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He hasn't played it yet. It will be on the new album, either Jimmy Page presents Jimmy Page or a new Led Zeppelin album, Long Time Coming

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zep41:

I've always thought that the first 19 seconds of Tea For One was the most original intro to a slow blues I've ever heard. It totally belies what's to follow.

RB

I'll agree with you completely -- but I even believe it may be the best first 19 seconds of any song in the history of rock and roll! (i know this is just opinon, but I think its THAT good)

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It has to be Whole Lotta Love. There may have been tremors before, but that one riff is ground zero for hard rock, heavy metal, funk metal. It all started there.

To add a personal favorite I haven't seen mentioned yet- the Immigrant Song!

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This is like choosing between chocolate and well, another kind of chocolate. They're all rich and unbelievably satisfying. :P

Anyway, I'd have to go with The Ocean or The Rover. Perhaps Heartbreaker. And I'd better stop now or I will name all the rest.

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riff or solo?

riffs are repetitive notes and solos are loooooooooooong and varying, no?

i like dazed and confused for one of jimmy's better solo, and communication breakdown for a cool riff ;)

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Well there's lots to choose from, one of my favorites that hasn't been mentioned is Misty Mountain Hop. Of course there is the opening riff that is through out the song, but then half way through... for a short time it's like... wah-wah wa na na na wah-wah wa na na na... I love that part.

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It has to be Whole Lotta Love. There may have been tremors before, but that one riff is ground zero for hard rock, heavy metal, funk metal. It all started there.

To add a personal favorite I haven't seen mentioned yet- the Immigrant Song!

So simple and effective isn't it? And WLL, same thing. Octave-based both, but have that magic to them.

A slightly more complicated fave of mine is The Rover (which I love to play on guitar myself). B)

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My favorite two have always been the two riffs that make up Houses of the Holy

after that its the more popular riffs like Black Dog, Nobody's Fault but mine

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

hi new member joined today,love the site and of coarse led zepp..my all time page riff has to be the opening to achilles last stand it makes me shiver everytime i hear it... :D:D:D

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There are just too many fantastic riffs to choose from.. However, musically speaking, I think that Dancing Days is one of Page's greatest accomplishments. I don't anyone had ever attempted to integrate that type of dissonance and eastern tonality into a rock song previously - certainly many other rock bands played around with ragas, exotic instruments and exotics scales but Page synthesized it in a much more subtle and organic way, not solely as an exercise in "style" but as integral to the composition (The aforementioned "Friends" is also a good example of this) It sounds effortless and the connections that he drew between the blues and trance music were somewhat unprecedented. The W. Burroughs / Page interview from the early 70s delves into this a bit..

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No other guitarist has even near as many great riffs as Page, not even the great Alex Lifeson from Rush, who is 2nd to Page only IMO, Lifeson himself said Page is still his #1 idol. High words from one of the best in the biz. Jeff Beck himself said Page is "the ambassador of riffs" and is "downright scary" on acoustic guitar and his knowledge and execution of alternate tunings and use of original scales and figures is ridiculous. Beck gave him a standing ovation at classic rock awards 2 months back. Page's close friend Les Paul himself says "I'm not even close to that guy". Steve Howe cites Page as his favorite too, he says Page did "all kinds of wonderful acoustic stuff, it would be silly to even think anybody could touch him during his mega-creative heyday period with Zeppelin, he has such creativity and range". Blackmore says "he has great range". Page was the most consistently great songwriter in rock, one song was better than the last, yet totally different. He left everyone else in the dust. Plus there's the unquantifiable "cool" factor which we all know Page is the king of cool with his outfits and stage showmanship. Even at the O2 reunion, his "cool" is still fully intact. You're born with that, you can't learn it. He knows how to change with age while still keeping that core essence that makes him Jimmy Page. You see most other bands and "greats" and they have all the stage charisma of a wet, mildew-stricken bologny sandwich next to JP.

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There are so many great riffs that Jimmy has done, but I really like The Ocean. During the DVD of TSRTS it was so cool when he would do the riffs and kept pointing back to Bonzo with the drumming, it was just awesome!! :D

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It has to be Whole Lotta Love. There may have been tremors before, but that one riff is ground zero for hard rock, heavy metal, funk metal. It all started there.

To add a personal favorite I haven't seen mentioned yet- the Immigrant Song!

Tut Tut not reading the threads :rolleyes::)

http://forums.ledzeppelin.com//index.php?s...ost&p=81205

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- Celebration Day or Smoke on The Water.

Pardon me for asking, but at what point in Page's career did he write the riff to Smoke On The Water?

RB

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Because I believe Pagey to best the best orchestrater of the guitar in the world I'll stick with his first lick to and through he plays his last. All of it is simply magic and believe me with first hand knowledge I do know it to be true.

Peace and Love in All Ways

Franco

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As much as it may not be my favorite Zepppelin song,,,and I mentioned Heartbreaker earlier,,,,, Whole Lotta Love has got t o be his best RIFF. If you listen to any live version , I haven't heard him play it exactly the same twice.... It's a credit to Page....even if the riff itself is not that difficult.

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