The Top Eleven Jeff Beck Riffs Of All Time

July 13, 2006

“Where Were You,” Beck’s achingly beautiful instrumental inspired by a Bulgarian women’s choir—transcribed in its entirety in the Feb. ’90 GP—is our Lick Library Hall of Fame inductee of the month. If your favorites are missing in the following list, don’t worry, there’s enough classic and modern-day Beck material here to keep you stoked for a long time. My option anxiety was so great I decided to cull titles only from the set lists of Beck’s career-retrospective shows from 2002 to 2006. (You can check out live versions of most of these songs on Jeff Beck Live at B.B. King’s Blues Club, a rare and intimate club date recorded in 2003 with Guitar Shop mates Terry Bozzio and Tony Hymas.) And, in lieu of the usual top ten, this list of historic Beck riffs goes to 11!

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