I don’t think you’ve got the hang of this
That’s a beaut.
Always loved the start of Civil War GnR
But special mentions to
Adagio for strings
Paint it Black
This woman’s work Kate B
Perfect Kiss New order
In the end Faithless
Lost on you. Lp
Explosions live Ellie Goulding
Lullaby Cure / Faithless
Solo (I’m counting a breakdown to drop as one…fight me)
Funny you included that in the opening post, as seeing the title and before entering the thread, Parabol was what first jumped to mind, as it’s effectively an entire track that’s an intro. And was the song that got me into Tool
Going only by what first springs to mind, the intro of A7X Nightmare also goes on my list
I’m doing a mixture of genres
Does this count as an intro to Eye in the Sky?
Solo and outro in one
There are just so many I couldn’t possibly pick one or three so maybe a few not first in people’s minds
As a guitarist;
Intro: Princes of the Universe, Queen
Intro: Love Spreads, Stone Roses
Solo: The Crossroads, duelling with The Devil of course! I’m cheating cos it’s a duel but this just kicks the shit. A combination of forms, technique vs feel, rhythms and drama:
You need to sit through until the coup de grace from 5:00 to 6:32.
Outro: Smooth, Santana feat. Rob Thomas
Intro: Vocal, Feelin’ Good, any version (Nina, Michael, Muse…)
Solo: Cello, Elgar Cello Concerto E Minor
Solo: Piano, The Entertainer, Scott Joplin
Outro: Vocal, Black, Eddie Vedder/Pearl Jam
Hotel California is one of my absolute favourite things to play on the guitar.
Great list IMHO.
I am word for word on civil war. Imagine my surprise when I watched cool hand Luke one day…
I actually got married to adagio for strings…at least it was one of the songs soundtracking our wedding! Still married…just…
And paint it black may be the perfect “pocket” rock song. 3 minutes of grrr…just awesome.
It is just pure glorious ness after “you can check out…”
There’s an awful lot of great tunes on here!
Intro: Shine on you crazy diamond - Pink Floyd
Outro: I am the resurrection - Stone Roses. Already mentioned above
Back as a youngster, when I played a bit of piano (badly), The Entertainer was a staple piece for learning to syncopate… easy to play, really hard to play well.
Also love the intro of How soon is now by The Smiths.