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2012-06-03 03:26:55 AM  
That got a whole lot of songs stuck in my head.
 
2012-06-03 06:30:39 AM  
Well, I made it through 45 seconds of that horrid video.


How did everyone else do?
 
2012-06-03 07:40:26 AM  
That was actually quite awesome
 
2012-06-03 08:37:13 AM  
The version without the drum track is much better.
 
2012-06-03 09:25:12 AM  
Ok, I didn't recognize most of those, but the ones I did barely sounded like the actual track.
 
2012-06-03 10:38:09 AM  

Man On A Mission: The version without the drum track is much better.


Oh yeah, that is better.
 
2012-06-03 11:13:19 AM  
Seems similar to "Greatest Jewish Sports Legends"
 
2012-06-03 11:15:21 AM  
Hum's "Stars".

That is all.
 
2012-06-03 11:21:13 AM  
Nirvana, "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Collective Soul, "Shine"
Offspring, "Come out and Play"
Megadeth, "Symphony of Destruction"
Metallica, "Enter Sandman"
The Cranberries, "Zombie"
Hole, "Rock Star"
The Smashing Pumpkins, "Today"
Green Day, "When I Come Around"
Stone Temple Pilots, "Sex Type Thing"
Iron Maiden, "Afraid to Shoot Strangers"
Anthrax, "Got The Time"
Aerosmith, "Eat The Rich"
AC/DC, "Thunderstruck"
Guns N' Roses, "Civil War"
U2, "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me"
Ozzy Osbourne, "No More Tears"
SNFU, "Painful Reminder"
Alice in Chains, "Man In The Box"
Chris Isaak, "Wicked Games"
Soul Asylum, "Somebody to Shove"
Elastica, "Connection"
Counting Crows, "Mr. Jones"
4 Non Blondes, "What's Up"
Pixies, "Here Comes Your Man"
Kiss, "Unholy"
Pantera, "Cemetery Gates"
Green Jelly, "Three Little Pigs"
Depeche Mode, "Personal Jesus"
Rage Against The Machine, "Know Your Enemy"
Lenny Kravitz, "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
Slayer, "War Asylum"
Motley Crue, "Primal Scream"
The Breeders, "Cannonball"
Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Funky Monks"
Soundgarden, "Fell on Black Days"
EMF, "Unbelievable"
R.E.M., "Losing my Religion"
Weezer, "Buddy Holly"
Type O Negative, "Black No.1"
Garbage - "Queer
Spin Doctors - "Two Princes"
Tea Party - "A Certain Slant of Light"
Moist - "Push"
White Zombie, "Thunder Kiss '65"
Michael Jackson, "Black or White"
Pearl Jam, "Not For You"
Oasis, "Live Forever"
Scorpions, "Send Me An Angel"
Radiohead, "My Iron Lung"

Some of those left me scratching my head, but still....
 
2012-06-03 11:26:25 AM  
Gotta give the guy props, that must have taken a long time to put together and practice and splice together properly.
 
2012-06-03 11:27:54 AM  
I'm kinda disappointed that of all the U2 songs that came out in the 90s, "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" was the one that made the list. Seriously? You couldn't think of One as having a more memorable riff then that? or the Fly? or Stay? or even freakin Mofo for god's sake?

/yes yes, I'm a U2 nerd
//begin the hating of me
///Bono is still a whiny douche
 
2012-06-03 11:30:56 AM  
I have the attention span of a gnat, but were they all from between 1989 and 1995? There wasn't a riff made after that?
And I guess that twenty years was far foo long to wait for the Gallagher brothers to learn how to get along.
 
2012-06-03 11:31:08 AM  
 
2012-06-03 11:32:43 AM  
Liz Phair's Supernova was a notable miss as well.
 
2012-06-03 11:33:35 AM  

R.A.Danny: I have the attention span of a gnat, but were they all from between 1989 and 1995? There wasn't a riff made after that?
And I guess that twenty years was far foo long to wait for the Gallagher brothers to learn how to get along.


