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Post by Derbyblue on Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:13 am

Following on from Luckless_Pedestrian's topic http://www.606v2.com/t7062-best-opening-tracks-of-debut-albums

What are the best opening tracks to any album?

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Post by Notch on Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:15 am

This was my poorly placed entry on luckless thread, cos it wasn't on a debut album. This is a better home for it!

Arab Strap - Packs Of Three (from the album Philophobia)

It was the biggest c!ck you've ever seen,
but you've no idea where that c!ck has been.


Kind of hits you right from the off. Crude, the delivery is wearily judgemental and broken. Confessional and sad. Encapsulates the whole album which is a lovely document of sex, ennui, heartbreak, apathy and emptiness. It's an astonishingly good album.
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Post by MR. scotland27 on Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:45 pm

Life in technicolour-Viva la Vida Coldplay. Not a fan of the rest of the album but love that song.
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Post by AberdeenSteve on Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:53 pm

Glitter and Trauma (Infinity Land) - Biffy Clyro

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Post by Cari on Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:14 pm

Oh gawd there's loads...here's a few personal faves...

The Charlatans - Forever (Us and Us Only)
Super Furry Animals - Check It Out/Do Or Die (Guerrilla)
Sonic Youth - Dirty Boots (Goo)
The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored (The Stone Roses)
Guns n Roses - Welcome to the Jungle (Appetite for Destruction)
Manic Street Preachers - Yes (The Holy Bible)
Manic Street Preachers - Elvis Impersonator Blackpool Pier (Everything Must Go)
Duran Duran - Rio (Rio)
The Clash - Complete Control Live (From Here To Eternity)

Any U2 studio album as they all have class opening tracks Smile


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Post by GG on Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:14 am

Smells like teen spirit form nirvana's album nevermind.

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Post by Adam D on Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:01 am

marillion - script from a jesters tear (song and album title)


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Post by Doon the Water on Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:59 am

The Mavericks~~Dance the Night Away~~~only decent tune on the CD devil

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Post by CFCNick on Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:10 am

30 Seconds To Mars - Attack (A Beautiful Lie)

Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar (Good Things) - kind of annoyed how everyone is overplaying it now when I had it 6 months ago

Muse - New Born (Origin of Symmetry)


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Post by Davie on Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:41 am

The opening to Deep Purple's "Made In Japan" is possibly the finest opening to an album I've ever heard. Highway Star (followed by Child in Time) is the greatest side of vinyl I have ever heard (am I the one one to remember vinyl records?)

Other honourable mentions go to Spirit of Radio from Rush's Permanent Waves and Summer of Love off Agents of Fortune (Blue Oyster Cult)

The opening to Pink Floyd's "The Wall" is also pretty special

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Post by sodhat on Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:47 am

Rock n' Roll Star on Definitely Maybe!

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Post by Gregers on Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:46 am

Not necessarily great tracks by themselves but the intro tracks for the Gorillaz albums Demon Days and Plastic Beach. Just set the tone perfectly for the rest of the album...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgzcpK9uWqs - "Intro" - Demon Days

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcOyJVmPR_8 - "Orchestral Intro" - Plastic Beach

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Post by asdral225 on Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:39 am

I've always liked Second Sight from Mr Universe by Gillan it's a two minute ish instrumental that leads quite nicely into the next track
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Post by dyrewolfe on Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:05 am

For me it has to be Holy Wars - the Punishment Due from Megadeth's Rust In Peace album. That intro just hits you like a punch in the face. Amazing musicianship and lyrics that eerily reflect the modern world, despite the song being 20 years old.

Others would be:

Them Bones - Alice In Chains (Dirt)
From Out of Nowhere - Faith No More (The Real Thing)
Slash 'n' Burn - Manic Street Preachers (Generation Terrorists)
Supervixen - Garbage (Garbage)
True Nature - Jane's Addition (Strays)
Pull Me Under - Dream Theater (Images and Words)
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Post by Beer on Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:42 pm

Vegas Two Times - Stereophonics (J.E.E.P)

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