3 May 2004
I was holding out for "Satisfaction"
The British magazine Total Guitar, having polled its readers, has released its list of the greatest guitar riffs of all time, and topping the list is Slash's opening to the Guns n' Roses classic "Sweet Child O'Mine".
The lick I thought might have won, from Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water," placed fourth.
Five years ago, a similar poll picked Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," which finished #3 this time.
Posted at 10:52 AM to Tongue and Groove
It disgusts me that anything by "Guns & Roses" could ever be voted #1 on ANY list. It's akin to saying that Nirvana was something other than a dirty grunge band.
"Life's Been Good" by Joe Walsh
Best Of All Time? Ok, where was Sweet Child O Mine last year? Same damn riff against the same damn riffs. Seems fishy to me. Best of all time should be a static list until a new riff comes along.
Terkish Payne, then again, if it were the same list every year, wouldn't be any rush for that issue, right?