Top 10 Lesser Known Heavy Metal/Rock Guitar Riffs of the 70s

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Unlike Iron Man by Black Sabbath or Kashmir by Led Zeppelin these songs are less known .And some of the less known heaviest guitar riffs of 70s .

The Top Ten

1 Bird of Prey - Uriah Heep

This is an amazing song and yes - it's very underrated. Glad to see it at #1. - Metal_Treasure

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2 Not Fakin It - Nazareth
3 Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll - Blue Oyster Cult UListen to Sample
4 Ogre Battle - Queen UListen to Sample
5 Natural Thing - UFO
6 Speed King - Deep Purple UListen to Sample
7 Tie Your Mother Down - Queen UListen to Sample
8 Into the Fire - Deep Purple UListen to Sample
9 Stone Cold Crazy - Queen UListen to Sample
10 Electric Funeral - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Working Man - Rush UListen to Sample
12 Teenage Nervous Breakdown - Nazareth
13 Free Wheeler - Nazareth
14 Mistreated - Deep Purple UListen to Sample
15 The Shed (Subtle) - Rainbow UListen to Sample
16 Victim of Love - Eagles UListen to Sample
17 Shylock - Buffalo
18 Crash Course in Brain Surgery - Buffalo
19 Satori - Flower Travellin' Band UListen to Sample
20 Plastic Shotgun - Night Sun
21 Witchy Woman - Eagles

Top 10 for sure

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22 Kill the King - Rainbow UListen to Sample
23 Larks' Tongues in Aspic, PT 1

The riff right after the intro(after the drum build-ups, also) isn't the heaviest, or in the same sense as some other bands, but it's definitely a heavy riff by a 70's rock band, never the less a Prog rock band.

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24 Sympathy - Uriah Heep UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes

1. Bird of Prey - Uriah Heep
2. Not Fakin It - Nazareth
3. Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll - Blue Oyster Cult
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