Show #15: Rockin’ Riffs (Part 1)


The riff is where it’s at. The guitar line that defines the song has created some legendary jams over the years. Today, we starting rocking through a few of the best riffs of all time. Listen to the show and see if you can identify each song based on the riff alone. I had so many killer tuneskies going on that I needed to break the show up into two parts. So next week, I’ll need your help figuring out some more classic riffs. I left out a few on purpose, but I still have plenty of room for more. Listen to the show and tell me what ones I’m missing, because sharing is caring. 




Timeless Guitar Riffs


Shut Up And Play


Show #15 (Stream)

Show #15 (Download)

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  1. Michael

     /  February 20, 2013

    Gotta go with a little Eddie Van Halen, Hot for Teacher. I know I know, it’s not a guitar riff, but once I hear those drums going it’s like my head takes a mind of it’s own (pun intended) and just starts rockin out!

    • Solid choice right there. Van Halen tearing it up with “Hot For Teacher” is on the books for next week.

  2. “Black Sabbath” by Black Sabbath. Even “Paranoid”. Iommi and co. were such masters of the riff. Deep Purple’s “Smoke On The Water”, The White Stripes’ “Elephant”. So many, so many.

    • Good call on all of the above. I like the song by Black Sabbath called “Black Sabbath” on the “Black Sabbath” album. Really enforces their name.

      Iommi, like Page, is one of the all time great riff masters, and “Paranoid” will definitely make the cut for next week.

      As for “Smoke on the Water,” you may have come across my fave…

  3. Got 7 of the 11 here. I guess that means I’m Dinosaur Sr. >;->

  4. Steve

     /  February 26, 2013

    Got me thinking about all my retro tuneskies – IN memory of Elizabeth Reed, I want you, Layla, free bird, Samba Pa Ti, Start me up, Bridge of sighs, low spark of high heels boys, la grange & cold shot, among others. Just spent yesterday listening to Deep Purple BTW! Good show your Dudeness.

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