#1
list your ten favourite rock riffs. A maximum of 2 riffs allowed per artist

Mine:

1. Voodoo Child- Jimi Hendrix

2. Blacknight- Deep Purple

3. Back in the Saddle- Aerosmith

4. Refugee- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

5. Heartbreaker- Led Zeppelin

6. Mean Street- Van Halen

7. She's Always In My Hair- Prince

8. Fire- Jimi Hendrix

9. Girls Got rhythm- AC/DC

10. Sunshine of your love- Cream
#2
SWALBR - Cream
Enemy Maker - Dub War
The View From the Afternoon - Arctic Monkeys
Spanish Castle Magic - Jimi Hendrix
Mailman - Soundgarden
Primitive - Killing Joke
Sleep Now in the Fire - Rage Against the Machine
N.I.B. - Black Sabbath
Gloria Lewis - Kyuss
Electineering - Radiohead

No real order, crossed over a lot into Alterna-Rock and minor incursions into Metal territory. No big deal I hope, Rock is the father of both.
#3
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
Sweet home alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Fat bottom girls - Queen
Voodoo Child - jimi hendrix
Back in black - AC/DC
Sweet emotion - Aerosmith
Poison - Alice cooper
Sunshine of your love - Cream
Barracuda - heart
Black dog - Led Zeppelin

In no particular order.
-Let the led out-
#4
Best of Both Worlds - Van Halen
Last Time - Stones
Rebel Rebel - Bowie
Guitar Boogie - Chuck Berry
Enter the Sandman - Metallica
The Dark Eternal Night - Dream Theater
St. Stephen - Dead
Them Changes - Band of Gypsies
S.O.S. (Too Bad) - Aerosmith
I'm Going Home - Ten Years After
#5
1) Breaking The Law – Judas Priest
2) July Morning – Uriah Heep (in the Coda)
3) Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden (the one at 3:46)
4) Hells Bells - AC/DC
5) Day Tripper – The Beatles
6)TV Eye – The Stooges
7) In A Gadda Da Vida – Iron Butterfly
8) Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones
9) Black dog – Led Zeppelin
10) 21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson

Not Classic rock but I also like:
Actarus – Holywood porn Stars
Can’t stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Killing in the Name of – Rage Against the Machine (at 00:41)
Useless – Depeche Mode
Heat – Soft Cell

… the list can be longer
#6
Lifes been good- Joe Walsh
Voodoo Child- Hendrix
Houses of the Holy, Heartbreaker, Black Dog, The Ocean, any of Led Zeppelin
Man in the box-AIC
Roller-April Wine
Modern Day Cowboy-Tesla
Panama, Unchained, Runnin' with the devil- Van Halen
Seveteen-Winger
ECT.....
#7
Honky Tonk Women - Stones
Hair of the Dog - Nazareth
Up Around the Bend - CCR
Rock and Roll - Zep
Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Panama - Van Halen
Ghosts of Days Gone By - Alter Bridge
Rock and Roll All Night - Kiss
Walk this Way - Aerosmith
La Grange - ZZ Top
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#8
1. Smells Like Teen Spirit
2. Sweet Child o' Mine
3. Eruption
4. Aint Talkin' 'bout Love
5. Rock n' Roll
6. Walk This Way
7. White Limo
8. Thunderstruck
9. The Pretender
10. Low (cracker)
#9
Quote by ehbacon
1. Smells Like Teen Spirit
2. Sweet Child o' Mine
3. Eruption
4. Aint Talkin' 'bout Love
5. Rock n' Roll
6. Walk This Way
7. White Limo
8. Thunderstruck
9. The Pretender
10. Low (cracker)
its scarey to consider Nirvana classic rock.. but the radio stations do..i am old..
#10
Right Now

1.Stairway to Heaven- Zeppelin
2.Paint it, Black- The Stones
3.Welcome to the Jungle- Guns 'n' Roses
4.Walk this Way- Aerosmith
5.Runnin' With the Devil-Van Halen
6.Alive- Pearl Jam (Should I call this Classic Rock?)
7.Last Dance With Mary Jane- Tom Petty
8.Wish You Were Here- Pink Floyd
9.Heartbreaker- Zeppelin
10.Money- Pink Floyd
#11
1. that riff tom hess once played at a clinic
2. that riff tom hess once played backstage
3. that riff tom hess once played with his dick
4. that riff tom hess once played during a private lesson
5. that riff tom hess once played during a correspondence lesson
6. that riff tom hess once played during a group lesson
7. that riff tom hess once played while tuning his guitar
8. that riff tom hess once played with his beard
9. that riff tom hess once played to make you play like a rockstar for only 699$
10. that riff tom hess once played on an accoustic
#12
ok so...
1- (Iknow it's quite recent but its from an "old" artist) Apocalyptic love- Slash
2-Sweet child o'Mine- Guns n roses
3-Lambé an dro- Matmatah (Yes I'm french)
4-highway to hell- AcDc
5-Back in Black- ACDC
6-Cryin'- Aerosmith
7-Money for nothing - dire straits
8-Smoke on the water- Deep purple
9-Ghost-Slash
10-I love rock n roll- Joan Jett and the blackhearts

Thanks for this topic
#13
In no order, my favourite classic rock riffs.

Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin

Black Dog, Led Zeppelin

Sweet Child O' Mine, Guns 'n Roses

Back In Black, AC/DC

Purple Haze, Jimi Hendrix

Sunshine of Your Love, Cream

Welcome To The Jungle, Guns 'n Roses

Walk This Way, Aerosmith

Mr. Crowley, Ozzy Osbourne

Billion Dollar Babies, Alice Cooper

Thoughts on my choices?
#14
In random order...

1. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
2. Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. Bang Your Head - Quiet Riot
4. Somebody Get Me A Doctor- Van Halen
5. Hells Bells - AC/DC
6. Round N Round - Ratt
7. Crazy Train - Randy Rhoads/Ozzy
8. Runnin With The Devil - Van Halen
9. Just Like You - Scorpions
10. Painted Black - Rolling Stones

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#15
Quote by mikeystool
its scarey to consider Nirvana classic rock.. but the radio stations do..i am old..


oh, well I was just making a list for all of rock. I don't consider Nirvana classic rock yet either.
#16
1. Rock Bottom - UFO

2. Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll - Blue Oyster Cult

3. Princess Of The Night - Saxon

4. Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin

5. Am I Evil? - Diamond Head

6. Love Walked In - Thunder

7. Highway Star - Deep Purple

8. Money For Nothing - Dire Straits

9. Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC

10. Jump In The Fire - Metallica
#17
Ball and biscuit - white stripes
Hotel California - the eagles
Satisfaction - the Rolling Stones
Last dance with Mary Jane - Tom petty
46 & 2 - tool
Stranglehold - Ted nugent
Have you ever seen the rain - ccr
Walk the line - Johnny cash
La bamba - richie vallens
The thrill is gone - b.b. king
#18
Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
Cold Gin - KISS
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
Iron Man - Black Sabbath
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Hot for Teacher - Van Halen
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
Paradise City - Guns 'N Roses
#19
10. "Rock You Like A Hurricane" The Scorpions
9. "Du Hast" Rammstein
8. "Voodoo Child" Jimi Hendrix
7. "Stranglehold" Ted Nugent
6. "War Pigs" Black Sabbath
5. "Shout At The Devil" Motley Crue
4. "Far Beyond The Sun" Yngwie J. Malmsteen
3. "2112 Part VII" Rush
2. "Hells Bells" AC-DC
1. "Kashmir" Led Zeppelin
Rock N' Roll isn't just a genre of music. It's a way of life. If you fall; get the hell up, brush off, and keep rockin!
#20
Mine!

1. Anything by Black Sabbath (Tony Iommi all-time greatest riffmaker)

2. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

3. Highway to Hell - AC/DC

4. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

5. Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix

6. Jumping Jack Flash - Rolling Stones

7. Fat-Bottom Girls - Queen

8. Mississippi Queen - Mountain

9. Sunshine of Your Love - Cream

10. Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent

As an honorable mention(cause it's not classic rock), anything on Electric Wizard's Dopethrone album is killer. Those guys know how to make a good riff.
#21
Quote by Jes Johnson
Mine!

(Tony Iommi all-time greatest riffmaker)


You got that right, Tony Iommi is a RIFF MACHINE...
Rock N' Roll isn't just a genre of music. It's a way of life. If you fall; get the hell up, brush off, and keep rockin!
#22
1. Ac Dc Let There Be Rock
2. Ted Nugent- Stranglehold
3. Aerosmith - Same Old Song And Dance
4. Frank Marino - Voodoo Child
5. Judas Priest - Stained Class
6. Zakk Wylde - Sillborn
7. Gary Hoey - Frankenstein
8. Ac Dc - Back In Black
9. Metalica - The Sandman
10. Steve Vai - Bad Horsie
#23
Good question, I might select two from some artists (as per the rules) and one from another. This is a tough one and as we all know our tastes can change depending on what sort of mood we are in, so one day it may well be all heavy rock and on another it could be more melodic stuff. So bearing this in mind I'd like to suggest an amendment to this thread, and that is we all choose ten riffs today and then come back tomorrow or the day after and choose another ten that we may choose on another day or when in a different listening frame of mind, it's just a suggestion and as it's not my thread feel free to dismiss it but I think it would be good to have that expansion on the original idea so we can all list ten equally good riffs that we like as much but maybe have a slightly different flavour from our original choices. Anyway here's my top (for now) ten:

