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    Default What is your favorite opening riff from EVH?

    There are so many to choose from, but this one just hits you right between the eyes ...

    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

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    Well this is definitley in my top 5 at least. Not the tapping hammer on intro but the main riff that starts at :33 , its just so mean and dark then that open G chord at :37 hits you like a wrecking ball


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    Possibly, my favorite.

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    And 12 seconds, I get freaking chills.

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    Unchained or SGMAD. Or a bunch of others, just depends on which one I'm digging at the moment. But Unchained is always a go-to.
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    Unchained is the greatest riff of all time.

    Also love the Romeo Delight riff. HEAVY.

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    I should say Unchained but gonna go with ATBL.


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    This one is just ridiculous ...

    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

    "If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving is not for you"

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    The Mighty Unchained...

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    From the Sam era, the best: "5150"

    Also: Summer Nights, Sucker In A 3 Piece, Top Of The World, The Dream Is Over, Aftershock, Amsterdam, and Humans Being

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    Too many. From Dave era I'm tempted to say Lets Get Rockin. But specifically the Zero Demo version, with that guitar sound rather than the Outta Space ADKoT version.

    Sam era, probably Good Enough. including the licks n fills.

    also, I listened to 3 for the first time in ages the other week and From Afar has a massive opening riff. I don't even rate the song itself too high but that first riff kills ...

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    Another great one ...

    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

    "If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving is not for you"

    "Be careful what you wish for because you just might lose what you already have"

    "Women and Children First ... The REAL Van Halen III"

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    Love the riffing on In A Simple Rhyme

    Loss Of Control!!! Can't believe I forgot that one. Incredible opening riff.

    I still love riffs of Runnin With The Devil and Dance The Night Away and Panama.

    Hang Em High!!

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    There's just so many from the Dave era, including ADKOT.

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    My favorite from ADKOT ...

    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

    "If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving is not for you"

    "Be careful what you wish for because you just might lose what you already have"

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    Riffs?

    Unchained.

    Intro's?

    Either HAIL or Mean street.

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