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Offline zer0

Great song intros
« on: April 06, 2021, 11:21:32 AM »
Please list some of your favourites gents.
Could be because I just listened to it and it's the reason for this post, but my top pick, and I can't think of many that rival it, has to be Papa Was A Rolling Stone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXiQtD5gcHU

Offline Ummagumma

Re: Great song intros
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2021, 11:31:59 AM »
Nice one. The intro to money for nothing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTP2RUD_cL0 . Then the one to rule them all, check this out    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKJ8n8xYd-Q
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Offline KenMasters

Re: Great song intros
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2021, 12:00:02 PM »
The lead into EL-P's "Tasmanian Pain Coaster" (and the track as an album opener in general) is pretty epic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsKQIuTeXLw
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Re: Great song intros
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2021, 12:04:51 PM »
I have not heard an intro better than Metallica's Nothing Else Matters. Those first couple of guitar riffs are delightful.

Offline legro

Re: Great song intros
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2021, 03:28:13 PM »
U2's Where the Streets have no Name is the first one that comes to mind.

The problem for me is that great intro's demand great songs.

Sadly, not always the case.

Offline nigredo

Re: Great song intros
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2021, 03:41:03 PM »
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven.
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Offline resham

Re: Great song intros
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2021, 03:46:36 PM »
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Take 5 - Dave Brubeck
Take me to the river - Talking Heads


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Offline jvr

Re: Great song intros
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2021, 04:00:10 PM »
Without giving it too much thought, for me Queen is the king of intro's ;) Just quickly run through their greatest hits list in your head. Many others have managed a great intro somewhere, Queen mass produced them.
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Offline Trompie67

Re: Great song intros
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2021, 04:46:22 PM »
A quick think list of intro's I enjoy.

New order - Blue Monday
Metallica - For Whom the Bell Tolls
Metallica - Battery
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
AC/DC - Thunderstruck
Led Zep - Stairway to heaven
System of a Down - Chop Suey
Derek & The Dominos - Layla
Rammstein - Engel
Slayer - South of Heaven
FFDP - Wrong Side of Heaven
George Thorogood & the Delaware Destroyers - One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
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Re: Great song intros
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2021, 05:29:40 PM »
Not sure if its a cool intro per se, the visuals give away whats coming on youtube so music streamed gives the best surprise.

https://youtu.be/kk0WRHV_vt8


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Re: Great song intros
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2021, 05:55:14 PM »
Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile
The Who - Baba O’Riley
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Public Enemy - Fight the Power
Dinosaur Jr - Freakscene
Pixies - Gigantic (or Nimrod’s Son, or Vamos)
Slayer - Raining Blood (or Angel of Death)
The Kinks - All Day and All of the Night
The Beatles - Come Together
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Under the Bridge
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - The Dead Flag Blues

Most recently NYX and Gazelle Twin - Fire Leap (it is a cover of Magnet the folk band)

Just a few
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Re: Great song intros
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2021, 06:03:37 PM »
Not sure if anyone here follows Rick Beato's YT channel.

He is professional musician and music producer. He seems to know his stuff.

He has several "top countdown" videos on his channel, including best intro's. It is worth checking out.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW0NGgv1qnfyZapBWVmTPHzTFncPgkLXn

Offline Trompie67

Re: Great song intros
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2021, 04:55:00 PM »
There are just so many tracks, well known & less so, that have great intro's!

Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well (Although many of the cover versions are as good, if not better - Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is brilliant!)
The Dead South - In Hell I'll Be In Good Company
Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Raise a Little Hell
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Tin Pan Alley
BB King - The Thrill is Gone
Joe Bonamassa - Drive
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Offline DeonC

Re: Great song intros
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2021, 07:39:26 AM »
Here is one that very few, if any on the forum, will know. When I think of wwesome intros, this is the first that pops into my mind:

Vengeance Rising - Help Me
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Offline goldfritter

Re: Great song intros
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2021, 08:55:30 AM »
My first thought was Television - Marquee Moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlbunmCbTBA

It's not flashy, but the way the two lead guitars interact is very satisfying.