What is your favourite Guitar Riff, and why?

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KVRian
1227 posts since 16 May, 2020 from a skip somewhere in yorkshire

Post Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:55 am

What is your favourite guitar riff and why? Mine is the riff in Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode which was written By Martin Gore of D.M. He said he was inspired to write the song after reading a book called Elvis and me by Priscilla Presley in which she referred to Elvis as her own personal Jesus. The reasons I have put it as my favourite as oppose to say 'I wanna break free' by Queen which is a popular choice amongst others, is that it is so catchy. I remember D.M's appearance on Jools Holland live a couple of years back and just loved it so much, hard to believe D.M have been around for over forty years and never had a number one hit. Anyway here is the live performance they did live on the Jools Holland show a couple of years back, actually probably less than 2 years ago.

https://youtu.be/WRwaaMLwZ9g?t=237

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KVRAF
2218 posts since 20 Mar, 2012 from Babbleon

Post Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:37 am

the riff (if that is even called a riff) that comes at about 6:42, right after the guitar solo and just before robert sings "and as we wind on down the road"

it's my favourite guitar "riff" because it seems so right, to me, to be placed at that spot

it's kind of a song composer thing?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RvMxA5C-3x0
ah böwakawa poussé poussé

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addled muppet weed
77682 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:39 am

master builder/the glorious om riff.
of course :shrug:

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addled muppet weed
77682 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:40 am

or kick muck.

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KVRAF
21321 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:24 pm


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KVRAF
2755 posts since 15 Oct, 2017 from U.S.

Post Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:34 pm

Stay by Bowie

KVRist
166 posts since 12 May, 2012

Post Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:22 am

jancivil wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:24 pm
https://youtu.be/M-6U0ccc_Hg?t=108
i cannot abide zappa, but i am listening to it anyway while sitting here tying to think of a quick way of saying i;ll do it because jancivil is so outrageously cool it is ridiculous. sorry, this is out of nowhere, but we got into it one time because i said something shitty, and you came at me in my inbox. i decided i didn't feel like continuing to be shitty and the way you handled the whole thing was so impressive that i didn't know what to do with myself. i've never seen another person besides myself with the ability to get into it, and then out of it again that quickly, like turning on a dime. and since then i always wanted to think of a good way to say 'you are so f**king cool, i can hardly believe it'

anyway, time ran out on the song. guess it was good, interesting choice for a favorite... and i'll be off!

Rad Grandad
33181 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Post Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:56 am

my favorite guitar riff? The first one, be it of a song or a show. Why? Because I got plenty more to play yet to come ;)

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addled muppet weed
77682 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:08 am

a few dk riffs a f course!
holiday in cambodia!
california uber allies!
too drunk to f**k!
nazi punk's f**k off!

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addled muppet weed
77682 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:13 am

slayer!
reign/raining blood!
dead skin mask.

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KVRAF
32612 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:23 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OdiOuq4uZw

Thin Lizzy - Warriors [Live and Dangerous LP]

All the riffs in this track about Jimi Hendrix. Because they're cool. Swaggering space age hard rock.

My heart is ruled by Venus and my head by Mars.

There are too many songs with great riffs to limit myself to just one.
Hi-de-Hi!

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KVRAF
2755 posts since 15 Oct, 2017 from U.S.

Post Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:06 am

Pink Floyd - Dogs

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KVRAF
3927 posts since 8 Mar, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:46 pm

this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St6ZzLMMVe4

at the beginning. but also later with more context. why? don't know. it just sounds cool :band:

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KVRAF
1937 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:28 pm

"Have you ever noticed how anyone driving faster than you is a [jerk] and anyone driving slower than you is a moron?" - George Carlin

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KVRAF
1937 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:35 pm

"Have you ever noticed how anyone driving faster than you is a [jerk] and anyone driving slower than you is a moron?" - George Carlin

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