Who can be dissatisfied with music? Well, I have been playing guitar on and off for 30 years, and well, it has been more “off” than “on”. I pretty much completely stopped playing 4 years ago, and figured I needed a kick-start. So here was my indulgent challenge, to record 100 riffs in 100 days that I posted daily on Facebook and Twitter. As these are done daily, some recordings are ok, others not so ok, but that is ok. This is all in the spirit of fun and learning! Also tried to make it 100 different bands during this process (after all, if it were completely up to me, I would do all Rush, Police, and Iron Maiden!)

Below are the posts with the clues and answers (I did not give the answers during the postings). Enjoy and let me know your favorites!

Day 1 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – First one a bit of a deeper cut, but a fan favourite for this band. Don’t shoot the guitar player –  YYZ, Rush
https://clyp.it/orgsuif5

Day 2 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – This band a staple in my early guitar repertoire. – Pride, U2
https://clyp.it/oijk5wlw

Day 3 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Always my fav at highschool dances.  Suffraget City, David Bowie
https://clyp.it/y1x1wkb3

Day 4 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – This guy was the opening act for the first concert I ever saw (Blue Oyster Cult). Fantasy – Aldo Nova
https://clyp.it/4ktvqkql

Day 5 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – The rhythm guitarist in this recording should be fired for laziness… Fire Woman, The Cult
https://clyp.it/ipdofaia

Day 6 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – One of the best performers I have ever seen…Run to You, Bryan Adams
https://clyp.it/tvbsc44e

Day 7 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Have to have this band, at least once… The Trooper, Iron Maiden
https://clyp.it/zzfblei1

Day 8 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Band made wearing the Union Jack fashionable, Hysteria, Def Leppard
https://clyp.it/v4zkocgz

Day 9 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – To me, these guys defined the sound of the 80s! Do Do Do, Da Da Da, The Police
https://clyp.it/avcg0gmp

Day 10 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs –  Apologies, very fast & poor recording of an 80s rocker…Rebel Yell,Billy Idol
https://clyp.it/x0bafrlg

Day 11 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – A song that was played a lot on relatively new radio station the Bear when I starting doing work in Ottawa…December, Collective Soul
https://clyp.it/pppeujby

Day 12 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs –  First band I listened to, and every guitarists go to riff…Day Tripper, The Beatles
https://clyp.it/5lynzxab

Day 13 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Despised this band in high school, then saw them live in the 90s and “I got them”…Personal Jesus, Depeche Mode
https://clyp.it/xsdsmm3v

Day 14 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Tia Carrere re-popularized this classic tune in the 90s in Wayne’s World. Did you know she won an Oscar for her vocals (not on this song though!)
https://clyp.it/ct2x0vag

Day 15 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – My second stab at British New Wave of Heavy Metal…Breaking the Law, Judas Priest
https://clyp.it/dqjvmeoj

Day 16 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Got to love when Indie bands make it, in this case to the mainstream alternative scene. Added bonus, they are Scottish…Franz Ferdinand, Take Me Out
https://clyp.it/4jsvtc3p

Day 17 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Love these guys who brought blues to whole new level…Crossroads, Cream
https://clyp.it/z4hdlmtp

Day 18 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Easy today…NEED MORE COWBELL…Don’t Fear the Reaper, Blue Oyster Cult
https://clyp.it/bdr5d0lr

Day 19 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Album to support my first reunion tour concert in 1983ish….Knocking at Your Back Door, Deep Purple
https://clyp.it/qpjssp5k 

Day 20 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – An untouchable, done really really badly (had an off day and am too lazy to redo)…Let’s Talk About Love, Van Halen
https://clyp.it/afncu4jz

Day 21 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – My first taste in punk…London Calling, The Clash
https://clyp.it/p0pedhfp

Day 22 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – This should be the US Election theme song…Don’t Stop Believing, Journey
https://clyp.it/etoh2pn3

Day 23 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – This guitarist was arguably the most difficult to work with…many people were fired in his band….Long Live Rock N Roll, Rainbow
https://clyp.it/mxvhs1nr

Day 24 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – One of the great alternative bands of the 80s…Boys Don’t Cry, The Cure
https://clyp.it/a2f3llox

Day 25 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Get your dancing shoes on! This may be difficult to recognize without the vocal Woowoos, but probably not for fans of the band….I Was Made For Loving You, KISS
https://clyp.it/j3saqjms

Day 26 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – The Rockman I bought when I started playing bote this guitarist’s signature…More than a Feeling, Boston
https://clyp.it/cqybbvbc

Day 27 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – A classic track that has been Brucified, or butchered, depends on your perspective…Painted Black, The Rolling Stones
https://clyp.it/iqvbwyly

Day 28 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – A little bit of Celtic rock tonight…well, sort of…Zombie, Cranberries
https://clyp.it/m5stoeps

Day 29 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Wifey, says you cannot be a true musician unless you watched the documentary about this band…Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You, Spinal Tap
https://clyp.it/vgkto0xq

Day 30 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Beatles wannabes….Wonderwall, Oasis
https://clyp.it/34r04ctc

