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OT: Great album intros
Old 13th May 2006
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OT: Great album intros

Just put on Bowie's Man Who Sold the World and realized -- damn -- what a great, instantly identifiable intro on the lead song Width of a Circle.

For those of you who don't remember, it's a flare-up of amp feedback as Mick Ronson does a hammer on trill thingie and then into the central riff.


Anyhow... what's YOUR favorite album intro?
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The Tea Party - Album, Transmission - Song, Tempation

When the drums kick in, it is all over. :-)

Strapping Young Lad - Album, City - Song, Velvet Kavorkian

If you've heard it, you know.

Beasts of Bourbon - Album, Low Road - Song, Chase the Dragon

Killer Kim Salmon riff, loads of tape noise. Brilliant.
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For me it's always been that unbeatable tone of "AirBag" at the beginning of OK Computer. Just mesmerizing.
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"Zoo Station" by U2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by richmondjames
Strapping Young Lad - Album, City - Song, Velvet Kavorkian
Does that kid have a pair of lungs or what?!!!!!
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Ice Cube- Lethal Injection, The Shot Intro.
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The ambient treatment intro done by Eno/Lanois on the U2 recording "Where The Steets Have No Name" is the most breathtaking, cinematic and moving thing ever done on a popular recording.

When the Edge's cascading echo guitar arpeggiated chord comes in the hair on your arms and the back of your neck will stand up on end if you have any bit of decent volume on your playback system.

Pure Genius from Eno/Lanois. Thier shining moment as a prouction team.
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KMD - Mr. Hood (album)

"Let's enter this jewelry shop..."

Peece,
T. Tauri
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Any and all Doors albums.

"Break on Through" as the first song of the first album of a brand new band. What a way to introduce themselves
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Funeral For A Friend
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"On your feet, or on your knees...Here they arethe amazing Blue Oyster Cult."
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The Wall
In The Flesh - Part 1
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The intro to Goog Morning Beautiful from The The's Mind Bomb album.

Wow....

I was working in a record store and the manager put this on when it was first released (1989)..... I always thought The The was just another English synth pop band from the 80's....

Man was I wrong. I have been a fanatic ever since.

That intro is spiritual and scary at the same time.
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The band warming up intro on Beatles Sgt. Pepper.
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"Shine On You Crazy Diamond", Wish You Were Here

Very cool.

War

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Hey War,

I see you "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", and I raise you "Close To The Edge" by Yes.

Mark Cattano
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ELO ...

...always did great intros. There was a time when I would listen to the intros and then change records

On a lesser known Queen album, Queen II, the intro to the Side Black opener, Ogre Battle, is backward, the splice almost imperceptible...always loved that one

Oh yea, what about the opening of Jesus Christ Superstar....great rock overture

....and speaking of Yes, how about the intro on Relayer

Intros that did NOT do it for me:

Aldo Nova....WopWopWopWopWop
Billy Thorpe....Children of the Sun

M
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Another vote for Night at the opera w Queen
The latest Kayne West album has a beatiful intro
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Harmonica intro on School (Crime of the Century) - Supertramp, just before the song kicks in - stunning song, timeless album.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mystr Tiger
The band warming up intro on Beatles Sgt. Pepper.
Yep, this one is one of the best! I really like when the guitar starts to join in!

Also in the elecrotonic genre I must say that Krafwerks "Radio Activitet" with the geiger meter noise that merge into the bassline... just brilliant!

/Cojo
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Quote:
Originally Posted by picksail
Does that kid have a pair of lungs or what?!!!!!
Man, Devin Townsend- where do I start?

I stopped playing for 3 years after I heard City.
I figured "I'm never going to be able to top that, so why bother".
I try not to think about it too much.

I'm actually slightly pleased that his later work isn't as good, although it is still better than almost everything else out there.
Some records are just perfection- City is one of them.

JR
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DSOTM.... heartbeat.......

** ** ** **
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My favorite album intro of all time is the backwards ebow work on ...And Justice For All's first track.
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Not sure about favorite just now, but the worst intro ever jumped to mind immediately:

Eminem Marshall Mathers LP: PSA 2000.

I bought this record because of production accolades it gets, but for Pete's sake!
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Minutemen "Double Nickels on the Dime"
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van halen -fair warning.

the first thing you hear is that great intro to mean street
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Extreme- waiting for the punchline, pornograffiti or III sides to every story. That band always had great intros, but waiting for the punchlines intro just tore your head off .
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Tom Waits, Ole 55...first song on Closing Time

Uncle Tupelo--GraveShift Yard =No Depression

Nick Drake- Pink Moon-Pink Moon

Johnny Cash- Folsum Prison Blues-At Folsum Prison


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Quote:
Originally Posted by Haskell Brooks
Minutemen "Double Nickels on the Dime"
Great album. I wish I had my turntable set up... but then there's not room for 1200 LPs in this place... maybe I'll set up a listening room in the garage... actually, my piano's down there, too.


I miss D. Boone.
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