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02/18/2008 08:09:49 PM · #1
The spring is almost here and I've got the roof down on my ickle Brabus most days already. I'd like to make a little compilation of THE best ever rock intro's and would love your input here.

Ok, I'm old and am oft seen blasting the likes of Black Sabbeth (I prefer the Neo years sorry Ozzy), Deep Purple, Judus Priest (my current favourite) and do have a rather long driving rock compilation.

Links to you tube (etc) rock intros that I can create my compilation from would be most welcome :)

so beat this teaser

*dang speiling*

Message edited by author 2008-02-18 20:12:22.
02/18/2008 08:14:36 PM · #2
Queen all ways rocks
02/18/2008 08:16:20 PM · #3
Sorry should have added, We will ROck you, that is one great intro

Also, if you can find it, Briam May on top of the Queens Palace doing God Save The Queen. Gets me everytime in goosebumps
02/18/2008 08:16:46 PM · #4
Best intro? Sign of the Beast, and Crazy Train (w/Randy Rhodes)
02/18/2008 09:04:14 PM · #5
One of my fave intros is Dio's Don't Talk To Strangers on Holy Diver. The whole album kicks ass for sunny hooning, but that intro is great (softly softly into 80s hair crunch).

Other favourite intros and other good hooning tunes:

Yes - Roundabout (one of the greatest basslines of all time imho)
Porcupine Tree - both Fear of a Blank Planet and In Absentia (albums)
Wolfmother - Dimension
Clutch - The Incomparable Mr Flannery
Rage Against The Machine - Take The Power Back for the ultimate teeth grinding, laptime beating, congestion killing RAWWWWR (and a good few points on the old license)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik - the apex of their brilliance
Blues Traveller - Mountain Cry
Boston - Foreplay/Long time
Jeff Wayne - War of the Worlds (if you don't have this in the car, do it now!)

If you really want a videogame-like soundtrack to your drives, try:

Crystal Method - any, but the eponymous one is amazing
Splitloop - Here On Business
The Rogue Element - Rogue Rock
Plump DJs - Saturday Night Lotion

(I'm not responsible for any points or damage you do whilst driving under the influence of these albums)

I've got videos on youtube of my ipod induced bike fun if you're interested:

Finding Space
The Regent Street Shuffle
plus many more :)


02/18/2008 09:35:53 PM · #6
Originally posted by Ecce Signum:

Judus Priest (my current favourite)

so beat this teaser

I can't. Judas Priest is also my all time favorite followed closely by The Scorpions.

I didn't know there were any of us left who really appreciated the likes of Judas Priest.

Message edited by author 2008-02-18 21:36:09.
02/18/2008 10:11:18 PM · #7
Anthrax, with Potter's Field. Awesome, and even better live.

02/18/2008 10:34:05 PM · #8
I'm headed down a different direction / definition of rock here, but nothing (IMO) beats the lead in to Pink Floyd's Time. Especially with quad speakers and a pitch-black room.

I would add Steppenwulf's Magic Carpet Ride to the list, and Chicago's 25 or 6 to 4.

The Beatle's Revolution?

Finally, Hendrix's Purple Haze.
02/18/2008 10:47:39 PM · #9
Yes-- Roundabout
Boston-- Foreplay/Long Time
Elton John-- Funeral For a Friend (Love Lies Bleeding).. Might hold the record for an intro almost 6 minutes long before the song kicks in..
02/18/2008 10:48:21 PM · #10
Guns & Roses-welcome to the jungle
02/18/2008 10:49:42 PM · #11
Any live version of Deep Purples- Smoke on the water
…. Better yet, Pink Floyd’s- Another brick in the wall, the intro had a separate name, “Happiest days of our lives”.

Message edited by author 2008-02-18 22:51:02.
02/18/2008 10:51:55 PM · #12
Joe Walsh and The James Gang - Funk 49

Makes me turn up the volume everytime I hear it.
02/18/2008 11:00:11 PM · #13
Johnny B Goode by ………Judus Priest, Try it..
02/18/2008 11:35:12 PM · #14
Originally posted by Quasimojo:

Porcupine Tree - both Fear of a Blank Planet and In Absentia (albums)

wow someone else other than me knows who they are and appreciates their music.

also dream theaters new album 'systematic chaos' has a bad ass intro to the first song 'In the Presence of Enemies'

02/19/2008 06:00:47 PM · #15
AC/DC "Back In Black" ... the best ever. "You Shook Me All Night Long" ... a close second. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXaZmY52gHM / //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bomv-6CJSfM

Extreme "Play With Me" //www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSG2sMnvyOQ

Led Zeppelin "Rock And Roll" ... right up there with the best. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJpyWrNNifo

Lynyrd Skynyrd "Sweet Home Alabama" ... although that might resonate more with people in the US. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=huLklsj_5HI

Sweet "Ballroom Blitz" //www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4nVKn0l2mo

Van Halen "Sinner's Swing" //www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFnZHNayO9w
02/19/2008 06:05:25 PM · #16
I really liked the Killers intro when I saw them last year. They are a great band.
02/19/2008 06:19:43 PM · #17
Hey, thanks for all the suggestions peeps, loads there I'd not heard and a few classics that returned to my diminishing memory. Yes! they are near the top of my list and Sweet! lets just say I had a mixed up few teen years. Went from the likes of Uriah Heep/Judas Priest etc through the glam rock era then moved away from 'the norm' and into funk where I soon learnt that George Clinton appeared top be in all the best funk bands!

I do like most music and befitting with my age am oft listening to classic FM :) however am a different beast with the roof down and glad to say am back with 'real' rock :)

Keep the suggestions coming for my intro medly (and links always help).

02/20/2008 05:05:27 AM · #18
Metallica - enter sandman.
02/20/2008 06:27:09 AM · #19
Couple of my favs that aren't mentioned.

Thin Lizzy - The Boys are back in Town
AC/DC - For those about to Rock
Van Halen - Ain't talkin' bout Love

Forgot one :)
Layla - Eric Clapton


Message edited by author 2008-02-20 06:34:51.
02/20/2008 06:38:18 AM · #20
Dire Straits "Money for Nothing"
Pink Floyd "Time"
02/20/2008 08:02:47 AM · #21
Originally posted by trevytrev:

Guns & Roses-welcome to the jungle

i would say that 'sweet child o' mine' is the best intro, although 'November rain' is my favourite song by them.
02/20/2008 08:05:18 AM · #22
How about "Burn, Baby, Burn" by Ash?
02/20/2008 08:06:17 AM · #23
'one' metallica

Explosions always win me over
02/20/2008 08:06:39 AM · #24
black sabbath - the wizard.

led zeppelin - when the levee breaks or bring it on home
02/20/2008 08:44:43 AM · #25
Originally posted by Fetor:

Originally posted by Quasimojo:

Porcupine Tree - both Fear of a Blank Planet and In Absentia (albums)

wow someone else other than me knows who they are and appreciates their music.

also dream theaters new album 'systematic chaos' has a bad ass intro to the first song 'In the Presence of Enemies'

I must admit, it's pretty darn cool to know that there are other Porcupine Tree and Dream Theater fans here. Nice to know I'm not alone. :-)

Priest's "Hellion/Electric Eye" is still one of the coolest ever. Iron Maiden's "Number of the Beast" is also right up there.

Symphony X's "The Odyssey" is worth a mention. If you like prog and classical music, then check them out. I would also include "The Divine Wings of Tradgedy" from Sym X.

Tesla has a number of cool intros too. "Little Suzy" and "Edison's Medicine" come to mind. I also like "Winter's Call" from Badlands.

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