Day 31 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Probably one of the easiest lead lines ever written (in the verse), but most iconic…Smells Like Teen Spirit
https://clyp.it/miofyppe

Day 32 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – First time I have EVER tried playing anything from this band…You Shook Me All Night Long, ACDC
https://clyp.it/ucbvyu3x

Day 33 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Lazy today…first guitar riff I ever learned. Sunday, Bloody Sunday, U2
https://clyp.it/lifsd2ri

Day 34 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Feeling a bit snake-like today…Slither, Velvet Revolver
https://clyp.it/x2glylbn

Day 35 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Hard to believe this band auditioned a new singer via a reality TV show…Devil Inside, INXS
https://clyp.it/ebi4bew1

Day 36 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Not sure what genre you would call these guys, but fun distinctive riff though…Rock Lobster, B-52s
https://clyp.it/3nmq22sp

Day 37 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – This is the band’s 2nd singer. From movie Heavy Metal…Mob Rules, Black Sabbath
https://clyp.it/ifsob4f4

Day 38 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Not a religious song…and very challenging to play…Hail to the King, Avenged Sevenfold
https://clyp.it/upsj0qu5

Day 39 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – This song not about a stairway….and the “vocalist” needs to be fired…Living Loving Maid, Led Zepplin
https://clyp.it/zqiy3d5g

Day 40 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Without Daylight Savings Time, I could use one of these for the next 4 months…Holiday, Green Day
https://clyp.it/0xydbmhi

Day 41 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Grandfather of Grunge = easier riff today (and cool)…Rockin the Free World, Neil Young
https://clyp.it/2fpmghxm

Day 42 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – This band has the funniest lyrics…Big Mough Strikes Again, The Smiths
https://clyp.it/zh4wrwyl

Day 43 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – These guys played with Rush at RNR HOF induction! Everlong, Foo Fighters
https://clyp.it/w3qnjeoi

Day 44 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – These guys got a great deal with Microsoft for Window’s 95! Undone Weezer
https://clyp.it/hpt54fmm

Day 45 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Never really got this guy, but EVH played on this track…Beat It, Michael Jackson
https://clyp.it/xg3u5ha2

Day 46 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – See if you can recognize this twisted version of 80s pop classic…Tainted Love (Soft Cell/Marilyn Manson
https://clyp.it/vb4uodhp

Day 47 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – All songs from this album are very riffofday worth…Where Ever I May Roam
https://clyp.it/vv2uzsvf

Day 48 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Big on alternative radio in 2007.I dont do song justice…Dashboard, Modest Mouse
https://clyp.it/md4r5drt

Day 49 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Track 1 of a man unkind to bats first solo album. Left us way too young…I Don’t Know, Ozzy Osbourne
https://clyp.it/ufwhwhp0

Day 50 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Half way there! Always loved the tone of this song…Run Like Hell, Pink Floyd
https://clyp.it/f41udql1

Day 51 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Song was #1 song on CHOM FM’s top 10@10 4over1year…lyrics unintelligible 2me…Still Loving You, the Scorpions
https://clyp.it/ovl1qq3i

Day 52 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – 1 of my favorite guitarists, and most underrated…Lay It on the Line, Triumph
https://clyp.it/4pnws40e

Day 53 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Inspired by an Alice in Chains/Gretchen Wilson cover…Barracuda, Heart
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Day 54 of 100 Days of Guitar – 2nd person (perhaps) to benefit from fame of Nirvana….Celebrity Skin, Hole
https://clyp.it/yvfhcbtn

Day 55 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Wrestler Tommy Dreamer’s entrance theme tune…Man in the Box, Alice in Chains
https://clyp.it/oinsheqw

Day 56 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Favorite cover was from TV serie BSG, S3, last episode…All Along the Watchtower, Jimi Hendrix
https://clyp.it/lp3lqkom

Day 57 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Wore this album out when I discovered punk…Pretty Vacant, The Sex Pistols
https://clyp.it/vymbxmxu

Day 58 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Always liked the humour of this band…Blister in the Sun, The Violent Femmes
https://clyp.it/k1en1hnx

Day 59 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs –  Hard one today, not unless you are a fan of Freddy Krueger. Dream Warriors, Dokken

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Day 60 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs –  Avril Lavigne’s ex-husband’s band.  Hell Song, Sum 41
https://clyp.it/l3lfxu2n

Day 61 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs
Appropriate sun for a sunny day, too bad today was not. Shiny Happy People, REM

https://clyp.it/g1iotowb

Day 62 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Simply put, a great toe tapping song, Kryptonite, 3 Doors Down

https://clyp.it/grc4kzuy

Day 63 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Part of title key lyric in most of band’s songs…Californication, Red Hot Chilli Peppers
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Day 64 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs -Overplayed 1 hit wonder in early 2000. Hanging by a Moment, Lifehouse
https://clyp.it/y45ywuhh

Day 65 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Song supposedly inspired by ZZTop, but I can’t hear it! Cowboys From Hell, Pantera
https://clyp.it/sdeef14h

