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The Top 30 Best Damn Rock Riffs Ever. Period.
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Posted on 10/09/2012 9:02:14 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

well the title says it all!


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KEYWORDS: rock; rockriffs
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Interesting, but this list is incomplete. How about American Woman and No Time by the Guess Who? Mississippi Queen-Leslie West?
1 posted on 10/09/2012 9:02:20 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Cat Scratch Fever- Evil Woman- Magic Carpet ride- Freebird- Cocain- Low Spark of High Heeled Boys- Walk this way- Tinme in a Bottle- on and on it goes- plenty of cool Dylan songs, Credence, Blind ?Owl, many many great songs- period!


2 posted on 10/09/2012 9:11:59 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Impala64ssa

Led Zep: “How Many More Times”.


3 posted on 10/09/2012 9:12:48 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Impala64ssa

Lot of good choices. I Didn’t agree with the order in many cases. For example, as far as I’m concerned, Smoke on the Water is #1.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 9:16:45 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!r)
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To: Impala64ssa

It’s incomplete, Judas Priest, You Got Another Thing Comin’.


5 posted on 10/09/2012 9:17:30 PM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: Impala64ssa

Lousy picks. The Doobie Brothers “Listen to the Music” is missing, beaten to death by some heavy, heavy acid rock - - where’s In-A=Gadda-DA-Vida?

Whoever compiled this list was hitting the meth big time.


6 posted on 10/09/2012 9:19:32 PM PDT by Loud Mime (arguetheconstitution.com)
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To: Impala64ssa
No, the title is misleading. Nirvana? White Stripes? WTW by Aerosmith and Run-DMC? Top riff is SCOM by Guns N’ Posers??

55%/45% split between likes and dislikes. That saith “turkey” unto me.
7 posted on 10/09/2012 9:19:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Impala64ssa

I agree. There are so many I cannot list them all. This is subjective, an exercise in futility.


8 posted on 10/09/2012 9:20:31 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: CottShop

Not to mention KISS. Detroit Rock City. I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night, Dr. Love, etc. I heard they’re about to come out with a 40th anniversary CD.


9 posted on 10/09/2012 9:20:44 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: rfp1234

NO, No, no!

Led Zep the beginning of “The Ocean” if you wanna pick them.

Beginning of The Stones “Can’t You Here Me Taking” best riff EVER!

PERIOD!


10 posted on 10/09/2012 9:21:56 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Ayman al-Zawahiri is alive and GM owes us $26 Billion)
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To: Impala64ssa

Any Rory Gallagher in there?


11 posted on 10/09/2012 9:23:07 PM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: JaguarXKE

Smoke on the water with a twist

From the Made in Japan Album

Must listen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBeguT-akw4

Deep Purple Live “Lazy”

This is awesome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1SYPGaK7_o


12 posted on 10/09/2012 9:23:21 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Impala64ssa

AC/DC should not be in the same video with Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix!

But thanks for posting - that was fun.


13 posted on 10/09/2012 9:23:40 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: Impala64ssa

You know, I thought this said top 30 best damn rock cliffs ever and was looking for pics...

okay. My fav is Led Zep “Since I’ve been lovin’ you”...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK59nhh1tcg

Nothing is better for me, that I can think of right now...


14 posted on 10/09/2012 9:23:40 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Impala64ssa

Agree, some deserve to be there most do not. You gotta be kidding, NO BOSTON, NO EAGLES, NO JOURNEY, and the list goes on. Motorhead??? Who gives a flyin f about motorhead. Eighty percent of the people have never heard of them. Besides, their music stinks. They put up a tough guy persona but those scrawny crack heads would get their asses kicked by the grade schooler. They’re a bunch of no talent posers. And the list STINKS, period.


15 posted on 10/09/2012 9:26:04 PM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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To: expat1000

Back In Black/Highway To Hell is definitely up there.


