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    There are a couple of AC/DC tunes I love the guitar riffs from. Hell's Bells has to be one of the tops, though.

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    Great Topic!

    I just have to point out two gents who I think belong in the "Guitar Riff Hall-of-Fame," even if their work is part of the "Golden-Moldie" era, in the minds of some. These fellows would be Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, both of whom did so much to advance the art of "riffage." Some representative samplings are:

    Stones: "The Last Time" - This catchy riff puts me in a good mood every time I hear it.
    "Jumping Jack Flash"
    "Monkey Man"
    "Miss You"
    "19th Nervous Breakdown"
    "Can't You Hear me Knockin'" (the riff that opens the instrumental portion)

    Zep:
    "Whole Lotta Love"
    "Ten Years Gone"
    "Thank You"
    "Houses of the Holy"
    "The Crunge"
    "Trampled Under Foot" - the list goes on and on.

    Also -

    Beck - "Loser"
    AC/DC - "Back in Black"
    Kravitz - "Are You Gonna Go my Way"

    Speaking of a song where I like the riff more than the song as a whole, there's "Our Love is Alive," by the dude who did "Dream Weaver," I forget his name.

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    I can't see how anyone couldn't like the opening to "Are You Gonna Go My Way", SR. We are in total agreement there.

    And, John, "Hell's Bells" is an excellent choice, too, especially with the bell gonging in the background while the guitar's gettin' busy.
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    Re: Great Topic!

    Originally posted by Samurai Ranger


    Speaking of a song where I like the riff more than the song as a whole, there's "Our Love is Alive," by the dude who did "Dream Weaver," I forget his name.
    I think that is Gary Wright. Great list you've got there.

    As for my list:
    Ain't Talkin' Bout Love - Van Halen
    Meanstreet - Van Halen
    Unchained - Van Halen
    StrangleHold - Ted Nuggent
    Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nuggent
    Back in Black - AC/DC
    Whole lotta Rosie - AC/DC
    Paraniod - Ozzy/Sabbath
    Iron Man - Ozzy/Sabbath

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    Excellent list, JR - I love "Ain't Talkin' Bout Love"'s riff.

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    Re: Re: Great Topic!

    Originally posted by JR.
    StrangleHold - Ted Nuggent
    ITA JR The list wouldn't be complete without this dude. I love that song.

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    Welcome back, Mokka!

    I'm going to dig up some of these songs because I love guitars and I don't know all the songs. Thanks for the tips, everyone!

    Another cool guitar bit: "Was" by Kenny Wayne Shepherd. That guy can really wail with his guitar.
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    Well, well, well. I've known Paulie nearly a third of his life and I never knew he loved the guitar so much - cool!

    I'm no expert here, but I'll throw in a few:

    Smooth - Santana
    What It Is - Mark Knopfler
    There was a Joe Satriani tune about 5 or 6 years ago that I also really liked. Can't remember the name though.

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    Originally posted by Wayner

    There was a Joe Satriani tune about 5 or 6 years ago that I also really liked. Can't remember the name though.
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    That may have been it JR - thanks.

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