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Fret Filings - (Anne's Blog)
Saturday, March 5, 2016
DOUG AND THE SLUGS
Topic: Riff-In-A-Jiff

In 1980 Vancouver band Doug and The Slugs released their debut album Cognac and Bologna. The album's first single was the Top 20 hit "Too Bad". (The Intro of that song was the Riff-In-A-Jiff entry for May 21, 2012.) The follow-up single was "Chinatown Calculation", the Intro of which is tabbed here.


DOUG AND THE SLUGS - "Chinatown Calculation"      (D. Bennett)

http://www.angelfire.com/planet/zerofret/annesblog/canriffs.txt


Audio (studio version): 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCkHUp0qPCo

Live (good camera shot of guitar riff being played at beginning):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEziXvnzXHo

Posted by planet/zerofret at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Saturday, March 5, 2016 11:07 PM EST
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Sunday, July 5, 2015
SPOONS
Topic: Riff-In-A-Jiff

I originally wanted to do a full tab of the Spoons' "Arias & Symphonies", but I'm in the middle of doing a tab and I'm already committed to the next one, so rather than have the part I've done so far sit around gathering dust, I figure I'll post it to the riff section. Maybe I'll get a tab of the whole song done sometime. It's my favourite Spoons song.

"Arias" was, of course, a big hit for the band in 1982, the highest charting single of their career (#18). It was the title track of their second album, also released in 1982. Tabbed here is the Intro.


SPOONS - "Arias & Symphonies"      (G. Deppe)

http://www.angelfire.com/planet/zerofret/annesblog/canriffs.txt


Audio (studio recording): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc7UHuXAXno (song begins at 19:02 mark)

Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbxstCc-FME

(In the live video linked to above the band is playing the song 1 tone lower than the original recording.)


Posted by planet/zerofret at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, July 5, 2015 9:41 PM EDT
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Thursday, February 6, 2014
LOVERBOY
Topic: Riff-In-A-Jiff

"When It's Over" was a Top 20 hit from Loverboy's 1982 album Get Lucky. It has also appeared on all of the band's greatest hits compilations. Tabbed here is the guitar solo.


LOVERBOY - "When It's Over"      (P. Dean/M. Reno)

http://www.angelfire.com/planet/zerofret/annesblog/canriffs.txt


Audio:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukXCfOXMtZU
 

Posted by planet/zerofret at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, February 6, 2014 2:49 AM EST
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
FM
Topic: Riff-In-A-Jiff

In the late 1970's, Canada was well represented in the progressive rock field by bands such as Rush, Saga, Klaatu, and FM. Sci-fi themes dominated FM's 1977 debut album Black Noise, as heard on tracks such as the space exploration epic "Aldebaran". Tabbed here is the Intro, which with its delay-laden electric mandolin is in some ways similar to the Intro of the album's opening track (and single) "Phasors On Stun".


FM - "Aldebaran"      (C. Hawkins/M. Deller/Nash the Slash)

http://www.angelfire.com/planet/zerofret/annesblog/canriffs.txt


Audio:
 

Posted by planet/zerofret at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 3:25 AM EDT
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Friday, July 12, 2013
HONEYMOON SUITE
Topic: Riff-In-A-Jiff

Honeymoon Suite's third album, Racing After Midnight (1988), featured a harder-edged, more guitar centered sound than the band's previous albums, as heard on tracks such as "Love Fever". Tabbed here is the Intro.


HONEYMOON SUITE - "Love Fever"       (D. Grehan/J. Dee/R. Preuss)

http://www.angelfire.com/planet/zerofret/annesblog/canriffs.txt




Posted by planet/zerofret at 2:10 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, July 28, 2013 4:51 AM EDT
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Sunday, May 26, 2013
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
Topic: Riff-In-A-Jiff

The TPOH song "Killed By Love" was originally released as a non-LP single and video in 1987, the follow-up to the Toronto band's first indie single "I'm An Adult Now". Both songs were re-recorded for the band's platinum selling (in Canada) 1988 debut album Love Junk. Due to the re-record, there are two slightly different versions of the Intro to "Killed By Love". Both are tabbed here.


THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS - "Killed By Love"      (M. Berg)

http://www.angelfire.com/planet/zerofret/annesblog/canriffs.txt


Album version Intro:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpIxR0dfTx0

Single/Video version Intro:


Posted by planet/zerofret at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, May 26, 2013 3:16 AM EDT
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Thursday, February 21, 2013
APRIL WINE
Topic: Riff-In-A-Jiff

The tab I'm working on is still a ways away, so I thought maybe I should take a night to prepare a riff entry so I can get something posted for this month. Drawn from April Wine's 1973 album Electric Jewels, the single "Weeping Widow" cracked the Top 40 in Canada and became a mainstay of the band's live show. Tabbed here is the Intro and the 1st Verse.


APRIL WINE - "Weeping Widow"      (R. Wright)

http://www.angelfire.com/planet/zerofret/annesblog/canriffs.txt


Audio (studio version): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR9K6sToG-E


Live:
 

Posted by planet/zerofret at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013 3:07 AM EST
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Saturday, December 29, 2012
KIM MITCHELL
Topic: Riff-In-A-Jiff

The single "Go For Soda" comes from Kim Mitchell's 1984 platinum-selling album Akimbo Alogo. The album was Mitchell's first full-length solo release, following a 1982 self-titled EP. Tabbed here is the song's Intro/1st Chorus.


KIM MITCHELL - "Go For Soda"     (K. Mitchell/P. Dubois)

http://www.angelfire.com/planet/zerofret/annesblog/canriffs.txt


Audio (studio version):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwwV0xE70Ks


In the live version below, the Intro starts at the 55 second mark of the video:


Posted by planet/zerofret at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2012 6:11 PM EST
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
YES
Topic: Riff-In-A-Jiff

Intro to "The Messenger", a live version from the House Of Yes: Live From House Of Blues CD/DVD (2000). Recorded Hallowe'en night 1999 at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas. The song is originally from the 1999 studio album The Ladder.


YES - "The Messenger" (live)       (J. Anderson/S. Howe/B. Sherwood/C. Squire/A. White/I. Khoroshev)


http://www.angelfire.com/planet/zerofret/annesblog/varriffs.txt


From the House Of Yes DVD:


Posted by planet/zerofret at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 3:34 AM EDT
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
THE HOLLIES
Topic: Riff-In-A-Jiff

Drawn from the 1971 album Distant Light, the single "Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)" actually had more success in other countries than it did in The Hollies' native UK. There the song topped out at #32 on the charts. In the US it reached #2, while it was a #1 chart-topping hit in both Canada and Australia. Tabbed here is the Intro.


THE HOLLIES - "Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)"     (A. Clarke/R. Cook/R. Greenaway)

http://www.angelfire.com/planet/zerofret/annesblog/varriffs.txt


Audio (studio version): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIRHTBvZRzU

Live:


Posted by planet/zerofret at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 3:55 AM EDT
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