Classic Rock Classic Riffs?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by sn0wblind, Jun 15, 2001.

  1. sn0wblind


    Apr 20, 2000
    Ontario, Canada
    anybody know some cool riffs from 70's classic rock bands like Yes-"Roundabout"
    Iron Butterfly-"Inna Godda da vida" etc.
  2. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    A classic bass riff from the 70's would be "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple.

    Another classic riff is "Cocaine" by Eric Clapton.

    "Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin, Classic.

    "Money" by Pink Floyd, Excellent Riff.

    One of my faves, "Working Man" by Rush.

    Another one of my faves is "Overture-2112" by Rush.
  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...that's the guitar + organ doin' that figure.
    The bass is just pumping out 1/8th notes on the Roots(G-C-Bb) with the occasionally 'walk-up'(E-F-F#-G).

    Other riffs from tha era(& similiar, too)
    1)"Sunshine Of Your Love"-Cream
    2)"Rock 'N' Roll, Hootchie Coo"-Rick Derringer
    3)"Funk #49"-The James Gang

    Also, Led Zep had a ton of riff-based tunes("Heartbreaker", "Black Dog", etc).

    Don't forget The Edgar Winter Group's "Frankenstein"!
  4. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Good suggestion JimK, I forgot about "Frankenstein". That song brings back a lot of memories.
  5. How about "Satisfaction" by the rolling stones??

    Or "Black Dog" by Zep?

    Or "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith?
  6. purple_haze


    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    sweet child o' mine by guns n roses

    sweet emotion by aerosmith (bass intro)

    can't think of any more songs beginning with "sweet".....
  7. TheFrizzleFry

    TheFrizzleFry Guest

    Nov 21, 2000
    Stinktown, Pa, USA
    That is THE classic rock bass riff.
  8. Billion Dollar Babies by Alice Cooper has a great riff and some incredible bass playing.

    Money by Pink Floyd has one of the best bass riffs from the 70's
  9. purple_haze


    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    Layla - Eric Clapton
    Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix.
    Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin (perhaps not technically a riff)
    The End - The Doors
    Paranoid - Black Sabbath
  10. How about
    Kashmir...............Led Zeppelin
    Dazed and Confused.........Led Zeppelin
    N.I.B .......Black Sabbath
    Livin' Lovin' Maid.......Led Zeppelin
    Politician ...... Cream

    All classic riffs there....

    Hey what about Moby Dick !!!

    You could go on for a long long time

  11. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Carry on Wayward Son - Kansas
  12. Break On Through and Roadhouse Blues by the Doors are great classic rock riffs.
    Keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon the wheel!
  13. we're going to the roadhouse we're going to have a real...a good time!!!!!!!!!

    I would add Peace Frog to the list, and also Touch Me...

    Or how about Blitzkrieg Bop or I wanna be sedated by the Ramones???

    GABBA GABBA HEY!!!!!!!
  14. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Crazy Train-Ozzy
    Back in Black-AC/DC
  15. purple_haze


    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    Highway to Hell - ACDC
    Cryin' - Aerosmith
  16. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    Money - Pink Floyd
    The Ocean - Led Zep
    Big Bottom - Spinal Tap :D

    and almost forgot this one:
    Running With The Devil :p
  17. Eruption, also by Van Halen
  18. Amen!

    i also saw 'walk this way' and 'cryin'. cudos to that.

    i am so stumped for stuff guys!!

    i was thinking of that killer gene riff by kiss??
    and i know there's more but i have butt f**k all!!

  19. purple_haze


    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    Rock n Roll all night?
  20. Lovebown


    Jan 6, 2001
    Detroit rock city maybe`?