Now here’s a difficult list to assemble: Gibson’s Keith Richards' 10 Coolest Guitar Riffs. Difficult to narrow down to only 10, that is.
Here’s the list:
Satisfaction, Get Off My Cloud, 19th Nervous Breakdown, Mother’s Little Helper, Paint It Black, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Gimme Shelter, Honky Tonk Women, Brown Sugar, Start Me Up.
Easy, right? Sure, but what about: Street Fighting Man, Beast of Burden, Bitch, The Last Time, even Tumbling Dice? Keef is rivaled only by John Lennon and Jimmy Page in terms of volume, impact and unforgettability of killer riffs. As the article points out, these riffs are now part of the culture.
You may or may not think Keith Richards is respectable, but time appears to be on his side.