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Old 05-30-2005, 12:20 PM
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Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent has a nice opening riff as well (now on the radio)

...more to come as the classic rock Memorial Day Marathon continues!
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Old 05-30-2005, 12:21 PM
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Tall Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) - Hollies
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Old 05-30-2005, 12:31 PM
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Stranglehold By Nugent as well (Rock Blocks!woohoo!)
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Old 05-30-2005, 12:51 PM
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The drum & guitar riffs in "Everybody Wants Some" by Van Halen.

It always reminds me of that Claymation burger in Better Off Dead
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Old 05-30-2005, 01:11 PM
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The opening riff of "Talk Dirty To Me" by Poison.

And the opening riff of "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns 'N' Roses.
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Old 05-30-2005, 02:30 PM
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I haven't seen this posted yet.
The guitar riff from Favorite Game by the Cardigans
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Old 05-30-2005, 08:00 PM
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Quote:
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Tall Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) - Hollies
{nitpick}
Long Cool Woman
{/nitpick}


Also (to get into the realm of classical music)...

The Masterpiece Theater theme (Mouret's Rondeau)


Für Elise

And, because there's an ice-cream truck going down the street:

Turkey in the Straw
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Old 05-30-2005, 08:25 PM
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The bass line of Love Cats by The Cure.
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Old 05-31-2005, 02:15 AM
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Gershin it is.

Quote:
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Gershwin?
Yes, you caught me out there. It's George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

You can actually hear a clip here:

Rhapsody in Blue Fragment

For some reason Copeland's Fanfare for the Common Man was in my head this morning and I couldn't get the name out.

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An obscure Roxette tune and others

I Remember You, a B-Side to one of the singles off Joyride has kind of a classic "neanderthal blues-type riff" running through it that always makes me want to crank up the stereo.

The intro to Room at the Top by Adam Ant is unmistakable.

Red Tape by Agent Provocateur has a couple of memorable bits of guitar work

Remedy by the Black Crows.

Summer of '69 -- Bryan Adams

Cocaine -- Eric Clapton

.... And many others I don't have time to check out right now. (I guess I just like Riffy Music)

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Purple Rain

You may have to go to You Tube and watch Purple Rain to get the guitar ridt out of your head
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Roger McGuinn's openings to "Mr Tambourine Man" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!"

The opening to "Teach Your Children."

Paul Prestopino's riff in the Chad Mitchell Trio version of "The Marvelous Toy."

Keith Potger's lead-in to "A World of Our Own' and "I Know I'll Never Find Another You."



Am I showing my age here?

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Old 02-16-2017, 05:45 PM
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The Zombies - Time of the Season.

(really)


mmm

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Take Five by Brubeck. Any two notes of it, really.

Zombie, by The Cranberries.
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The Ethiopian crime-reenactment TV series "Ketezegaw Dose" has two great ones. The first one on piano, apparently for the network or production company, and then another one with percussion for the show itself. Both of them are memorable and compelling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hMaucQMKIg&t=16s

The whole show, by the way, is a very professionally produced series. All in Amharic, but fun to watch just to see the gritty real-life scenes of Addis Ababa.
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Da-Domp-Boom, Da-Domp-Boom, Da-Domp-boom

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Old 02-17-2017, 03:32 AM
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Supernaut by Black Sabbath
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:17 AM
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Another great guitar riff - the one from "Gay Bar" by Electric Six.

And although it's been nearly 12 years I feel obligated to point out that there's no "e" in Aaron Copland's name.
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:22 PM
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As a guitarist I have too many fav riffs. There's a ton of memorable riffs that IDs the songs so how can I name a few?
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:56 PM
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Anybody mention "Mississippi Queen" by Mountain yet?
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Old 02-18-2017, 12:42 PM
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I fessed up to this over in the confessions thread; I've developed an autonomic response
wherein, when the opening riff of Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell" comes on the car radio, my hand snaps out and gives the knob a hard twist all the way to the right.
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:01 PM
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Movin Out by Aerosmith.

Answering Machine by the Replacements

Beck Hansen said his favorite riff of all time was Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young.

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When the guitar kicks in & plays with the organ on Pipeline Sequence by Honk.
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