EXAMPLE1 RIFF 1 - EARLY RIFF STYLE
While much is made of the ‘heaviness’ of these early riffs, there is an almost playful bounce to them that gives them much more universal appeal. The bass notes are muted throughout, apart from the accented hits where they are allowed to ring out. The ‘fizzy’ sounding guitar that joins in for the second half is a nod to Jimmy’s ‘direct do desk’ guitars on Black Dog and no Quarter. note the unison quarter tone bend at the end of bar 3. That’s a specific detail!