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    50 Greatest Riffs of All Time

    I hate list....
    But this one is actually pretty good. They have "Beat It" at #42 and mention it was Steve Lukather and not Eddie's riff. They also have "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" at #26.
    They also have some dumb one's on the like Devo or Dinosaur Jr... The thing that pleasantly surprised me was no Metallica? Wow! Which I agree.

    What's cool is they have big samples of the songs so when you can re-familiarize yourself with the song.

    All in all a pretty good list.

    You can check it out here http://www.spinner.com/2011/01/13/rock-guitar-riffs/
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    Quote Originally Posted by THE MARD View Post
    I hate list....
    But this one is actually pretty good. They have "Beat It" at #42 and mention it was Steve Lukather and not Eddie's riff. They also have "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" at #26.
    They also have some dumb one's on the like Devo or Dinosaur Jr... The thing that pleasantly surprised me was no Metallica? Wow! Which I agree.

    What's cool is they have big samples of the songs so when you can re-familiarize yourself with the song.

    All in all a pretty good list.

    You can check it out here http://www.spinner.com/2011/01/13/rock-guitar-riffs/
    Metallica is #10 with Enter Sandman.

    There's some good tunes on this list.

    Devo and Dinosaur Jr are awesome.

    Glad to see the Smiths included!
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Eddie only played the solo on Beat It.

    Enter Sandman is on there, which it should be.

    Lists are very subjective.

    I can easily include a dozen VH riffs on that Top 50 list.....

    Panama
    Unchained
    ATBL
    Beautiful Girls
    Dance the Night Away...

    ... and the list goes on....

    Unfortunately many people believe Eddie to be a "solo-guitar" master when in reality you can argue he was much better with the VH riffs and rhythms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    Metallica is #10 with Enter Sandman.

    There's some good tunes on this list.

    Devo and Dinosaur Jr are awesome.

    Glad to see the Smiths included!
    Ha! Except for the Smiths comment... that's what I was gonna say.

    All my Dinosaur Jr. is on cassette, so I never hear them anymore, but I loved that band... great guitar stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Ha! Except for the Smiths comment... that's what I was gonna say.

    All my Dinosaur Jr. is on cassette, so I never hear them anymore, but I loved that band... great guitar stuff.
    Yeah Dinosaur Jr. is a great guitar rock band...and so was Devo for that matter.

    Not a big Smiths fan?
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    DUH!
    How'd I miss Metallica? Jeez...
    So much for that!

    Devo and Dinosaur Jr are cool, but greatest riffs of all time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post

    Not a big Smiths fan?
    Don't know their work outside of a few songs. They're always on that list I keep in my head until I get to the record shop... then I forget. Sly and the Family Stone and Ian Moore are on it too. Some day I'll remember to at least write it down an put it in my wallet. Think I'll do that now. Any MUST HAVE Smiths or avoid at all costs to recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Don't know their work outside of a few songs. They're always on that list I keep in my head until I get to the record shop... then I forget. Sly and the Family Stone and Ian Moore are on it too. Some day I'll remember to at least write it down an put it in my wallet. Think I'll do that now. Any MUST HAVE Smiths or avoid at all costs to recommend?
    The Smiths were all the rage with my school chums at a time that I was obsessing over 60s era stuff and just wasn't listening to much modern music...save for Van Halen and a couple other rock bands.

    It wasn't until about a year or two ago that I really started to go back and start listening to The Smiths and I'm blown away by them. I bought the anthology that came out...two cds, it's a great career spanning collection and I'm working from that backwards to the individual albums. It digs pretty deep into the buried tracks, alternate versions and such so it isn't a typical greatest hits albums.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    I'll check them out. I actually had Meat Is Murder in my hands at Christmas time, but put it back for fear of it being some god awful heavy '80s synth. record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    I'll check them out. I actually had Meat Is Murder in my hands at Christmas time, but put it back for fear of it being some god awful heavy '80s synth. record.
    quite the contrary.

    It's sort of like early REM meets the Byrds but very British.

    Johnny Marr is one of the most overlooked guitarists around. His genius and skill aren't the kind that will be immediately noticed, he's not showy and doesn't use particularly obvious higher-level techniques, but his picking, chord choice, taste and note selection are as good as anyone's.

    Morrisey also has one of THE voices to listen to.

    Meat is Murder is a great record with a lot of "essential" stuff on there. I plan on picking it up as well as their debut pretty soon.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Johnny Marr is THE master of extended chord voicing.

    A fucking genius.

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    It isn't a greatest riff list without this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildman View Post
    It isn't a greatest riff list without this:

    I agree 1000%!!!
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    I love that song but I have probably played it about 30 times over the last two weeks since my band is learning it.

    I still remember the first time I heard it. I fell asleep during Headbangers Ball on the floor and was awoken by this awesome riff. Looked up at the screen and saw four black guys. Figured I was dreaming but eventually it got my attention and I bought the cassette the next day.

 

 

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