/ Best song intro

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andrew breckill - on 30 Mar 2013
Following on the from the best debut single question, one thing I appreciate in a single is a great intro, currently loving into the valley intro on the halfords ads.
MJ - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

Sorry about this, but I might have just killed the thread: -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT7bbgsyzKc

Pursued by a bear - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill: There's a lot to like about the intro to Sade's "Why can't we live together".

T.
Al Evans on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill: The Doors, 'Riders on the Storm'
Pursued by a bear - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to Al Evans: That's another good call.

The one it *isn't * is Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones. Not because it isn't any good, quite the reverse; but because it doesn't introduce the rest of the song. What you hear at the start doesn't bear much relation to what comes after. The no-nonsense 4/4 intro to Honky Tonk Woman is the best Stones intro for me.

T.
ice.solo - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

Devils country, the earlies.

Black elk speaks, hawkwind.

But we all know its voodoo chile (sr). Makes the hairs stand up just thinkin about it.
Robin76 - on 30 Mar 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jh-xcKazSk sounds best with the bass up
Jim Braid - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill: First to come to mind is Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze.
sbc_10 - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

"CannonBall" by The Breeders

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpoqzt2EHaA
thin bob on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to Pursued by a bear:
> (In reply to andrew breckill) There's a lot to like about the intro to Sade's "Why can't we live together".
>
> T.

Good call, old bean.

on a similar bass-ist note:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxGsMUguKO4 (no point messing about tuning up or diddling about...just get stuck straight in :-) )

A more mellow groove from the 'Wind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p02-77XI1Gs
and aubergine-centric
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCtUP6-Kmdg


but there's really only one intro; two drumbeats..you know what it is as soon as it drops, as the kidz say ;-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVrP6JaPUv0
thin bob on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to thin bob:
ignore the dodgy 80's jumpers & check this. Tony The Blade reckons it's awreet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aettcRoW8uQ
thin bob on 30 Mar 2013
deepstar - on 30 Mar 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEwfN7YNFr8 Miss Grace by tymes,crap song,great intro.
cb294 - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

AC/DC, Hell's Bells.

Nothing comes close.

CB
Fredt on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

Faith Healer - Alex Harvey
Tom V - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

Tin Soldier by The Small Faces
Jonny2vests - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:
>

New Rose - The Damned

Or

Night Boat to Cairo - Madness
Jimbo W on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to Al Evans:

Good call. How about the simple but effective:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I8mWG6HlmU
Tom Last - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

India - The Psychedelic Furs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH9Gi-Z1Uxs

The clear winner.
Daithi O Murchu - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

great thread bTY

id have to say, way tooooooo many to choose from, these intros, i all like

Zero gravity - we are in time ( 0:00 to 1:55, shame it doesn't sustain too far after the intro though)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3f_lZbC1pM

Feeakpower - My heart sings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgDUCg6ygzA

bkork - big time sensuality
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_j3QjRRGZs

Dajaé - U Got Me Up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwtCsg-NfRM

Temper trap - Sweet disposition
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTElDZGhZ-M

credence clearwater revival - up around the bend
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34P18at0Q7s

Fuse - dimension intrusion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaUuCXuBtTU
Pursued by a bear - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to Daithi O Murchu: If you like a full-on intro, try Eye of the average by the Tansads.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00BcoisBrZ4
T.
tim000 - on 30 Mar 2013
Pyreneenemec - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

Showing my age, but I think The O'Jays - Backstabbers is among the best !


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzTeLePbB08
john arran - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

As far as intros go Stevie Wonder does it for me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhw_zbvxvb4
Jimbo W on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

Here's some of my favourites:

Bert Jansch - black water side:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkX7Q2J7k48

Neil young - Old Man:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=221mohEolWc

Led Zep - Since I've Been Loving You:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bkjv9SscotY

Any number of Pink Floyd songs, but this is my pick - Wish you were here (from the live 8 concert)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXRth3bXWRo

Yes - Roundabout
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tdu4uKSZ3M

Focus - Hocus Pocus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGaVUApDVuY

Hendrix - Little Wing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtp9Hj9sEGI
see this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENXDNjROZSM

Joplin - Summertime
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rawsYQitKik
joshen - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill: the intro to welcome to the jungle is awesome, shame the song gets extremely tedious after about 45 seconds
JamButty - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

Lots of good uns above, esp Hells Bells.

I like Metallica intros the way they build up like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ7Aif5aXlQ

Or a bit of DP -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUwEIt9ez7M

Or my vote goes for

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4GZFbCqx18



Frogger - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:


I like the build-up on this one... turn up loud :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDMvN45sjo4
drmarten on 30 Mar 2013
No idea what the best is, but the first thing that came into my head was:

PIL - Public Image

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylOCIP54PIQ
MikeTS - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to MJ:
> (In reply to andrew breckill)
>
> Sorry about this, but I might have just killed the thread: -
>

Yes
Bulls Crack - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

The first few bars of Aretha Franklin's I say a little prayer..magical
AndyE9 on 30 Mar 2013
sweet child of mine :)
Gordonbp - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:
Knocking on Heaven's Door - Guns and Roses
Daithi O Murchu - on 30 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

this is the one,

no realy

this is the one - by Stone roses
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXfnZ7HYD_k
graeme jackson - on 31 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

Best ever intro has to be CSN Wooden Ships.

I'll also nominate Yes - Order of the universe.
Tony Naylor on 31 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:
The Stooges, I Got a Right:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YMeZSxNWV8

Richard Baynes - on 31 Mar 2013
In reply to Gordonbp:
> (In reply to andrew breckill)
> Knocking on Heaven's Door - Guns and Roses

The intro may be fine but the track itself is the worst record I have ever heard by a country mile, or two. I normally like covers of Dylan songs but this is an utter, utter abomination, a shameful trashing of ........ oh, err have I gone over the top here??!!

yeti on 31 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

may i offer "locomotive breath" by jethro tull as pretty good
andymac - on 31 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

at the moment I am taken with ;

The Wall Street Shuffle -10CC

and ;

Shine on You Crazy Diamond -Pink Floyd - Stunning
ollieollie - on 31 Mar 2013
In reply to andrew breckill: could be a few metallica songs
Gudrun - on 01 Apr 2013
In reply to andrew breckill:

Nosotros con Chávez Gino González

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mNMDuyhBJ0

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