Good songs with bad openings


#1

Hey there

(first topic created, be kind if it’s dull and truly sorry if it is)

Do you know any good song that starts poorly?
The ‘lucky-me-I-did-well-not-skipping-it’ kind of song

I mainly think that about this song from Dino Jr and that awful soft funky intro


#2

Good idea for a thread! And surprisingly difficult.

Not sure if it 100% counts because it’s tacked onto the end of the prior track, but the dreadful spoken word “Stockholm Syndrome Interlude” opens up “Stockholm Syndrome” by Blink 182, which is a legitimately good song and one of their best.


#3

The spoken bit to Refused Party Programme is a bit naff


#4

Kill Bill Vol. 4? I like it, but means I can’t really recommend it to a friend/stick it on a playlist without an explanation. :slight_smile:


#5

The crash-bang-wallop that opens the otherwise superb The Outsiders by Doves. Especially in the context of the album; it jars hard straight after the loveliness that is Kingdom of Rust. No doubt intentional.


#6

#7

Not quite wholly fulfilling the remit but the filthy flute warbling at the start of breathless transforms an average bad seeds song into a less than average one:


#8

#9

this on the new album as well


#10

I bloody love the Start Choppin’ intro


#11

I agree, I had forgotten that one!


#12

Well, to be honest, I kinda like it now cause I know what comes after that :slight_smile:


#13

In the same way, this great song from Eels has a quite painful start that bothered me a lot in the beginning but I’ve come to love it as part of the song (besides, the harshness and ugliness of it made perfect sense considering what the lyrics are)


#14

This is more of a great song with a mediocre opening:

Starts off much like a whole load of Sigur Ros songs but when it kicks in, it’s probably one of my favourite tracks.


#15

I feel like it really kicks in at 4:40, it’s a really long opening man :slight_smile:


#16

the whole song is terrible. I wish he would stop now.


#17

call the police is the best song on the lcd soundsystem album but by far the worst intro


#18

This. It’s bloody brilliant.


#19

Sunny Day Real Estate - "The Prophet"

Just started listening to this album a few weeks ago, and the intro to this song never fails to make me cringe.


#20

hah I always skips this song because I’d rather listen to “Guitar and Video Games” anyway