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Tunes with long intros

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Fez909, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. billy_bob

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    Reign in Blood is the better album imo, but that intro has to be in the top 5 metal riffs of all time.
     
  2. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Perfectly Flawed

    Not sure I agree with the premise that an intro is up until someone starts singing :hmm:...there are many artists who are also accomplished musicians and sing so some of their music will be a combination of both and not easily broken down into intro/body etc.

    An example:

     
  3. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Perfectly Flawed

    :D I think it's a fair point actually.
     
  4. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Sluggish, lazy, stupid, and unconcerened.

    Gang Gang Dance - Glass Jar

     
  5. hot air baboon

    hot air baboon Well-Known Member

  6. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. The Great Unlearning Has Begun.

  7. hash tag

    hash tag sickness. now light

    I know it is not long, but a great intro none the less and worthy of a mention

     
  8. hot air baboon

    hot air baboon Well-Known Member

    ...one of these presumably...

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  9. bluescreen

    bluescreen Je est un autre

    Heh, I was never able to afford one of those. :D
     
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  10. DaveCinzano

    DaveCinzano WATCH OUT, GEORGE, HE'S GOT A SCREWDRIVER!

    Jaydee's ‘Plastic Dreams’ feels like it's a longer intro than it is (about 1.5m)

     
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  11. hot air baboon

    hot air baboon Well-Known Member

  12. hash tag

    hash tag sickness. now light

    Another fave of my ( sorry about the German :D )

     
  13. Cosmic

    Cosmic Banned Banned

    I agree, what is an intro? Anyway, love that Benson track. :)
     
  14. Cosmic

    Cosmic Banned Banned

    "Cancer...and my name is Larry."

    Tune!!
     
  15. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    I agree that intro doesn't mean "before the singing starts". There's no singing at all on this, but the first 52 seconds are definitely intro:

     
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  16. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

    love that song. i like how it has loads (well 4 or so) different bits and they keep getting better and better, usually a song just has 1 good bit that you look forward to and then when it has happened it's kind of disappointing, but not this one.

    This is another song that does that, you keep thinking it has got to the cool bit but no! there is still an even cooler bit to come:
     
  17. Maggot

    Maggot .

    It is not worthy of a mention, cos this thread is about long intros not good ones!
     
  18. Maggot

    Maggot .

    About 4 ½ minutes of very funky intro here.


     
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  19. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    If it's a song, it generally does mean "before the singing starts", though see my example of Bowie's Sound and Vision above where the intro includes singers using their voices as an instrument, rather than singing words/lyrics in the normal sense. If it's a tune rather than a song it clearly can't mean "before the singing starts", though it's usually clear upon listening where the intro ends and the main tune begins.

    But in the excellent example you've posted it's an instrumental version of what was originally a song, and the bit at 52 seconds where Miles first comes in is where the singer would start to sing the words in the original version, isn't it?
     
  20. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    Well, I don't think it's relevant that the original was sung, what matters is that Miles is playing the melody. An intro comes before the melody or theme. Some (but not all) of the examples on the thread have other instruments playing the melody before the singer sings it. That's not really an intro. The intro is before the melody comes in, however the melody is delivered.
     
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  21. Cosmic

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    So in the George Benson example even though the singing doesn't start until 4+ minutes into the song, the melody starts at around 30 seconds which would mean that the intro isn't really that long, right?
     
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  22. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

    That's a really good way of explaining it for those of us without your knowledge of musical theory
     
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  23. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    Exactly.

    I've got an excellent George Benson album called the Other Side of Abbey Road. Some of the songs have hardly any singing, but you still know which song it is because he's playing the theme (or enough of it for you to recognise it from the well known original).
     
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  24. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

  25. Cosmic

    Cosmic Banned Banned

    ...another Beatles themed example, the Crusaders Eleanor Rigby, no singing, intro 1 minute long...

     
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  26. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    Good example.
     
  27. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

  28. MrSki

    MrSki Who am I to say you're wrong

  29. D'wards

    D'wards A Lawless Brat From a Council Flat

    I feel this takes 6:50 to get to the actual tune -what an intro though
     
  30. D'wards

    D'wards A Lawless Brat From a Council Flat

    What a confident intro for a song from a first album (although Jimmy had probably played on 47,000 songs by that point)
     
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