Monday, 18 October 2010
GREATEST GUITAR RIFFS?
The iPod was on full volume yesterday whilst the housework was completed with a loving and efficient touch. I've got a whole playlist on rock tracks which need an increased volume to appreciate them fully. Some of the tracks have not been heard for ages but blimey, they're a great backdrop for ironing, hoovering and dusting. The tracks got me thinking about guitar riffs and how they have inspired millions of people to air guitar in front of the mirror, or drive a little too fast around country lanes. So, just for a bit of fun, here's my top 20 take on the greatest guitar riffs of all time, starting with the very brilliant Chuck Berry and Johnny B Goode....
Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns n Roses
Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
All Right Now - Free
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Back in Black - ACDC
Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Rock n Roll -Led Zeppelin
Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
Day Tripper - The Beatles
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin
Vertigo - U2
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
I'm sure there's a million others I've left out. Feel free to add any further suggestions....