riff of all time)
Man in the Box by Alice in Chains
Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
More Than a Feeling by Boston
Enter Sandman by Metallica
Raining Blood by Slayer
One by Metallica
Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
Grind by Alice in Chains
Creep by Radiohead
My Iron Lung by Radiohead (a really cool eerie riff)
Paradise City by Guns N' Roses
Ride the Lightning by Metallica
In Bloom by Nirvana
Breed by Nirvana
Lithium by Nirvana
Woman by Wolfmother
Mother by Danzig
Shine by Collective Soul
Sex Type Thing by Stone Temple Pilots
Rusty Cage by Soundgarden
Run to the Hills by Iron Maiden
Breaking the Law by Judas Priest
You've Got Another Thing Comin' by Judas Priest
Give It Away by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Snow ((Hey Oh)) by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Siva by The Smashing Pumpkins
Zero by The Smashing Pumpkins
Cherub Rock by The Smashing Pumpkins
Today by The Smashing Pumpkins
1979 by The Smashing Pumpkins
Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Before I Forget by Slipknot
Wait and Bleed by Slipknot
Walk by Pantera
Cowboys from Hell by Pantera
Ace of Spades by Motörhead
Blind by Korn
Freak on a Leash by Korn
Coming Undone by Korn
Walk This Way by Aerosmith
Dream On by Aerosmith
My Hero by Foo Fighters
Everlong by Foo Fighters
Best of You by Foo Fighters
Alive by Pearl Jam
Even Flow by Pearl Jam
My Generation by Thw Who
Sweet Leaf by Black Sabbath
War Pigs by Black Sabbath
The Beautiful People by Marilyn Manson

Those are just a "few" I could think of.
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^ Shit gave me chills.
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