Anorak's favourite intros

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Anorak's favourite intros

Post by humblebee » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:41 am



It struck me just the other day that 'Teenage Riot', as well as being about the only Sonic Youth track I can honestly say I like, has got one of my favourite intros to any song.

It also struck me that favourite intros might not be an altogether disastrous theme for a new thread here on the Anorak forum.

So let's hear yours.

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Post by RITH » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:40 pm

This works for me. Guitars, a quick BOOM, and off we go. I don't have the patience for long intros.


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Post by noLooking » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:19 pm

I like conceptual intros, I like the whole transistor radio thing of this...



Always been a fan of 'snare fill plus armageddon'...



I love the way the bass intro from this seems to be part of another song and then, lo and behold, it's just more reassuring murmur after all.


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Post by crystalball » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:51 am

Give me a short, sharp bass+drums intro and I'm putty in your hands:



And epic, evocative stuff, when you die before they've even got to the verse:



And this. The repetition, the teasing, the slow build-up. This forever:


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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:02 am

I've always liked about a half of Girl Afraid by The Smiths is made up of the most amazing guitar intro. BUT THEN IS IT STILL AN INTRO?

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Post by sparkle_debacle » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:37 am

This just popped up in my shuffle, it never fails:

"You know, dancing is a part of life. It's one of the thrills of young America. And young America has been responsible for setting most of the world's dance crazes. We did the twist! The monkey! The duck! AND NOW WE'RE GONNA DO THE SKATE!!!"


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Post by sparkle_debacle » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:38 am

Also love "Wendy" by the Boys of Beach.

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Post by noLooking » Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:10 pm

This is proper good. Best drum fill ever.


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Post by lloydybwoy » Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:30 pm

The cello / chamber strings intro to 'So Catch Him' by Blueboy... still the reason that this album is the first thing I put on whenever my stereo relocates.


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Post by Wheatabeat » Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:55 pm

French Navy by Camera Obscura.

Bum-boom SONG!
Fuck your tea room.

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Post by timahall » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:28 pm

Bit of an obvious one but This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us by Sparks. It just gives you the sense something huge is about to happen, and it does!

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Post by leon » Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:11 pm

a layer of chips wrote:I've always liked about a half of Girl Afraid by The Smiths is made up of the most amazing guitar intro. BUT THEN IS IT STILL AN INTRO?
See also The Headmaster Ritual and Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (Johnny Marr's best ever song for me)
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Post by leon » Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:17 pm

I know its a bit mainstream for Anorak but this three note thundering bass intro gets me every time:

"and Valley Parade is showing all its finery"

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Post by This Is Helena » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:17 pm

Kinda obvious...




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