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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.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    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

    GK Growl

    Dec 31, 2011
    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.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    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

    GK Growl

    Dec 31, 2011
    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. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    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.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    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.
  7. Peepaleep

    Peepaleep Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2010
    Las Cruces, NM
    My favorite ever - War Pigs.
  8. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    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. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Journey - Faithfully
    Led Zeppelin - Over The Hills And Far Away
    Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
    The Beatles - Piggies
    Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
  10. GK Growl

    GK Growl

    Dec 31, 2011
    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
  11. markkoelsch


    Sep 6, 2008
    La Villa Strangiato
    Take Hold of the Flame
    Kings of Sleep
  12. klejst


    Oct 5, 2010
    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.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    London Calling
    Burden of Shame by UB40
    The World is a Ghetto - War
  14. eekmeg


    Aug 15, 2008
    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
  15. bassRunner


    Aug 10, 2012
    Urbana, IL
    +1 for La Villa Strangiato

    Also Bassically (intro to N.I.B.) -- Black Sabbath
    and Seek & Destroy -- Metallica
  16. tgabor


    Oct 7, 2003
    So What.....Mr. Paul Chambers
  17. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    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.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    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!
  19. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    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
  20. 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