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Posted on 26 Jun 2011 12:21:59 BDT
Bill Cobham, his intro to Celestial Terrestrial Commuters on Birds Of Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jun 2011 12:38:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jun 2011 12:41:05 BDT
Teenage kicks - The Undertones
Wild thing (or am I thinking Funky cold medina) - ? forgot who sang it
Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
Lust and deploration - Quebec
So long - Fischer-Z
Gimmie all your lovin' - ZZ Top
4.33 - John Cage

Posted on 27 Jun 2011 15:20:50 BDT
Billion Dollar Babies - Alice Cooper
Burundi Black (endlessly plagairised by Adam Ant)
And dare I say various Gary Glitter intros!

Posted on 5 Apr 2012 20:30:06 BDT
jack the hat says:
I always find lust for life by iggy pop a good start,when the levee breaks by led zepplin, gimme all your lovin by zz top.

Posted on 5 Apr 2012 21:15:00 BDT
Starfighter says:
Halleluwah by CAN. The ultra-smooth Jaki Liebezeit.

Posted on 26 Jan 2013 21:57:21 GMT
Midlife Crisis - Faith No More

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2013 22:05:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jan 2013 22:07:51 GMT
Brass Neck says:
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll - Ian Dury, just a roll around the set but a great opener to a funky masterpiece.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEUX9k0npgA

Even simpler and shorter; Long As I Can See The Light - CCR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1809vqz3zA

Posted on 27 Jan 2013 00:20:34 GMT
Hands With A Hammer - Terry Bozzio, cracking intro................although it is all a drum solo.....

Posted on 25 Feb 2013 19:39:40 GMT
Giddy Up A Ding Dong - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
Poor Man - Nutz
The Only Thing She Needs - UK
You're The Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk - Budgie
Chinatown - The Doobie Brothers
The Sheriff - ELP
Round Goes The Gossip - Focus
Mr Big - Free
Led Boots - Jeff Beck
Night Woman - Nazareth
Mr 9 To 5 - PFM
Swingtown - Steve Miller Band
Rosanna - Toto
Bell Boy - The Who

So many great ones already mentioned.......

Posted on 26 Feb 2013 15:27:44 GMT
Gregster says:
Deep Purple - Fireball for me too. Ian Paice is very underrated I think.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 22:17:00 GMT
Phil On says:
Pictures of Home and Fireball are awesome!

Van Halen-Hot for teacher

Also , quite simple and yet fearless: cheap trick I want you to want me (live)

Posted on 27 Feb 2013 15:25:19 GMT
Some cracking selections already. Also on the "simple but instantly recognisable" end of the spectrum has to be Song 2 by Blur

Posted on 27 Feb 2013 16:25:59 GMT
Tab Hunter says:
I always loved the drum-roll intro to 'Owner Of A Lonely Heart' by Yes...

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 21:09:09 GMT
Indeed!

Or another 80's big drum sound intro; Power Station - Some Like it Hot

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Mar 2013 03:26:48 GMT
Kevin says:
I'm surprised how long it took for someone to mention this, which is the very first intro to come into my head. Great intro - great track. And I'm speaking as a 67 year old who had lived through the entire history of rock music and before.

Posted on 6 Apr 2013 20:03:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Apr 2013 20:07:10 BDT
In reply to Smitty W. - (The Power Station's 'Some like it hot') - I seem to recall around that time a reviewer stating that the intro reminded him of 'a budgie having an orgasm!'

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2013 16:19:19 BDT
Apparently, that is true, although the record label insisted on a plausible cover story, ergo the drums legend, John.

Posted on 7 Apr 2013 19:13:42 BDT
T. Franklin says:
Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

Posted on 7 Apr 2013 19:17:13 BDT
what do you call a guy who hangs around with musicians ?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2013 20:25:54 BDT
CHEEZE says:
A sound guy?

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2013 14:04:27 BDT
easytiger says:
Marylin

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2013 16:51:03 BDT
Scarlet Lady says:
Perish that thought.... How would he know anyway?

Posted on 8 Apr 2013 22:54:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Apr 2013 23:02:51 BDT
Alchemae says:
A cracking intro by the greatest drummer that ever lived[wrong genre though-sorry].
He could play a drum roll with one stick using either left or right hand-i
never heard of anyone else who could! He even played a drum solo using
2 bass drums and NO STICKS!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysu9BTSthkQ

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2013 23:06:52 BDT
Alchemae says:
The best drum intro on that album is the track:-Cinema,the album being
Yes-90125.There is only one thing wrong..the sound is CRAP on Tube!

Posted on 8 Apr 2013 23:18:22 BDT
Alchemae says:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_BmeBfV-O4
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