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#1 Texas King

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 07:40 AM

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1. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 07:54 AM

1. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
2. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo -- Rick Derringer

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 08:22 AM

1. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
2. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo -- Rick Derringer
3. Life During Wartime - Talking Heads

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 11:21 AM

1. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
2. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo -- Rick Derringer
3. Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
4. Stone Cold Crazy - Queen

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 01:29 PM

I can't do this because I won't agree with any of the riffs that I don't pick and the whole thing will just look like a big shitfest. So there's no point, which is why I never did the other ones.

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 01:34 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 29 July 2019 - 01:29 PM, said:

I can't do this because I won't agree with any of the riffs that I don't pick and the whole thing will just look like a big shitfest. So there's no point, which is why I never did the other ones.

This one is easy though. All you need to say is Tony Iommi wrote all one hundred.

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 01:44 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 29 July 2019 - 01:34 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 29 July 2019 - 01:29 PM, said:

I can't do this because I won't agree with any of the riffs that I don't pick and the whole thing will just look like a big shitfest. So there's no point, which is why I never did the other ones.

This one is easy though. All you need to say is Tony Iommi wrote all one hundred.
Wasn't Lucas who introduced this format? I wonder where he is now?

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 02:08 PM

I don't even know what a riff is, so .....  :huh:

Edited by Lorraine, 29 July 2019 - 02:09 PM.


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 03:51 PM

1. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
2. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo -- Rick Derringer
3. Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
4. Stone Cold Crazy - Queen
5. Supernaut - Black Sabbath

Could've chosen any number of Iommi's riffs but Supernaut is one of my favorites. I'm sure other folks will add plenty of his to this list.

Edited by driventotheedge, 29 July 2019 - 03:54 PM.


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 04:23 PM

View PostLorraine, on 29 July 2019 - 02:08 PM, said:

I don't even know what a riff is, so .....  :huh:

The riff is usually the main thing played over and over again in the song. Literally every rock, blues, metal and punk song has one. You can't really have a song without it. More often than not it's the main riff that opens up a song. For example, all you need to do is press play on Whole Lotta Love and the riff is the first thing you hear.

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 04:26 PM

View Postdriventotheedge, on 29 July 2019 - 03:51 PM, said:

1. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
2. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo -- Rick Derringer
3. Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
4. Stone Cold Crazy - Queen
5. Supernaut - Black Sabbath

Could've chosen any number of Iommi's riffs but Supernaut is one of my favorites. I'm sure other folks will add plenty of his to this list.

One of my favorites from Iommi too.

6. Electric Funeral - Black Sabbath

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 04:27 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 29 July 2019 - 01:44 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 29 July 2019 - 01:34 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 29 July 2019 - 01:29 PM, said:

I can't do this because I won't agree with any of the riffs that I don't pick and the whole thing will just look like a big shitfest. So there's no point, which is why I never did the other ones.

This one is easy though. All you need to say is Tony Iommi wrote all one hundred.
Wasn't Lucas who introduced this format? I wonder where he is now?

He’s in New Jersey- that’s where he lives. :16ton:

I just talked to him a few weeks ago, and he’s doing well.

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 04:41 PM

View PostBlue J, on 29 July 2019 - 04:27 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 29 July 2019 - 01:44 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 29 July 2019 - 01:34 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 29 July 2019 - 01:29 PM, said:

I can't do this because I won't agree with any of the riffs that I don't pick and the whole thing will just look like a big shitfest. So there's no point, which is why I never did the other ones.

This one is easy though. All you need to say is Tony Iommi wrote all one hundred.
Wasn't Lucas who introduced this format? I wonder where he is now?

He’s in New Jersey- that’s where he lives. :16ton:

I just talked to him a few weeks ago, and he’s doing well.
Is he turning Japanese??

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 04:43 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 29 July 2019 - 04:26 PM, said:

View Postdriventotheedge, on 29 July 2019 - 03:51 PM, said:

1. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
2. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo -- Rick Derringer
3. Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
4. Stone Cold Crazy - Queen
5. Supernaut - Black Sabbath

Could've chosen any number of Iommi's riffs but Supernaut is one of my favorites. I'm sure other folks will add plenty of his to this list.

One of my favorites from Iommi too.

6. Electric Funeral - Black Sabbath

Is the riff in Electric Funeral a heavy metal riff? I doubt it. That riff always sounded quirky to me.

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 04:47 PM

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 29 July 2019 - 04:23 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 29 July 2019 - 02:08 PM, said:

I don't even know what a riff is, so .....  :huh:

The riff is usually the main thing played over and over again in the song. Literally every rock, blues, metal and punk song has one. You can't really have a song without it. More often than not it's the main riff that opens up a song. For example, all you need to do is press play on Whole Lotta Love and the riff is the first thing you hear.

Thank you.

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 05:11 PM

7. Monkey Man - Rolling Stones

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 05:16 PM

View Postcustom55, on 29 July 2019 - 05:11 PM, said:

7. Monkey Man - Rolling Stones

I love that one.

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 05:16 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 29 July 2019 - 04:41 PM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 29 July 2019 - 04:27 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 29 July 2019 - 01:44 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 29 July 2019 - 01:34 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 29 July 2019 - 01:29 PM, said:

I can't do this because I won't agree with any of the riffs that I don't pick and the whole thing will just look like a big shitfest. So there's no point, which is why I never did the other ones.

This one is easy though. All you need to say is Tony Iommi wrote all one hundred.
Wasn't Lucas who introduced this format? I wonder where he is now?

He’s in New Jersey- that’s where he lives. :16ton:

I just talked to him a few weeks ago, and he’s doing well.
Is he turning Japanese??

Fast Japanese Spin Cycle!

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 05:24 PM

View PostTexas King, on 29 July 2019 - 04:43 PM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 29 July 2019 - 04:26 PM, said:

View Postdriventotheedge, on 29 July 2019 - 03:51 PM, said:

1. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
2. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo -- Rick Derringer
3. Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
4. Stone Cold Crazy - Queen
5. Supernaut - Black Sabbath

Could've chosen any number of Iommi's riffs but Supernaut is one of my favorites. I'm sure other folks will add plenty of his to this list.

One of my favorites from Iommi too.

6. Electric Funeral - Black Sabbath

Is the riff in Electric Funeral a heavy metal riff? I doubt it. That riff always sounded quirky to me.

Yes.

Tony Iommi plays it. Therefore it is metal.

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 06:19 PM

8.  Life In The Fast Lane - The Eagles




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