I've been raking through my old CDs and gave Pleasure Death a well-overdue bend of the ear. I'd forgotten just how brilliant an intro Skinning Pit was, with Ewing tearing up the rulebook. What a classic. Question for the drummers: are the rapid (rimshot I think) hits programmed or live?
Cassetteboy usually has intros that draw you in to his world really effectively too. The start of The Parker Tapes is one of the funniest in that it takes so long in getting going and then David Bowie is singing about shitting in a tin can. Actually that album is 100 times funnier than Tenacious D.
What are the favourite album intros of the rest of you?
one head light by the wallflowers (bob dylan's son jakob on vocals). such a nic gentle arpegio then in kicks the drums and nice little galloping rhythm. the album's called Bringing down the horse. not a bad song on the record.
I haven't heard a tune say 'this is what our band is about' like Good Times, Bad Times on Led Zeppelin I. If the first tune on the first album is about cutting a niché, this definitely succeeds in that respect.
A personal favourite of mine though would have to be 'It's A Long Way To The Top' by AC/DC off the TNT album.