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song intro that kicks ass (more than the song itself)

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on: December 18, 2005, 08:18:07 PM
there are intros to songs that I love to songs that are just kinda okay.  please join in the fun and list them with me!  any song with a good intro is allowed on this here list, but specify the case when the intro is better than the song itself.

the who - boba o'reilly
wallflowers - one headlight (as soon as the dude started singing the song plunged)
talib kweli - Guerilla Monsoon (the whole song sounded like the intro)
black star - redefinition
Cake - let me go
chad and jeremy - summer songs
cymande - bra
dungeon family - follow the light
sola - boya's adventures (it's this blues and Chinese music fusion band, and the intro had some cool xither jamming with the bass and the organ, but then the lady started singing and it got weird)
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Reply #1 on: December 18, 2005, 08:49:05 PM
don juan dracula - take me home
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Reply #2 on: December 18, 2005, 11:20:15 PM
i dont know if its better than the song itself, but bob dylan bursting into laughter on his acoustic for ten seconds then having the band suddenly jump in and kick the number off (Bob Dylan's 115th Dream) on Bringing It All Back Home is pretty damn awesome i think
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Reply #3 on: December 20, 2005, 07:53:44 AM
The Beatles - Octopus's Garden
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Reply #4 on: December 21, 2005, 12:33:41 PM
Every single AC/DC song


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Reply #5 on: December 22, 2005, 12:35:33 PM
These aren't to assume the rest of the song sucks, but just to highlight that the intro sticks out in my mind more than the rest of the song.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Rich

Yes - Heart of the Sunrise

Postal Service - Brand New Colony

Fiery Furnaces - South Is Only A Home

Nine Inch Nails - We're In This Together Now
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Reply #6 on: December 22, 2005, 01:05:41 PM
Yes - Heart of the Sunrise

Good call.

Can't believe no Wes Anderson fans have mentioned:

Devo - Gut Feeling

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Reply #7 on: January 07, 2006, 12:52:54 AM
A couple Queen songs come to mind...

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Reply #8 on: January 09, 2006, 07:18:15 PM
i adore the rest of the song too, but Andrew Bird's intro to Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left is great.
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Reply #9 on: January 13, 2006, 09:59:04 PM
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Reply #10 on: January 14, 2006, 04:26:09 AM
Tears for Fears - Everybody loves a happy ending

Because it feels like a 360 steadicam shot. You are then woken from this drifitng, one minute intro by an alarm clock which is really annoying and spoils my appreciation of the rest of the song.
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