The RIFFS of 1991!

The RIFFS of 1991

The RIFFS of 1991 TAB

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What a year 1991 was for album releases and riffs!

I was 15 in 1991 so this year has a special place in my musical heart and development so seeing as we’re now 30 years on from then ( OMG! 😮) I thought it would be cool to celebrate this milestone with a selection of some of the riffs and albums that rocked my World back in the day.

How many do you remember, are any your faves too?



Temple of the Dog – Hunger Strike (Single January 14th 1991 re-released and peaked in 1992)

David Lee Roth – A Lil Ain’t Enough (Album January 15th 1991 – ALBUM)


REM – Losing my Religion (Single Feb 19th 1991)

Queensryche – Silent Lucidity (Single Feb 1991 peaked June 1st 1991)

MARCH 1991

Lenny Kravitz – Always on the Run (Single March 8th 1991)

The Black Crowes – She Talks to Angels (Released 1990 Charted #1 March 9th 1991)

Extreme – More Than Words (Single March 23rd 1991)

Mr Big – Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy (Album March 26th 1991)

APRIL 1991

White Lion – Lights and Thunder (Album April 2nd 1991)

Tyketto – Forever Young (Album April 21st 1991)

Fishbone – Sunless Saturdays (Album April 23rd 1991)

MAY 1991

Skid Row – Monkey Business (Single May 1991)

JUNE 1991

Van Halen – Poundcake (Single June 1991)

Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears (Single June 1991)

Badlands – The Last Time (Album June 7th 1991)

Guns N’ Roses – You Could Be Mine (Single June 21 1991)

JULY 1991

Pearl Jam – Alive (Single July 7th 1991)

Metallica – Enter Sandman (Single July 29th 1991)


Smashing Pumpkins – Siva (Single August 1991)


XYZ – Face Down In the Gutter (Album September 3rd 1991)

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away (Single September 4th 1991)

Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Single September 10th 1991)

Guns N’ Roses – Don’t Cry (Single September 17th 1991)


Michael Jackson – Black or White (Single November 11th 1991)


Soundgarden – Outshined (Single December 1991)

Recorded with an assorted of instruments:

  • Custom Fender Stratocaster in Surf Green
  • Custom Charvel So Cal in Seafoam Green
  • Gibson Les Paul Standard 60s in Unburst
  • McIlroy A25 Acoustic
  • Antonio Sanchez Nylon String
  • Tanglewood Mandolin

Electrics all played through Line 6 HELIX LT, strings plucked with fingers or my trusy Hawk Pick –

September 24, 2021

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