The Greatest Guitar/Bass Riffs Of All Time..

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  1. dancers lance

    dancers lance Well-Known Member

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    I'll start....
    Cross Town Traffic - Hendrix
    Pictures Of Matchstick Men - Quo
    Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
     
  2. Skyblueloyal

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    Public image by Public image
     
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    Big Riff by Cave In.
    So Did We by ISIS (no not that one).
     
  4. PurpleBin

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    Countless riffs from Hendrix and countless riffs from Johnny Marr!
     
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    Agreed. Plus some early Led Zeppelin!

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  6. dancers lance

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    I can't think of a bad Marr riff, he's a genius........How Soon Is Now......
     
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  7. dancers lance

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    Here comes you man - Pixies
    Superstition - Stevie Wonder
    aint talkin about love - Van Halen
     
  8. Adge

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    Sweet child of mine,Paradise city-Guns n roses. Boston-more than a feeling. Smoke on the water-deep purple.
    Beat it-Micheal Jackson(done by Eddie Van Halen I think).
     
  9. torchomatic

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    Vic Flick did probably the most famous of all.
     
  10. dancers lance

    dancers lance Well-Known Member

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    Are you talking James Bond
     
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  11. torchomatic

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    I am indeed.
     
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    Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love
    Deep Purple Smoke on the water
    Guns and Roses Sweet Child O'. mine



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    The Stone Roses Fools Gold
     
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    Can't have paradise city, it's ripped off Sabbaths Zero the Hero.

    Speaking if Sabbath, Symptom of the Universe is the best of the best.
     
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    Sorry Sweet child o mine was an awful riff and was actually done as a pisstake initially I believe. Estranged by GnR was an amazing guitar riff
     
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  16. Covstu

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    7 nation army was an awesome but very simple riff.... if it works it works I guess!
     
  17. PurpleBin

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    I wanna be Adored - Stone Roses. That intro...amazing.
     
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    That belongs in the greatest intros thread!
     
  19. PurpleBin

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    To be fair mate, it's that good it can go where it wants!
     
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    The Cult - She sells sanctuary
     
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    Stockholm Syndrome by Muse

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  22. Johnnythespider

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    If we're talking bass riffs it has to be Michael Dempsey on the associates track club country, he played with The Cure, The Associates and The Lotus Eaters but his work on this track is great.
     
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    Charlie Burchill of simple minds plays a staccato style solo at the end of The American which is one of my favourite endings to a track ever
     
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    The bassline on I Travel is also fantastic.
     
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    Muse New Born
    Sonne by Rammstein
    Immigrant Song Led Zeppelin
     
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    Shot by Both Sides - Magazine. Same riff as Promises by the Buzzcocks.

    Best solo - Buzzcocks: Boredom. Some solo as Orange Juice - Rip it Up.
     
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    Pretty vacant-Sex Pistols.
    Steve Jones not bad for a bloke who said they couldn't play!
     
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    Bombtrack - Rage Against The Machine
     
  29. torchomatic

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    Nah, it's the same as the b-side Lipstick. Both cracking songs.

    B'dum B'dum.
     
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    ...Steady as she goes by The Raconteurs, 7 Nation Army by White Stripes, Come as you are by Nirvana...endless list

    ...onwards & upwards PUSB
     
  31. mrtrench

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    You're absolutely right. Soz. :)
     
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    Come as you are somewhat "borrowed" from 'Eighties' by Killing Joke.
     
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    'Eight Miles High' by The Byrds:
     
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    Can't believe that there's been no mention of Rory Gallagher...
     

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