Dienstag, 3. Juli 2018

Searching For The Perfect Riff

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A riff is a term in rock music for a short phrase used as a background or as a building block for solos and mostly often repeated. There were a lot of songs where a riff is the main thing of a song. During the last days I was searching the songs I have for the final riff at all. It is difficult because there are so many riffs during the last decades that impressed me very much and finally I always come back to Wilko Johnson. Back in 1979 Dr. Feelgood released their fourth album Sneakin' Suspicion and the title track has everything a riff-based song should have. Only a few chords preparing the ground for a some guitar licks. Especially when Johnson plays rhythm and lead guitar at the same time.

Dr. Feelgood - Sneakin' Suspicion

If you have any suggestion for another songs - please let me know. Probably we can make a series out of it.


charity chic hat gesagt…

None will beat Wilko but the first one to spring to mind was The Boys are back in Town by Thin Lizzy

FurryBootsCityBoy hat gesagt…

Neil Young – ‘Cinnamon Girl’.

The Swede hat gesagt…

This one could run and run Walter! But how about 'Clash City Rockers' for a start?