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22nd Jun '16 6:20:49 AM gewunomox
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* The eponymous side-long title track of ''Close to The Edge'' by {{Yes}} opens with a gaggle of environmental sound (birds chirping and what sounds like a rushing waterfall) which fades into a two-minute assault of seemingly chaotic guitar racket, occasionaly overlaid with Jon Anderson's high-pitched, wordless chanting. Around the three minute mark a proper melody finally starts to emerge from the chaos, and it is only at the four minute mark that Anderson steps in with probably the most cryptic, mind-boggling WordSaladLyrics he'd ever write this side of ''Tales from Topographic Oceans''.

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* The eponymous side-long title track of ''Close to The Edge'' by {{Yes}} Music/{{Yes}} opens with a gaggle of environmental sound (birds chirping and what sounds like a rushing waterfall) which fades into a two-minute assault of seemingly chaotic guitar racket, occasionaly overlaid with Jon Anderson's high-pitched, wordless chanting. Around the three minute mark a proper melody finally starts to emerge from the chaos, and it is only at the four minute mark that Anderson steps in with probably the most cryptic, mind-boggling WordSaladLyrics he'd ever write this side of ''Tales from Topographic Oceans''.
18th Jun '16 12:20:06 AM Doug86
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* The organ and spoken-word lyrics intro of {{Prince}}'s "Let's Go Crazy".

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* The organ and spoken-word lyrics intro of {{Prince}}'s Music/{{Prince}}'s "Let's Go Crazy".
16th Jun '16 11:49:55 PM gewunomox
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* {{Slayer}}'s "Darkness of Christ" off of ''God Hates Us All''
* The Passing by {{Lamb of God}}.

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* {{Slayer}}'s Music/{{Slayer}}'s "Darkness of Christ" off of ''God Hates Us All''
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* The Passing by {{Lamb of God}}.Music/LambOfGod.



* On their self-titled and only album, and the B-side of ''C-c-can't You See?'', Vicious Pink's "8:15 to Nowhere", also released as a stand-alone single, is a prelude to "Great Balls of Fire"([[JerryLeeLewis yes, that one]]), making them SiameseTwinSongs.

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* On their self-titled and only album, and the B-side of ''C-c-can't You See?'', Vicious Pink's "8:15 to Nowhere", also released as a stand-alone single, is a prelude to "Great Balls of Fire"([[JerryLeeLewis Fire"([[Music/JerryLeeLewis yes, that one]]), making them SiameseTwinSongs.



* "I Ran (So Far Away)" by AFlockOfSeagulls has a 1:34 long opening sequence.

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* "I Ran (So Far Away)" by AFlockOfSeagulls Music/AFlockOfSeagulls has a 1:34 long opening sequence.
10th Jun '16 12:20:55 AM gewunomox
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* "On Air=>Space and Time" and "Goodbye 21st Century=>Streamline" from VNVNation's ''Automatic''. ''Transnational'' opens with the SiameseTwinSongs "Generator=>Everything".

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* "On Air=>Space and Time" and "Goodbye 21st Century=>Streamline" from VNVNation's Music/VNVNation's ''Automatic''. ''Transnational'' opens with the SiameseTwinSongs "Generator=>Everything".
4th Jun '16 8:53:12 PM gewunomox
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* "Don't Stand So Close To Me"' by ThePolice has a slow, droning buildup.

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* "Don't Stand So Close To Me"' by ThePolice Music/ThePolice has a slow, droning buildup.
1st Jun '16 9:41:04 PM wolftickets1969
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* Clan of Xymox's "Stranger" has a 5-minute warmup before the vocals kick in, and those only last for a [[SingleStanzaSong single stanza]]. The ''Matters of Mind Body, and Soul'' album has the 7-minute overture "Once in a Blue Moon" leading into "She's Falling in Love", and on a smaller scale, "Hector 00-00"->"I Close My Eyes".

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* Clan of Xymox's Music/ClanOfXymox's "Stranger" has a 5-minute warmup before the vocals kick in, and those only last for a [[SingleStanzaSong single stanza]]. The ''Matters of Mind Body, and Soul'' album has the 7-minute overture "Once in a Blue Moon" leading into "She's Falling in Love", and on a smaller scale, "Hector 00-00"->"I Close My Eyes".
1st Jun '16 9:38:36 PM wolftickets1969
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* Psyborg Corp's ''The Mechanical Renaissance'' begins with "Lullaby(Blessed By Plutonium)", which [[SiameseTwinSongs leads into]] "Technocracy". ''The Frozen Shrines of Obsydyana'' does likewise with "Millenia Frost"->"Polaris".

