Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo

Posted by: Adrian

Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/07/09 11:06 PM

What's your favourite guitar riff or solo? or any memorable riff/solo that comes to mind....
Posted by: CV

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/07/09 11:08 PM

Riff "Slash" Solo is a good character name.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/07/09 11:10 PM

He is Hans Solos younger brother...train has derailed before leaving station,LOL!!
Posted by: CV

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/07/09 11:12 PM

Ha ha, yeah, sorry. I'm musically ignorant, despite always listening to the stuff.
Posted by: CV

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/07/09 11:19 PM

Oh, I guess I can link to this one. Jeff Lynne cracks me up.

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony - Rock and Roll style (ELO)

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"Roll Over Beethoven" was orginally a 1956 hit single by Chuck Berry. Electric Light Orchestra's elaborate reworking of the track included an opening musical quote from Beethoven's Fifth symphony; the band closed all their concerts using this number, their signature song.

Posted by: St_PatGuy

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/07/09 11:33 PM

Is it the hair?
Posted by: CV

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/07/09 11:34 PM

That makes Beethoven roll over? Maybe.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/07/09 11:36 PM

Gone but not forgotten \:\)
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/07/09 11:38 PM

Dang, that's a lot of guitarists.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/07/09 11:39 PM

Oh, for me? Anything Randy Rhoads did with Ozzy. Mr Crowley is what springs to mind.

However, I must say that linking youtube videos for music on an audiophile site is kind of... well, sad.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/07/09 11:43 PM

Jimmy Page also had so many great riffs, it's hard to pick just one, I always thought the riff in " All Right Now " by "Free" was the quintessential rock riff.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/07/09 11:56 PM

I'm not a big Rolling Stones fan - I always preferred the Who in that rivalry - but I do think the riff that opens "Start Me Up" is about perfect.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 12:14 AM

Adrian, since classical music was mentioned, that's all the encouragement that I need to point out one of my favorite guitar CDs with the wild-and-crazy John Williams, although I suspect that this isn't what you had in mind by "riffs". Note the beginning of the Asturias sample Amazon gives.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 12:37 AM

Yes, you're right John, I was selfishly thinking along "rock" based riffs, but every genre's welcome. I'm glad you added the John Williams link as I'd not have heard of him otherwise...I just checked him out, he's clearly very talented. \:\)
Posted by: fredk

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 12:39 AM

My favourite? So many... Clapton, White Room, various from Steve How from any of the 3rd 4th or 5th Yes albums, Any from a number of Pink Floyd albums, anything from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd... Led Zeppelin albums (his playing on the first is my favourite), Niel Young Out of the Blue, Bruce Cocburn Barrel House Rock, various stuff by Jerry garcia (damn he was versitile), Hendrix Voodoo Child. Geez I could go on.

Edit: Oooh! There's that guy that Randy Bachman talks about all the time. He did all sorts of amazing stuff including classical on an electric guitar. Dang, whats his name?!
Posted by: CV

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 12:40 AM

Go on, then.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 12:42 AM

 Originally Posted By: fredk
Geez I could go on.
Don't call me Geez.
Posted by: fredk

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 01:00 AM

Help on the Way Slipknot - Blues for Alah is a great example of Garcia's ability. He did everything from Bluegrass to country to rock and he did it all really well.

Awesome album art too. I'm still pissed my brother got rid of this one!
Posted by: AdamP88

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 03:11 AM

Both solos in Comfortably Numb.
Posted by: BrenR

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 03:59 AM

The guitar riff that starts Iron Maiden's Wasted Years has always stuck with me. It's not difficult or very "guitar wanky" but it's always stuck in my head.

Bren R.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 06:40 AM

 Originally Posted By: Adrian
Gone but not forgotten \:\)

I'm always amazed at the cast of characters in that video. Jackson Browne, J.D Souther (wrote a lot of songs for the Eagles in addition to doing solo work and having a number of groups of his own {The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band}), Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, and legendary guitarist James Burton (lead guitarist for Ricky Nelson and Elvis Presley).
Posted by: SRoode

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 06:43 AM

I have the HD-DVD of Orbison's "Black and White Night". The sound quality is excellent, and I highly recommend any Orbison fans to pick up that version (for real cheap!), or the Blu-Ray version.
Posted by: CV

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 06:49 AM

Oh, how could I not provide a link to Regina Spektor being cute on guitar.
Posted by: CV

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 06:56 AM

Oh, even cuter Regina video where she self-censors her song, "Bobbing For Apples". The overuse of the whammy bar in the later part of the song always cracks me up.
Posted by: BoB/335

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 08:27 AM

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9187582876232153046

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7119605261348531423

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rutyA12z3Ok

At least check out the last link.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 08:28 AM

Anything by Tom Morello, here's a great clip of some of his best, with and innovative move at approximately 4:20

link

Here's another Very popular (55 million hits) video on YouTube of an extremely talented kid

link
Posted by: Worfzara

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 08:33 AM

Some of my fav. opening Riffs (you know these songs just after the 1st of 2nd note.

AC/DC - You shook me all night long

Rush - Limlight

Asia - heat of the moment

Def Leppard - Photograph

Dire Straits - Money for Nothing

Guns N Roses - Sweet child of mine

Heart - Beracuda

Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch fever

Truimph - What's another day of Rock n Roll

And oh, so many more.

A similar thread and maybe more challenging would be the most reconizable / fav. bass lines.

For example: Queen - Another one bites the dust.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNQRfBAzSzo


paul
Posted by: Zarak

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 09:00 AM

Beat me to it on Tom Morello...was going to single out Bulls on Parade.

And I know this is sacrilege to say in these parts for some people, but Regina Specktor? I don't find her attractive at all...she seems a bit funny looking to me. Sorry to those that adore her. *ducks*
Posted by: FordPrefect

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 09:08 AM

I'll point in a direction most people wouldn't expect, The Carpenters - Goodbye to Love. A song mostly played on easy listening AM stations yet the last minute of the song has a very cool, at least to my ears, guitar solo.

So cool in fact that most stations in the day would quickly fade the song out as soon as the solo started.

Never really a fan of the group this song does however showcase Karen's stunning voice. The ending of the song was a real shock to me when I first heard it, I remember thinking "The Carpenters??????"

judge for yourself:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdG-ITxL8ok

Posted by: Adrian

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 09:52 AM

Here's one for Rick.
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 09:53 AM

Always nice to run across someone who feels the same as I do about the Carpenters, Wayne. First, that voice. I alternate between heartbreak over the loss of a voice that special and rage at her for depriving us of such a profound gift. If she stood before me, right this moment, I don't know if I would hug her and weep for joy or shake her silly.

Second, Richard was a much underrated keyboard player and arranger. Yes, their stuff was POP, and if you don't like POP, it's understandable if you don't care for The Carpenters. No problem. Just don't try to tell me they weren't talented and didn't deserve their success.

RE: Guitar work. Having been a musician all my life, I am not impressed by instrumental calisthenics (YMMV). To me, the measure of greatness is taste - i.e. what notes are played, and when, in the course of a song. Sometimes, speed and a thousand notes per second is EXACTLY the right thing. Often, it is not.

I remember being impressed by a 2 note riff that Jim Messina (Buffalo Springfield, Poco, Loggins and Messina - another underrated musician) played in a Poco song, the name of which escapes me at the moment. At that particular moment it was the PERFECT thing to play. Just two notes. Brilliant!