"50 great guitar riffs from the early 90's"
 
2012-06-03 11:37:25 AM  
5 for 50 that I've listened to, well just about ever, and all 5 are in the first 20. I may have heard some of these songs on the radio and not known who/what they were, but most of those songs I cant say I have ever listened to on purpose, as I really cant stand the bands.

Also, 90's rock/metal guitar riffs and no Yngwie J. Malmsteen? List FAIL!!!!

/Will give credit for the 2 tracks synched together, but still.
 
2012-06-03 11:37:25 AM  

skinink: No Primus - Jerry Was a Racecar Driver, or Social Distortion - Story of My Life? Live at the Roxy is the better version of Story.


Kind of hard to do Primus with a guitar, no?
 
2012-06-03 11:41:01 AM  
 
2012-06-03 11:41:45 AM  

skinink: "50 great guitar riffs from the early 90's"


attention span of a gnat
 
2012-06-03 11:47:05 AM  
Guitar tone sucked.
And he was a lefty, so the whole thing is null and void.
 
2012-06-03 11:49:11 AM  
Maybe it's not such a good idea to play all those to the same beat. It's also harder to recognize them without guitar effects.
 
2012-06-03 11:50:55 AM  

mrmyxolodian: Guitar tone sucked.


No kidding. Who picks that nasally twang to do 50 good guitar riffs?
 
2012-06-03 11:54:27 AM  

rickycal78: Gotta give the guy props, that must have taken a long time to put together and practice and splice together properly.


he should have spent more time practicing :(.
 
2012-06-03 12:00:23 PM  
 
2012-06-03 12:00:43 PM  
At least he did include "Thunder Kiss 64" for a metal head stuck in the whiny Seattle sound era it was a breath of fresh air when the campus radio station put that on.
 
2012-06-03 12:01:36 PM  
Cemetery Gates needed to be higher on the list, and I was highly amused to see Green Jello on the list.
 
2012-06-03 12:15:22 PM  

somedude210: I'm kinda disappointed that of all the U2 songs that came out in the 90s, "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" was the one that made the list. Seriously? You couldn't think of One as having a more memorable riff then that? or the Fly? or Stay? or even freakin Mofo for god's sake?

/yes yes, I'm a U2 nerd
//begin the hating of me
///Bono is still a whiny douche


Might be some echo pedal bias.
 
2012-06-03 12:15:44 PM  
'Only' didn't make the list?
 
2012-06-03 12:19:11 PM  
Dear Sweet Merciful GOD!

Type O Negative made a list!
 
2012-06-03 12:24:20 PM  
No 'My Own Worst Enemy' from Lit?
 
2012-06-03 12:28:42 PM  

Galileo's Daughter: No 'My Own Worst Enemy' from Lit?


That was from 1999. None of his songs go past 1995
 
2012-06-03 12:32:59 PM  
Needs more Ministry. And Helmet.

How 'bout that "snap your fingers snap your neck" song? Kinda catchy..
 
2012-06-03 12:35:53 PM  

Troy McClure: mrmyxolodian: Guitar tone sucked.

No kidding. Who picks that nasally twang to do 50 good guitar riffs?


this
 
2012-06-03 12:42:38 PM  

Subdue their bellies: Needs more Ministry. And Helmet.

How 'bout that "snap your fingers snap your neck" song? Kinda catchy..


Prong. Good one hit wonder there.
 
2012-06-03 12:48:30 PM  
 
2012-06-03 01:12:37 PM  
List is kind of lame.
Also, no Jane's Addiction "Stop!".
 
2012-06-03 01:13:10 PM  
It could use something from Ministry's "Just One Fix."
 
2012-06-03 01:19:20 PM  
Geek USA>Today. Hell, half of Siamese Dream has better guitar work than Today. Rocket is amazing. Today was the single though so it's all anyone remembers.
 
