Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Best Four Intros Ever!





1. "Cannonball" - The Breeders  
Weird, distorted chanting folllowed by bizarre rythmical clicking followed by the best bassline ever written followed by awesome sync drums - followed by hawaiian guitar followed by heavy grunge riffs followed by a whistle blowing and then, THEN, THEN!! the song begins....and boy! what a song!  
2. "Today" - Smashing Pumpkins  
Demonstrates the most bestest and amazing thing a piece of wood with wires and electricity attached can do...  
3. "Touch Sensitive" - The Fall  
Da da da o da! Da da da o da! HEY HEY HEY HEY !
4. "Da da da" - Elastica  
Uh-huh. Uh huh. Keep it simple!

Does anyone else enjoy playing the intros game? Where you bug the living crap out of your friends by making them guess the tune from the opening bars? It'll push a hipster to suicide, i tell thee...

11 comments:

glasshalfempty said...

I'm sure there ought to be a quiz game with a CD of thousands of very brief extracts intros. And University Challenge regularly does this - usually obvious things like 'You really got me'. My local pop station does 'Beat the intro' every day, with a short clip, which you have to phone in and identify. I don't waste my money phoning in, and in any case I rarely get it. Good game, tho...

CaroleBristol said...

This has been a pretty entertaining subject on Guardian Blogs this week. I hadn't added anything myself but it did make me think of what I consider to be great intros.

So, in no particular order of merit here are some that I love;


Led Zeppelin Black Dog

The Clash Complete Control

Siouxsie and the Banshees Spellbound

Joy Division Love will tear us apart

The Temptations Papa was a rolling stone

Pink Floyd Speak to me-Breathe

New Order True Faith

Sex Pistols Anarchy in the UK

CaroleBristol said...

I have just been reminded of a couple more;

Jimi Hendrix All along the watchtower

Bruce Springsteen Thunder Road

Metallica Enter Sandman

Mnemonic said...

The intros round of the ATP quiz is one of the reasons four of us have a free chalet at Minehead next month. I think we got all but one on that and on the pictures round.

Not that I'm smug or anything - it was a collective effort.

treefrogdemon said...

Respect!

Blimpy said...

Donded!

Blimpy said...

Hmmm, I may have to do an intros quiz on the Spill.....

TracyK said...

Me and the bloke do an intros cd whenever we go on a long car holiday, it odes make things go a lot quicker, though we do get ridiculously competitive.

Blimpy said...

I've done it!

nilpferd said...

Blimpy, don't want to make you nervous, but you might want to take a look over on GU music..

Blimpy said...

The new RR is up!!

Wha!!?