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Watch Video Of 100 Classic Rhythm Section Riffs Played In One Take

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 13, 2014 8:15PM

In your standard rock quartet, the rhythm section consists of electric bass and drums. Paired together, these two partners in groove can come up with some sizable contributions to pop music history.

Case in point: the 17-minute-and-change video Chicago Music Exchange's Marc Najjar, on the bass, and drummer Nate Bauman made of 100 classic bass riffs and drum beats. Najjar and Bauman, both members of Chicago's self-described "Progressive Sci-Fi Yacht Metal" group Royale, take viewers through a groove-oriented tour of pop history from 1955 to 2013.

Songs range from standards old ("Stand By Me", "I Want You Back") to the new ("Daft Punk is Playing At My House"). As excellent as the video, there are, of course, some notable exclusions: Fugazi's "Waiting Room" and Miles Davis' "So What" would've been terrific additions. Still, this video is your afternoon, and your day, made. Watch below:

Consequence of Sound has a full tracklisting. Last year, Chicago Music Exchange did the 100 greatest guitar riffs.

[Via Royale Facebook page]