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Best Intro To A Beatles Song
23 November 2011
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"It's All Too Much"?

24 November 2011
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Yes John's "To Your Mother" followed by the feedback and then everything kicking in. Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant.

 

The drum intro to What You're Doing.

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25 November 2011
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meanmistermustard said:

The drum intro to What You're Doing.

agree.! apple01

 

25 November 2011
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One i didn't see mentioned, but absolutely love myself:  Lovely Rita. The jangly guitar doubled with the loose piano, then John's voice floats in, so surreal and dreamy, then Ringo kicks it into gear. I could just listen to that intro over and over. And I have.

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25 November 2011
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a real obscure one is that wild guitar note that intro "I Wanna Be Your Man"

 

but overall I think the opening to "Come Together" is absolutely amazing - that "shoot" - you can't even tell it's a human voice - it's just a sound, an attitude that tells you that something very very cool is on it's way.

 

Plus it opens the album - so it does double intro duty.

 

believe me in 1969 when that sound came over the speakers - we were all flipped.

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20 December 2011
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- Drive My Car

- Taxman

- Here Comes The Sun

- You Can't Do That

- I Saw Her Standing There

- A Day In The Life

- I Wanna Be Your Man (* LOL I know this is short)

- Let It Be

- You Never Give Me Your Money

- A Hard Day's Night (* this is short too, but I love that opening chord)

- Revolution

- Sun King

- Love You To

- The End

- If I Needed Someone

- Octopus's Garden

- Roll Over Beethoven

- Dear Prudence

- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

- Norwegian Wood (This Bird has Flown)

- Across The Universe (*Past Masters version, I love the bird singing)

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20 December 2011
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The intro to I Wanna Be Your Man when recorded for the bbc is fantastic really suits the track. And whilst on the bbc recordings Ringo's frantic drumming on I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You).

Going off topic Sure To Fall has one of George's great guitar solo's  - and there are George doubtersblue-meaniea-hard-days-night-paul-11 PAH!!!

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20 December 2011
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Zig said:

That was a great question Von. I would have said "Slow Down". Every time I hear it I wonder why the intro had to be so long. 

Yes, exactly! Just like "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" - why'd they feel the need to play an entire instrumental chorus before starting??

 

[Von Bontee, I know the backbeat is the 2nd and 4th beat, but never quite got why these two beats are particularly important to the Beatles or rock'n'roll. Didn't realize "Drive My Car" was so tricky! Does Ringo get credit here?]

Not really - it's more of a DIScredit to me! "Drive My Car" definitely has a sophisticated intro, but the boys couldn't have found it as complicated as I do. It's kinda like "She's A Woman" or "...Me and My Monkey", two other Beatles tracks that basically start mid-phrase; but those two are simple enough that I can easily recognize the downbeat even though it sounds like it's out of place. When "Drive My Car" starts, I simply can't find any beats to count at all until that Ringo fill, so it disorients me everytime.

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21 December 2011
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The Dizzy Miss Lizzy intro can be explained simply: they loved it as much as I do. Very simple, but oh so effective.

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21 December 2011
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I like the Intro to 'Dear Prudence' off the White Album

21 December 2011
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I Feel Fine, Rain is up there too.

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21 December 2011
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Okay, I have a few guys. Okay, a lot:

Sorry this list is unbelievably long

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21 January 2012
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Nice guitar in beginning of In my life

The piano in You Never Give Me Your Money

And beginning of Honey Don't ( Beatles version)

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22 January 2012
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I guess I like the intro to "The Night Before."

22 January 2012
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mrs.McHennon said:

meanmistermustard said:

The drum intro to What You're Doing.

agree.! apple01

 

I second that!

 

I love the intro to 'I Got A Feeling'

 

The drum intro before 'She Loves You' is awesome aswell.

 

I actually like the intro to Blue Jay Way, Back In The USSR, Revolution 1, Blackbird, and Polythene Pam!

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