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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Twofingerlou, Feb 9, 2021.
All Along the Watch Tower
And although it’s nothing really fancy, I love the intro to Tumbling Dice.
Damn, I can go on and on, but off the top of my head in no particular order:
1. Jimi Hendrix: Burning Of The Midnight Lamp
2. Led Zeppelin: Houses of The Holy
3. The Smiths: How Soon Is Now
4. The Byrds: Hey Mr. Tambourine Man
5. The Kinks: You Really Got Me
6. The Beatles: I Feel Fine
7. David Bowie: Rebel Rebel
8. Steely Dan: Josie
9. The Church: Reptile
10. Suede: The Beautiful Ones
11. The Band: The Weight
12. Rolling Stones: Beast of Burden
13. AC/DC: Highway To Hell
and infinite others that’ll come to mind throughout the night.........
Son of a Preacher Man was first that came to mind, Reggie Young.
What I Like About You
Pretty much any of the AC/DC classics, Dirty Deeds, Highway to Hell, TNT
Nothing like a cranked tweed to start a song.
"Good Times/Bad Times." Not a bad way to introduce an unknown new group to an unsuspecting world:
I could list a ton but..
Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Tumbing Dice is just a freakin' perfect song.
Here’s a random mix:
John Mellencamp - Warmer Place to Sleep
U2 - Zoo Station (first time I heard i thought my stereo was fried)
The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go
Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
I see some good ones but to me... Jeff Beck is one of the 3 or 4 main innovators of the time. spin 30 seconds of this one... hang on for a minute or 2 and see if you recognize the singer Beck pulled out of the Soho bar scene to play on his (Jeff's) first album after his fame in the Yardbirds (first album for the Soho blues singer too). 'member now... this in 1968.... thats 54 years ago.... amp, guitar, fingers.....
gotta listen to the licks at 1:15 too
Hendrix’ version of Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower” made me want to play guitar Lo those many years ago. Still love that song. My favorite guitar intro.
Uncle Tom’s cabin - Warrant
Eminence Front - The Who
Lonely Stranger - Clapton Unplugged (not really an intro just love the way he sets up the song)
Blink-182 had a gift for this. Two of many good ones.
No doubt! Same can be said of Van Halen I, in fact, almost every song on that album could be in this thread. Come to think of it Van Halen it's nearly every song that has an epic guitar intro.
Too many to list..... Off the top of my head:
Whole Lotta Love
Life in the Fast Lane
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
What the Hell Have I
Girl Like You
Tube Snake Boogie
Hold on Loosely
Sweet Home Alabama
Run Like Hell
I could go on for hours, but I really need to sleep.
I love the way the backup singers on that version of Lonely Stranger change their inflection in their lines as the song progresses.. Absolutely superb..
Many greats have already been mentioned
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Experience
You Really Got Me - the KinKs
It Don't Come Easy - by Ringo Starr
Let me add three that I haven't seen mentioned.
"Go All the Way" by the Raspberries.
I play that and immediately get the "I know that one" look followed by the "who is that?" To my ears, it is one of the greatest intros in rock history.
"Only A Memory" by the Smithereens is a personal favorite.
"Walk This Way" by Aerosmith from Toys In the Attic, one of the most under-appreciated albums in rock history.
Oh yeah, this guys got the right idea.