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You're the Best Around: Riffs

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Posted by Horned Gramma
Aug 28, 2012 16:39:22 GMT -5
Identify those 7-10 seconds of fretwork that elevate a good song to greatness!

Dire Straits - Money for Nothin' (Mark Knopfler)
Posted by wonk
Aug 28, 2012 17:59:40 GMT -5
Sponge - Wax Ecstatic
Posted by Horned Gramma
Aug 28, 2012 18:09:01 GMT -5
Metallica - 'Enter Sandman' (Kirk Hammett)
Posted by Pea
Aug 28, 2012 18:53:31 GMT -5
I don't really understand what's happening here. Are we supposed to identify a specific riff or are we just saying, "Yea somewhere in this song I love a particular riff. You figure it out."
Posted by Horned Gramma
Aug 28, 2012 18:59:11 GMT -5
Nah, we're talking about, like, the lead riff in a song. Easily identifiable, usually right up front; the one part that a really drunk dude would remember if he couldn't remember any of the words. The three songs listed above are good examples.
Posted by Pea
Aug 28, 2012 19:09:09 GMT -5
Ohhhh an opening riff! Got it got it.
Posted by Cysquatch
Aug 28, 2012 19:46:10 GMT -5
Agalloch - Falling Snow

Posted by Pea
Aug 28, 2012 20:03:04 GMT -5
For years I've considered this to be one of the absolute best opening riffs ever. Even if metal isn't your thing, you have to admit it gets you pumped up!

Posted by Cysquatch
Aug 28, 2012 20:26:12 GMT -5
Down - Bury Me In Smoke

Posted by kymess_jr
Aug 28, 2012 21:04:00 GMT -5
I can rarely remember these types of things but if I'm doing this right, my favourite is...

Commotion - CCR
Posted by Burrito
Aug 29, 2012 7:09:44 GMT -5
I think the entire CCR catalog qualifies.

My favourite is The Beatles - 'Let It Be' (Paul McCartney)
Posted by emptyfox
Aug 29, 2012 18:51:57 GMT -5
"I Want You" by The Beatles.

(every Beatles song though)
Posted by Geno
Aug 29, 2012 19:21:33 GMT -5
This entire album.

Posted by Horned Gramma
Aug 29, 2012 19:55:33 GMT -5
Definitely 'Dystopian Dream Girl'.
Posted by Burrito
Aug 30, 2012 5:57:32 GMT -5
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(every Beatles song though)