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Ramones Intro

All Music Should Start With the Immortal count in "OneTwoThreeFour"
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...just as a tribute to Joey (RIP) and the rest of the guys.
DrBob, Apr 18 2001


       The Beatles didn't do it at quite the same speed. At a Ramones gig, the count-in was the only way to tell when one song had ended and the next one had started.
DrBob, Apr 18 2001

       I like how Bruce Springsteen counts in the middle of a song better.....
Susen, Apr 18 2001

       This intro will add a whole new dimension to Lakme's "Flower Duet."
1percent, Apr 18 2001

       I remember a punk band from my college days called Th'Cigaretz, who would do the "one, two, three, four" count, but would start playing at about 3.2.
beauxeault, Apr 18 2001

       Heard on Prairie Home Companion radio show:
You know
what-to do.."
Dog Ed, Apr 18 2001

       I'm sure there's a Jonathan Richman song where he counts higher than 4... It's bugging me now.
hippo, Apr 23 2001

       hippo, I think he did that on 'Roadrunner'.
DrBob, Apr 23 2001

       Think, zippy . . . "A 0001, and a 0010 . . ."
wasraw, Apr 23 2001

       Dave Brubeck's take five is also in 5:4 time (but have know idea how he count's it in). I once saw Winton Marsalis do a gig at the Albert Hall in London, and he got the whole audience clapping to a song in, get this, 7:5 time. A bit like trying to pat your head and stroke your stomach at the same time.... And four those who were kids in the seventies: "a one banana, two banana, three banana, four...."
goff, Apr 25 2001

       P.S. I didn't know Bruce Springsteen could count to four
goff, Apr 25 2001

       Use of the 1,2,3,4 intro often doubled the duration of the song which followed.
autopilot, Nov 08 2001

       My favourite intro-count has to be Iggy's (from the Stooges' Last Concert, I believe):   

       One! Two! Fuck you pricks!
Guy Fox, Nov 08 2001

       Sifl and Olly have such an intro on most of there songs, and I always find it to be delightful...though I find them in general to be delightful.
crackriot, Jan 12 2002

       Taken to an extreme, this is Philip Glass' "Einstein on the Beach"... the main theme (which is repeated many many times) is the choir singing "1 2 3 4 / 1 2 3 4 5 6 / 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8", counting off the duration that each chord is held.
PurpleBob, Jan 27 2002

       Uno! Dos! One two tres quatro!
StarChaser, Jan 27 2002

       It is Paul Desmond's Take 5, not Dave Brubeck's.
mighty_cheese, Jan 27 2002

       could be wrong but he played with Dave Brubeck ...... and yes you are right, he wrote it!
po, Jan 27 2002

       Kraftwerk, Numbers: OneTwoThreeFour! Eins Zwei Drei Vier Funf Sechs Sieben Acht, Eins Zwei Drei Vier Funf Sechs Sieben Acht...
calum, Feb 13 2002

       And now, to round off the funeral, Mozart's requiem: a 1, a 2, a 3 and a 4.........
NickTheGreat, Jul 03 2002


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