The Riffiest Riffmeister

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bzfgt, May 25, 2018.

  1. lonelysea

    lonelysea Forum Crustacean

    Scott Hill from Fu Manchu.

  2. Philo

    Philo Onlooker

    Springfield, VA
    Jimmy Page, if you throw in the ones he stole.

    Actually even if you throw OUT the ones he stole.
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  3. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident


    Malcolm and Angus
  4. Crawlin From The Wreckage

    Crawlin From The Wreckage Custom Titled

  5. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen Thread Starter

    New Jersey
    Excellent, dark horse candidate! Very high quality although of course one half of one Sabbath song has as many riffs as the Kinks' whole career...which is why my candidate cannot lose!
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  6. mcchocchoc

    mcchocchoc Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    Although a lot of his material is more compositional based, Steve Vai writes some monster riffs and many songs can contain a bunch.
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  7. geo50000

    geo50000 Forum Resident

    Colorado Springs
    Riff Randall:
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  8. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

    Austin, TX
    A few left field choices are Brian Tatler from Diamond Head and Bruce and Rick from Trouble.
  9. PJJK

    PJJK Forum Resident

    Pennsylvania - USA

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  10. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

    What is this half hour medley of leftover riffs you speak of ?
  11. Greenalishi

    Greenalishi Forum Resident

    San Francisco
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  13. polchik

    polchik Forum Resident

    tony iommi
    jimmy page
    pete townshend
    keith richards
    neil young
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  14. Gabba Gabba

    Gabba Gabba Well-Known Member

    Heavy Riff-master Matt Pike of Sleep and High on Fire.
  15. applebonkerz

    applebonkerz Forum Resident

    I concur the correct answer is Iommi.
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  16. jalexander

    jalexander Forum Resident

    Pastichio Medley on the Zero single... my memory exaggerated. It’s only 23 minutes.

    The Aeroplane Flies High - Wikipedia
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  17. Syscrusher

    Syscrusher Forum Resident

    I'm gonna have to go with Neil Young on this one.
    So many, and not your average riffs.
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  18. Doggiedogma

    Doggiedogma Forum Resident

    Eddie VH, Randy Rhoads, Dave Mustaine
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  19. JasonA

    JasonA Forum Resident

    Cereal City
    Tim Sult from Clutch
    Scott Holiday of Rival Sons
    Andrew Stockdale from Wolfmother
    Jack White
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  20. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

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  21. kdawg

    kdawg Forum Resident

    Dayton, OH
    yep, that is my vote
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  22. Archtop

    Archtop Infinity goes up on trial!

    Greater Boston
    I agree that Iommi is probably the best answer but Ritchie Blackmore deserves some consideration.
  23. Buddy>Elvis

    Buddy>Elvis Forum Resident

    New Zealand
    Another Iommi vote here.
  24. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

    Lexington, SC
    Jack White
    Stone Gossard
    Mike McCready
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  25. mcchocchoc

    mcchocchoc Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    ...been following this thread and (correct me if I'm wrong), one name I've not seen is Alex Lifeson (maybe not the "best", but well worth a shout out). Rush had many excellent, catchy, heavy riffs rom 74-80 (and beyond, but I'm one of those earlier era Rush fans. lol).

    If Ritchie is in the mix, add Alex! (I am a Blackmore fan).


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