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Crazy Christmas
post Aug 20 2014, 05:10 PM
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Radio 2 recently ran a poll to find the greatest guitar riff with a shortlist of 100 tracks. The top 30 will be played by Zoe Ball on Monday 25th at 2pm.

Here's the shortlist: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/playlist/greatestriffs
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post Aug 20 2014, 06:54 PM
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some corkers on the list, a fair proportion some of my all-time fave riffs!
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post Aug 20 2014, 07:28 PM
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Actually starts at midnight with No.100. Just 30 tracks in three hours so some long songs!

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post Aug 20 2014, 08:54 PM
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I'm a tad peeved that the better Focus song, Sylvia, didn't make the list rather than Focus. It's got an absolutely lovely guitar riff -



I'd be surprised if anything other than Money for Nothing or Smoke on the Water won. Would have also said Stairway To Heaven, but surprisingly it didn't make the cut.
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post Aug 20 2014, 09:27 PM
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Sylvia is gorgeous. I'd also say the wrong ELO track has been picked - Don't Bring Me Down is the one to go with, and Jean genie for Bowie (Blockbuster is there as compensation).

Winner? Eye Of The Tiger based on ongoing download sales, or Nirvana.

Me, I'd go for the guitar solo in Baker Street, though may not be a riff as such cool.gif
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post Aug 20 2014, 10:03 PM
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Glad to see some alternative riffs in there.
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post Aug 20 2014, 10:15 PM
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Personally, I prefer the riff of 'Master Of Puppets' over 'Enter Sandman'. Also of 'Stairway To Heaven' over 'Whole Lotta Love'.
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post Aug 20 2014, 10:37 PM
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QUOTE(Brett-Butler @ Aug 20 2014, 09:54 PM) *
I'm a tad peeved that the better Focus song, Sylvia, didn't make the list rather than Focus. It's got an absolutely lovely guitar riff -



I'd be surprised if anything other than Money for Nothing or Smoke on the Water won. Would have also said Stairway To Heaven, but surprisingly it didn't make the cut.

Hocus Pocus by Focus does have a certain rhyme to it but Sylvia is definitely the better song.
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post Aug 21 2014, 07:51 AM
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This was advertised on BBC2 last night as starting at midnight so they must be playing all the top 100, peppered between other songs, with the Top 30 starting with Zoe Ball at 2pm.
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post Aug 21 2014, 11:15 AM
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Good grief Sylvia is nothing but three and a half minutes of meandering noodle. Woeful.

Good to see The Cult and other alterno types in there.
Personally I thhink this is the best Sabbath riff if not the best riff ever:




Possibly even heavier here:
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post Aug 22 2014, 12:11 PM
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Radiohead No Surprises, is a surprise to me to be listed in guitar riffs. I'm not sure any of Radiohead songs have guitar riffs..
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post Aug 22 2014, 01:17 PM
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QUOTE(fiesta @ Aug 22 2014, 01:11 PM) *
Radiohead No Surprises, is a surprise to me to be listed in guitar riffs. I'm not sure any of Radiohead songs have guitar riffs..



Just, Street Spirit - it depends on what you call a riff.
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post Aug 25 2014, 02:10 PM
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What a great listen this is.
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post Aug 25 2014, 03:02 PM
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some shocks in here, some good. Focus higher than Born To Run is bizarre! My Lizzy fave Don't Believe A Word beating out more famous stuff (I was pushing this one in the last Buzzjack Rock countdown to lesser success). Nirvana only 20. T.Rex at 14 is fabulous. Oh yes mustn't forget Chic are in the list too. Yes, Chic, riffs!

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post Aug 25 2014, 03:11 PM
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Thought Beat It was rather low down. Expected it Top 10 tbh.
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post Aug 30 2014, 09:24 AM
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I always like INXS "Need You Tonight" or The La's "There She Goes"
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