Of course, taste is subjective. What would lift my heart and make my soul soar might bore you to death..............and vice versa. Doesn't matter. All that matters is that the music, whatever the genre and whatever the reason, touches something within YOU.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 10:09 AM

I've got the Carpenters SACD on right now! \:\)

I always do mellow stuff on Sunday mornings when reading the paper.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 10:10 AM

Jack, I agree with your post. When I was growing up there was a lot of peer pressure to listen to certain types of music. It would have been 'peer pressure suicide' where I grew up to say you liked artists like The Carpenters, Gordon Lightfoot, Bee Gees and even Janis Joplin (to name a handfull). Thankfully, as we get a little older and wiser(just a little!), we care less about what other people impose on us, and you're very right about Karen Carpenter...I can't listen to here without feeling a sense of loss, a haunting sadness, if you will. \:\(
Posted by: fredk

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 10:15 AM

Chet Aitkins - I remembered at 4:00am. This guys playing is downright amazing. You listen to a track and are left thinking its at least two guys playing. I don't own any of his tracks so I can't recommend one, but you should check this guy out.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 10:22 AM

Here's one of Chet playing a "classic"
Posted by: fredk

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 10:24 AM

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Jim Messina

I didn't know he played in Buffalo Springfield.

That reminds me of another nice riff CSN Suite Judy Blue Eves. I loved the accoustic in that song. Never knew it was an open E tuning.

Adrian. I went strait from the Highschool AM pop peer pressure group right to the deep end when I took two years of fine arts in college. The first year class was average of 10 years older than me. Imaging going from the carpenters (good) and bubble gum pop (not so good) to Frank Zappa! That was like going from VW beetle (old style) to a Ferrari.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 10:33 AM

Pop was a no-no when I was going through school. Basically the "battlelines" were drawn between Rock (Sabbath, Zeppelin, Boston, Pink Floyd ect) and the Disco/pop crowd (Abba, Bee Gees, and a whole host of 'one hit' bands). There really was no middle ground, you were for one or the other which was sad because I'm sure many on each side liked some of the 'other' music.
Posted by: michael_d

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 11:04 AM

What’s a Riff?

I love to listen to music, pretty much all types, but sadly, I have absolutely no musical ability or talent. I tried the violin and then guitar for several years and just couldn’t get my mind and fingers to cooperate. I can design and build a 6000 HP top fuel engine, but can’t play a note to save my life…..

My favorite guitarist is Angus Young, but that could be that AC/DC is my favorite group, so I’m biased.

I think the most talented guitarist (living) is Tim Reynolds. The things he can make that guitar do simply amaze me. I was in tears a couple times during his and Dave Mathew’s concert DVD.

The one guitar solo that sticks in my mind every time this subject is mentioned is the “duel” scene on the move Crossroads. I think Stevie Vie was the devil?? Not real sure, but I do enjoy the guitar playing on that part of the movie.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 11:06 AM

Heh... if your favorite group is AC/DC, you know what a riff is. It's that little section of maybe 10 notes they play over and over and over again to make up the song.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 11:11 AM

Ouch! \:o
Posted by: fredk

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 11:12 AM

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Abba, Bee Gees, and a whole host of 'one hit' bands

Thats funny! Neither of those bands were one hit wonders or even close to it. I know what you mean though. The funny thing is that the first album I owned was CSNY Deja Vu, pretty far from the other stuff I listened to.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 11:16 AM

Fred, I wasn't inferring that either Abba or the Bee Gees were "one hit" bands. I mean like, your Gloria Gaynor, Sister Sledge types. Omg, why do I remember these people?
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 11:19 AM

To be fair, I do enjoy AC/DC quite a bit. In small quantities.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 11:40 AM

Here's a pretty heavy riff and a favourite solo of mine by Rush \:\)
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 01:30 PM

 Originally Posted By: fredk
 Quote:
Jim Messina

I didn't know he played in Buffalo Springfield.
Well, you scared me Fred. I was afraid my aging memory had failed me once more. Happily (and surprisingly), it hadn't.

Dewey Martin, Messina, Neil Young, Richie Furay, Steven Stills


And, thanks for mentioning Chet Atkins. Truly a guitar virtuoso.

Posted by: CV

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 01:52 PM

 Originally Posted By: Zarak
And I know this is sacrilege to say in these parts for some people, but Regina Specktor? I don't find her attractive at all...she seems a bit funny looking to me. Sorry to those that adore her. *ducks*


Don't worry. I think I'm the only one who likes her that much, and it doesn't hurt my feelings when other people fail to see her in the same way. I'm sure I would think you're crazy for some of your crushes, too.
Posted by: BrenR

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 01:56 PM

I feel like I did music a great disservice by not immediately thinking of the greatest surf guitar band of all time.

Walk Don't Run, Hawaii Five-O, Apache, Wipe Out... The Ventures.

Bren R.
Posted by: CV

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 02:01 PM

Take me to Surfin' Turf, the Ventures capital of the world.
Posted by: BrenR

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 02:05 PM

 Originally Posted By: CV
Take me to Surfin' Turf, the Ventures capital of the world.
I have no idea to what you refer.

Bren R.
Posted by: CV

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 02:10 PM

Nothing. You just said the word "surf," which made me think of "surf 'n' turf," which sounded like it could be a place they hail from, and venture capital was something else.
Posted by: fredk

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 08:58 PM

\:D
I love it when CV has to 'splain himself.
Posted by: fredk

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/08/09 09:00 PM

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And, thanks for mentioning Chet Atkins. Truly a guitar virtuoso.

And I would never have heard from him were it not for Bachman and his radio show. I try to catch every one.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/10/09 08:36 AM

I'm not submitting it for my favorite but coincidentally, while I was reading this thread last night, a podcast of new metal songs I subscribe to was playing this video.

Check out who the guest guitarist is in Alice Cooper's first song of his new 3 song video/movie. He does a great job on the strings and in is a natural to fit into Alice's dark story.

Along Came a Spider

Edited:
And No it is not Alex Lifeson........ heh heh
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/10/09 08:51 AM

Aren't you supposed to be looking for drummers?
Posted by: Murph

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/10/09 08:52 AM

That would be thread hijacking and we all know that never happens here. <insert smiley emote of choice here>
Posted by: CV

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/10/09 11:04 AM

 Originally Posted By: Murph
<insert smiley emote of choice here>


Sick! Stop smiling at me like that!
Posted by: davidsch

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/10/09 01:36 PM

Jimmy Page on "Stairway to Heaven". Also very much appreciated are Richard Thompson, Joe Walsh and Duane Allman.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/10/09 01:55 PM

Satisfaction.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/10/09 03:30 PM

Back in Black.

Never said AC/DC didn't have good riffs...
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/10/09 03:51 PM

Whole Lotta Rosie!!
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/10/09 07:42 PM

 Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Aren't you supposed to be looking for drummers?


I was going to start a thread about favorite drummers, and this is the perfect opportunity \:\) .

Carter Beauford from Dave Matthews Band

Just check this out; unbelievable!!
Posted by: Murph

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/10/09 08:19 PM

As a brand new student to drumming, that was both inspiring and very depressing.

This one is my fav so far. It's an oldy and it's long but Neal Peart demonstrates just about every drum style known to man from basic rock, percussion instruments, (fill in a bunch of others), to finally kickin it Jazz style.

Who says rock drummers can't do jazz?

Neal Peart

For sheer memorabilia, John Bonham's solo in Moby Dick (Led Zeppelin II) comes to mind.

Worst drum solo I ever saw, Tommy Lee. Playing upside down doesn't excuse the fact that you were too wasted to speak.
Posted by: BrenR

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/10/09 11:43 PM

You have to go back a little further to see some of the real greats.

Buddy Rich
and
Sandy Nelson

Bren R.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/11/09 08:17 AM

I went looking for some Buddy Rich clips on Youtube to throw in here (and was very surprised to actually find some) but didn't figure anyone else had heard of him. Only reason I knew the name was that I have a friend in a blues band and his hobby is making posters of older musicians from whatever sources he can find.
Posted by: BrenR

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/11/09 12:24 PM

I won't admit that I first saw him in the drum duel with Animal on The Muppet Show and that's how I came to know about him.

Bren R.
Posted by: CV

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/11/09 12:37 PM

I knew him because Letterman liked to call his drummer, Anton Fig, Buddy Rich, Jr.
Posted by: BrenR

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/11/09 12:51 PM

Letterman's band was always underrated I think.

Anton Fig, Will Lee, Sid whazzizname on guitar, and Paul Schaeffer - a guy could do worse.

Bren R.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/11/09 01:00 PM

 Quote:
and Paul Schaeffer - a guy could do worse


Yeah, Paul could open his mouth.
Posted by: JaimeG

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/11/09 01:24 PM

<< Carter Beauford from Dave Matthews Band. >>
He's certainly a great drummer but too metronome-like for my taste. I prefer drummers like the late Jeffrey Porcaro & Steve Gadd, w/ musicality and nice subtle groovy shuffles.
Posted by: JaimeG

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/11/09 01:34 PM

 Quote:
Letterman's band was always underrated I think.


Absolutely!! I thought I was the only one ... Will Lee is very good; there are a couple of songs on the Letterman show where the bassist begins w/ an intro/solo... wow! you can't help but to start tapping your foot right away...very few bassists can pull that off.

Now, Paul Schaeffer used to be the man... he's a bit coo coo now. :P
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/13/09 09:37 PM

Here's a good drum solo from a few years ago.
Posted by: merchman

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/15/09 08:29 PM

Listened to Van Halen's Eruption leading in to You Really Got Me Know earlier today. Good guitar riff by Eddie. Also, the drum solo leading in to Van Halen's Hot For Teacher. Gives the m80s and sub a good workout. Not to mention, a mighty fine video for a young teen to watch, back in the day.
Posted by: spiffnme

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/18/09 12:08 AM

VH all the way...

My personal favs:

Mean Street
Hang 'Em High
Fools
Panama
Hot for Teacher

Rock guitar don't get no better!
Posted by: Hogie

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/18/09 04:35 PM

Metallica 'Disposable Heroes'
Accept 'Balls to the Wall'
Sammy Hagar 'Up In Smoke'
Montrose 'Bad Motor Scooter'
Iron Maiden 'Where Eagles Dare'

There's my two cents. Might not be worth a penny, but there it is.
Play it loud!
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/18/09 06:59 PM

Let It Go by Def Leppard. Earworm.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/18/09 09:34 PM

Tom, I was thinking of that song today myself! I remember when I first heard that song, DL was first coming out on the scene(at least in North Am.)in the early 80s and telling my brother about it, but not remembering the group's name, \:D . About the same time were some good double guitar solos in Judas Priest with KK Downing and Glenn Tipton.
Posted by: danmagicman7

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/19/09 12:30 AM

Muse's Hysteria or Knights of Cydonia are awesome
Posted by: spiffnme

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/19/09 01:05 AM

Just heard this in the car tonight....Heart - BARRACUDA!
Posted by: chefaaron

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/19/09 01:26 AM

Tragically Hip- New Orleans is Sinking
Van Halen- Unchained
Metalica- Enter Sandman
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/19/09 08:31 AM

 Quote:
Just heard this in the car tonight....Heart - BARRACUDA!

Bum-budda-bum-budda-bum-budda-bum-budda-bum-budda-bum-budda-bum-budda-bow-dowwwwwwwww! Skreeeeeeeeeee!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/19/09 08:41 AM

Bobby McFerrin, is that you?
Posted by: Ajax

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/19/09 10:17 AM

LOL! \:D Good one, Doc.
Posted by: spiffnme

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 02/25/09 01:23 AM

I know it was in my list already, but damn, I just listened to the opening of VH's "Fools" again. My god that's just sick.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 03/25/12 09:42 PM

Resurrecting an old thread to offer:

1- Mississippi Queen
2- Crazy Train
3- Walk this Way
Posted by: Murph

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 03/27/12 08:37 AM

Not so much a Riff, but the signature guitar chords in, "More than a Feeling". Also, the more delicate, acoustic peice to that song.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 03/27/12 12:44 PM

I really like Warren Haynes guitar licks in this version of Cortez the Killer.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/14/12 10:04 AM

Boy, this thread didn't last as long as it should/could have. I think I'm gonna start cruisin' the Anonymous Online Views for topics more regularly. It's bizarre what old threads "they" find, whoever "they" are.

These are all timeless Classics for me:

George Harrison--Savoy Truffle
Dave Davies--You Really Got Me
Ted Nugent (Amboy Dukes)--Journey to the Center of the Mind
Brian May--Bohemian Rhapsody
Eric Clapton--Sunshine of Your Love
Mick Ronson--All over Ziggy Stardust
Neil Young/Steve Stills--Bluebird

I'm serious, recalling some of these is giving me goosebumps.

It'd take me quite a while just to get outta the 60's and 70's!

Gee, I could name one from probably 1/2 of the cd's I own.

Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)--at least 2 from Three Sides to Every Story alone.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/14/12 10:09 AM

Originally Posted By: BobKay
... I think I'm gonna start cruisin' the Anonymous Online Views ...

Old habits die hard. wink
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/14/12 10:11 AM

Spare me the emoticon, will ya?!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/14/12 10:13 AM

Oh my, a man who likes to skip the formalities and get down to business!
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/14/12 10:15 AM

Exactly! That's why I don't understand InterWeb "shopping" as instant gratification---ya gotta wait for it to arrive. I don't do "wait" very well.
Posted by: RickF

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/14/12 10:20 AM

Sublime's 'Pawn Shop' has a nice little riff that I like.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/14/12 12:24 PM

Eric Clapton's 'Layla' (especially the electric version)...

TAM
Posted by: Murph

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/14/12 12:51 PM

No offense but when this thread first started I intended to post that it needs a sign like the one hung in the guitar shop in "Wayne's World" that read "No Stairway to Heaven," except it should read "No Layla".

Now it's too late and the humour of it risks insulting the Layla posters. Sorry bout that.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/14/12 01:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Murph
No offense but when this thread first started I intended to post that it needs a sign like the one hung in the guitar shop in "Wayne's World" that read "No Stairway to Heaven," except it should read "No Layla".

Now it's too late and the humour of it risks insulting the Layla posters. Sorry bout that.


No risks, no rewards. Dja ever hear Dred Zeppelin's "Hairway to Steven"?
Posted by: BrenR

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/14/12 04:13 PM

Originally Posted By: BobKay
No risks, no rewards. Dja ever hear Dred Zeppelin's "Hairway to Steven"?

Have you ever heard K97's "Elevator to Menswear"?

Bren R.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/14/12 06:35 PM

EC's electric rendition of 'Layla' on the 'One More Car One More Rider' DVD (recorded live at the Staples Center in Los Angeles) in 2001 is stunning guitar work IMHO. It easily qualifies as a favourite of mine & perhaps for a few others as well & certainly deserves to be mentioned in this thread...

TAM
Posted by: Murph

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/15/12 12:11 PM

You know I was joking right.....
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/15/12 12:34 PM

Sorry but I often miss, or don't get, a lot of the humour out there these days both on the net & especially on TV.

Must be a generational thing I guess. Perhaps I've become immune to humour in general, ha!

TAM
Posted by: Murph

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/15/12 12:39 PM

No worries, It's not totally your fault. Bob made me swear off emotes. hehehe.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/15/12 12:40 PM

Loser.






wink
Posted by: spiffnme

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/16/12 02:10 PM

The intro to "Fools" on Women & Children First by Van Halen is one of my absolute favorite guitar bits. smile
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/16/12 06:00 PM

This is but one of the solos that solidifies my conviction that Tom Morrello is the greatest guitar player of this generation, and the most innovative of all time.

