What are some of your favorite song intros?
Listening to the car radio today when the strains of White Rabbit filled the car. No matter how many times I hear it that intro just slays me. It got me to thinking about what other peoples' fave intros are. Here are a couple of mine from the classic rock genre, but any style song intros are welcome.
Shine On You Crazy Diamond ( Are all those instrumental parts before the verses considered an intro?)
Love to hear what you guys think!
Runnin' With the Devil - Van Halen
Dogs - Pink Floyd
Love Song - Tesla
Lowdown - Boz Skaggs
Would? - Alice in Chains
Wake Up Dead - Megadeth
...and way too many more to mention.
Yeah GK that's why I only put a few up too. I don't know some of these songs you listed, so I am off to educate myself. Thanks man!
Edit - That Tesla song intro is beautiful!
Yeah N.F.A, I could name more and I think I will:
More Than a Feeling - Boston
Papa Was a Rolling Stone - Temptations
Red Rain - Peter Gabriel
Paint it Black - Rolling Stones
Animate - Rush
Eight Days a Week -The Beatles
A Day In The Day- The Beatles
Dear Prudence- The Beatles
One Nation Under A Groove- Funkadelic
When Doves Cry-Prince
Lady Cab Driver- Prince
Hmmm. Definitely gotta throw in
Sweet Child of Mine
Enter the Sandman
Smell Like Teen Spirit
How about the intro to Black Sabbath's first album? I can tell you that as a 12 year old kid, hearing this for the first time, that it changed me somehow forever. There was simply nothing like it when it came out.
My favorite ever - War Pigs.
Welcome to the machine
Blue collar man
You shook me all night long
Skating away on the thin ice of a new day
Journey - Faithfully
Led Zeppelin - Over The Hills And Far Away
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
The Beatles - Piggies
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
All good ones so far! Here's some more of my faves:
Sister - Lenny Kravitz
Sister Morphine - Rolling Stones
Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
Run Like Hell - Pink Floyd
Voodoo Chile - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Blood and Roses - Smithereens
La Villa Strangiato
Take Hold of the Flame
Kings of Sleep
Europe - The Final Countdown :hiding:
Seriously though for me the one all time fave would have to be Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. That ushered in a whole new outlook on music for me and many kids growing up in the 90's at the time. Very powerful start of a song.
Burden of Shame by UB40
The World is a Ghetto - War
The intro to Matisyahu's Live at Stubbs album gets me every time.
As far as song intros
MMW: Where's Sly
Yes: Starship Trooper
Stevie Wonder: Sir Duke
Sigur Rós: Svefn-G-Englar
Sade: The Sweetest Taboo
Radiohead: Talk Show Host & Any song from OK Computer
+1 for La Villa Strangiato
Also Bassically (intro to N.I.B.) -- Black Sabbath
and Seek & Destroy -- Metallica
So What.....Mr. Paul Chambers
I'm going to reach into the wayback machine, when intro's were called the verse:
They All Laughed, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
All the Young Dudes - Mott
Ball and Chain - Joplin on Cheap Thrills
Walk on the Wild Side
Waiting on a Friend
Thanks to the guys including some jazz material too!
Mungo Jerry - In The Summer Time
Nirvana - All Apologies
Nirvana - Lithium
Paul McCartney - Maybe I'm Amazed
Pearl Jam - Jeremy
David Bowie - Space Oddity
Don Mclean - American Pie
Elton John - Bennie And The Jets
Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
Green Day - 21 Guns
Heart - Barracuda
AC/DC Hell's Bells: results in cranking car radio until ears bleed
Rush Seven Cities of Gold: angry bass and spacey guitar
Pink Floyd Breath: the way that first guitar chord is played is just amazing
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