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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 09 2011 at 14:27
I love the middle section of "The House, The Street, the Room" - Gary Green really goes wild there and the riff is Deep Purple-worthy.

Another great riff IMO is the clavinet riff that anchors "Free Hand".  Choppy, intricate, yet funky fresh. Yes, I said it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fox On The Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2011 at 17:25
The Cogs In Cogs riff right after the the first verse with vocals. Just amazing.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2011 at 17:42
also this riff is gaaah good
 
 the best opening riff I have heard so odd, strange, original and fresh
 
 
the middle riff here is also killer
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DisgruntledPorcupine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2011 at 21:31
Originally posted by Slaughternalia Slaughternalia wrote:

Make AC/DC proud? That's pretty insulting to Gentle Giant

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2011 at 21:49
Originally posted by thellama73 thellama73 wrote:

I too love the In A Glass House riff (in 13/8 I think)


This is definitely one of my favorites.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Runaway Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2011 at 23:34
In A Glass House's heavy riff, and, of course, the heavy riff for I Lost My Head.
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One of the ones from Glass House (the song)
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Just The Same from Free Hand.
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Maybe Wreck's main riff, good fun
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BenevolentBehemoth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2011 at 20:46
The opening riff from Giant is pretty amazing, but so is the interplay between the 3/4 and the 7/4 in Just the Same.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Abstrakt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2011 at 14:51
Always loved the weird, quirky "Riff" in "Proclamation" Cool
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kevin4peace Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2011 at 01:50
Free Hand, In A Glass House, Playing The Game, All Through The Night. All awesome.
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The lead riff in "The Advent of Panurge."
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2011 at 15:33
Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

The main theme of "Playing the Game" is awesome.




 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OT Räihälä Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2011 at 12:47
Too many to choose from, mais j'adore the heavy guitar riff on the middle part of Pantagruel's Nativity.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kazza3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2011 at 06:11
The main riff of Knots is fantastic on some live versions I've seen, so juicy and epic, which is where I saw it first. It's a shame the album version barely touches it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blobfish Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 22 2012 at 23:58
'River' from Three Friends has all the GG qualities of G... great guitar work. 
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The set of riffs from Prologue. Complex and ominous, yet somehow catchy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sagichim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 23 2012 at 00:47
Two riffs! one is Edge Of Twilight's middle part riff with the organ, simply beautiful, and the other is Proclamation's second riff the fast one with the organ, great band!
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The last 15 seconds of 'Mister Class and Quality'.
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