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#1
I can't listen to a song if the first 30 seconds is boring.
They have to make you grip onto it so you would listen to it.
In your opinion what song had the greatest intro?

I probably pick Layla by Derek and the Dominos.
#2
for your malice by lamb of god(sounds awesome)
or
alive with the glory of love by say anything(probably best intro ever)
#4
thunderstruck, sweet child o' mine.
When life gives you lemons, squirt juice in your enemies' eyes.
#5
Palms Read - Protest The Hero
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#6
Oh... tough choice.

I love Tender Surrender (Steve Vai), and Fade to Black's (Metallica) intros.

Fade to Black and Tender Surrender have such simple intros, but they're fun to listen to/play.
#8
Quote by lowbudgetband
thunderstruck, sweet child o' mine.


D*** right!

The intro to N.I.B. also knocks my socks off every time I hear it. Geezer's bass owns all in that song.
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Hahaha. Probably the best post i've seen from an 08'er.


He was talking about me.
#9
YYZ - Rush
Circles - Joe Satriani (Yes, I consider EVERYTHING but the solo to be the intro. Including the outtro.)
#11
Borknagar - ruins of the future
Peace be thy journey
#12
Quote by RPExecutor
Alaska by btbam.

that is sex through headphones.


I think Prequel or Selkies still beats that though.
#14
Quote by thefeedingend
I think Prequel or Selkies still beats that though.


for an intro, **** no. the sweeps are just godly.
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#15
Quote by RPExecutor
for an intro, **** no. the sweeps are just godly.


I'm sorry but its not just about the technical difficulty of the playing...Many, many people I know would say they prefer the Selkies intro over Alaska...and remember that Selkies and Prequel are no walk in the park either.
#16
Quote by Rock Pig
YYZ - Rush
Circles - Joe Satriani (Yes, I consider EVERYTHING but the solo to be the intro. Including the outtro.)

YYZ's intro is a meh for me, but the bass solos are just amazing
#17
Quote by Rock Pig
Circles - Joe Satriani (Yes, I consider EVERYTHING but the solo to be the intro. Including the outtro.)

+1

Firth of Fifth - Genesis (it brings tears to my eyes)
The Grand Conjuration - Opeth
One - Metallica
Sorceress - Return to Forever
Birdland - Weather Report
Rick Wakeman - Journey to the Centre of the Earth (****ing epic)
Bleed - Meshuggah
Level five - King Crimson
#18
Quote by thefeedingend
I'm sorry but its not just about the technical difficulty of the playing...Many, many people I know would say they prefer the Selkies intro over Alaska...and remember that Selkies and Prequel are no walk in the park either.


i wasn't saying it was based entirely on technical difficulty, so there's no need for your condescending apology. Alaska's intro actually does happen to be incredibly difficult, but mainly it also happens to be incredibly melodic and pleasing to the ear aesthetically, and sounds just wonderfully beautiful when backed by the keys and harmony.

also, i get the feeling that the reason you're nixing this in favor of other stuff which aren't really known for their intro parts (i mean, PREQUEL doesn't even pack a strong intro, it's not even a high point of the song when you compare it to Adam Fisher's guest vocal bit or the first breakdown or something) is just because it happens to be a chaotic, rather mindless track which many people happen to not like because of its lack of structure, etc. we're judging intros here, and thus my vote remains for Alaska - because as far as intros are concerned it takes the socks off anything else BTBAM has done and puts them on backwards.

now that i've written a veritable essay on a topic which really didn't bear debating anyway, i'd also like to say that My Will Be Done by Unearth is also pretty sick as far as introductory pieces go.
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#19
Quote by radomu
YYZ's intro is a meh for me, but the bass solos are just amazing

The intro guitar rhythm is morse code for YYZ.
Once you know that, it just sound genius.
#21
Quote by Rock Pig
The intro guitar rhythm is morse code for YYZ.
Once you know that, it just sound genius.

wha?
#22
Quote by radomu
wha?


YYZ is the airport abbreviation for Toronto, if I remember right. They were kinda making a tribute to their home town.
"Music is all about wanting to be better at it."

~Geddy Lee


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Hahaha. Probably the best post i've seen from an 08'er.


He was talking about me.
#23
Quote by Isidora
YYZ is the airport abbreviation for Toronto, if I remember right. They were kinda making a tribute to their home town.

and that has to do with the intro riff because...
#24
I love the into to Bad Religion's Sinister Rouge, coming as it does so quickly after the previous track.
#26
Quote by Aznargo
Oh... tough choice.

I love Tender Surrender (Steve Vai), and Fade to Black's (Metallica) intros.

Fade to Black and Tender Surrender have such simple intros, but they're fun to listen to/play.


+1.
Both amazing intro solos.

I'm gonna say I Bet You Look Good on the DanceFloor (Arctic Monkeys) and Peace Sells (Megadeth)
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#27
Quote by RPExecutor
i wasn't saying it was based entirely on technical difficulty, so there's no need for your condescending apology. Alaska's intro actually does happen to be incredibly difficult, but mainly it also happens to be incredibly melodic and pleasing to the ear aesthetically, and sounds just wonderfully beautiful when backed by the keys and harmony.

also, i get the feeling that the reason you're nixing this in favor of other stuff which aren't really known for their intro parts (i mean, PREQUEL doesn't even pack a strong intro, it's not even a high point of the song when you compare it to Adam Fisher's guest vocal bit or the first breakdown or something) is just because it happens to be a chaotic, rather mindless track which many people happen to not like because of its lack of structure, etc. we're judging intros here, and thus my vote remains for Alaska - because as far as intros are concerned it takes the socks off anything else BTBAM has done and puts them on backwards.

now that i've written a veritable essay on a topic which really didn't bear debating anyway, i'd also like to say that My Will Be Done by Unearth is also pretty sick as far as introductory pieces go.


I didn't mean to be condescending, it's just how I phrased it.

okay whatever, I still think Prequel is better. Lets just agree BTBAM is amazing.
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Quote by radomu
and that has to do with the intro riff because...

Because the intro guitar rhythm is in morse code (Y-.-- Y-.-- Z--..), as stated already on the first page.


If something doesn't make sense, try reading.
#29
Best Intro - Still of the Night by Whitesnake. Can't believe no one said that yet.
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#30
Welcome to the Jungle is a classic. Also He-Man Woman Hater by Extreme is awesome. Bettencourt is on fire in this intro.
#31
Quote by radomu
and that has to do with the intro riff because...

The intro spells fukking YYZ, what's so difficult to grasp about that?

A lot to choose from...
Painkiller's drum intro is pretty damn badass though.
And the beggining of Arkha Sva- 49 Evil Spirits
#32
Micheal Jackson - Beat It....


..but serisously, lets see...
Get Out of My Yard - Paul Gilbert
Yngwie Malmsteen - Trilogy suite, I Am A Viking, and Four Horsemen (Of The Apocalypse)
Primus - DMV, My Name is Mud
Victor Wooten - Classical Thump
Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon, Crazy Train
Mozart - Turkish March
Iron Maiden - Fear of The Dark, The Trooper, and if you think Dance of Death intro is boring well.... sad face
CCR - Up Around The Bend, Down on The Corner
Cheap Trick - Hello There
Quiet Riot - Metal Health
Mettalica - Master Of Puppets
Motorhead - Ace Of Spades
Pantera - Walk, Cowboys From Hell
The Scorpions - No One Like You
and Heart - Crazy on You...
ok im tired someone else take over.
...and then I said let the people speak(which was a mistake)
#33
Time Consumer - Coheed and Cambria
Ruin - Lamb Of God
BYOB - System Of A Down
Thank You For The Venom - My Chemical Romance
Not Good Enough For The Truth in Cliche - Escape The Fate
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Metallica
Holy Wars - Megadeth
Sequoia Throne - Protest The Hero
Lip Gloss And Black - Atreyu

Those were some of the first that jumped to my mind.
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#35
Quote by dminishedthingy
The intro spells fukking YYZ, what's so difficult to grasp about that?

A lot to choose from...
Painkiller's drum intro is pretty damn badass though.
And the beggining of Arkha Sva- 49 Evil Spirits

How does it spell YYZ.
#36
Quote by thefeedingend
I didn't mean to be condescending, it's just how I phrased it.

okay whatever, I still think Prequel is better. Lets just agree BTBAM is amazing.


there's something to be said for the fact that every argument about a song by this band ends up with that conclusion. :P

The Primer's intro is badass.
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#37
Quote by radomu
How does it spell YYZ.


The rhythm of the intro (as in the note durations themselves, not the pitches) is morse code for the letters YYZ.
#38
Quote by Second Rate
The rhythm of the intro (as in the note durations themselves, not the pitches) is morse code for the letters YYZ.

okay... but what's a morse code?
#39
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morse_Code

but on subject.

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