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Old 11-19-2010, 02:43 PM   #1
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Please tell me your 7 favorite album openers

1. Thunder Road
2. Everything In Its Right Place
3. Tangled Up In Blue
4. I Wanna Be Adored
5. Begin the Begin
6. Once
7. Welcome To The Jungle

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Old 11-19-2010, 03:31 PM   #2
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1. Alice in Chains - Rotten Apple
2. Pixies - Debaser
3. Pearl Jam - Brain of J.
4. Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand
5. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
6. U2 - Zoo Station
7. The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored

Probably missed out a few. Gimme Shelter (The Rolling Stones), 2+2=5 (Radiohead), From Out of Nowhere (Faith No More), Fake Empire (The National), The Kiss (The Cure), Fear of a Blank Planet (Porcupine Tree), Begin the Begin (R.E.M.), 100% (Sonic Youth) and One of These Days (Pink Floyd) are up there as well.
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Zooropa (Zooropa – U2)
Communion With The Sun (Ra – Utopia)
Dazzle (Hyaena - Siouxsie & The Banshees)
Synchronicity I (Synchronicity – The Police)
The Robots (The Man-Machine – Kraftwerk)
Dancing With The Moonlit Knight (Selling England By The Pound – Genesis)
Rhythm of The Heat (Security – Peter Gabriel)
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1. Vertigo

Oh, "favorite" openers. Whoopsie.
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Old 11-19-2010, 04:14 PM   #5
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Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Bellbottoms (Orange)
U2 - A sort of homecoming (Unforgettable fire)
Frank Zappa - Peaches en regalia (Hot rats)
AC/DC - Highway to hell (Highway to hell)
Talk Talk - Happiness is easy (The colour of spring)
Sting - All this time (The soul cages)
The Beach Boys - Wouldn't it be nice (Pet Sounds)
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Limited myself to one per artist, as I easily could have filled this with just Shuttlecock and R.E.E.M. titles:

1. Cockropa
2. Sugar, The Act We Act (Copper Blue)
3. Joni Mitchell, Coyote (Hejira)
4. The Beatles, Two Of Us (Let It Be)
5. The Afghan Whigs, Crime Scene Part One (Black Love)
6. Steely Dan, Babylon Sisters (Gaucho)
7. R.E.M., Finest Worksong (Document)

That last one could easily have been Harborcoat or Begin the Begin on a different day.
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1. Vertigo

Oh, "favorite" openers. Whoopsie.
Am I the only person here whose least favorite 'cock opener is Beautiful Play? I really love every other track 1 of theirs. Yes, including Squirtigo.
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1. Pink Floyd: Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5

2. The Who: Baba O'Riley

3. Radiohead: Everything in Its Right Place

4. Antony & The Johnsons: Hope There's Someone

5. Depeche Mode: Never Let Me Down Again

6. Led Zeppelin: Black Dog

7. U2: Zoo Station
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1. Alice in Chains - Rotten Apple
Great, great call. Jar of Flies is the finest album to emerge from the Seattle Grunge scene, in my opinion at least.
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Am I the only person here whose least favorite 'cock opener is Beautiful Play? I really love every other track 1 of theirs. Yes, including Squirtigo.
Apart from the average Helter Skelter cover on Rattle and Hum, I would agree.

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Great, great call. Jar of Flies is the finest album to emerge from the Seattle Grunge scene, in my opinion at least.
I would agree, if there wasn't a little masterpiece called Vitalogy in there as well. But Jar of Flies has the best opening duo ever. Nothing will probably match the emotion conveyed in Rotten Apple and Nutshell for me.
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7 Openers I really enjoy (In no particular order):

1. U2 - Zoo Station
2. Black Rebel Mototcycle Club - Love Burns
3. Metallica - Enter Sandman
4. Moby - Honey
5. Muse - Intro/Apocalypse Please (I put those two together in my mind)
6. U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name
7. New Order - Crystal
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1. U2 - Zooropa
2. The Who - Baba O' Riley
3. Blur - Beetlebum
4. The Shins - Kissing The Lipless
5. Led Zeppelin - Black Dog
6. Wilco - At Least That's What You Said
7. Steely Dan - Black Cow

8. My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow
9. Boston - More Than A Feeling
10. Spoon - Everything Hits At Once
11. The Flying Burrito Brothers - Christine's Tune
12. Joy Division - Disorder
13. Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock
14. Joni Mitchell - All I Want
15. Love - Alone Again Or
16. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
17. The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
18. Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone
19. Sonic Youth - Teen Age Riot
20. Grateful Dead - Box of Rain
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quality idea, GAF!

1. The Who - Baba O'Riley
2. The Flaming Lips - Race for the Prize
3. Pink Floyd - Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Parts I-V
4. U2 - Zooropa (kinda weird cos Streets is my favourite song ever, so shouldn't Streets be #1 here?)
5. Steely Dan - Black Cow
6. David Bowie - Five Years
7. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
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1. Drive (R.E.M.)
2. Head Like A Hole (Nine Inch Nails)
3. Last Exit (Pearl Jam)
4. Where The Streets Have No Name (U2)
5. Never Let Me Down Again (Depeche Mode)
6. Now My Heart Is Full (Morrissey)
7. Just Like Honey (The Jesus & Mary Chain)

Honorable Mentions: Untitled (Interpol), Numbers (The Church), Rid Of Me (PJ Harvey), Good Morning Beautiful (The The), Low (Cracker), Fade Into You (Mazzy Star), Love Burns (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club).
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7. New Order - Crystal
Fuck I totally forgot about New Order.

Age of Consent would have been a major contender.

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6. Now My Heart Is Full (Morrissey)
Maybe my favorite solo Moz song.
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