16 posted on 10/09/2012 9:28:48 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Ayman al-Zawahiri is alive and GM owes us $26 Billion)
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To: Impala64ssa; shibumi; humblegunner

I only agreed with half of them.

Those were the iconics like the Stones, Hendrix, Deep Purple, Clapton, etc.
[and why have the crappy RUN/DMC “edit” of “Walk This Way”?!? Bleah!]

I would’ve been mightily pissed if GNR’s Sweet Child O’ Mine hadn’t been on there.

[Slash Almighty]

However, where’s “School’s Out”, Billion Dollar Babies, BOC’s DFTR, L.A. Woman, White Wedding, Radar Love, Bat Out Of Hell, Aqualung, Locomotive Breath, Crazy Train, Mother and a hundred other “I can name that tune in 3 notes” stuff?

No Frigid Pink’s “House Of The Rising Sun”, even, FFS?

Meh.

I should stay off these threads.


17 posted on 10/09/2012 9:29:51 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Impala64ssa

God of Thunder.


18 posted on 10/09/2012 9:32:41 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Cute video of Sweet Child of Mine played by a 7 year old girl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4Kjtp4sA9E

Sorry if the link doesn't work. It's my first attempt.

19 posted on 10/09/2012 9:33:21 PM PDT by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

nah....”Gimme Shelter”.


20 posted on 10/09/2012 9:33:21 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Salamander

Love your additions, especially Tull.

Then there is:

Ram Jam “Black Betty”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R044sleOW6I

ZZ Top “La Grange”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vppbdf-qtGU&feature=related


21 posted on 10/09/2012 9:33:52 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Impala64ssa

The undiscerning fool, who chose what he considers “riffs”,likes them loud, stupid, and containing as few notes as possible. Do go to Youtube and press the thumbs down botton. Umbarassing!


22 posted on 10/09/2012 9:33:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: expat1000

Yeah, really.

Three chords.

Wow.


23 posted on 10/09/2012 9:34:19 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Zeneta

Good to Great and notable but the hook is too simple/slow to be the "Best".

24 posted on 10/09/2012 9:34:40 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Ayman al-Zawahiri is alive and GM owes us $26 Billion)
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To: Impala64ssa

I would have put “Free Ride” in there too, maybe even number 1.


25 posted on 10/09/2012 9:34:40 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Zeneta

Oh, hell yeah.

You’d love my iPod playlists.

:)


26 posted on 10/09/2012 9:35:36 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

You got it! That tune is the riff from beginning to end!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1w4b7Kaexw


27 posted on 10/09/2012 9:36:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Sometimes simple is good.

However I would rather experience more depth:

Ian Anderson with the London Symphony “Locomotive Breath”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=embimweuYU4


28 posted on 10/09/2012 9:37:21 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Impala64ssa

We are all biased towards are favorite kick ass riffs.

Aerosmith has a few more Joe Perry kickass classics.

How about Kansas, Rob ?

Blue Oyster Cult

Golden Earring

Thin Lizzy

Stevie Ray Vaughn

just to name a few...


29 posted on 10/09/2012 9:37:38 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

LOL!

[stole it]

:)


30 posted on 10/09/2012 9:39:47 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Salamander
No Frigid Pink’s “House Of The Rising Sun”,

Wow!
Thought I was the only person left that believed that was the best version.
The heavily clipped/distorted amp on the guitar was awesome and ahead of its' time.

31 posted on 10/09/2012 9:41:52 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Salamander

Though one of the greatest Stones songs ever the Intro is too slow and needs the vocals and drums to form the rhythm. Not what what I consider a guitar riff. Back up singer Merry Clayton made that song great.


32 posted on 10/09/2012 9:42:39 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Ayman al-Zawahiri is alive and GM owes us $26 Billion)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

BIB is a good album but much as I like Brian, [more so when he sang for Geordie] he’s no Bon Scott.


