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    Default HOT FOR TEACHER VOTED BEST DRUM INTRO EVER

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    Alex Van Halen drum intro is voted best ever
    Hot For Teacher kick-off leads top 10 ahead of tracks by Rush, GnR, Led Zep and QOTSA
    03/11/2014 ~ by Martin Kielty
    The drum intro to Van Halen classic Hot For Teacher has been voted the best of all time – ahead of work by Rush, Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin and Queens Of The Stone Age.

    The poll was compiled from readers of Rhythm magazine, who gave Dave Grohl three positions in the top 10, and two to John Bonham.

    Rhythm say of Alex Van Halen’s start to 1983 track Hot For Teacher: “It’s arguably one of the most iconic intros in rock, and playing it is a holy grail for a lot of drummers. Alex Van Halen steps out of his guitarist brother Eddie’s shadow to shine with a blistering solo before kicking into a furious double-bass shuffle in a flurry of notes.”

    The rest of the chart includes Judas Priest, Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Iron Maiden.

    Rhythm’s top 10 drum intros
    Van Halen: Hot For Teacher

    Rush: The Spirit Of Radio

    Guns N’ Roses: You Could Be Mine

    Led Zeppelin: Rock And Roll

    Queens Of The Stone Age: A Song For The Dead

    Led Zeppelin: When The Levee Breaks

    Judas Priest: Painkiller

    Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit

    Foo Fighters: My Hero

    Iron Maiden: Where Eagles Dare
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    Quote Originally Posted by ED-A-HOLIC View Post
    Here's the link

    http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news...oted-best-ever

    Alex Van Halen drum intro is voted best ever
    Hot For Teacher kick-off leads top 10 ahead of tracks by Rush, GnR, Led Zep and QOTSA
    03/11/2014 ~ by Martin Kielty
    The drum intro to Van Halen classic Hot For Teacher has been voted the best of all time – ahead of work by Rush, Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin and Queens Of The Stone Age.

    The poll was compiled from readers of Rhythm magazine, who gave Dave Grohl three positions in the top 10, and two to John Bonham.

    Rhythm say of Alex Van Halen’s start to 1983 track Hot For Teacher: “It’s arguably one of the most iconic intros in rock, and playing it is a holy grail for a lot of drummers. Alex Van Halen steps out of his guitarist brother Eddie’s shadow to shine with a blistering solo before kicking into a furious double-bass shuffle in a flurry of notes.”

    The rest of the chart includes Judas Priest, Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Iron Maiden.

    Rhythm’s top 10 drum intros
    Van Halen: Hot For Teacher

    Rush: The Spirit Of Radio

    Guns N’ Roses: You Could Be Mine

    Led Zeppelin: Rock And Roll

    Queens Of The Stone Age: A Song For The Dead

    Led Zeppelin: When The Levee Breaks

    Judas Priest: Painkiller

    Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit

    Foo Fighters: My Hero

    Iron Maiden: Where Eagles Dare
    Smells Like Teen Spirit? Really?

    I'd take We're Not Gonna Take It over that...

    And no Keith Moon? What kind of bullshit poll is this?

    If Smells Like A Pile of Shit counts as a drum intro, then surely Won't Get Fooled Again would count too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    Smells Like Teen Spirit? Really?

    I'd take We're Not Gonna Take It over that...

    And no Keith Moon? What kind of bullshit poll is this?

    If Smells Like A Pile of Shit counts as a drum intro, then surely Won't Get Fooled Again would count too.
    somebody forgot Les Binks' intro on "Exciter" from Stained Class or did I miss that?..the whole song smokes the others IMO.
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    Eruption not even mentioned?
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    HFT is my favorite drum intro of all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    Smells Like Teen Spirit? Really?

    I'd take We're Not Gonna Take It over that...

    And no Keith Moon? What kind of bullshit poll is this?

    If Smells Like A Pile of Shit counts as a drum intro, then surely Won't Get Fooled Again would count too.
    The creators of these list / polls just fall all over themselves and use any justification to add Nirvana to every fucking list.

    It's laughable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ED-A-HOLIC View Post
    Rhythm’s top 10 drum intros
    Van Halen: Hot For Teacher

    Rush: The Spirit Of Radio

    Guns N’ Roses: You Could Be Mine

    Led Zeppelin: Rock And Roll

    Queens Of The Stone Age: A Song For The Dead

    Led Zeppelin: When The Levee Breaks

    Judas Priest: Painkiller

    Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit

    Foo Fighters: My Hero

    Iron Maiden: Where Eagles Dare
    I didn't realize it was considered an "intro" when the guitar comes in first. I really like Dave Grohl and all...but Teen Spirit seems like a reach. Great song ....but never even thought about the "drum intro".

    In the spirit of When the Levee Breaks, there are some other simple ones that popped into my head.

    The Stroke-Billy Squier
    My Sharona-The Knack
    We Will Rock You-Queen (yeah...not really "drums")


    And how about Walk This Way, Take the Money and Run, Come Together, Brick House and....Wipeout?

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    Whether the intro with HFT or the outro with GGB Al is the Man! Nirvana has no business on this list! Ticks and Leeches by Tool is very good also. I have always loved Stargazer by Rainbow.. Great song! the sound of how they got that awesome sound on Bonham's drums with the Levee breaks makes the song even better.. I've also liked the stories that go with the recording process

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpospoke View Post
    I didn't realize it was considered an "intro" when the guitar comes in first. I really like Dave Grohl and all...but Teen Spirit seems like a reach. Great song ....but never even thought about the "drum intro".

    In the spirit of When the Levee Breaks, there are some other simple ones that popped into my head.

    The Stroke-Billy Squier
    My Sharona-The Knack
    We Will Rock You-Queen (yeah...not really "drums")


    And how about Walk This Way, Take the Money and Run, Come Together, Brick House and....Wipeout?
    That's what I thought - hence if you're going to count songs that have some other instrumentation come in first there's a lot that I think would be better choices than that.

    My Sharona - we used to play that back in the day. I actually think it's a pretty cool tune and the full version guitar solo is fantastic.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    AFU isn't Al's best work but it sure does get stuck in my head more easily then HFT does.
    It also makes Smells sound like a whistle.
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    Most of those aren't even drum intros, as mentioned. The drums have to play first.

    HFT is great but not my fav.

    Some others I like better...

    Honky Tonk Women - Stones
    Rock n Roll - Zepp
    Dreamin' - Blondie
    Ramblin' Gamblin' Man - Seger

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    "Dirty Movies" would be my favorite Al intro..
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    Gotta love HFT!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrideofPasadena View Post
    Most of those aren't even drum intros, as mentioned. The drums have to play first.

    HFT is great but not my fav.

    Some others I like better...

    Honky Tonk Women - Stones
    Rock n Roll - Zepp
    Dreamin' - Blondie
    Ramblin' Gamblin' Man - Seger
    Great choices!
    Few know Blondie can rock

    Props to our man Rev Al!
    ...but Even a diehard like me would have a hard time pulling HFT lever over Rock & Roll...

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    Quote Originally Posted by single-8 View Post
    somebody forgot Les Binks' intro on "Exciter" from Stained Class or did I miss that?..the whole song smokes the others IMO.
    S8S
    Definitely. Love the one on Starbreaker as well. Judas Priest has many good candidates, which is funny since they've had such a revolving door at drummer for so long. Crap, what about Riding on the Wind? Seriously, listen to that.


    Rush: The Spirit Of Radio

    And as the biggest Rush fan on this forum I just have to say..... uh, what?

    It's an absolute signature guitar intro and it's listed here? Ok.......

    No complaints about their first choice, though.

 

 

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