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Old 04-20-2009, 02:13 AM
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Default Riffs That Make You Go "Oooh..."

I decided to make this because I was listening to one of my favorite [guitar] riffs of all time, and I would love to know what everyone's favorite riffs may be.

At this moment, my favorite is the last quarter or so of this live recording of Muse's "Knights of Cydonia". Great guitar in general, loads of triplets, but this recording in particular really stood out to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4ZLyD85gRo
(Starts around 5:04, if you just want to get to the goods. It's even in HD!)
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:29 AM
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Whenever I think riff, I think Pantera. Cowboys from hell and Cemetery Gates have always seemed like "Ooohh" riffs.
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:07 AM
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i really like the animal i have become by 3 days grace....i dont care what anyone says, that riff is rockin.

also i think of Heartbreaker, Re-align by Godsmack, In my time of dying, when the levee breaks, oh man there are so many amazing zeppelin riffs....Bat out of hell by meatloaf...

OHHH and Touche by Godsmack....
ohhhh yesss....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-wXDVMj7Mk

i cant not bob my head to this song, its physically impossible.
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:31 AM
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"Cannon" by the White Stripes.

And the first riffs in "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin and "5 on the 5" by the Raconteurs are especially amazing.
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:33 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP4Rn7C3A9Y

I don't listen to a lot of Metal, so when I came across this, i was impressed. I thought it built and was musical and melodic, but maybe I'm just musically simpleminded....
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Any fast, distorted riffs from bands like:
Slayer
Anthrax
Megadeth
Testament
Exodus
Metallica
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my favs gotta be Heatbreaker by Zeppelin, and Cortez the killer by Neil Young.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:36 AM
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"Cannon" by the White Stripes.

And the first riffs in "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin and "5 on the 5" by the Raconteurs are especially amazing.
I love that Raconteurs song, that whole album is great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYBUuJQ94kE
Funky begginning riff from the flobots.
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For us old timers, One of the most famous riffs ever,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af10EXSPsyQ
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:12 AM
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Iron Man, Children of the grave - Black Sabbath.
Sunshine of your love - Cream.
Smoke on the water - Deep Purple.
You've got another thing comin' - Judas Priest.
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin.
Back In Black, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC.
Thunder Kiss '65 - White Zombie.
Creeping Death - Metallica.
Shock Me - KISS.
Thunder & Lightning - THIN LIZZY.
Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix.
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:15 AM
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Hottentot - John Scofield

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxQt3ybsIbM (Not a great recording, or version - imo! But great guitar riff, none-the-less.)

Cissy Strut is undeniably an insanely catchy and funky guitar riff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FBnQvd_xzs (starts around 1 minute, cool drum intro tho...)

I always loved the riff in "Root" by The Deftones as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABDea0ySu_U

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Old 04-20-2009, 05:18 AM
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One of my favorites is Hysteria by Muse.
Muse forever. I'm with you on that one.

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While I haven't heard much from Platypus, I myself am a Flobots fan. Saw them live. EPIC.

GD and iwilliams-
I'm glad you guys brought those older ones up, Motown and Classic Rock riffs don't get enough credit around here!
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:24 AM
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Muse forever. I'm with you on that one.

zzdrummer-
While I haven't heard much from Platypus, I myself am a Flobots fan. Saw them live. EPIC.

GD and iwilliams-
I'm glad you guys brought those older ones up, Motown and Classic Rock riffs don't get enough credit around here!
Thanks, mate...it's original music, that lives forever!
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:25 AM
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Muse forever. I'm with you on that one.

zzdrummer-
While I haven't heard much from Platypus, I myself am a Flobots fan. Saw them live. EPIC.

GD and iwilliams-
I'm glad you guys brought those older ones up, Motown and Classic Rock riffs don't get enough credit around here!
Man, I am jealous. I have only youtube'd Platypus because the one copy I have ever seen was on Ebay for $150 which I decided was ridiculous for seven songs. From what I have heard it is great though.
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:28 AM
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Hottentot - John Scofield

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxQt3ybsIbM (Not a great recording, or version - imo! But great guitar riff, none-the-less.)

Cissy Strut is undeniably an insanely catchy and funky guitar riff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FBnQvd_xzs (starts around 1 minute, cool drum intro tho...)

I always loved the riff in "Root" by The Deftones as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABDea0ySu_U

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Wow man, Hottentot is an insane track! I love Martin Medeski Wood and Scofield, but I don't have that album I only have Chank. And of course Cissy Strut is a great song.

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Old 04-20-2009, 05:33 AM
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Oh SIR!

Go get "A Go Go". It's in my favorite album I think.

Not a bad song on it.