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* Psyborg Corp's ''The Mechanical Renaissance'' begins with "Lullaby(Blessed By Plutonium)", which [[SiameseTwinSongs leads into]] "Technocracy". ''The Frozen Shrines of Obsydyana'' does likewise with "Millenia "Millennia Frost"->"Polaris".
1st Jun '16 9:38:06 PM wolftickets1969
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* Psyborg Corp's ''The Mechanical Renaissance'' begins with "Lullaby(Blessed By Plutonium)", which [[SiameseTwinSongs leads into]] "Technocracy".

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* Psyborg Corp's ''The Mechanical Renaissance'' begins with "Lullaby(Blessed By Plutonium)", which [[SiameseTwinSongs leads into]] "Technocracy". ''The Frozen Shrines of Obsydyana'' does likewise with "Millenia Frost"->"Polaris".
1st Jun '16 9:34:00 PM wolftickets1969
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* The Music/PetShopBoys' "Always On Mind/In My House" has an epic instrumental ''interlude'', hence the "In My House" subtitle, followed by a TriumphantReprise of the main song.
15th May '16 10:05:49 AM igordebraga
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** The first part of that intro is a wah-infused bass part by Cliff Burton. From their first album, Cliff's arguably sloppyish bass solo (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth segues into Whiplash.

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** The first part of that intro is a wah-infused bass part by Cliff Burton. From their first album, Cliff's arguably sloppyish bass solo (Anesthesia) "(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth Teeth" [[FadingIntoTheNextSong segues into Whiplash."Whiplash"]].



** Metallica are probably the reason so many metal bands use an a peaceful sounding instrumental intro to their songs, Fight Fire With Fire, Battery and Blackened all have it. Granted, this sort of thing was done by Music/BlackSabbath as well but the songs were usually indexed seperately.

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** Metallica are probably the reason so many metal bands use an a peaceful sounding instrumental intro to their songs, Fight "Fight Fire With Fire, Battery Fire", "Battery" and Blackened "Blackened" all have it. Granted, this sort of thing was done by Music/BlackSabbath as well but the songs were usually indexed seperately.separatedly.



** ''Iron Maiden'' has an upbeat instrumental track, "Transylvania", which segues into the vocal ballad "Strange World".

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** ''Iron Maiden'' ''Music/{{Iron Maiden|Album}}'' has an upbeat instrumental track, "Transylvania", which segues into the vocal ballad "Strange World".



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI2uuSYHAfs Voodoo Child (Slight Return)]] by Music/JimiHendrix is surely one of the most epic cases. Hendrix redid his own song Voodoo Chile to put an epic opening and epic closing, and it is by far the most memorable part of the song.

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* [[http://www."[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI2uuSYHAfs Voodoo Child (Slight Return)]] Return)]]" by Music/JimiHendrix is surely one of the most epic cases. Hendrix redid his own song Voodoo Chile "Voodoo Chile" to put an epic opening and epic closing, and it is by far the most memorable part of the song.



* The intro to Dethklok's "Detharmonic" is an example.

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* The intro to Dethklok's {{Dethklok}}'s "Detharmonic" is an example.



* "War Pigs" by ''Music/{{Black Sabbath}}'' has a fairly lengthy dirge of an intro, featuring an air-raid siren.

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* "War Pigs" by ''Music/{{Black Sabbath}}'' Music/{{Black Sabbath}} has a fairly lengthy dirge of an intro, featuring an air-raid siren.



* Several songs by ''{{Theocracy}}'' feature long introductory instrumental sections. I AM, for example, doesn't have vocals until 1:46 and Laying the Demon to Rest is instrumental until 1:35. The Healing Hand lasts 73 seconds without vocals. Naturally, all of these songs are longer than 9 minutes.
* ''Music/{{Thousand Foot Krutch}}'' has a couple. Already Home starts with an intro of 44 seconds and the Welcome to the Masquerade album starts with an instrumental track called "The Invitation", 59 seconds, that is basically the intro to the title track.

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* Several songs by ''{{Theocracy}}'' {{Theocracy}} feature long introductory instrumental sections. I AM, for example, doesn't have vocals until 1:46 and Laying the Demon to Rest is instrumental until 1:35. The Healing Hand lasts 73 seconds without vocals. Naturally, all of these songs are longer than 9 minutes.
* ''Music/{{Thousand Music/{{Thousand Foot Krutch}}'' Krutch}} has a couple. Already Home starts with an intro of 44 seconds and the Welcome to the Masquerade album starts with an instrumental track called "The Invitation", 59 seconds, that is basically the intro to the title track.



* ''{{Slayer}}'': Darkness of Christ off of God Hates us all
* The Passing by ''{{Lamb of God}}''

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* ''{{Slayer}}'': Darkness {{Slayer}}'s "Darkness of Christ Christ" off of God ''God Hates us all
Us All''
* The Passing by ''{{Lamb {{Lamb of God}}''God}}.


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* Many Music/GunsNRoses songs, including {{Signature Song}}s "Welcome to the Jungle" and "Sweet Child O'Mine". The most blatant is "November Rain", where the orchestral intro doesn't seem to end.
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