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What's your favourite guitar riff or solo?

My votes go for the first 10 seconds of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTWKbfoikeg

The second half of Free Bird (4.55 onwards)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np0solnL1XY

The intro to Eric Claptons Layla
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WUdlaLWSVM

The guitar riff in Dire Straits Money For Nothing (0.34 - 0.49)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTP2RUD_cL0

Fleetwood Mac - Big Love (1.24 - 2.05)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZZp76M4NGc

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RE: What's your favourite guitar riff or solo?

Nah.

Absolutely anything from Reign Of Blood by Slayer - that's them at their peak. Riffs, solos, whatever.

I listen to lots of metal, not sure anything beats this.

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RE: What's your favourite guitar riff or solo?

Loads, but Lenny Kravitz's Mama Said has to be up there with my favourites. Almost anything by Audioslave or Rage Against The Machine - although I have to say that Tom Morello is great at riffs, but crap at solos.

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RE: What's your favourite guitar riff or solo?

Despite previous post...

Riff - anything from Damaged by Black Flag - just stupid guitar abuse!

Solo - anything from Damaged by Black Flag - just stupid guitar abuse!

Some of the Pixies' riffs must be up there, and Hendrix knew what to do with a solo.

 

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RE: What's your favourite guitar riff or solo?

Whisky in the jar, Thin Lizzy

Rain, The Cult

and agree with last part of Freebird.

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RE: What's your favourite guitar riff or solo?

Easy one for me, always has been for the last 40 years. Tony McPhee's solo on Split Pt II from the Split album by The Groundhogs.

 

 

Second is probably Randy California's solo at the end of the track Street Worm off Spirit's Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus.

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RE: What's your favourite guitar riff or solo?

Riff: Icky Thump - White Stripes 

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RE: What's your favourite guitar riff or solo?

There are so many great riffs/licks to choose from, but a current favourite is from 7:44 onwards on Loan Me A Dime by Boz Scaggs, with the great Duane Allman on axe duty....a slow, miserable build up through the song and then at 7:44 they just give him the nod and let him fly, with the rest of the Muscle Shoals house band in hot pursuit. Not everyone's cup of tea, but there's no debying the boy could play. Gotta be worth a listen !

 

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RE: What's your favourite guitar riff or solo?

Has to be Dave Gilmour at the end of "Comfortably Numb".

I've heard "better", but watching him perform it - through a pair of binoculars! - standing on top of The Wall at Earls Court in 1980 was awesome.

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RE: What's your favourite guitar riff or solo?

No mention of Johnny Marr? (handsome devil, how soon is now, hand in glove) yes I know he comes across as quite pretentious but crikey he knows how to pick (not strum) strings.

if you actually watch his technique the man is a genius I rate him as one of the best along with Lindsay Buckingham!

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RE: What's your favourite guitar riff or solo?

In descending order Dave Gilmour - Comfortably numb - On the Turning Away - High Hopes

Mind you Doyle Bramhall II does a pretty good solo in the middle of Dogs on Roger Waters In The Flesh Tour

Finally Dave Gilmour in the middle of Sam Brown's This Feeling although this is not technically a solo as Sam Brown is still singing..... a bit.

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RE: What's your favourite guitar riff or solo?

Cortez the Killer Neil Young

As soon as I hear the opening I get all tingly, have been suffering this for years !

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RE: What's your favourite guitar riff or solo?

Should also add Sister Morphine The Rolling Stones, especially after a few, fabulous soundstage, big fuzzy ball of sound, marvellous.

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RE: What's your favourite guitar riff or solo?

BEST RIFFS:

Anything off the first 2 Stooges albums, Ron Asheton was the business, nothing comes near.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYCkWjoVkno

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMRP4qo137I

BEST SOLOS:

A lot of Neil Young's stuff

Radiohead - Just  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_qMagfZtv8 The solo at the end is magnificent, and what a video.

The Ruts - Savage Circle  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZX2yd-8Arw 1.24 - 2.21 Who said Punk bands couldn't play their instruments?

And I hate to say it, but, Gilmour at the end of Another Brick In The Wall

 

 

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RE: What's your favourite guitar riff or solo?

Little River Band live 1977- Days On The Road.Love the bass intro to this song.Great Aussie band of the past

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=QbQ7vYsPH0U&NR=1

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RE: What's your favourite guitar riff or solo?

Forgot AC/DC for riffs, and Angus for solos.

Surprised nobodys mentioned Sabbath for riffs yet.

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