This post is a pretty much knee-jerk reaction to a post I saw on Facebook referencing an article about David Bowie’s Ten Best riffs. It’s a pretty good list, but for a true Bowie fan, has two GLARING omissions. So, here’s my list with no GLARING omissions.
How many of these songs can you identify in less the five seconds? That’ a classic guitar riff all by itself and what I’ve tried to focus on here.
This song has several classic riffs in it. The one I’m thinking of starts at about :45 into the song although the intro itself stands alone.
Check back with me tomorrow and I’ll have a completely different top ten. Seriously. David Bowie peaked during the classic guitar era of rock. He featured some of the most incredible guitar players of our generation. Mick Ronson I have always claimed belongs right up there with the Jimi Hendrix’s and Eric Claptons. Toss in some help from other players like John Lennon and you’ve just got too much to handle for one short list like this. Two of my favorites, Time and Heroes, would definitely make any other band’s list. Both great songs, but just not for this list. I’m not really dissing the list I referred to, it just relies more on rhythm whereas I like the tone and melody aspects more.
So, tell me: