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100 Great Guitar Riffs

Posted in Uncategorized on July 8, 2012 by bytor

OK thanks to Laughing Squid, I found a great YouTube video of this guy playing 100 great guitar riffs in one long take. It’s pretty good, and he does it in chronological order to try and do a “history of rock” if you will…

There are captions on the bottom right to tell you which songs he is quoting from, but I thought it would be fun to see how many I could recognize. So, if you want to do the same stick a piece of paper on your screen to cover the captions, and have a listen, and then scroll down to see how you compared to me.

(I think I did OK in the 70-90s but otherwise a bit blank!)

scroll down for my guesses

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Chuck berry ?
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Ticket to Ride – The Beatles
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Satisfaction – Rolling Stones??
Purple Haze – Hendrix
? Since I Been Loving You – Led Zeppelin
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some blues thing
Crossroads – Cream
Communication Breakdown – Led Zeppelin
Paranoid – Black Sabbath
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Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin
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Layla – Derek & The Dominoes
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Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
Money – Pink Floyd
(forget name ?Jessica) – Allman Brothers Band (theme for Top Gear)
La Grange – ZZ Top
21st Century Boy – T Rex
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Sweet home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Walk This Way – Aerosmith
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The Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy
Don’t Fear The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
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punk
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Sultans Of Swing – Dire Straits
Message In A Bottle – The Police
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Back In Black – AC/DC
Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
Spirit Of Radio – Rush
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Owner Of A Lonely Heart – Yes
(some heavy metal I really should know…)
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Eruption – Van Halen
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Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
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Where The Streets Have No Name (or any other U2 song)
Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
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Cult Of Personality – Living Colour
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Running Down A Dream – Tom Petty
(something else I recognize)
Thunderstruck – AC/DC
(aargh I know this)
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Enter Sandman – Metallica
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Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
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Even Flow – Pearl Jam
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(something else that sounds very familiar)
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Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
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Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
something by Muse
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Scooby Snacks?? – Fun Lovin Criminals
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So, how did you do?

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