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Keith Richards 21 63.64%
Tony Iommi 12 36.36%
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:17 PM   #1
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Keith Richards vs. Tony Iommi

Of the two, which has come up with better riffs...
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:21 PM   #2
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Re: Keith Richards vs. Tony Iommi

I ike Iommi a lot, but few can compare with Keith Richards when it comes to riffs
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:55 AM   #3
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Re: Keith Richards vs. Tony Iommi

If the question was: "Who's the better guitarist overall?" than it would be Iommi.

But as far as riffs go, it's gotta be the human riff himself.
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:24 AM   #4
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Re: Keith Richards vs. Tony Iommi

What's great about K. Richards is that he's stuck with what he's great at--playing rhythm and some lead, and songwriting, at which he's a genius. He's almost never tried to branch out into acting (like Mick), kept the solo albums to a minimum, never tried to paint or sculpt or chase models, and he moved heaven and earth to keep his band together. His big achievement was relearning guitar when he was introduced to open tunings, about which he said, "it was fun." The guy is all about the guitar. One final comment, if you look at photos of him offstage, in about 70 percent of them he is playing a guitar, holding a guitar, or has a guitar within four feet.
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:42 AM   #5
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Re: Keith Richards vs. Tony Iommi

Tony Iommi
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:15 AM   #6
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Re: Keith Richards vs. Tony Iommi

Wow, that is a really tough call. As everyone says, Keith is the king of the blues-boogie rock riff and has written several the most highly memorable one's. But Tony Iommi wrote just every metal riff there is so he's no slouch.

In the end I will give my vote to Keith because I just enjoy his playing more and like The Stones more.
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:11 PM   #8
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:59 PM   #10
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Re: Keith Richards vs. Tony Iommi

Richards is the Riffmeister.
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:25 PM   #11
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Re: Keith Richards vs. Tony Iommi

I do love Keef & The Stones, but this one's gotta go to Iommi..
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:39 PM   #12
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Re: Keith Richards vs. Tony Iommi

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If the question was: "Who's the better guitarist overall?" than it would be Iommi.

But as far as riffs go, it's gotta be the human riff himself.
Completely agree.
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:45 PM   #13
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Re: Keith Richards vs. Tony Iommi

Both are great, but I gave Iommi my vote
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Re: Keith Richards vs. Tony Iommi

Keef. I love Iommi, but Keith's riffs are just untouchable.
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:24 PM   #15
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Re: Keith Richards vs. Tony Iommi

I love Sabbath, but all of Iommi's riffs are variations on a theme. Keith's riff's are far more varied and unorthodox.
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Re: Keith Richards vs. Tony Iommi

Keef riffards of course
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Re: Keith Richards vs. Tony Iommi

Iommi is the greatest riff writer of all time.
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Re: Keith Richards vs. Tony Iommi

KEEF ooh YES
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