Introducing the Riffhard World Cup

What’s the best guitar riff ever? NotThereBeijing wants to settle the debate by using science. And Brackets. And Bias. So without further ado, welcome to the Riffhard World Cup.

The rules are simple. We’ll be following the World Cup format and breaking down the field into 8 groups. The groups are:

  1. Keith Richards
  2. Hendrix
  3. the 1970s
  4. the 1980s
  5. the 1960s
  6. Zeppelin
  7. Funk/Soul
  8. the 1990s

Just like the World Cup, each group will have 4 competitors battling in a round-robin format: 3 pts for a win and 1 pt for a draw. The top 2 jams from each group will advance to the knockout rounds.

As we speak, a crack selection committee (read: me) is busy deciding who’s got the goods to battle for the Riffhard World Cup.

If there’s a certain jam you want to see make it to the dance, y’all better get vocal in the comments section. The field will be announced on Monday, March 18th.



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6 responses to “Introducing the Riffhard World Cup

  1. For the 90s I’ll let you pick your poison(s) from the following list:

    Foo Fighters – My Hero
    Weezer – Say It Ain’t So
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away
    Pearl Jam – Even Flow
    Metallica: Enter Sandman
    Stone Temple Pilots – Interstate Love Song
    Bush – Machine Head
    Rage Against the Machine – Bulls on Parade

  2. Here are a few ideas, sort them out as you will:

    Hendrix – Little Wing
    Clapton – Layla
    Allman Bros – Jessica
    Mark Knopfler – Sultans of Swing
    Steve Cropper – Soul Man
    Jerry Garcia – Friend of the Devil

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  6. Awesome site you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any community forums that cover the same topics discussed here?

    I’d really love to be a part of online community where I can get advice from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Many thanks!

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