1. Smoke on the Water - Depp Purple
2. Alright Now - Free
3. Highway to Hell - AC/DC
4. Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
4. Oh Well - Fleetwood Mac
5. All Night Long - Rainbow
6. Black Night - Deep Purple
7. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
8. Ace of Spades - Motorhead
9. Can't get Enough of your Love - Bad Company
10 - Hocus Pocus - Focus

I've deliberately left Jimi out this time only because I couldn't make up my mind which one to choose, so hopefully by the time of my next list (if allowed) i'll have chosen one or two. There's a few less obvious choices in there but have deliberately included them because they are such classic riffs that every guitarist should have the pleasure of hearing them so if's there is one or two maybe you don't recognise then please get yourself on U-tube, that Focus riff is blinding.
#24
1. Sweet Emotion- Aerosmith

2. Round and Round- Ratt

3. Voodoo Child- Jimi Hendrix

4. Walk This Way- Aerosmith.

5. Immigrant Song- Led Zeppelin

6. Day Tripper- The Beatles

7.Honky Tonk Women- The Rolling Stones.

8. Sunshine of Your Love- Cream

9. Smoke on the Water- Deep Purple

10. Sweet Home Alabama- Lynyrd Skynyrd
#25
Dark Star - Grateful Dead

The Ocean - Led Zep

Pinball Wizard - The Who

Ten. Jed - Grateful Dead

Low Rider - WAR

Sunshine of Your Love - Cream

Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

Aqua Lung - Jethro Tull

Frakenstein - Edgar Winter

The Man Who Sold the World - David Bowie
#26
How am I supposed to limit it to only 10? Okay, but there's gonna be some bands used multiple times.

AC/DC - Riff Raff
MetallicA - One
AC/DC - Beating Around The Bush
Black Sabbath - Into The Void
Rush - Limelight
MetallicA - Bleeding Me
AC/DC - This Means War
Guns N Roses - Perfect Crime
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man (yes, you read that correctly)
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
#27
Quote by INURAH
How am I supposed to limit it to only 10? Okay, but there's gonna be some bands used multiple times.

AC/DC - Riff Raff
MetallicA - One
AC/DC - Beating Around The Bush
Black Sabbath - Into The Void
Rush - Limelight
MetallicA - Bleeding Me
AC/DC - This Means War
Guns N Roses - Perfect Crime
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man (yes, you read that correctly)
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath


You could always try my suggestion above - that's come up with ten and then come up with another ten on a different day when you're in a different musical frame of mind. I agree with you totally, it's impossible to just come up with ten, our tastes change depending on what mood we are in and what sort of phase we are going through. Some weeks that could be really heavy and then a couple of days or a week or two later it could be slightly more melodic or even heavier. So, going with my own suggestion I am going to try and come up with my next ten.
Last edited by richards-keith at Mar 5, 2014,
#28
So my next (alternative) ten:

Honkey Tonk Women _ The Rolling Stones

She's not There - Santana

Killer on the Loose - Thin Lizzy

Guitar Shop - Jeff Beck

Black Magic Woman - Santana

The Road to Hell (Part 1&2) Chris Rea

Right Next Door (Because of me) Robert Cray

Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Experience

Hoochie Chochie Man _ Muddy Waters

The Thrill is Gone - BB King
#29
I can't really think of a top ten but I love sweet child o mine by guns n roses. When I learned it and got it down that was the first time I truly felt like a guitar player. I also love the paint it black by the rolling stones. Its easy but it just sounds cool
#30
Anything Tony Iommi.

Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

Life's Been Good - Joe Walsh

Stranglehold - Ted Nugent

Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix

Childhood's End - Pink Floyd

Anything Johnny Marr

Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

While My Guitar Gently Weeps - George Harrison

Carry on Wayward Son - Kansas

No particular order
#31
10. This Charming Man - The Smiths
9. The One I Love - R.E.M.
8. Good Times Bad Times - Led Zeppelin
7. Layla - Derek & The Dominos
6. Back In Black - AC/DC
5. Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin
4. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
3. Jumpin` Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
2. Iron Man - Black Sabbath
1. Sister Ray - The Velvet Underground
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#32
1. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
2. Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica
3. Come As You Are - Nirvana
4. A Tout Le Monde - Megadeth
5. Out On The Tiles - Led Zeppelin
6. The Trooper - Iron Maiden
7. It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley (I'm assuming this song counts)
8. Nutshell - Alice in Chains
9. Stone Free - Jimi Hendrix
10. Dust In The Wind - Kansas