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Old 01-25-2002, 10:45 AM   #1
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Favourite non-U2 album openers and closers?

I think this is hard: Which album-openers are the best ones? We had U2 openers and closers some days ago, now I'm looking for non-U2.

Openers:
Radiohead: Everything in its right place (the first secounds show what the album is like)
Travis: Sing (how beautiful!)
Beck: Devil's haircut (kickin' ass)
Grandaddy: He's simple, he's dumb, he's the pilot (9 minutes, far away)
R.E.M.: Drive (best song on Automatic, IMO)

I know, I forgot Enter Sandman and Bitter Sweet Symphony.

Closers:
Nirvana: Something in the way (fantastic acoustic song)
Air: Le voyage de Penelope (very good instrumental)
Oasis: Champagne Supernova (Brilliant. Undescribable.)
Portishead: Glory Box (good bass-line)
Pulp: Sunrise (unbelievable guitars!)



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Old 01-25-2002, 11:03 AM   #2
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The Stones....Start Me Up (Tattoo You)
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Openers:
Oasis - Rock and Roll Star (Definitely Maybe)

Closers:
Radiohead - Street Spirit (The Bends)
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Old 01-26-2002, 10:05 PM   #4
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The best opener and closer to an album I've heard is Thunder Road top open Springsteen's Born To Run album and Jungleland to close it.
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Openers:
Blur-Boys and Girls, Tender
Metallica- Enter Sandman
Guns n' Roses- Welcome to the Jungle
Oasis- D'You Know What I Mean, Fuckin' in the Bushes, Rock n' Roll Star
The Who- Baba O'Reilly
Dave Matthews- I Did It
The Verve- Bittersweet Symphony
Travis- Sing, Writing to Reach You, All I Wanna Do is Rock
Stone Temple Pilots- Dead and Bloated
Red Hot Chili Peppers- All Around the Round
Nirvana- Serve the Servants, Teen Spirit
Radiohead- Airbag, Everything in it's Right Place
Bush- Everything Zen
Smashing Pumpkins- Everlasting Gaze
PJ Harvey- Big Exit
Led Zeppelin- Black Dog, the Song Remains the Same

Closers:
Oasis- Champagne Supernova
Green Day- Macy's Day Parade
Ozzy Osbourne- Road to Nowhere
PJ Harvey- We Float, Is this Desire
Dave Matthews- Every Day, Proudest Monkey
The Who- Won't Get Fooled Again
The Doors- The End
Van Halen- Top of the World
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Favourite opener : RHCP - All Around The World

Favourite closer : Queen - The Show Must Go On .
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openers
Massive Attack- Safe From Harm- Blue Lines
Bjork- Hidden Place- Vespertine
Radiohead- Everything In Its Right Place- Kid-A
Portishead- Mysterons- Dummy
R.E.M- Drive- Automatic for the People

closers-

radiohead- street spirit (fade out)- the bends
R.E.M- find the river- automatic for the people- total kick ass album
Madonna- take a bow , oh wait.. that was the video for it wasnt it
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Old 01-28-2002, 01:56 PM   #8
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Openers:

Pink Floyd - Shine on You Crazy Diamond Parts 1 to 5, One of These Days, Speak to Me/Breathe
Led Zeppelin - Black Dog
Dave Matthews - So Much to Say
REM - Drive
Radiohead - Everything in its right place, Airbag
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze
54-40 - Casual Viewin'
The Who - Baba O'Reilly

Closers:
Pink Floyd - Eclipse (where I think Bono got the inspiration for the end of Walk On), Outside the Wall, Echoes, Shine On You Crazy Diamond Parts 6 to 9
Jimi Hendrix - Red House
Radiohead - Street Spirit
Dave Matthews - Everyday
The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again

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Openers:
Protection - Massive Attack
Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses
Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
I Wanna Be Adored - The Stone Roses
The Everlasting Gaze - The Smashing Pumpkins
The Only One I Know - The Charlatans
Once - Pearl Jam
Everything In It's Right Place - Radiohead
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
D'You Know What I Mean? - Oasis
Baba O'Reiley - The Who
Smack My Bitch Up - The Prodigy
Finest Worksong - REM
Now My Heart is Full - Morrissey
Want - The Cure
La Femme D'Argent - Air

Closers:
Release - Pearl Jam
Only In Dreams - Weezer
We Float - PJ Harvey
Roll It Over - Oasis
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
A Day In the Life - The Beatles
When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
Brain Damage/Ecplise - Pink Floyd
All Apologies - Nirvana
End - The Cure
Goodbye - Elton John
Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
Motion Picture Soundtrack - Radiohead


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Originally posted by The Blunt Edge:

Pink Floyd - Eclipse (where I think Bono got the inspiration for the end of Walk On
I was wondering if anyone else noticed that. It's a brilliant song, by the way.

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