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1 hour ago, goose said:

Good thread idea!  These two immediately came to mind...

 

Foreplay/Long Time - Boston

Borrowed Time - Styx

 

 

Good call on both of those.

 

Miracles Out of Nowhere - Kansas

Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield

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One that jumps to mind immediately which I think gets overlooked sometimes:

 

……mmmmiiiIIIISTER CROWLEY!

 

DUN DUN DU-DUH!

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Does piano count?  If so, Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da is brilliant.  And how great is 2112's mood-setting intro?

 

:ROCK:

 

 

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Thru the Eyes of Ruby - Smashing Pumpkins

Save a Prayer, Night Boat - Duran Duran

New Life, Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode

Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - Sir Elton

The Stranger - Billy Joel

Homesick - The Cure

Southern Accents - Tom Petty

Fade Away - Bruce Springsteen

Philosophy - Ben Folds Five

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Beato's list is pretty good to be honest, it includes Subdivisions

 

while we're on Rush, imagine if the intro to "The Spirit of Radio" was played on a saw keyboard instead of a guitar.. whoa, that'd be one of the best of all time for sure.

 

i checked on youtube to see if anyone had done this, and while i would have sworn otherwise, no one has done this yet. 

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Yeah Tony Banks is possibly the greatest rock keyboardist of all time just in terms of writing fantastic keyboard parts. I personally get more out of his playing than I do his major contemporaries, Wakeman and Emerson. 
 

I sort of feel like piano intros should be their own separate thing though.

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2 hours ago, Entre_Perpetuo said:

Yeah Tony Banks is possibly the greatest rock keyboardist of all time just in terms of writing fantastic keyboard parts. I personally get more out of his playing than I do his major contemporaries, Wakeman and Emerson. 
 

I sort of feel like piano intros should be their own separate thing though.

My favorite does great at piano and organ.  I mentioned Southern Accents earlier and this one is on a rare synth as opposed to the usual organ from Benmont.

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, invisible airwave said:

My favorite does great at piano and organ.  I mentioned Southern Accents earlier and this one is on a rare synth as opposed to the usual organ from Benmont.

 

 

 

Fantastic song!

 

Oh yeah, if we're talking organ then Petty's got loads. Don't Do Me Like That comes immediately to mind, as well as Refugee.

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Space intro- fly like an eagle by Steve Miller

 

1984 to jump by Van Halen

 

Not sure if they count as they are two songs but serve as intros?

 

How's about

 

Your time is gonna come by led zep

 

Planet Claire by the B52s

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13 hours ago, Entre_Perpetuo said:

Yeah Tony Banks is possibly the greatest rock keyboardist of all time just in terms of writing fantastic keyboard parts. I personally get more out of his playing than I do his major contemporaries, Wakeman and Emerson. 
 

Over the years I've come to appreciate John Paul Jones' keyboard contributions to Zeppelin and so put him their class as well.

 

On that note I'll put his intro to Your Time Is Gonna Come out there as an all time great.

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27 minutes ago, goose said:

Over the years I've come to appreciate John Paul Jones' keyboard contributions to Zeppelin and so put him their class as well.

 

On that note I'll put his intro to Your Time Is Gonna Come out there as an all time great.

Yeah, it is great .  carouselambra is another fantastic keyboard intro.

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Some other favorite keyboard, and synthesizer song introductions are:

 

Rush - Cygnus X-1: Book One - the Voyage, Cygnus X-1: Book Two - Hemispheres

Yes - Changes, Hearts

Genesis - the Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Duke's Travels, Abacab

Journey - Open Arms, Separate Ways (World's Apart)

Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You, that Was Yesterday

Styx - Fooling Yourself (the Angry Young Man), Come Sail Away

Night Ranger - Rumour's In the Air

Survivor - High On You

Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded By the Light

Ozzy Osbourne - You're No Different

Dio - Rainbow In the Dark

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