Whats the most memorable guitar riff?


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k7apex
06-04-2008, 07:23 PM
Okay, first of all, NO AGUEING. This is all just expression of opinion for everyone who wants to contribute it.

ALL TYPES OF MUSIC ARE OKAY TO POST.

My top ones are:
-Black Dog
-Killing in the Name of
-Iron Man
-Blind


(I know my spelling may be alittle off)

aeon20k
06-04-2008, 07:29 PM
id say memorable riffs for anyone who knows music would be
smoke on the water
iron man
enter sandman

but my favs are

as i am - dream theater
swim - in flames
cloud connected - in flames
heavy - collective soul
e1m1 and e1m8 - from doom (if those count)
Glass Prison - dream theater

BFMV fan
06-04-2008, 07:30 PM
smoke on the water
beast and the harlot
unholy confessions
fear of the dark
fade to black

Demonikk
06-04-2008, 07:30 PM
The whammy riff in 'Searching' by Joe Satriani
That made my heart stop

BFMV fan
06-04-2008, 07:31 PM
...and

rock you like a hurricane

whatadrag
06-04-2008, 07:31 PM
smoke on the water
sunshine of your love
iron man

GeoffreySmis
06-04-2008, 07:31 PM
id say

Living after midnight
Awake
smoke on the water
crazy train

Ichimaru
06-04-2008, 07:31 PM
Number of the Beast
Heartbreaker
Master of Puppets.
EDIT: How could I forget Back in Black?

kaizerkhan13
06-04-2008, 07:33 PM
uhhhhhh muse, plug in baby

davis1393
06-04-2008, 07:33 PM
surfing for the alien - satch
these walls - dream theater
inside the fire - disturbed
down with the sickness - disturbed
find the real - alter bridge
sorry you're not a winner - enter shikari

and many more...

Red33
06-04-2008, 07:34 PM
The ones I remember are:

Werewolf of Westeria- John 5, a reallly sick lick in there.

March of The Pigs- NIN

Incinerate- Sonic Youth

Guit4rG0d
06-04-2008, 07:35 PM
no one said stairway yet?
hmh...

amputecture
06-04-2008, 07:43 PM
depends on who you're asking. on a forum with a bunch of musicians, you'll get a whole different set or responses than you would your casual music listener.
i'd say for the masses who really aren't into music as much as you and i, the most memorable riffs you be:
satisfaction - stones
iron man - sabbath
beat it - mj with evh

:rolleyes:

IHeartMyCrybaby
06-04-2008, 09:32 PM
smoke on the water, sweet child o mine, beat it, sunshine of your love idk

oh by the way i love "Im alright - Neil Zaza" riff it is just amazing lol

aggiefan33
06-04-2008, 09:38 PM
explosions in the sky - your hand in mine

soundgarden19
06-04-2008, 09:53 PM
Mr. Brownstone, I hate that dick axl but damn nice riff

vampires_blade
06-04-2008, 10:10 PM
smoke on the water
and come as you are by Nirvana

KingsofSka
06-07-2008, 06:53 PM
Anything Slash does.

Slaytanic1993
06-07-2008, 07:26 PM
For the average person:

Smoke On the Water
Sweet Child O' Mine
Iron Man

For me:

Carcass - This Mortal Coil
Opeth - The Night And the Silent Water
Death - Trapped In A Corner

goldmember1217
06-08-2008, 12:45 AM
Jaws of Life- John Petrucci
The Groove- Muse
Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt- The Mars Volta
Acid Rain- Liquid Tension Experiment
Exo-Politics- Muse
Homage to a Shame- Oceansize
Normal- Porcupine Tree
Love?- Strapping Young Lad

yeah...

Coldiscool
06-08-2008, 01:58 AM
smoke over the water-Deep Purple
purple haze- jimi hendrix
back in black- ad-dc
smells like teen spirit- nirvana
snow hey ho- rhcp, gotta love this one
crazy train- ozzy
under the bridge-rhcp
kryptonite-three doors down
seven nation army- the white stripes
layla-Derek And The Dominos
welcome home-coheed
everlong-foo fighters
banana pancakes-good ol jack johnson
Immigrant Song-Led Zeppelin
Iron Man-Black Sabbath
Falling Slowly-Glen Hansard And Marketa Irglova
(stairway goes without saying...)

Free Time
06-08-2008, 04:50 AM
there's a utube vid of "20 greatest guitar riffs" or something that's pretty accurate in my book. I'll give some anyways :P

Crazy Train
Walk This Way
Hotel Cali, I know its not a riff but all guitarists recognize it

Exo M7
06-08-2008, 08:28 AM
Back In Black
Crazy Train
Smoke On The Water
Iron Man
Seven Nation Army

There's a top 5 for you.

