Please tell me your 7 favorite album openers - Page 2 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Just the Bang and the Clatter
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-20-2010, 12:04 AM   #16
Paper Gods
Forum Administrator
 
KhanadaRhodes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: a vampire in the limousine
Posts: 60,609
Local Time: 05:37 AM
ooh, awesome idea!

in no particular order:
1. duran duran: girls on film
2. u2: zooropa
3. steely dan: aja*
4. depeche mode: black celebration
5. tears for fears: the hurting
6. the police: synchronicity 1
7. talking heads: born under punches (the heat goes on)

honourable mentions:
duran duran: rio, medazzaland
tim finn: spiritual hunger
split enz: walking down a road, bold as brass
sparks: this town ain't big enough for both of us (lol)

*yeah i know black cow is the first track, but i grew up hearing the album on a cassette my mom bought, and the track listing is all different. when i bought the album, my mind was blown. but i'm used to the other track listing and besides, aja's an amazing song.
__________________

__________________
KhanadaRhodes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2010, 12:42 AM   #17
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 55,049
Local Time: 10:37 PM
i forgot Sympathy for the Devil, that would come in at #5
__________________

__________________
cobl04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2010, 04:25 AM   #18
Blue Crack Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 26,960
Local Time: 03:37 AM
In no order:

Radiohead: Airbag
The Beach Boys: Wouldn't It Be Nice
Led Zeppelin: Immigrant Song
U2: Where The Streets Have No Name
The Flaming Lips: Race For The Prize
The Mamas & The Papas: Monday Monday
The Beatles: Taxman
__________________
the tourist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2010, 08:39 AM   #19
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
nielsgov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Belgium
Posts: 8,600
Local Time: 12:37 PM
Radiohead - Everything In It's Right Place
U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond Parts I-V
Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Sigur Rós - Untitled 1 (Vaka)
The Beatles - Come Together
Muse - New Born

A Sort Of Homecoming and Zooropa could also definitly be on that list.
__________________
nielsgov is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2010, 12:29 PM   #20
Rock n' Roll Doggie
ALL ACCESS
 
djerdap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 7,423
Local Time: 12:37 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cute Irish Bono View Post
7. New Order - Crystal
Quote:
Originally Posted by greenlight7-11 View Post
5. Never Let Me Down Again (Depeche Mode)
Forgot about these two. These would definitely be contenders for the top 10 list.
__________________
djerdap is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2010, 02:58 PM   #21
Blue Crack Supplier
 
IWasBored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 36,505
Local Time: 07:37 AM
thunder road almost deserves its own list, because as much as i love anything else i'm about to put here, it's kind of a few miles superior than anything else i can add.

so i'm going to have to ditch the creative math where i'd otherwise put "badlands" on the same line, cos really, it's up there, but it just can't compete.

rem - what's the frequency, kenneth?

joe strummer & the mescaleros - coma girl

street dogs - savin hill

the beatles - help!

"opinion" from greg graffin's first solo album
__________________
IWasBored is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2010, 03:28 PM   #22
Refugee
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: I live where I don't wanna drown, but god I'm going down...(/UK/)
Posts: 1,539
Local Time: 11:37 AM
1) Breathe (Pink Floyd)
2) Where The Streets Have No Name (U2)
3) London Calling (The CLash)
4) Tangled Up In Blue (Bob Dylan)
5) Hurricane (Bob Dylan)

6) Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd)
7) Like A Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)
8) Magnificent seven (The Clash)
9) Watch That Man (David Bowie)
10) Fake Empire (The National)
11) Rocks Of (The Rolling Stones)
12) Break On Through (The Doors)
13) Fake Empire (The National)
__________________
adypole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2010, 05:21 PM   #23
Blue Crack Addict
 
phanan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: in the darkness on the edge of town
Posts: 25,064
Local Time: 06:37 AM
No particular order, and sticking with only one song per artist...

U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond
The Who - Baba O'Riley
Porcupine Tree - Even Less
Explosions In The Sky - First Breath After Coma
Kraftwerk - The Robots

Some others...

R.E.M. - Finest Worksong
Yes - Roundabout
LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean
New Order - Age Of Consent
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run
Prince - Sign “☮” The Times
Madonna - Drowned World/Substitute For Love
Dire Straits - Telegraph Road
Mogwai - Hunted By A Freak
Interpol - Untitled
Queen - Innuendo
__________________
phanan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2010, 05:34 PM   #24
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,105
Local Time: 03:37 AM
I had a hard time with this one, and I think in the end I just sort of threw this list together (oh noes, a list on teh interwebz that is not perfect?!)

