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Old 10-19-07, 03:18 PM
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Top 20 "Coolest Guitar Licks"

Came across this on Youtube, thought it was actually a pretty cool list. I don't 100% agree with it, but it includes some tracks you might not expect.

Here's the list.

20. Led Zeppelin -- Kashmir
19. Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
18. Green Day - Brain Stew
17. Smashing Pumpkins - Zero
16. Marilyn Manson - Beautiful People
15. Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water
14. Guns 'n Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
13. Black Sabbath - Iron Man
12. Derek and the Dominoes - Layla
11. AC/DC - Back In Black
10. Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way?
9. Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along the Watchtower
8. Van Halen - Mean Street
7. Rage Against the Machine - Bulls on Parade
6. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge
5. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
4. Beatles - Day tripper
3. The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
2. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
1. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven

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Too bad they missed the memo that Layla is Duane Allman's lick.

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Oh, good god, Dire Straits has 20 better licks than "Money For Nothing".
Old 10-19-07, 08:06 PM
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They choose Kashmir and Stairway To Heaven instead of Rock And Roll or Black Dog. Those are great songs, but it has nothing to do with the licks.
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Originally Posted by atlantamoi
Oh, good god, Dire Straits has 20 better licks than "Money For Nothing".
Agree.
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Marilyn Manson, Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins and not ONE mention of a Metallica lick? This list is shit. Even the good bands that are on it have better licks than that. They should have called it "The Top 20 Licks from Popular Songs by the following bands".
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Why is Green Day's "Brain Stew" on this list?

It's all power chords.
Old 10-20-07, 02:54 AM
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Does Under The Brigde even count as a guitar lick? It's just an acoustic solo. Most of the list is pretty good though. I would have picked Eruption over Mean Street, though.
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David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust, the best riff of all time, IMO.
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Stooges: No Fun
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Velvet Underground: What Goes On which is basically the template for how to riff indie rock style
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Neil Young doing a very famous riff:
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Metallica doing their (IMO) signature riff:
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The Who going completely nuclear, it's the last set of power chords that nails this one:
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shouldn't Boston's "Don't Look Back" be there instead of Marilyn Manson?!
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They got one right . . . Van Halen: Mean Street.

But where is Randy Rhoads?
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Originally Posted by SeekOnce
Why is Green Day's "Brain Stew" on this list?
I was thinking that myself. Love the song, but how the hell can that be considered a "lick".
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shouldn't number one be spirit's "taurus" <----the song Led Zeppelin stole from!!

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