the ultimate guitar riff is 'smoke on the water' by deep purple,so simple,yet so powerfull,my ringtone in the last couple of years has been the opening track 'let it die' of ozzys last album 'scream' ,great guitar work of his new axeman gus g. dave mustaine from megadeth is a riff master and so are the duo from lamb of god,but theres so many,i usually listen to heavy and rock 2-3 hours a day,so this is pretty hard to answer,guitar solos-jimmys one at stairway to heaven-can't beat it really,slash on sweet child of mine and november rain,any george lynch solo..listening to dream theatres last album 'a dramatic turn of events' at the moment and john petrucci is as good as they come,a complete player,so take your pick :rockout:
Metallica " Orion" from Master of Puppets
Eddie Van Halen "Erruption" from Van Halen
Joe Satriani " Always with me, always with you" from Surfing with the Alien
Jim Hendrix - Stone Free, Live 1970 - Listen
Most stuff by Zappa, here's one in particular from 1980 - Listen
Mississippi John Hurt - Listen (not a solo but amazing anyhow)
Rock Bottom - UFO;
Sweet Child O' Mine - G&R;
Buzzard - Armageddon.
Hotel California - Eagles;
Sails of Charon - Scorpions;
Highway Star - Deep Purple.
i should be punished for forgetting the late mr.dimebag darrell of pantera,take your pick from 'cowboys from hell' or 'far beyond driven'...riffin' and soloin' at its very best,will never be bettered,what a shame he's gone now :wall:
Riff - Metallica, Dyers Eve section after main solo, great groove. Also Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.
Solo - Joe Satriani, Rubinas Blue Sky Happiness second solo. Beautiful composition and playing.
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So many great guitar riff's and solos,
Stevie Ray Vaughn could probably have 50 ijn the top100
Love the end of comforably numb
and have a look at the solo towards the end of this one.....
I'm getting on a bit:-
Middle of Beat It - Michael Jackson
I Can See for Miles - The Who
Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix
The first riff I ever heard that made me go WOW! was 'And Your Bird Can Sing' by The Beatles.
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Riffs - many,many by AC/DC and Black Sabbath. An absolute corker from AC/DC that tends to get overlooked is `Given The Dog A Bone` from the Back In Black album. Possibly their heaviest ever. :rockout:
Solos - so many but a few favourites are -
`Save Your Love` - Jefferson Starship from the `Modern Times` album performed by Craig Chaquico
`December` - All About Eve from `Scarlet And Other Stories` played by Tim Bricheno (best version is the Narnia mix on 12",10" and cassette single)
`Still They Ride` - Journey from the `Escape` album plus loads of other solos by Neal Schon
I`ve recently been putting together some pop playlists from the 70`s and re-discovered one of my favourite songs that I had somehow forgotten about. The song is `We`ll Find Our Day` by Stephanie De Sykes and it features a rather nice guitar solo but I don`t know who played it? Seems to be unavailable on cd which is a shame. :boohoo: