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Greatest Guitar Riffs

Ishu Saxena

Joined: Jun 24, 2008
Posts: 25

Just came across this thread somewhere this morning. Wanted to know the opinion of fellow ranchers on what they think are the greatest riffs.

Here a few great riffs that I can think of off the top of my head:

1) Back in Black- Ac/Dc
2) Enter Sandman - Metallica
3) Eruption - Eddie Van Halen
4) Iron Man - Black Sabbath
5) Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
6) Cocaine - Eric Clapton
7) Kashmir - Jimmy Page
8) Crazy Train - Ozzy Osborne
9) Sweet Chile o' mine- Slash

I'll probably add on a few more later..


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Will Myers
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Joined: Aug 05, 2009
Posts: 344

the start of Hell's Bells - AC/DC
Aint Talking Bout Love - Van Halen
fred rosenberger
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 11705

From what I've read/heard, the guitar riff on "Sweet Child O' Mine" came from Slash practicing a finger exercise. The whole band originally though it was a joke.

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Stephan van Hulst

Joined: Sep 20, 2010
Posts: 3694

Radiohead - Street Spirit
Focus - Hocus Pocus
Dick Dale - Misirlou
Blue Öyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper
The Animals - House of the Rising Sun
Derek and the Dominos - Layla
God is an Astronaut - Far From Refuge
David Arkenstone - Surrounded (Emperor: Battle for Dune soundtrack)
Muse - Fury
Muse - Citizen Erased
Tool - Forty Six & 2
Machinae Supremacy - The Great Gianna Sisters
Sepultura - Inquisition Symphony
Daft Punk - Aerodynamic
Greg Charles

Joined: Oct 01, 2001
Posts: 2867

What about "Satisfaction"? Too obvious? You've somehow left off Jimi Hendrix too.
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