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  • Best opening track on a debut album?
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    Listening to music on my walk into work this morning and I got to thinking “Which band or artist has announced themselves to the world with the best track?”

    It’s a thought that came to me because of what I was listening to at the time, which I reckon must be hard to beat:

    Welcome to the Jungle, G’n’R

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    Rock ‘N’ Roll Star – Definitely Maybe

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    That was one of the other ones that came to mind, definitely

    How about Black Sabbath opening with its title track ?

    Hard to just select one!

    But I’d say Rock ‘n’ Roll Star by Oasis.

    Suspect Device – Inflammable Material – Stiff Little Fingers

    Twice as Hard by The Black Crowes

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    Welcome to the Jungle, G’n’R

    Good one!

    My favourite (NSFW):
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp3kcHchD1Y[/video]

    Sunday Morning, Velvet Underground and Nico
    Tutti Frutti, Little Richard

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    Dry the rain – Beta Band.

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    Bombtrack – Rage against the Machine
    Feel Good Hit of the Summer – Rated R – Queens of the Stone Age

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    Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve

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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCkNu9OxThc[/video]

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    “You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire” – sets the Album’s stall out nice and early.

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    “Neat, Neat, Neat” from Damned, Damned, Damned

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    I think this is “the best”, at the time it seemed a million miles always from the heavyweight slow rifola that was obliterating the vinyl outputs of that era.

    Van Halen, Runnin’ with the Devil.
    [video]https://youtu.be/2VFJB-ZeVqM[/video]

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    **** wit dre day – The Chronic by Dr dre. Epic

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    Some great tracks up there.
    Audioslave – Cochise

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    From an impact point of view – Davidian by Machine Head takes some beating….

    Can’t embed because the forum buttons keep disappearing…..

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    Roxy Music: Re-make/re-model.

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    How about Baba O’Reilly on Who’s Next.

    Can’t think of many better ways to open an album.

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    I so misread the thread title. I am sorry. 😳

    Breaking into Heaven,
    The Stone Roses, Second Coming

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    I’ll Find You, by Hundred Reasons.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKpEMkvuxFE[/video]

    And good shout on Davidian, that intro. You can walk into a guitar shop 23 years later and play that riff and someone will always go MACINE HEAD! GRARAGRHGAHGARH!

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    Time Has Told Me – Nick Drake.

    And for contrast, Motorhead – Motorhead.

    Good game.
    🙂

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    Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve

    Not their debut album though. Related though, Star Sail from A Storm in Heaven is a heck of an opener.

    I’d vote for I Wanna Be Adored. What a fantastic way to open an album

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    Frankie goes to Hollywood
    Two tracks really but it’s all one in effect:
    The World is my Oyster/Welcome to the Pleasuredome

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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeQAZsyucbQ[/video]

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    Do it again – Steely Dan.

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    How about Baba O’Reilly on Who’s Next.

    Can’t think of many better ways to open an album.

    Not a debut album.

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    Suede, So Young
    Teenage Fanclub (Bandwagonesque), The Concept

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    Good call BinBins

    There’re loads.

    But this one is just such a great and under-appreciated classic.

    [video]https://youtu.be/HiIAPsjuVW4[/video]

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    I so misread the thread title. I am sorry.

    Breaking into Heaven,
    The Stone Roses, Second Coming

    I wanna be adored from their debut album was however, remarkable.

    I put it on the second I saw this thread title!

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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flt1I1U74h4[/video]

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    Beat me to it MR.

    Just flicking through the vinyl and that’s going on next, when ‘Can’t Buy A Thrill’ finishes.
    🙂

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    Saw the title of the thread, instantly thought rock and roll star or welcome to the jungle

    Who said stw members didnt have taste?

    Whipping Boy Ben Harper

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    Nirvana

    Verves good call think first three tracks were all epic on that album.

    Dire Straits – Down To The Waterline

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