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Epic Instrumental Opener
(permanent link) added: 2009-08-11 16:27:54 sponsor: CodeMan38 (last reply: 2009-08-12 10:53:34)

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Mostly a '70s thing, but it's showed up in other decades as well: when a rock song has a long instrumental lead-in.

Examples:
  • Boston's "Long Time" is preceded by a track called "Foreplay". Interestingly, this is the third track on the album, not the intro.
  • Steve Miller's "Jet Airliner" is preceded by an instrumental synth riff that's officially titled "Threshold".
  • Though it's considered to be part of the track itself, the synth riff from The Who's "Baba O'Riley" ought to count, particularly given that it's an opening track.
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