Day 66 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Anyone remember Spitting Image? Land of Confusion, Genesis
https://clyp.it/djmyzjsj

Day 67 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Blake Lewis sang this song on American Idol…who cares. You Give Love a Bad Name, Bon Jovi
https://clyp.it/4meeuags

Day 68 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Going to the swamp today. Around the Bend, CCR
https://clyp.it/vyjfzlhy

Day 69 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Hunger games actor, who is a cool guitarist
https://clyp.it/tupsd3gw

Day 71 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Best metal band name ever. Hanger 18, Metallica
https://clyp.it/hsxd344j

Day 72 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Like if you recognize. Song 2 of 80s Hair Metal Week…singer had no hair
https://clyp.it/w0rk51mt

Day 73 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Song 3 of 80s Hair Metal Week…Why did these guys give themselves a name Disney would be proud of? Nobody’s Fool, Cinderella
https://clyp.it/kh31yxy4

Day 74 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Song 3 of 80s Hair Metal Week…Band’s guitarist known for his fretboard tapping, not heard so much in this song though.
https://clyp.it/ql3jbc3c

Day 75 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Song 4 of 80s Hair Metal Week…Milton Berle was the lead singer’s uncle and makes cameo in video, Round and Round, Ratt
https://clyp.it/2h5vdrv1

Day 76 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Song 5 of 80s Hair Metal Week…These guys threw Bibles at their audience during their shows. Glad no one got hurt! Soldiers Under Command, Stryper
https://clyp.it/vfyc34g0

Day 77 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs
Song 7 of 80s Hair Metal Week…Bit ironic, but this band’s lead singer had a recent feud with yesterday’s band’s lead singer, 18 and Life, Skid Row
https://clyp.it/qdxzkiau

Day 78 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – This song is so metal, it makes me laugh. What makes me laugh more is how I recorded this. Reigning Blood, Slayer
https://clyp.it/p1jvki0m

Day 79 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Had a friend who loved this video and watched it endless times…wonder why. Sharp Dressed Man, ZZTop
https://clyp.it/5ncn211m

Day 80 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Band may get more $ if Marijuana legalized in Canada. China Grove, Doobie Brothers
https://clyp.it/5li1mowp

Day 81 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – These guys,from my hometown, played my high school before they became famous. Sign of the Gypsie Queen, April Wine
https://clyp.it/4n0nhs2e

Day 82 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – A punk that uses jazz chords? Go figure. Rusted from the Rain, Billy Talent
https://clyp.it/xk50uw1e

Day 83 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – So sorry, horrible recording, too tired to fix. Life is a Highway, Tom Cochran:
https://clyp.it/uobu3csa

Day 84 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs
One of my favorite bands. They played this entire album opening for Rush. Also one of my favorite albums
https://clyp.it/f0qap4ir

Day 85 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Toronto-based band all met as kids. Bandname comes from the Catholic church they all attended. Who knew?
https://clyp.it/0z4xvcya

Day 86 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs
Another underrated guitarist and songwriter, though the singer deserves the “Queen of Rock” title. Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Pat Benatar
https://clyp.it/tbog4ex5

Day 87 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Crank it up..synonmys for this band’s name include: pirates, college fraternities, Western posses, rag-tag mercenary
https://clyp.it/ipms4iih

Day 88 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – I am married to one…Pretty Woman, Roy Orbison
https://clyp.it/wwdevuyd

Day Christmas of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Just Putzing Around the Christmas Tree!
Merry Xmas everyone!
https://clyp.it/lghxaqse

Day 89 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs –
The song that opened the door to the world of Progressive Metal for me…Pull Me Under, Dream Theater
https://clyp.it/kvbucrnv

Day 90 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Testing out a Xmas gift…a shure sm57 microphone…go easy folks, 1st time doing this. Hyperdrive, Devin Townsend Project
Day 91 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Always amazed what some metal bands will cover..Blue Monday, Orgy
https://clyp.it/3jl5toi4
Day 92 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – First song I recall using prolific f-bombing on the radio…Last Resort, Papa Roach
https://clyp.it/ecrnsx34
Day 93 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – One of the great losses for 2016, Life in the Fast Lane, Eagles
https://clyp.it/nupbycgi
Day 94 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs –  Sort of like the retro groove of this song…
https://clyp.it/mgmzyoem
Day 95 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Bruce Dickinson does an awesome cover of this song…Behind Blue Eyes, The Who
https://clyp.it/fwnfuy3d
Day 96 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Great song for returning to the office…Welcome to the Jungle, Guns ‘N’ Roses
https://clyp.it/rdc4hzaw
Day 97 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – One of the best covers of this song, released in 1985
https://clyp.it/miiq3s21

Day 98 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Song was overkilled on radio, but I like it now…Twilight Zone, Golden Earring
https://clyp.it/2e45ypo3

Day 99 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs – Easy phone number to remember…8675309, Tommy Tutone
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Day 100 of 100 Days of Guitar Riffs  – I end this journey with the song that, as a 13 year old, made me dream of playing guitar. I have learned a lot with this exercise, thanks for indulging me over the last 100 days!
https://clyp.it/uasq3t3d

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