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  • Best opening track on a debut album?
  • juanghia
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    I think Transylvania is my highlight on their first album…but is it Maiden without Bruce?

    gauss1777
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    You mean the very moment music itself was born.

    Well I’m no expert in music, so can only speak personally, but I’ve always thought it must be the best debut, eponymous track. To have the confidence to start with bells, rain and thunder for the first half minute then exceed all expectations.

    I hadn’t realised that Motörhead’s first track on the album Motörhead was called Motörhead – are there other eponymous track, album, bands ?

    mboy
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    Great shout on Phil Collins – In the air tonight!

    This one won’t be to a lot of people’s tastes, but you can’t deny the genius of both Trousersnake and the raft of producers he had behind him…

    CountZero
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    Imagine the effect of putting this particular album on, and hearing this opening track, as a fifteen-year old, brought up on whatever was playing on the Light Programme in the 1969’s…

    Quite possibly one of the most extraordinary opening tracks ever.

    juanghia
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    Well I’m no expert in music, so can only speak personally, but I’ve always thought it must be the best debut, eponymous track. To have the confidence to start with bells, rain and thunder for the first half minute then exceed all expectations.

    I only say it as I am at heart Metal.

    I have a very early first press of the album it is almost pristine, mostly I keep that one hermetically sealed, listen to my other copies…I mostly open the first pressing and just smell it.

    juanghia
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    mboy – post reported.

    Inbred456
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    Has to be “Smells like teen sprit” Nevermind.

    juanghia
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    Has to be “Smells like teen sprit” Nevermind.

    You mean the moment itself that music died.

    (Anyway wasn’t it Floyd the Barber?)

    n0b0dy0ftheg0at
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    Has to be “Smells like teen sprit” Nevermind.

    :lol:

    Nirvana’s first album was “Bleach” and the first track was “Blew.” :wink:

    mboy
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    mboy – post reported.

    For?!?! :?

    edlong
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    Has anyone mentioned kick out the jams?

    I very, very nearly did, and then I paused, and then I checked, and reminded myself that the album opens with “Rambling Rose”

    edlong
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    Given he was finally laid to rest in recent days, George’s “Faith”…

    I think that’s stretching the “debut” rule more than a little.

    Although it has reminded me to nominate “Bad Boys” by Wham! as a very powerful statement of intent in its own way.

    TiRed
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    Jimmy the Exploder

    This was their opening track from The White Stripes album. The slow shimmer at 1″20 still raises the hairs.

    edlong
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    are there other eponymous track, album, bands ?

    Outside the scope of this thread really as it’s not the opener, but Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden appears on the “Iron Maiden” album..

    Also not the album opener: Bad Company, by.. you get the idea.

    …and Tin Machine.

    EDIT: On a hunch, just found another that is also the album opener, on a debut album to boot, one of the better known 80s eponymous hit singles: Living In A Box…

    juanghia
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    For?!?!

    Crimes against music

    richmars
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    Sorry if this has been said before.
    Blinded by the Light, first track on Greetings from Asbury Park, by Bruce Springsteen (but not officially, The E Street Band).

    markgraylish
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    Can someone with time on their hands compile all the correct responses into a monster Google Play music playlist for me? :-)

    Some great suggestions so far…Keep em coming!

    gauss1777
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    Outside the scope of this thread really as it’s not the opener, but Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden appears on the “Iron Maiden” album..

    Also not the album opener: Bad Company, by.. you get the idea.

    …and Tin Machine.

    EDIT: On a hunch, just found another that is also the album opener, on a debut album to boot, one of the better known 80s eponymous hit singles: Living In A Box…

    Thanks for that. Not heard the Iron Maiden, nor the Bad Company before, but on a quick listen of those I’d chose 1. Sabbath 2. Motörhead

    choppersquad
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    Club Foot by Kasabian.
    Unbelievably good debut album.

    kelvin
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    Good call on the Interpol and **** Buttons tracks.

    johndoh
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    I have to agree with Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath on the album Black Sabbath.

    I think Transylvania is my highlight on their first album…but is it Maiden without Bruce?

    Of course they are -D’anno was an amazing vocalist and the first two albums have to be appreciated separately from all the Dickinson stuff (equally very good but subtly different).

    redmex
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    Maybe not their debut album but their break through School from Crime of the Century, Supertramp

    skaifan
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    Mysterons on Portisheads Dummy. Absolutely stunning.

    integerspin
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    Imagine the effect of putting this particular album on, and hearing this opening track, as a fifteen-year old, brought up on whatever was playing on the Light Programme in the 1969’s…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj-H6UkKJFI
    Quite possibly one of the most extraordinary opening tracks ever.

    I was just a young lad when I heard heard black sabbath and 21st century schizoid man, around the same time. I would have both on my list of best tracks, along with Astronomy Domine and Interstellar Overdrive, so I guess Floyd did a double.

    joshvegas
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    edlong – Member
    Has anyone mentioned kick out the jams?
    I very, very nearly did, and then I paused, and then I checked, and reminded myself that the album opens with “Rambling Rose”

    Bugger so it is.

    I just always play it first!

    gibby
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    My first thought was Black Sabbath and then Hurry on Sundown but they’ve been mentioned, so what about

    Euro
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    Seems like a lot of cock-rockers ride mtbs :D

    The two that stand out for me (both already mentioned by men of excellent taste)…

    King Crimson – Court of the Crimson King: My best friends dad had a CD player in the early 80’s and i still remember the day he sat us down and played this track in a darkened room. Blew my young mind!

    Public Enemy – You’re gonna get yours: Grew up listen to Hip Hop while my peers were into U2 Simple Minds, Duran Duran and all that shite. First listen was in my mates record shop and i’d never heard anything like it (the whole album). Changed hip hop forever.

    Cougar
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    And this track has been a fave of mine for years, I love the intro and first verse, T’Pau’s “Heart and soul”…

    Thanks for that. As a fanboi, you’ve saved me a job.

    In a similar vein and because we were talking about WJ the other week, I’ll posit Transvision Vamp’s Trash City.

    petec
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    Frank Turner – from Sleep is for the Week

    CountZero
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    King Crimson – Court of the Crimson King: My best friends dad had a CD player in the early 80’s and i still remember the day he sat us down and played this track in a darkened room. Blew my young mind!

    I borrowed a copy from a mate at school, it was the cover that grabbed my attention, I’d never seen anything like it, not that I had much to compare it to, there were never really many records at home, music wasn’t any big deal, we never had the money for luxuries like records, all the music I knew was from whatever the Beeb played; Beatles, Stones, Herman’s Hermits, The Searchers… you get the picture.
    So when Bob pitched up with CotCK, I just had to borrow it.
    21st Century SM is still a remarkable piece of music, nothing else sounds like it, and it hasn’t dated, the words still have relevance today.

    graemecsl
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    Roxy Music remake – remodel did it for me.

    leegee
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    Jacqueline by Franz Ferdinand

    I was gonna use that one, great track.

    copa
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    The closest thing Talking Heads came to doing a conventional love song. They got it out of their system with the first song of 77. And it’s cracking.

    6079smithw
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    for 2017 definitely this.

    rob2
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    The smiths – reel around the fountain

    But joy division – disorder gets my vote

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