What Rock Songs/riffs Do You Like To Quote When You Solo?

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  1. McGlamRock

    McGlamRock Friend of Leo's

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    Last night at rehearsal I was feeling randy and played the theme to Jessica over my solo in a John Mayer tune. It sounded really good and all the guys in the band thought it was hilarious!

    I hear this sort of thing a lot in jazz, but I think it's enjoyable (in small doses) in other genres too. I think there is more flexibility in pop and rock music because you are usually dealing with fewer chords.

    So what songs do you quote to get a chuckle from the other guys/gals in the band?
     
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    I like TV show theme song riffs. The Jeopardy theme works well/
     
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    Ha, that's a good one! DO you like to play it over anything in particular, or do you go for it when you 'hear it'?
     
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    I always quote the same cheesy line when soloing, but it's my cheesy line.
     
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  5. McGlamRock

    McGlamRock Friend of Leo's

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    A wise man once told me: the stinkier the cheese, the worse it smells
     
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    The more expensive cheese also costs more money.
    Just what is it with cheese, anyway?
     
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    My bandmate like to quote "Flintstones" when we're playing "Ophelia." We like it.
     
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    "Third Stone From The Sun" - Jimi Hendrix

    "Freeway Jam" - Jeff Beck

    "Something" - The Beatles

    "Day After Day" - Badfinger

    Theme from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey ("Also sprach Zarathustra" - Richard Strauss)

    The Simpsons cartoon theme

    "Downtown" - Petula Clark

    The Flintstones cartoon theme

    "All My Love" - Led Zeppelin (opening passage of John Paul Jones's synthesizer ride)

    "Never My Love" - The Association

    "Shortnin' Bread" - James Whitcomb Riley

    "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" - Earl Scruggs

    "The Fish" - Yes (harmonics riff)

    "Black Dog" - Led Zeppelin

    Theme from the film Jaws

    Theme from the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Theme from The Pink Panther - Henry Mancini

    "Somewhere, My Love" (Lara's Theme from the film Dr. Zhivago)
     
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    Wallo Tweed Friend of Leo's

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    I like to throw in a few lines from On Broadway into a solo for Breakdown.
     
  10. McGlamRock

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    The other day at band practice I managed to play the guitar solo from "Rosanna" by Toto (a song we do not play) over the solo section of "Smooth Operator" by Sade (which we do play).

    No one said anything, but at least I amused myself :)
     
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    A bunch of stuff from Star Wars. The main theme, Cantina Band, Binary Sunset, Imperial March, that thing that plays when the Star Destroyers come on screen. And "Mystic Cave Zone" from Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Also the Indiana Jones theme. And Friends, The Office, Community, and if I could play piano well I'd be all over quoting the Will & Grace theme.
     
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  12. McGlamRock

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    Like 5 years ago on Halloween, a bunch of people dressed up like the Cantina Band and were playing that song. I think they were bar hopping (they were only at the same pub as us for about 10 minutes) but it was hilarious!
     
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    I'll throw the "Woody Woodpecker" theme into a swing tune now and again...
     
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    If the key fits.
     
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    I hear 3rd Stone from the Sun a lot. I don't do this too often but I like Somewhere Over the Rainbow and the Flintstones. I put a line from Blondie's Call Me in our Twanger Central Jam this week. I didn't know what it was but recognized it after I played it. I had to ask others what it was.
     
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