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Desc:Ok, start the bumfight over the missing licks..
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I enjoyed it. Good list.
A bit strange that his last five are so underwhelming. Would have thought he'd save a great riff for the end.
Deciding when this starts to suck is a near-perfect generational classification system.
Yupt, pretty much. I grew up in the "Nirvana has killed rock and roll" era, but I think it's pretty cynical to say that music today is any different. We just don't think of The Monkies as much as The Beatles today, even though they were both very prominent things in their days. Likewise, The Foo Fighters will be remembered in a few decades and Nickelback won't.

The Monkees were better.

John Holmes Motherfucker
>>We just don't think of The Monkies as much as The Beatles today, even though they were both very prominent things in their days.

I don't understand the analogy that you're trying to make, but I know that it's a bad analogy. In the sixties, the Monkees were a TV show. Their first album came out the week of the series premiere, and none of the four Monkees played any of the instruments. The music was a merchandising tie-in aimed at 11 year olds, a live-action version of the Archies. They actually turned out to be an okay band, but I don't think anybody really recognized it until maybe ten years later, about the time the Sex Pistols started playing "I'm Not Your Stepping Stone" at their shows, probably thinking it was a fine joke, but it sounded great.

On TV, the Monkees were a direct ripoff of the Beatles, and their Richard Lester movies. (For that matter, so were the Archies. Before the Archie cartoon show, the Archies appeared in the comic books in stories that took place in an alternate Archie universe, trying to reverse-engineer the absurdity of "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help".)

There was nothing like the Beatles in the sixties, and especially in the seventies, after they had broken up, and everybody was praying for them to get back together. Not in terms of prominence, anyway. You know, there's no real way to measure this, but I'd say the Beatles are slightly less prominent now than in the sixties, and the Monkees are somewhat more prominent than they used to be.

Jet Bin Fever
I'll can't help but give him the stars because he did it effectively and in 1 take (and ended on St. Vincent!). But, I usually detest this sort of "100..." list thing.
Mr. Purple Cat Esq.
Anyone else find this really boring?
Pretty rad. I think I'm going to go play my guitar now.
Does this guitar-riff historian not know that "Pictures of Matchstick Men" is a cover?
im not voting on this until he includes the magic and wonder of dubstep
i kid, i kid

James Woods
Dubstep? I love that song!

Bwaaaaa wop bwaWa wepwepwep wooWoOWOoWoow!

The Mothership

'This Charming Man' & 'How Soon is Now?' - both by Johnny Marr of the Smiths - are missing. However, this is not surprising, because this guy probably couldn't play either of them.

*strokes bum beard*
My brother played guitar, and when we lived at my parents' house I could regularly hear a whole lot of these coming from his room.

Oh, man--Cliffs of Dover!!

...I miss him...sniff.
Dread Pirate Roberts
Disappointed that there were a number of greenday songs in there, but nothing by Buckethead (solo at least). Love his riffs.

Though I was glad to see the Black Keys on the list.
Tanks hard at 69 with Sucktallica and no Megadeth, never recovers.
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