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I would say Heartbreaker, The Ocean or Whole lotta love.

They are all great, but I guess WLL will always hold a special place in my heart.

I love that stuttering riff. :wub:

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They are all great, but I guess WLL will always hold a special place in my heart.

I love that stuttering riff. :wub:

Me to. It was the first song of theirs that made me aware of them. It was played over and over again on a AM radio station i listened to in the early '70s.

I was listening to it yesterday in the car and thinking how amazing it was that after 35 years that riff has never gotten old.

BTW, The radio station was KFRC for you Bay Area Zeppelin fans.

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Hots On For Nowhere. Sick Again. The Rover. In My Time Of Dying. TSRTS. The Ocean. In The Light. Wanton Song. Good Times Bad Times (JPJ). Dazed. Communication. WLL. Bring It On Home. For Your Life. ALS. The list is endless, too many great riffs. Plus his riffing on the live TSRTS cd soundtrack, there's more great riffs per capita on there than the rest of all other rock bands combined.

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I saw a poll in a magazine once that declared the opening riff from "The Ocean" to be the greatest rock riff ever. Jimmy's come up with so many great riffs though, it's hard to pick just one as the best. I wonder if he's got a favorite?

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Heartbreaker and Dazed and Confused are unreal but the vote must go to the alltime classic solo-signature solo-Stairway to Heaven. Stairway is the song and lead that all others are measured by. It is the song of all songs. The sooner you admit this to yourself the better you will be.

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The best one is a difficult one, all the ones that have been said are all good but for me I think it would what seems to be the simplest, that being Immigrant Song....The F# played 3 times, then F# an octive higher once then back to the root F# once...simple but its the syncopation of how it is played that gives it its class and bounce !! When played straight its dull but with syncopation its just fantastic. He did it again with The Wanton Song.. A note then played octive higher (this prob being my fave now I think about it)

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Heartbreaker and Dazed and Confused are unreal but the vote must go to the alltime classic solo-signature solo-Stairway to Heaven. Stairway is the song and lead that all others are measured by. It is the song of all songs. The sooner you admit this to yourself the better you will be.

True, but the question is "greatest riff", not solo or song.

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I saw a poll in a magazine once that declared the opening riff from "The Ocean" to be the greatest rock riff ever. Jimmy's come up with so many great riffs though, it's hard to pick just one as the best. I wonder if he's got a favorite?

I agree. I don't think I could narrow it down to one either. It would be interesting to know what he is most proud of.

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Has to be Kashmir. That is Led Zeppelin's full riff power right there.

Edited by NickZepp

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It has to be Stairway To Heaven - Jimmy's guitar solo in that one gives me chills each and every time I hear it, and gets me very emotional as well. No other riff can evoke that kind of reaction in me.

Jimmy Page is the True Guitar God. I hate the debates of Clapton vs. Page vs Beck vs Hendrix vs Vaughn.

To me there is no equal to Page's guitar.

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It has to be Stairway To Heaven - Jimmy's guitar solo in that one gives me chills each and every time I hear it, and gets me very emotional as well. No other riff can evoke that kind of reaction in me.

Again, there seems to be some confusion regarding what a riff is. Think of the beginning of Heartbreaker, that classic guitar intro. That's a riff. The unaccompanied section in the middle, that's the solo. The Stairway To Heaven solo is magical no doubt, but by definition it's not a riff. Greatest solo ever, yes.

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black dog

the rover

The drumming really made the wanton song excellent.

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You're right about that...

..but if I had to choose one I was going to say The Ocean, but instead it'll be Whole Lotta Love and Kashmir for me :D

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