It’s Sunday and what better to do on this fine evening than kick back, relax and listen to some blinding tunes with glass shattering, mind blowing, eye wateringly brilliant intros? Nothing I tell you, NOTHING.

 First off, of course…..

Baba O’Riley – The Who
INTRO LENGTH APPROX 1:06

 Townshend stated in an interview that “‘Baba O’ Riley’ is about the absolute desolation of teenagers at Woodstock, where everyone was smacked out on acid and 20 people had brain damage. The contradiction was that it became a celebration: ‘Teenage Wasteland, yes! We’re all wasted!'”
Push – The Cure
INTRO LENGTH APPROX  2:23
“I had no desire to be famous, 
I wanted to make the greatest music ever made. 
I didn’t want anyone to know who I was” 
Robert Smith
Ceremony – New Order
INTRO LENGTH APPROX 1:02
“Ceremony” is a song by Joy Division, released as New Order’s debut single in 1981. The song, as well as the B-side, “In a Lonely Place”, were written as Joy Division prior to the death of Ian Curtis. Both were carried over to the band’s re-incarnation as New Order.
Elephant Stone – The Stone Roses
INTRO LENGTH APPROX 1:47
Elephant Stone” was the third single by The Stone Roses and their first release on Silvertone Records. It was produced by New Order bassist Peter Hook in his own studio initially for release on Rough Trade Records and remixed by John Leckie following a deal with Silvertone Records.

“It’s not where you’re for, It’s where you’re at”
Ian Brown

 
 Photo by Ian Tilton
L.A Woman – The Doors
INTRO LENGTH APPROX 0.55 (Not the longest but equally as tasty)
L.A. Woman is the sixth studio album by The Doors, and the last recorded with lead singer Jim Morrison, who died in July 1971, less than 3 months after the album’s release. 


“There are things know
and things unknown and in between are the doors”
– Jim Morrison

And ending with a bit of 80’s goodness here’s…….
I Ran (So Far Away) – A Flock of Seagulls
INTRO LENGTH APPROX 1:33
Three different versions of the song exist:
  • The long version (5:07) features an introduction with swirling synthesizer noises which then segues into a lengthy instrumental passage by the band before leading into the song. It concludes with a guitar solo and comes to a full ending. This version was featured on some pressings of A Flock of Seagulls and is featured on all CD versions of the album.
  • The video version (3:58) omits most of the introductory section and begins with a cymbal crash but retains the full ending of the long version. This version was featured on some pressings of A Flock of Seagulls.
  • The radio edit (3:43) begins with a cymbal crash and loops the song’s final chorus, fading out at the end.

If you ask me the longest version is the best, which is why I’ve given you that one to treat your ears with…….


Hope you enjoyed the Journey!
xxxx
All intro lengths I have just guessed by listening to the original tracks 
so they’re not accurate just a bit of a guess.