Getting introduced to songs like this are why I thank god for games like Rock Band.

Rock Band 2
Sonic Youth
“Teenage Riot”

The ultra-hypnotic introduction is the root of everything that is incredible about “Teen Age Riot”, being a great mood-setter for both song and album, and also the reason why the moment when the song goes fast and hard hits with great impact. This is important: any edit that takes out the intro is to not be trusted, lest you limit the power of the song.

(originally posted on Tumblr March 23, 2013)

RedStripe Loved Trax—originally from days of Tumblr past—is a series about the music Justin adores, with special emphasis on songs from (or introduced by) video games and anime.