1.) U2 - A Sort of Homecoming
2.) The Who - Baba O'Riley
3.) Pixes - Debaser
4.) Big Country - In a Big Country
5) Explosions in the Sky - First Breath After Coma
6.) Bruce Springsteen - Radio Nowhere (I know that's a surprising pick, but that was the song that made me a fan, and I just get incredibly happy every time I hear it now for that very reason)
7.) Tom Petty - Wildflowers

And two from bands just because I like them and had to pick an opener from them:
The Cure - Plainsong
The National - Terrible Love (Newer song, but as an album opener, it does a great job, and I love to hear it every time).
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2010, 12:10 AM   #25
ONE
love, blood, life
 
namkcuR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Kettering, Ohio
Posts: 10,290
Local Time: 06:37 AM
1. The Beatles - Come Together(Abbey Road)
2. U2 - Zoo Station(Zoo Station)
3. U2 - Zooropa(Zooropa)
4. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog(IV)
5. Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond(I-V)(Wish You Were Here)
6. David Bowie - Changes(Hunky Dory)
7. Metallica - Master Of Puppets(Master Of Puppets)
8. The Doors - Hello I Love You(Waiting For The Sun)
9. Radiohead = 2+2=5(Hail To The Thief)/Everything In Its Right Place(Kid A)
10. Coldplay - Politik(Rush Of Blood To The Head)
11. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Around The World(Californication)
12. The Who - Baba O'Riley(The Who Sell Out)

I can't believe no one has mentioned Come Together yet.
__________________
namkcuR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2010, 12:46 AM   #26
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,105
Local Time: 03:37 AM
I don't know, it just doesn't scream out anything special as an Opener to me.

But you reminded me that I forgot "Life in Technicolor".
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2010, 12:52 AM   #27
Blue Crack Addict
 
GirlsAloudFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 25,289
Local Time: 05:37 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bono_212 View Post
I don't know, it just doesn't scream out anything special as an Opener to me.
Yeah, this is basically what I think as well. I considered Beatles album openers when I made my list, and thought of Come Together. I love the song, and Abbey Road is my favorite of their albums and, on certain days, my favorite album by anybody ever - but, yeah, like you said I don't think of it really as such a great opening song.

My favorite Beatles opener is probably either Taxman (the weed cough at the start is fantastic) or Two Of Us which is just achingly poignant, to me, and I always picture it as John and Paul singing about eachother.

I would also like to confess that my actual Top 7 would probably include both Where The Streets Have No Name and A Sort of Homecoming, but I didn't feel like putting them in my original list.

I also am troubled by the lack of Thunder Road selections in this thread, because it is the greatest song of all time. Thankfully IWB and phanan came to the rescue and listed it.
__________________
GirlsAloudFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2010, 12:56 AM   #28
ONE
love, blood, life
 
namkcuR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Kettering, Ohio
Posts: 10,290
Local Time: 06:37 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by GirlsAloudFan View Post
Yeah, this is basically what I think as well. I considered Beatles album openers when I made my list, and thought of Come Together. I love the song, and Abbey Road is my favorite of their albums and, on certain days, my favorite album by anybody ever - but, yeah, like you said I don't think of it really as such a great opening song.

My favorite Beatles opener is probably either Taxman (the weed cough at the start is fantastic) or Two Of Us which is just achingly poignant, to me, and I always picture it as John and Paul singing about eachother.

I would also like to confess that my actual Top 7 would probably include both Where The Streets Have No Name and A Sort of Homecoming, but I didn't feel like putting them in my original list.

I also am troubled by the lack of Thunder Road selections in this thread, because it is the greatest song of all time. Thankfully IWB and phanan came to the rescue and listed it.
Stairway To Heaven.

And to each his own about Come Together. I love it.
__________________
namkcuR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2010, 12:56 AM   #29
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,105
Local Time: 03:37 AM
I didn't use Thunder Road because I was doing one song per artist. But that is a FABULOUS opener.
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2010, 01:01 AM   #30
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 65,816
Local Time: 03:37 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by GirlsAloudFan View Post
Two Of Us which is just achingly poignant, to me, and I always picture it as John and Paul singing about eachother.


I think the Beatles were actually better at album openers early on though. I Saw Her Standing There, It Won't Be Long, A Hard Day's Night, No Reply and Help are all among the very best, if not the highlight of their respective albums.
__________________

__________________


Now.
LemonMelon is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com