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Old 04-20-2009, 07:49 AM
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I don't know if it's technically a riff, but Paranoid Android by Radiohead is one of my favorites.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:31 AM
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That song...by C&C Music Factory...Things That Make You Go Hmm?
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:08 AM
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I don't know if it's technically a riff, but Paranoid Android by Radiohead is one of my favorites.
Which part? The heavy part or the opener?
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Carry on Wayward Son, Kansas. Ha.
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Which part? The heavy part or the opener?
Heavy for sure. I really like how they kind of just give you a taste of that riff. It just makes me feel like it never gets old within the song.
I discovered the song in 2007 I think... I wanted to punch myself in the face when I found it was made 10 years earlier. Amazing how easy it is to miss some of the best stuff going on.
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Muse forever. I'm with you on that one.

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While I haven't heard much from Platypus, I myself am a Flobots fan. Saw them live. EPIC.

GD and iwilliams-
I'm glad you guys brought those older ones up, Motown and Classic Rock riffs don't get enough credit around here!
Well considering my age and the average of most here, I'm surprised most have even heard of Motown.
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Heavy for sure. I really like how they kind of just give you a taste of that riff. It just makes me feel like it never gets old within the song.
I discovered the song in 2007 I think... I wanted to punch myself in the face when I found it was made 10 years earlier. Amazing how easy it is to miss some of the best stuff going on.
One of my favorite rock songs...and albums. I bought it the year it came out and didn't put it down for months. DEFINITELY a killer melody, all of them.
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Bomber by Motorhead :-)
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The solo in cemetary gates by pantera. Good stuff.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:34 AM
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Hmm...

How 'bout "Red Barchetta"?

Yeah. That's the ticket!


Oooh...


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Alice In Chains "Dirt"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAZcFVuSo0M

The 4th minute of Meshuggah's "Straws Pulled At Random"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXCmv...eature=related


The last riff of Isis' "Dulcinea"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZfspVFUBAo
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"Roundabout"- Yes
"Don't fear the reaper"- Blue oyster cult
"Would" Alice in Chains
"Ain't talking 'bout Love" Van Halen
"Still of the Night" Whitesnake
"Quicksand Jesus" Skid Row
"Welcome to the Jungle" G'n'R
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Well i know it's heavier than other things mentioned but if you like heavy, industrial metal then Body Hammer by Fear Factory in my eyes is the ultimate guitar riff. Especially when the drums come in its like having your eyes sucked out.
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Well i know it's heavier than other things mentioned but if you like heavy, industrial metal then Body Hammer by Fear Factory in my eyes is the ultimate guitar riff. Especially when the drums come in its like having your eyes sucked out.
Oh dude, I know. I love Fear Factory. That song is awesome.
Ray Herrera is a great drummer.
And I loved Dino on guitar (don't know if he was for that song though).
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Old school here, has to be Rosanna by Toto....
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-A Change of Seasons by Dream Theater
-Supernaught by Black Sabbith
-Combustion by Meshuggah
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Two Bullets And A Gun- Stevie Salas
Flash Rockin' Man- Accept (the middle part)
Tell Your Story Walkin'- Stevie Salas- part right after his lead
Run For Your Life- Loudness
Black Widow- Loudness
Dogman- King's X
Come On Over- Y&T
Judgement Day- Van Halen
Into The Void- Black Sabbath
Tomorrow's Dream- Black Sabbath
Rat Bat Blue- Deep Purple
Piece of My Soul- Eric Gales
Like A Negro- Mother's Finest
Bloodsucking Leeches- The Dregs
Blue Murder- Blue Murder
When I'm President- Extreme- the closing riff
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For us old timers, One of the most famous riffs ever,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af10EXSPsyQ
Right on GD. A true Motown classic.

In an opposite direction I'll throw in this one. One More Red Nightmare opening riff by King Crimson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BLRz...eature=related

So dark and twisted sounding.
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It may not be a guitar riff, but i think its amazing all the same.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dBu5X3TvNw - :35 seconds in.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-ipU...eature=related
1:42 ish

That riff does something awesome to me.
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Oh dude, I know. I love Fear Factory. That song is awesome.
Ray Herrera is a great drummer.
And I loved Dino on guitar (don't know if he was for that song though).
You need to check out messiah, awesome riff.
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One of my favorites is Hysteria by Muse.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpZL8...eature=related

Hysteria is the most epic sing I've heard in my life, and that bass line line is like a train the whole way through.
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guitar riffs that make me go ohh are riffs like are pretty much all thrashy sounding riffs and the one right know that is driving me crazy is beyond the dark sun by wintersun right in the begining
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I like the rhythmic riff off "I am a pig" by Rob Halford
but the guitar riffs at the beginning of
The Hellion/Electric eye by Judas Priest are amongst my favourites.

Edit:- Actually I like anything by Judas Priest
Glenn Tipton and KK Downing are the riff masters!

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