So…..this is my first post in the new series that I promo’ed a few days ago. Most of you probably assumed that the series would be focused just on guitar riffs but when you listen to the riff posted below you can tell that I won’t be afraid to mix things up. You can expect plenty of opening guitar riffs but you can also expect bass riffs, drum riffs, synth riffs, etc.
This opening riff is one of my all time favorites. It is unbelievably soulful and sets the stage for the rest of the song. The riff opens the song, is revisited in the middle, closes the song, and, in the process, totally defines the song. If I hear just the opening note I am instantly transported back to 1976 when I was lucky enough to see the band play this song live. It was amazing…….
It’s your turn now….be the first to post a comment with the name of the song and the group and I will recognize your superior musical knowledge when I post about the song in a couple of days. This will be a lot more fun if you join in so start commenting.
Here’s a tidbit about the riff that I think you’ll enjoy. The sax player in the song was inspired to play the riff when he was told……
……..think about it like this: You’re in New York City, on the Bowery. It’s 3 a.m. You’re under a streetlamp. There’s a light mist coming down. You’re all by yourself. Show me what that sounds like.
He absolutely nailed it!