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Best intro to a song.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Of course......Eruption by Van Halen is at the top of the list--IMO.

    Just heard "Wish You Were Here" by Incubus. That kinda rocks.

    Which other songs do you hear the first few notes too, and say to yourself...."Yeeeeaaaaahhhhh"?
  2. I've always liked the intro from "somebody to shove" from Soul Asylum.

    Can't go wrong with a little "jungle" from G&R
  3. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Here's a few that should be at the top of the list:
    - the prelude to Billy Joel's "Angry Young Man"
    - the 'foreplay' lead in to Boston's "Long Time" (just listen to the first 2:45 of this
    - "Tighten Up" - Archie Bell & the Drells

    then in the Springsteen division, top intros go to:
    - "Born to Run"
    - "No Surrender"
    - "Badlands"
    - "NYC Serenade"
    - "Kitty's Back"
    - "Rosalita"
  4. Duane Postum

    Duane Postum Member

    Intros to (classic rock division)

    Alllmans' One Way Out
    Bowie's Young Americans
    Bowie's TVC15
    Stones' Rocks Off
    Stones' Hang Fire
    Creedence's Traveling Band
    Morrison's Domino
    Beach Boys' Dance, Dance, Dance
    Kid Creole's Endicott
    Sly's Dance to the Music (after 40 years, still not sick of it)
    Band's Across the Great Divide
  5. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Money For Nothing.

    End. Of. Thread.
  6. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    "Layla" (the electric version, not that acoustic piece of shit)

    "Rock And Roll" by Zep

    "Where The Streets Have No Name"

    "Fire" by the Crazy World Of Arthur Brown...."I am the god of hellfire!"

    "Fortunate Son" by CCR

    "Play That Fast Thing One More Time" - Rockpile

    "Anarchy In The UK" - Pistols
  7. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    End of Thread? That must be the lack of sleep talking ;D
    IMO there's intros better than that one.
  8. Duane Postum

    Duane Postum Member

    My kind of list. :)
  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Not for my money.
  10. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    How can we mention Traveling Band and Fortunate Son but not have Bad Moon Rising on the list?
  11. Hugy --
    "Anarchy" has a recognizable beginning?

    My list.

    Who Division:

    1) I Can See For Miles.
    2) Pinball Wizard
    3) Baba O'Reilly
    4) Won't Get Fooled Again.
    5) Love Reign O'er Me.

    Non-Who Division;

    1) Like A Rolling Stone.
    2) Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through The Grapevine."
    3) You Can't Always Get What You Want (including the kid chorus.)
    4) Layla
    5) Sunshine Of Your Love.
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Add "Eminence Front" to your Who list, Fen.
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