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Demise of the pop song intro mirrored by rush, push of life

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When the U.S. rock band The Eagles reunited in the 1990s and toured Japan, The Asahi Shimbun quoted a Japanese fan as saying, "The moment The Eagles struck up their 'Hotel California' intro, I was transported back to the time when I was visiting Los Angeles as a 19-year-old. Memories of that city came rushing back."

Reading this, you may be replaying that haunting guitar-strummed melody in your mind now.

I am sure everyone knows at least one or two intros that immediately take them back in time when they hear them.

But all this has changed, with........

© The Asahi Shimbun