Skip to comments.The Top 30 Best Damn Rock Riffs Ever. Period.
Posted on 10/09/2012 9:02:14 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
well the title says it all!
Love your additions, especially Tull.
Then there is:
Ram Jam “Black Betty”
ZZ Top “La Grange”
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!
Good to Great and notable but the hook is too simple/slow to be the "Best".
I would have put “Free Ride” in there too, maybe even number 1.
Oh, hell yeah.
You’d love my iPod playlists.
You got it! That tune is the riff from beginning to end!
Sometimes simple is good.
However I would rather experience more depth:
Ian Anderson with the London Symphony “Locomotive Breath”
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
Stevie Ray Vaughn
just to name a few...
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.
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.
BIB is a good album but much as I like Brian, [more so when he sang for Geordie] he’s no Bon Scott.
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
I bet the fool hasn’t even heard of this band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s70y40ba7k8
I agree, but it wouldn’t make for a short top 30.
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.
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]
Not the Keith Richards of old. Can you tell the difference?