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Posted: 24 Feb 09, 17:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The popular social networking site MySpace has a front-page feature with Slash today. In it, the ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist gives his 15 favorite riffs of all time, and one happens to be a Queen track.

The track he mentions happens to be a bit of a surprise, as it's a rather obscure album cut: "Fight from the Inside," off of News of the World.

You can check out the entire feature here: http://music.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=music.celebritypromo&artistid=420167906&playlistid=608467


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Posted: 25 Feb 09, 02:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I knew he mentioned Tie Your Mother Down as the second most influential rock riff ever in a top 10 list he made for some magazine in 1989, but this is a major shocker. This is a shock not because it's Slash; I would be shocked if any guitarist made that choice and frankly, I disagree with him.



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Posted: 25 Feb 09, 08:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know how you can "disagree" with someone who is just giving their opinion of their own personal favourite riffs.  Although I haven't watched the piece yet, the report above says that the riff is named amongst his favourites, not what he considers to be "the best".  You simply can't tell someone else what they like or dislike based on your own opinions!

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Posted: 25 Feb 09, 09:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

flight from the inside is good.not to heavy but just right.i always said the  NOTW  album is inderrated.and of course it has.it's late on it.

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Posted: 25 Feb 09, 11:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger plays guitar in this song so Slash's choice for best riffs is quite strange although is a really good one and feels like has inspired a lot of Slash works.

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Posted: 25 Feb 09, 12:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



cmsdrums wrote:

I don't know how you can "disagree" with someone who is just giving their opinion of their own personal favourite riffs.  Although I haven't watched the piece yet, the report above says that the riff is named amongst his favourites, not what he considers to be "the best".  You simply can't tell someone else what they like or dislike based on your own opinions!


Damn, I didn't notice it mentioned his favourite riffs and not the "best riffs"(in his opinion). Oops.







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Posted: 25 Feb 09, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Raffy wrote:

Roger plays guitar in this song so Slash's choice for best riffs is quite strange although is a really good one and feels like has inspired a lot of Slash works.



I've heard that before but I don't believe for a second that its Roger.





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Posted: 25 Feb 09, 17:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why not?
John's guitar playing is all over MIsfire and Brian plays piano a lot more than people might think (e.g. Save Me)


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Posted: 26 Feb 09, 15:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



earwig wrote:

Why not?
John's guitar playing is all over MIsfire and Brian plays piano a lot more than people might think (e.g. Save Me)


Because it sounds like Brian, and Roger is a shit guitarist. As for Misfire, the stuff John plays is hardly at Steve Vai standard, its 3 bloody chords.








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Posted: 26 Feb 09, 21:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Brian does the lead guitar on the verses, and Roger does the rythm guitar and bass guitar throughout.


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Posted: 26 Feb 09, 21:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm pretty sure that it's Roger playing the main riffs on the guitar. Brian probably is doing the lead on it though. Didn't Brian do everything himself on "Sleeping on the Sidewalk" from the same record? And wasn't it all Freddie on "You Take My Breath Away"...



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Posted: 26 Feb 09, 23:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The story with Sleeping on the Sidewalk is that it was a live jam (with just Brian, Roger and John I think) that they then tried to re-record, but as Brian tells it they couldn't get a satisfactory take that had the same energy as the original recording.
So Brian (I think he did it largely on his own?  Someone can correct me on this..) re-edited the form of the jam recording, moved things around, etc.  After that, I imagine, he probably overdubbed bits here and there and added vocals.



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Posted: 27 Feb 09, 01:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote:

The story with Sleeping on the Sidewalk is that it was a live jam (with just Brian, Roger and John I think) that they then tried to re-record, but as Brian tells it they couldn't get a satisfactory take that had the same energy as the original recording.
So Brian (I think he did it largely on his own?  Someone can correct me on this..) re-edited the form of the jam recording, moved things around, etc.  After that, I imagine, he probably overdubbed bits here and there and added vocals.

Ah...I see. Thanks for clearing that up Zebonka.



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Posted: 27 Feb 09, 04:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Future Manager wrote:

I think Brian does the lead guitar on the verses, and Roger does the rythm guitar and bass guitar throughout.

The liner notes do state Roger playing Rhythm Guitar and Bass.
Interesting thing, this is one of the very, very few tracks recorded by Brian and Roger as "Queen" while Freddie was still alive :-P

Just sayin'


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Posted: 27 Feb 09, 04:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

who cares what that guy thinks? he is freddies urine.


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Posted: 27 Feb 09, 11:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, "Freddie's urine" would be you in ten years' time, if you practice real hard. Slash is a man who plays the guitar with a number of hardrock groups and tends to do it really well. You are a creature that abuses a synthesizer and its brother.



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Posted: 02 Mar 09, 13:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good for Slash.  I am glad he even recognized such a song.  At least he didn't go with the flow and say the BoRhap solo, or, for metal freaks, the Stone Cold Crazy riff.  Still, when it comes to riffs, as much as I love Queen, I say Ritchie Blackmore is the God of Riffs.


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Posted: 02 Mar 09, 17:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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Because it sounds like Brian, and Roger is a shit guitarist. As for Misfire, the stuff John plays is hardly at Steve Vai standard, its 3 bloody chords.



While I agree the riff sounds more like Brian's playing (i.e. the Red Special), I don't think Roger's a shit guitarist; and even if he was, you don't need to be a virtuoso to play that riff.

As for Misfire, it's got ten chords, not three.



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Posted: 02 Mar 09, 18:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Isn't NOTW one of Axel's favourite albums... sure I've read that somewhere?

Wonder if the shared appreciation of this album played any part in them getting together in the early days?