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What are some of your favorite song intros?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by N.F.A., Jan 14, 2013.

  1. N.F.A.

    N.F.A. Supporting Member

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    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.
    White Rabbit
    Gimme Shelter
    Billie Jean
    Shine On You Crazy Diamond ( Are all those instrumental parts before the verses considered an intro?)

    Love to hear what you guys think!
  2. GK Growl

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    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.
  3. N.F.A.

    N.F.A. Supporting Member

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    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!
  4. GK Growl

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    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
  5. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen
    Eight Days a Week -The Beatles
    Yesterday- TheBeatles
    A Day In The Day- The Beatles
    Dear Prudence- The Beatles
    Flashlight- Parliament
    One Nation Under A Groove- Funkadelic
    When Doves Cry-Prince
    Lady Cab Driver- Prince
  6. N.F.A.

    N.F.A. Supporting Member

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    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.
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    My favorite ever - War Pigs.
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    Welcome to the machine
    Blue collar man
    You shook me all night long
    Ziggy stardust
    Skating away on the thin ice of a new day
  9. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Journey - Faithfully
    Led Zeppelin - Over The Hills And Far Away
    Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
    The Beatles - Piggies
    Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
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    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
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    La Villa Strangiato
    Take Hold of the Flame
    Kings of Sleep
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    Europe - The Final Countdown :bag:

    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.
  13. N.F.A.

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    London Calling
    Burden of Shame by UB40
    The World is a Ghetto - War
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    The intro to Matisyahu's Live at Stubbs album gets me every time.
    As far as song intros
    Rush: YYZ
    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
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    +1 for La Villa Strangiato

    Also Bassically (intro to N.I.B.) -- Black Sabbath
    and Seek & Destroy -- Metallica
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    So What.....Mr. Paul Chambers
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    I'm going to reach into the wayback machine, when intro's were called the verse:
    They All Laughed, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
  18. N.F.A.

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    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!
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    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    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
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    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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