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  • Best opening track on a debut album?
  • benman
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    Nevermind wasn’t Nirvana’s debut album…

    On a similar theme though, I thought ‘This is a call’ was a cracking opener from Foo Fighters

    senorj
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    Ring Ring by ABBA.

    spacey
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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.

    OK good point, I missed the debut album bit.

    Switch to “Daft Punk are playin at my house” – LCD Soundsystem

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj8JrQ9w5jY[/video]

    vinnyeh
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    Blitzkreig Bop, The Ramones.
    Bat Out of Hell, Meatloaf

    Klunk
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    tis a cover but a cracking opening track on a debut album

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxygqSTO1lQ[/video]

    Malvern Rider
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    Before I forget:

    This opener by XTC was the most succinct slice of in-yerface pop perfection IMO. Again, under-played at the time by the stiffs at the Beeb. Their effortless ‘tightly-slack’ style has been copied since by countless bands.
    [video]https://youtu.be/UBaUWDrtlSc[/video]

    nbt
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    Saw the thread title, thought “you can’t really beat Welcome to the Jungle”. Arctic Monkeys comes close, but no cigar

    rt60
    Full Member

    Guns Blazing – UNKLE

    I want to hear what you’ve got to say – The Subways

    Klunk
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    the us version of are you experienced kicks off with this
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjwWjx7Cw8I[/video]

    Drac
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    [video]https://youtu.be/UclCCFNG9q4[/video]

    IHN
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    I’m going to risk a flaming for this, but I’m going to give an honourable mention to:

    Wishing I was Lucky; Wet Wet Wet

    It’s a great track from a band who were unfairly, due to their cutesy (pre massive smack habit) lead singer, given a ‘boy band’ label, which they never deserved.

    shermer75
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    I’ve always thought that when someone starts a ‘The best…’ thread and you list more than one thing you are kind of aguing against yourself, ain’tcha?

    Anyways, +1 for ‘Roxy Music: Re-make/re-model’ 🙂

    Drac
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    [video]https://youtu.be/CqLdDKy2XUQ[/video]

    jimdubleyou
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    I’d like to say Chime by Orbital, but I don’t think it was properly on an album.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXU5Rxc3vBQ[/video]

    So, I think I’ll nominate Safe From Harm by Massive Attack.

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

    Klunk
    Free Member

    Drac isn’t that Gorillaz track 5 ?

    Drac
    Full Member

    Wasn’t Supersonic Oasis’ debut.

    Daffy
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    Metallica – Enter Sandman from the Black Album.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD-E-LDc384[/video]

    Drac
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    Drac isn’t that track 5 ?

    Oh wait am I missing something?

    Oooooh! Ignore my posts. 😳

    MrWoppit
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    Anyways, +1 for ‘Roxy Music: Re-make/re-model’

    +3 for that. Good call, except for, y’know, me and the other guys…

    muggomagic
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    Sunburn by Muse

    kimbers
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    has to be played loud

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uF4zYXzL_8[/video]

    IHN
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    Oh wait am I missing something?

    Yeah, the thread title 🙂

    gavtheoldskater
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    good question. since going back to records one of the things i love about it is exactly that, putting on a band’s first LP thinking what do they want the world to hear from them first. now this combines with my other love of records which is scoring something from the carboot or whatever that i may only know the single from radio and giving it a listen. so with all that, i give you the opening track of a 1st LP that truly blew me away the night i sat down and played it on my hifi (loudly).

    B52s – Planet Claire

    schrickvr6
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5eRyZPNj1w[/video]

    mikey3
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    Gimmie shelter off let it bleed-rolling stones or Bone machine off surfer rosa-pixies
    A new decade-a northern soul-the verve

    edlong
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    Adam and the Ants – Cartrouble

    Madness – One Step Beyond

    The Specials – A Message to You Rudy

    The Beat – Mirror in the Bathroom

    (them 2-tone bands and associates knew what they were doing)

    Jimi Hendrix – Foxy Lady or Purple Haze (depending on whether it’s the US edition – neither one’s anything other than awesome)

    Duran Duran – Girls on Film

    The Stooges – 1969

    The Doors – Break On Through (To the Other Side)

    I could go on….

    edlong
    Free Member

    Gimmie shelter off let it bleed-rolling stones

    Metallica – Enter Sandman from the Black Album.

    Seriously? I know lots of people aren’t that into music history, but really?

    schrickvr6
    Free Member

    And some peoples musical taste is trapped in 1978, what’s that all about? 😉

    mikey3
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    Sorry I kinda missed reading the debut bit:),in that case its something for the weekend off fuzzy logic by the super furries

    Daffy
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    mikey3 – Member
    Sorry I kinda missed reading the debut bit:)

    Me too.

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

    This.
    Hundreds of times over.

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf0yWQzz0gM[/video]

    On first listen I actually stopped the tape recorder (remember them?!) halfway through and just sat there thinking “****. That’s brilliant.” Then rewound and started all over again. 🙂

    (Then I went off in search of a back catalogue, convinced that there must be one…)

    spacey
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    Good call with Xtal

    beej
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    Another “saw the thread title, thought of GnR” here.

    Cochise is a great track, but Audioslave were a bit of a supergroup so I’m not really sure they can be counted.

    johnx2
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    As gavtheoldskater says there’s something of the announcement about track one. So whilst there may be better debuts than, Erm, Debut, Human Behaviour from the opening bass drum sound onwards just says this ain’t the sugar cubes, this is something different…

    oldejeans
    Free Member

    I was going to say xtal too!

    funkmasterp
    Full Member

    I put a spell on you – CCR
    Get Miles – Gomez
    Flume – Bon Iver

    Also agree with RATM, Doors and Pearl Jam already mentioned.

    jamj1974
    Full Member

    Straight Outta Compton – Straight Outta Compton. NWA. Don’t agree with the subject matter of some of the lyrics but a track that had massive impact.

    submarined
    Free Member

    Three pages in, no mention of ‘My name is Jonas’ from Weezer’s Blue Album.
    I am disappoint.

    submarined
    Free Member

    Oh, I’d also put forwards Of Monsters and Men’s ‘Dirty Paws’ from ‘My Head is an Animal’. Perfect scene setter for the album, and a super strong announcement of their intent.

    trailwagger
    Free Member

    Get Miles – Gomez.

    Tells you what they are all about and sets up the rest of the album nicely.

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