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Walrus Feeder
27-05-2007, 01:30:05
Kind of focusing on the Rock/Metal/Indie genres, here are some of the best song intros i have come up with (very roughly in chronological order)....

Hotel California - The Eagles
Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
Free Bird + Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynard
Layla - Derek & Dominos
Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
War Pigs - Black Sabbath
London Calling - The Clash
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
I Ran (So Far Away) - Flock Of Seagulls
Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
When Doves Cry - Prince
The Headmaster Ritual + This Charming Man + How Soon Is Now - The Smiths
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns n Roses
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Cherub Rock + Today - Smashing Pumpkins
Alive - Pearl Jam
Screamager - Therapy
Animal Nitrate - Suede
Love Spreads - The Stone Roses
Enter Sandman + For Whom The Bell Tolls - Metallica
Winona's Big Brown Beaver - Primus
Wake Up + Know Your Enemy - RATM
Walk - Pantera
Refuse/Resist - Sepultura
Geek Stink Breath - Green Day
Hate To Say I Told You So - The Hives
Toxicity - System Of A Down

Sure other people have their faves....

Lazarus and the Gimp
27-05-2007, 06:40:57
I've got one clear favourite- "All tomorrow's parties" by the Velvet Underground.

Scabrous Birdseed
27-05-2007, 08:47:30
I've got two: Metal Guru by T Rex and Man in the Street by Don Drummond.

Greg W
27-05-2007, 10:17:56
Kickstart my Heart - Motley Crue
You Shook Me All Night Long & Hells Bells - AC/DC

27-05-2007, 17:18:21
Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull

29-05-2007, 09:33:19
Ace of Spades - Motorhead
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

29-05-2007, 09:45:41
money for nothing by dire straits has an awesome intro, agreed.

anyone can play guitar by radiohead
plug in baby by muse

Fergus & The Brazen Car
29-05-2007, 09:48:50
David Bowie: Station To Station

Patti Smith: Gloria

Roxy Music: Virginia Plain & Ladytron

Kraftwerk: Ohm Sweet Ohm

Grace Jones: Pull Up To The Bumper

Tricky: Black Steel

The Rolling Stones: (Gimme Shelter too) & Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby ?

Bryan Ferry: Let's Stick Together

Cabaret Voltaire: Yashar & Protection

Suicide: Cheree

Donna Summer: I Feel Love

Billie Holiday: Gloomy Sunday

Brian Eno: Sky Saw & No One Receiving

Gil Scott Heron: Essex

Pentangle: Bruton Town

Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll: This Wheel's On Fire

Siouxsie & The Banshees: Hong Kong Garden

Son House: Death Letter

Billy Stewart: Summertime

X Ray Spex: Oh Bondage Up Yours !

Prince: Glam Slam (12")

Vangelis: Tales Of The Future

Lalo Schiffrin: The Mission Impossible Theme

Anton Karas: The Third Man Theme

Ofra Haza: Im Nin Alu (12")

30-05-2007, 13:28:21
Originally posted by Fergus & The Brazen Car
Patti Smith: Gloria

amen to that. I struggle to think of a better opening line too.

30-05-2007, 13:37:54

Tranmission by joy divison

30-05-2007, 21:41:41
That single snare at the beginning of Like A Rolling Stone is pretty iconic.

31-05-2007, 07:16:23
"Hey-ho, let's go!"

31-05-2007, 07:28:11
hard days night by the beatles.

31-05-2007, 07:58:50
Louie Louie

31-05-2007, 09:04:11
Talking Beatles, Ticket To Ride is rather worthy too. Good band.

31-05-2007, 09:18:23
Talking Beatles? Never heard of 'em.

31-05-2007, 09:29:07
They're only the band The Beatles could have been.;)

Fergus & The Brazen Car
01-06-2007, 09:31:33
Isaac Hayes: Theme From Shaft

Lalo Schiffrin: Bullitt

War: Low Rider

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: Tears Of A Clown

Martha & The Vandellas: Dancing In The Streets

Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood: Some Velvet Morning

Ron Grainer: Theme From The Prisoner

David Bowie: Jean Genie (esp. Live At Santa Monica) and Sound & Vision

Elmer Bernstein: The Man With The Golden Arm

The Rolling Stones: We Love You

Resource Consumer
01-06-2007, 10:13:06
For Intro:

Two Tribes (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

Dies and goes to shite when he opens his gob though

26-06-2007, 22:55:00
Originally posted by Greg W
Kickstart my Heart - Motley Crue
You Shook Me All Night Long & Hells Bells - AC/DC

Feel the working class rage. :gasmaske:

Prince Vince
27-06-2007, 07:00:08
We never heard of that songe