33 posted on 10/09/2012 9:43:42 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: CottShop
Not sure what qualifies as a "riff", but how do you compete with this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBllejn5fVA

or this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g9Hs3rnd6s

34 posted on 10/09/2012 9:43:42 PM PDT by daler
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To: Impala64ssa
Let me be the first to say that list is WEAK... ...we're talkin' riffs here!

Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain High
George Thorogood - BAD to THE BONE
Ted Nugent - Hey Baby
Loggins and Messina - Angry Eyes
Allman Brothers - Whipping Post
CSNY - Southern Cross
Van Halen - Beautiful Girl
Santana - Black Magic Woman
Jeff Beck (Rod Stewart)- Ain't Superstitious
Doobies - Listen to the Music
Stones - Honkey Tonk Women
Aerosmith - Train Kept a rollin'
Cream - Crossroads
Zeppelin - Whola Lotta Love
Stones - Can't ya hear me knockin'
Tower of Power - Knock your self out
Tower of Power Don't change Horses
AC/DC - Back in Black
Ted Nugent - Stranglehold
Christopher Cross - Ride like the Wind
Elton John - Love Lies Bleeding in my hand
David Bowie - FAME
Doctor John - Must of been the Wrong Place
Lee Michaels - Do you know what I mean
Boz Scaggss - Loan me a Dime
Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side
REO Speedwagon - Roll with the Changes
Robin Trower - Too Rollin' Stoned
Spirit - I've got a line on you
T. Rex - Bang a Gong
Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London

35 posted on 10/09/2012 9:43:57 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: Impala64ssa

I bet the fool hasn’t even heard of this band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s70y40ba7k8


36 posted on 10/09/2012 9:44:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Salamander

No Zappa?

Feh.


37 posted on 10/09/2012 9:45:18 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I agree, but it wouldn’t make for a short top 30.


38 posted on 10/09/2012 9:45:19 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: The Cajun

FP’s version is The One to which all others must be compared.

My second favorite version features, of all people, Brian Johnson, currently of AC/DC fame.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPab0qMd-V4

If the singer doesn’t sound like they’ve *lived it*, I don’t wanna hear them.

[The Animals/Eric Burdon looked like they were sleep walking through the song]


39 posted on 10/09/2012 9:48:25 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Not the Keith Richards of old. Can you tell the difference?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fa4HUiFJ6c


40 posted on 10/09/2012 9:49:30 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Ayman al-Zawahiri is alive and GM owes us $26 Billion)
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To: Salamander
Funny

I'm going back to listen to

RAM JAM

41 posted on 10/09/2012 9:49:44 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Beginning of The Stones “Can’t You Here Me Taking” best riff EVER!

It's Can't You Hear Me Knocking" but I agree. The beginning is great, but... the ride (about 2 minutes in but lasts for the rest of the song) is the absolute best break ever recorded. Congas, sax, Keith's lead, and don't forget Charlie. Most of the riffs on the video were just warmed over, derivative and generic metal riffs. Yawn.

42 posted on 10/09/2012 9:51:13 PM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Yeah, but when it gets going....;D

Then there’s Paint It Black.


43 posted on 10/09/2012 9:51:28 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: daler

May I add: Spirit/I’ve Got a Line On You


44 posted on 10/09/2012 9:51:50 PM PDT by daler
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To: reagandemocrat

Weasels ripped that list.


45 posted on 10/09/2012 9:52:39 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Sweet


46 posted on 10/09/2012 9:53:31 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

An alternate version from one of my favorite bands, TSOM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa1CdcMx_G4


47 posted on 10/09/2012 9:53:45 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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To: newheart

Great riff !!!

Can’t You Hear Me Knocking


48 posted on 10/09/2012 9:54:46 PM PDT by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Zeneta

You want depth in rock?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT7FSzdIDno


49 posted on 10/09/2012 9:55:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Baynative

Trower and T.Rex.

Unforgivable omissions.

We should vote down the list compiler with extreme prejudice.

:)


50 posted on 10/09/2012 9:56:00 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep. Clowns will eat me.)
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