2012-06-03 01:27:32 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: It could use something from Ministry's "Just One Fix."


Either that or NWO.

"Thunderkiss '65" absolutely needed to be on that list. I remember hearing that the first time and was just floored. There was something about it, like it was some overlooked sonic area that they managed to discover. You could hear it once and it would be ingrained; you could pick it out of a thousand other riffs easily and couldn't get it out of your head.

It was nice to see Type O on there. I remember playing in a bar band and hauling that one out during the first set of the night because we were bored and the regulars hated us. I figured why not get started off on the right foot and make them totally hate us. Some old dude in the back threw me the horns halfway through it; totally made my night. Turns out he was a huge Sabbath fan and was too wasted to realize it wasn't them.

But overall.....just go through that list. There's a ton of tonal diversity. It was really an incredible time for music thanks to alternative breaking and people being willing to give something a real chance.
 
2012-06-03 01:42:59 PM  
"May I Help You?" riff?

No Stairway?! Bogus!
 
2012-06-03 01:45:28 PM  
Also missing from the list is Corrosion of Conformity - Clean My Wounds.
 
2012-06-03 01:51:40 PM  

Skarekrough: Rev. Skarekroe: It could use something from Ministry's "Just One Fix."

Either that or NWO.



I'd vote "NWO" or "Jesus Built My Hotrod"....

MrJesus: skinink: No Primus - Jerry Was a Racecar Driver, or Social Distortion - Story of My Life? Live at the Roxy is the better version of Story.

Kind of hard to do Primus with a guitar, no?


Not too shabby
 
2012-06-03 01:54:18 PM  

Skarekrough: Rev. Skarekroe: It could use something from Ministry's "Just One Fix."

Either that or NWO.

"Thunderkiss '65" absolutely needed to be on that list. I remember hearing that the first time and was just floored. There was something about it, like it was some overlooked sonic area that they managed to discover. You could hear it once and it would be ingrained; you could pick it out of a thousand other riffs easily and couldn't get it out of your head.

It was nice to see Type O on there. I remember playing in a bar band and hauling that one out during the first set of the night because we were bored and the regulars hated us. I figured why not get started off on the right foot and make them totally hate us. Some old dude in the back threw me the horns halfway through it; totally made my night. Turns out he was a huge Sabbath fan and was too wasted to realize it wasn't them.

But overall.....just go through that list. There's a ton of tonal diversity. It was really an incredible time for music thanks to alternative breaking and people being willing to give something a real chance.


Sadly Zombie didn't keep up the innovation. He's still got some good stuff out there, but it seems like he's put out the same album for the last 3 he's released.

Type O's done some good stuff, but they're somewhat unknown. Always kind of surprising to see more folks that like them.
 
2012-06-03 02:07:58 PM  
Let's see if I'm doing this right...

List fails without [your favorite guitar riff]
[Insert guitar riff listed] should be higher on the list
This list sucks/is lame
That guy blows.

/your favorite band/guitarist sucks
//my favorite band/guitarist don't suck
 
2012-06-03 02:08:22 PM  
No where in the headline or the video is the word "Best" ever used for the list. In this case, the video is absolutely correct, these were, in fact,50 great guitar riffs from the early 90's.
 
2012-06-03 02:15:32 PM  
Can I haz minor pentatonic scale?
 
2012-06-03 02:16:36 PM  
images.wikia.com

Missing:

Animate
Stick It Out
Leave That Thing Alone
Double Agent
Cold Fire
Everyday Glory
 
2012-06-03 02:28:25 PM  
No Clapton riff from Old Love?
 
2012-06-03 02:33:09 PM  

Troy McClure: mrmyxolodian: Guitar tone sucked.

No kidding. Who picks that nasally twang to do 50 good guitar riffs?


I liked it; it gave the video a sort of Chet Atkins vibe.
 
2012-06-03 02:43:23 PM  
Would've been better w/o the split-screen/overlapping.
 
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