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Appalachian State
Join date: May 2008
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Okay, first of all, NO AGUEING. This is all just expression of opinion for everyone who wants to contribute it.


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

(I know my spelling may be alittle off)
Call Me Jesus
Join date: Oct 2006
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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
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BFMV fan
average rock fan
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smoke on the water
beast and the harlot
unholy confessions
fear of the dark
fade to black
Falcooon... PUNCH!!
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The whammy riff in 'Searching' by Joe Satriani
That made my heart stop
ohai little sig.
Guitarist for hire.
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smoke on the water
sunshine of your love
iron man
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id say

Living after midnight
smoke on the water
crazy train
UG Newbie
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Number of the Beast
Master of Puppets.
EDIT: How could I forget Back in Black?
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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...
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Join date: Oct 2007
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The ones I remember are:

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

March of The Pigs- NIN

Incinerate- Sonic Youth
Rag Mop Do Do Duh DoDo Dedo Do!!!!!


it lacks a human pulse
Join date: Oct 2007
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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

Registered User
Join date: Dec 2007
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Mr. Brownstone, I hate that dick axl but damn nice riff
Oct. 20th, 2009: New guitar AND front row for Mars Volta.

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Wakka wakka
Join date: Jun 2007
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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
R.I.P. Charles Michael "Evil Chuck" Schuldiner
B. May 13 1967 - D. December 13 2001

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No Cure For Fools
Join date: Aug 2007
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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

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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...)
Nudedragon fan.
Free Time
Join date: Jun 2008
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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
king, dead - long life.
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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

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e1m1 from doom

Don't you mean "No Remorse" by Metallica? :P
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Edgar Winter Band - Frankenstein

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smoke on the fkn water /thread
I'm here to help

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And a master of storytelling...

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Hard to decide but I would go for War Pigs and Kashmir.
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Hmm probably not most memorable, but the riff that sticks in my head the most is prolly' Jump in the Fire - Metallica. Love it
Easy like sunday
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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
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Besides Smoke on the Water... I'd say the first couple riffs in Master of Puppets
guitar shreddin roddick
Join date: Apr 2007
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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.
Fender MIM Standard lefty strat (midnight wine, sexy i know)
Vox DA15
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Master of Puppets
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Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
Metallica - Enter Sandman
Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
Death - Crystal Mountain
Thrash till' death. Amen.
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Sweet Child O Mine
Smoke on the Water
Free to Guitar
I wanna spend your money.
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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."
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Simple but memorable,

-Crazy Train intro
-Back in black
-Ziggy Stardust
UG Newbie
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I gotta give it to Muffin Man by Frank Zappa. Go out and give it a listen. Really awesome riff.
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Sweet child o mine
welcome to the jungle
GNR list goes on and on..
Master of Puppets
seek and destroy
back in black