Also, Heartbreaker and Day Tripper should get mentions here.

explosions in the sky - your hand in mine

rofl

ANGRY PIRATE
06-08-2008, 11:16 AM
soundgarden - rusty cage

UncleCthulhu
06-08-2008, 03:44 PM
e1m1 from doom

Don't you mean "No Remorse" by Metallica? :P

srvflood
06-08-2008, 05:13 PM
Edgar Winter Band - Frankenstein

andychalmers102
06-09-2008, 08:23 AM
smoke on the fkn water /thread

raydevil
06-09-2008, 12:06 PM
Hard to decide but I would go for War Pigs and Kashmir.

Musefan161
06-09-2008, 04:34 PM
Kashmir
Iron Man
Plug In Baby
Smoke On The Water
Layla
Start Me Up
Gimme Shelter

thedoors92
06-12-2008, 04:25 AM
Hmm probably not most memorable, but the riff that sticks in my head the most is prolly' Jump in the Fire - Metallica. Love it :D

hb15577
06-12-2008, 06:56 AM
Black Sabbath - Hole in the Sky
Mountain - mississippi queen verses and little solo at the start, its rock and roll
alter bridge - one day remains
Led Zeppelin - House of holy

Ekofu
06-12-2008, 01:21 PM
Besides Smoke on the Water... I'd say the first couple riffs in Master of Puppets

tennisace
06-13-2008, 02:44 PM
the intro to Layla gets me everytime. when i saw eric live about a week ago and he started layla, everyone erupted, it was just amazing.

black_death19
06-14-2008, 03:38 AM
Walk - Pantera

Gregfield
06-14-2008, 09:27 AM
Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
Metallica - Enter Sandman
Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
Death - Crystal Mountain

poker123
06-14-2008, 07:32 PM
Sweet Child O Mine
Smoke on the Water
Daytripper

Free to Guitar
06-14-2008, 10:04 PM
Black Sabbath - The Mob Rules. Love this one.
Iron Maiden - Powerslave.
Jeff Beck - Earthquake.
King Crimson - Red.
Rainbow - Man on the Silver Mountain.
Santana - Intro riffs to "Abraxas."

Leutnant
06-15-2008, 10:34 AM
Simple but memorable,

-Crazy Train intro
-Back in black
-Ziggy Stardust

GreekRockr9
06-15-2008, 10:40 AM
I gotta give it to Muffin Man by Frank Zappa. Go out and give it a listen. Really awesome riff.

xXForget itXx
06-15-2008, 03:20 PM
Sweet child o mine
welcome to the jungle
GNR list goes on and on..
Master of Puppets
seek and destroy
back in black

ChicNStu0017
06-15-2008, 04:47 PM
Everyone knows: smoke on the water, crazy train, sweet child of mine, etc. Those have already mentioned, but if it's right it's right.

Um.. I'll try to throw in a couple
Free Bird
Slither

And just one of my own personal little favorites..
the intro of The Hell Song by Sum 41..lol

Edit: Frankenstein seems to be really well known.

metalzrulez
06-16-2008, 12:40 PM
Master of Puppets
Enter Sandman
Whiplash
The Trooper
Walk
Beast And The Harlot

gates26
06-16-2008, 01:14 PM
sweet child o mine

number of the beast

smells like teen spirit

beast and the harlot

<SpaceTime>
06-17-2008, 11:57 AM
Dude, Blue Oyster Cult's

GODZILLA

Does anyone listen to the blue oyster cult?

memphisrain
06-17-2008, 04:52 PM
Looks that kill - Motley Crue

Aaron the 4th
06-18-2008, 11:24 AM
like any AC/DC song

guitar_maiden
06-19-2008, 02:42 AM
Pink Floyd- Money

Dio- Holy Diver

Rush- Limelight or Working Man

Cream- Sunshine of Your love(this has been stuck in my head all day...)

Iron Maiden- Run to the Hills

There are a lot that are my favourite... It's hard to choose...

guitar_maiden
06-19-2008, 02:45 AM
Dude, Blue Oyster Cult's

GODZILLA

Does anyone listen to the blue oyster cult?

MORE COWBELL!

I'm probably the only person my age that does...

CardinalPsycho
06-19-2008, 06:11 AM
Back in Black - AC/DC
Kashmir - Led Zep
Sad But True - Metallica
Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath
Know Your Enemy - Rage Against The Machine
Davidian - Machine Head

qwertyguitar
06-19-2008, 12:33 PM
back in black- ac/dc

guitarist10
06-19-2008, 09:29 PM
The ones that have ALWAYS stuck in my mind are...

Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love - Van Halen

Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

Iron Man - Black Sabbath

Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

Back in Black - AC/DC

Smooth - Santana

Eruption (Intro) - Van Halen