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What is, in your opinion, the most annoying guitar riff ever created in the world of rock and metal?

For me, its an easy one. Without a doubt, hands down it has to be:

Black Dog by Led Zeppelin


Just to illustrate how much I hate that song, I will use a Family Guy reference. Remember the episode when Stewie jumps on a plane and flys somewhere, then takes a cab and drives out to some guy's mansion, slides a stool up to the door, rings the doorbell and punches the guy in the face when he answers? Well, that's what I feel like doing to the surviving members of Zep whenever I hear that song.


What's yours?
 

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What is, in your opinion, the most annoying guitar riff ever created in the world of rock and metal?

For me, its an easy one. Without a doubt, hands down it has to be:

Black Dog by Led Zeppelin

Just to illustrate how much I hate that song, I will use a Family Guy reference. Remember the episode when Stewie jumps on a plane and flys somewhere, then takes a cab and drives out to some guy's mansion, slides a stool up to the door, rings the doorbell and punches the guy in the face when he answers? Well, that's what I feel like doing to the surviving members of Zep whenever I hear that song.

What's yours?
Not really sure, but definately NOT Black Dog!!!!!! Love that riff!
 

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Funny you mention Metallica. I was at Long & McQuade earlier today and some dirty skeet was playing Enter Sandman on BLAST through a Marshall and the guy thought he was a friggin' god.
 

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Nothing wrong with Enter Sandman - it's a brilliant and catchy riff in my opinion.

Can't think of two many really annoying riffs but there are a few brutal solo's:
#1 Clapton - Layla - sounds to me like someone killing a cat.
#2 Blue Rodeo (for you fellow Canadians) - 5 Days in May - the solo never ever should have made it to record.
 

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Why not spend more time grooving on stuff you DO like instead of reflecting on crap you don't?

There are so many crappy songs out there that I don't WANT to try and reflect on them. They might get stuff in my head!
 

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Sweet Child of Mine by Guns and Roses... those two high notes he always plays wanna make my head exploded... they're so annoying and prominent.
 

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Anything from Black Sabbath besides that Cross Purposes album which is one of my favorite albums.
All other albums have extremelly ugly tones and even out of tune guitars.
Seriously I don't know how people love Sabbath so much.
Iron Man is in my top five ugliest songs ever lol

Sorry Ozzy but Crazy Train starts with a F#m heavy riff then a pop A major lyrics fills in........to me one of the ugliest modulations ever!

Personal tastes are what makes us so different and special, what's awesome to one is crap to another LOL
 

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Anything from Black Sabbath besides that Cross Purposes album which is one of my favorite albums.
All other albums have extremelly ugly tones and even out of tune guitars.
Seriously I don't know how people love Sabbath so much.
Iron Man is in my top five ugliest songs ever lol

Sorry Ozzy but Crazy Train starts with a F#m heavy riff then a pop A major lyrics fills in........to me one of the ugliest modulations ever!

Personal tastes are what makes us so different and special, what's awesome to one is crap to another LOL
I agree! Crazy Train starts with an ominous riff, then when it should kick in--you're left with a toe-tapper.
As far as Enter Sandman--I liked the riff when that album came out, but have hated it for the past 10 years or so.
 

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I love the Enter Sandman riff!!! I went through the whole "not liking" it phase, then I've gone full circle to nostalgia now :)

One thing I've never like is Smells like teen spirit by Nirvana...
 

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jimmy page riffs awwww man that dude sux azz man.theres a video of him playing still of the night with david coverdale,he leaves out the solo hahaha how lame is that.say what ya like but jimmy page/robert plant are vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvery overated
 

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jimmy page riffs awwww man that dude sux azz man.theres a video of him playing still of the night with david coverdale,he leaves out the solo hahaha how lame is that.say what ya like but jimmy page/robert plant are vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvery overated
Couldn't agree more!
Wait somebody is screaming..........Oooh baby..............ooooooh baby...............baby!
Shut up Plant LOL
 
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