So this video of 100 rock riffs played in one take by an employee at the Chicago Music Exchange is pretty freaking awesome. What’s really admirable is the order structure in order to facilitate ease, switching between standard and drop D tuning, and bringing the slide in, never mind switching with ease between effects.
That said, there are a few faults:
repetition of certain artists at the expense of adding another riff or two
not enough thrash metal (no Slayer, Pantera, Megadeth, or Anthrax)
not enough 70-80s punk riffs at all (you can’t tell me the Clash, Black Flag, Talking Heads, Television, Fugazi, etc. didn’t have riffs, because that’s not true.)
mislabeling of “Pictures of Matchstick Men” as a Camper van Beethoven riff when it was by the Status Quo
As far as I’m concerned, it’s a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity. If this is what you’re trying to get The Sun away from, then I think I’d like to work for you.
Hunter S. Thompson, from a cover letter written to the editor of the Vancouver Sun. The number of fucks HST appears to have given about his professional life, outside of the goals he set for himself, is zero.