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title is self explanatory.

intro would be 12 seconds MAXIMUM.

1. the verve- bittersweet symphony

2. bloc party- like eating glass

3. dead prez- hiphop

my reason for this thread.

before eating an amazing meal, its the smell that first hits you, gets your saliva going etc

well, put on a good tune, and before the first couple of bars are even over, your in it.

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The intro to only Built 4 cuban Links is one of the best of all time. I'm also a big fan of dystopia's use of samples from the movie Rivers' Edge. Neither of these fit your 12sec max though....

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liquid swords, but again, not really less than 12 seconds and it's swiped from a flick so whatever

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tonight tonight - smashing pumpkins

muscle museum/ stockholm syndrome- muse

rock the casbah - the clash

no surprises - radiohead

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intro to "new york state of mind" is awesome. primo is a genius. and of course nas.

Word.

That's perfect for the criteria and the feeling it creates. you are winning the thread.

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Speakin of great Nas song intros...Nas is Like is another good one. Was completely floored the first time i heard that song.

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thanks WOLVES.

another good one is the intro to "nautilus" by bob james. i get chills every time i hear that.

that was hip hop way before hip hop.

EDIT:

also, the intro to "nights over egypt" by the jones girls, produced by the very underrated dexter wansel. the song is great just for the intro by itself.

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alot of young folks in here, how about little led zep "stairway to heaven" classic! damn youngins and thier nas escobar and will smiths!

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black sabbath - children of the grave

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yeah, back in the day cats really new how to make a good intro.

how bout "sabotage" by the beastie boys? that's still hard.

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^^ YES.. that bassline is KILLER..

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This is tough.

Right now it has to be Steppenwolf's "Pusherman" . The intro music to Easy Rider. I haven't heard it it in years but that lazy riff is incredible.

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the verve - bittersweet symphony

good call. i love this one.

2 more:

The Clash - London Calling

Nirvana - Smells like Teen Spirit

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of course, if you wanna go real old school:

ray charles - "what'd i say?"

stevie wonder - "superstition"

cosign on teen spirit and easy rider.

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this doesn't fit your 12 seconds rule, but the several-minute drone with building overtones that introduces the first song on unwound's leaves turn inside you ("we invent you") pretty much perfectly sets the tone for the rest of the album.

(which is amazing, btw)

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of course, if you wanna go real old school:

ray charles - "what'd i say?"

stevie wonder - "superstition"

cosign on teen spirit and easy rider.

speakin of Stevie...put "Sir Duke" up there as well.

I'm listenin to Songs in the Key of Life right now...felt like doin that after hearin that kid butcher "Knocks me off my feet" on my American Idol last night. Got me thinkin, the way music is put out and artists are built nowadays, i think it's pretty safe to say we'll never get anything close to the level of a Stevie or Michael Jackson ever again. Guys like Justin Timberlake make decent music for the times, but ultimately it's fleeting and forgettable.

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yeah, we live in a different era. i ran a studio for a few years and it's amazing what you can do with technology now--pitch correction, vibrato, voice filters...

although, fantasia is pretty awesome. i've seen her in concert two times. stevie wonder performed at one of those concerts and he is fuckin AMAZING. all he had was a keyboard and a mike. that's all he needed to fuckin destroy the house.

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i also like the older era of music producers...back then they weren't so much the 'beatmakers' of today but were really involved in crafting an artist's sound and you can hear their signature through that artist's work...like Quincy Jones is the best example.

The only one producer still prolific today i can think of that matches that kind of description of a producer as arranger/composer is Dr. Dre. Oh and Timbaland...but that's about it.

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stevie wonder for me - uptown. that beat is fucking amazing, yet so simple.

snoop dog, like this like that...

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Welcome to the Jungle - Guns n' Roses

Stockholm Syndrome - Muse (saw them in January, Matt Bellamy is a freak)

One - Metallica

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Welcome to the Jungle - Guns n' Roses

Nice...even though it may be cliche at this point, "Sweet Child of Mine" by G'n'R would also make my list. Classic opener.

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Nice...even though it may be cliche at this point, "Sweet Child of Mine" by G'n'R would also make my list. Classic opener.

+1 for sweet child of mine.

also marvin gaye- lets get it on

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Art of Noise - Moments in Love

Fischerspooner - Emerge

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps

Moving Units - Between Us and Them

Radiohead - Idioteque

Nas - If I Ruled the World

East Flatbush Projects - Tried by 12

Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Pt. II

Probably more than 12 seconds though

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