His solo starts at 3:45.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/16/12 06:10 PM

He definitely enables the guitar to produce non-guitar sounds, much as Hendrix did in his day.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/16/12 06:18 PM

Yeppers, bud. That he does.
Posted by: bridgman

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/26/12 12:27 PM

Might have missed it in the thread, but David Gilmour's long guitar solo in the first half of Shine On You Crazy Diamond, just before the vocals start. Not for its technically complexity, just 'cause it sounds so good.
Posted by: whippersnapper

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/27/12 12:05 PM

Originally Posted By: bridgman
Might have missed it in the thread, but David Gilmour's long guitar solo in the first half of Shine On You Crazy Diamond, just before the vocals start. Not for its technically complexity, just 'cause it sounds so good.


I was going to mention the same one. With Gilmour, it's never been about technical chops - it's more about finding the right notes at the right time.
Posted by: Adrian

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 05/27/12 07:44 PM

David Gilmour is one of those guitarists that proves you don't need to play fast to play an awesome solo, just pure melodic talent. I also like Alex Lifeson's solo on La Villa Strangiato for the same reason.
Posted by: Da_Gimp_Pimp

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 06/02/12 09:38 PM

Stanley Jordan's unique two-handed tapping technique is simply amazing. Here's a example of it, and below is a description.

"Normally, a guitarist must use two hands to play each note. One hand presses down a guitar string behind a chosen fret to prepare the note, and the other hand either plucks or strums the string to play that note. Jordan's touch technique is an advanced form of two-handed tapping. The guitarist produces a note using only one finger by quickly tapping (or hammering) his finger down behind the appropriate fret. The force of impact causes the string to vibrate enough to immediately sound the note, and Jordan executes tapping with both hands, and with more legato than is normally associated with guitar tapping. The note's volume can be controlled by varying the force of impact: tapping with greater force produces a louder note.

A helpful analogy to visualize this technique is the distinction between a harpsichord and a piano. A harpsichord produces sound by plucking its strings, and a piano produces sound by striking its strings with tiny hammers. However, while notes produced on a harpsichord or piano sustain after the pick has plucked or hammer has struck, fingers must remain on a tapped note for the sound to continue. This similarity is what led Jordan to attempt such a technique in the first place;[citation needed] he was a classically trained pianist before playing guitar and wanted greater freedom in voicing chords on his guitar.

Jordan's two-handed tapping allows the guitarist to play melody and chords simultaneously. It is also possible, as Jordan has demonstrated, to play simultaneously on two different guitars, as well as guitar and piano. Another feature of Jordan's playing is the tuning he uses: from bass to treble EADGCF (all in fourths as on the Chapman Stick, compared with the standard EADGBE), so the patterns for chords are the same wherever they are played on the fretboard.

Stanley Jordan's main guitar was built by Vigier Guitars in 1988: it is an Arpege model on which Vigier made a flat fingerboard, allowing it to have a very low action (0.5/0.7mm). The low action facilitates the tapping technique."

Posted by: casey01

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 06/02/12 11:08 PM

As impressive as Stanley Jordan's playing is on the video with Dave Mathews, it really doesn't do justice to his overall abilities and sound. I have one of his albums in which he is playing his own genre of music and of course, he has several quality backup musicians on the album. There are, however, two or three songs in which he is playing by himself "solo" and if one didn't know, at first listen, one would think there were actually TWO players playing on the cut.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 06/11/12 09:03 AM

Black Dog by Led Zeppelin. The whole time, they should be losing it with the different rhythms, but somehow it holds together. Fascinating.
Posted by: Murph

Re: Favourite Guitar Riff/Solo - 06/11/12 10:30 AM

Good point on that song. I never really noticed until you mentioned it.