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Best Riffers of All
Posted by: flilflam ()
Date: June 23, 2022 04:10

I have heard Keith Richards called the Human Riff or the Riff Master, for his ability to invent intriguing and creative musical phrases that are down and dirty and memorable. Examples would be the opening chords of Brown Sugar or Jumping Jack Flash.

If Keith is indeed the Human Riff, what other guitarists would fill the numbers two to five ?

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: More Hot Rocks ()
Date: June 23, 2022 04:48

Fred Tackett from Little Feat

Johnny A

Michael Allsup from Three Dog Night come to mind

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: June 23, 2022 05:23

I feel like we had a thread like this recently.

Anyway, Malcolm Young.

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: June 23, 2022 05:24

Joey Long ... deadly stuff with Sonny Fisher
Pat Hare ... all that Sun stuff
Willie Johnson .... killer stuff with Wolf and Willie Nix



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Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: June 23, 2022 09:22

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treaclefingers
I feel like we had a thread like this recently.

Anyway, Malcolm Young.

Yes, Malcolm!

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: Nikkei ()
Date: June 23, 2022 09:26

The guy who's been riffing the different riffhards accounts over the years he's a good one

Re: Best Riffers of All
Date: June 23, 2022 11:49

Rick Parfitt was one of the best.





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Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: powerage78 ()
Date: June 23, 2022 13:04

Malcolm Young for sure, the best IMO, really.





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Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: TheGreek ()
Date: June 23, 2022 13:05

Captain Trips -Jerry Garcia

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: z ()
Date: June 23, 2022 13:47

Quote
flilflam
I have heard Keith Richards called the Human Riff or the Riff Master, for his ability to invent intriguing and creative musical phrases that are down and dirty and memorable. Examples would be the opening chords of Brown Sugar or Jumping Jack Flash.

If Keith is indeed the Human Riff, what other guitarists would fill the numbers two to five ?

If your examples are BS and JJF, you already have two riffers. Some say even three...

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: June 23, 2022 13:54

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z
Quote
flilflam
I have heard Keith Richards called the Human Riff or the Riff Master, for his ability to invent intriguing and creative musical phrases that are down and dirty and memorable. Examples would be the opening chords of Brown Sugar or Jumping Jack Flash.

If Keith is indeed the Human Riff, what other guitarists would fill the numbers two to five ?

If your examples are BS and JJF, you already have two riffers. Some say even three...

Yup - MJ wrote BS, BW wrote JJF smoking smiley

Re: Best Riffers of All
Date: June 23, 2022 14:10

Here's Mick's BS-«riffing» smoking smiley





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Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: NashvilleBlues ()
Date: June 23, 2022 18:10

Keith, obviously
James Hetfield- Metallica (unmatched speed and precision combo)
Stone Gossard- Pearl Jam (groove-oriented, especially Ten and Vs)
Johnny Ramone- The Ramones (only down-strokes)
M. Young- AC/DC
J. Mascis- Dinosaur Jr (elite soloist, too, check this out
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Re: Best Riffers of All
Date: June 23, 2022 21:33

The Kings of Leon boys

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: June 23, 2022 22:25

No Buddy or Chuck?


Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: steenhorst ()
Date: June 24, 2022 15:57

CHUCK BERRY!!!!

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: StonedRambler ()
Date: June 24, 2022 16:02

Mick Jagger. His rhythm guitar on Miss You is so masterful even Keith Richards takes a break to give him the spotlight.

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: marcovandereijk ()
Date: June 24, 2022 16:25

George Kooymans of Golden Earring





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Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: matxil ()
Date: June 24, 2022 17:49

Keith
Malcolm Young
The guitar player from Dead Boys who played the riffs (I think it's Cheetah Chrome, but I am not sure)
Whoever comes up with the riffs in Aerosmith
Whoever comes up with the riffs in The Godfathers

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: SomeGuy ()
Date: June 24, 2022 18:54

Tony Iommi

Somebody here knows The Godfathers? The guys of Birth, School, Work, Death? Good guitar riffs alright, I have their albums up to the mid 90s I think.

The Godfathers have had different guitarists over the years but that didn't seem to matter much, riff wise so to speak. Too bad they never made it big, but the singer may have something to do with that (not very good in my opinion).

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: June 24, 2022 19:16


Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: matatu ()
Date: June 25, 2022 11:42

Chuck Berry
John Fogerty

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: June 25, 2022 15:09

Jimmy Page
Joe Perry/Brad Whitford

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: Nikkei ()
Date: June 25, 2022 17:55

Jimmy Page played any riff maybe twice before he played it in single notes two more times and then he would 'improvise'

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: Javadave ()
Date: June 25, 2022 17:55

Randy Bachman should be part of this conversation. Between The Guess Who and BTO, he’s carved a lot of memorable riffs.

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: The Worst. ()
Date: June 25, 2022 18:07

No one mentioned Richie Blackmore yet? Speed King, Bloodsucker, Burn, Black Night, Into the Fire, Highway Star, Smoke on the Water, Woman From Tokyo, Man on the Silver Mountain is a pretty damn good list of riffs.

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: More Hot Rocks ()
Date: June 25, 2022 19:03

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Javadave
Randy Bachman should be part of this conversation. Between The Guess Who and BTO, he’s carved a lot of memorable riffs.

Good pick! I totally agree.

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: NashvilleBlues ()
Date: June 25, 2022 20:10

DandelionPowderman and Mathijs

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: 5StringsEnuff ()
Date: June 25, 2022 20:28

One could fill a warehouse with the iconic and immortal riffs of Mick Ronson, Jimmy Page, Mick Ralphs, Billy Gibbons and Mick Jones.

Re: Best Riffers of All
Posted by: Cooltoplady ()
Date: June 26, 2022 03:51

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NashvilleBlues
DandelionPowderman and Mathijs

Two parrots that never came up with a lick of their own.

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