What's the best opening track of an album?

t-noah

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Makes me think we could expand this topic to best combo of side 1/side 2 openers, for us old-school LP-oriented geezers.

"Let's Go" and "Night Spots" comes to mind for The Cars "Candy-O." ... I wouldn't put Let's Go as a go-to starter by itself, but in tandem, it's a different story.

"Hells Bells" and "Back in Black" another 1/2 killer.
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t-noah

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Partial list. Limiting to one per artist. Roughly in chronological order. (A few on my list already mentioned in the thread)

Taxman — The Beatles (Revolver)
Like a Rolling Stone — Bob Dylan (Highway 61 Revisited)
Break on Through (To the Other Side) — The Doors (debut)
Sympathy for the Devil — The Rolling Stones (Beggars Banquet)
Ramble Tamble — CCR (Cosmo’s Factory)
Strutter — Kiss (debut)
See No Evil — Television (Marquee Moon)
London Calling — The Clash (title track)
Good Times Roll — The Cars (debut)
Begin the Begin — R.E.M. (Lifes Rich Pageant)
I.O.U. — The Replacements (Pleased to Meet Me)
Telephone Tree — Young Fresh Fellows (Electric Bird Digest)
Somebody to Shove — Soul Asylum (Grave Dancers Union)
Turn it On -- The Flaming Lips (Transmissions From the Satellite Heart)
Girls & Boys — Blur (Parklife)
Violet Eyes — Meat Puppets (Too High to Die)
Devils Haircut — Beck (Odelay)
The Good in Everyone — Sloan (One Chord to Another)
Stacked Actors — Foo Fighters (There is Nothing Left to Lose)
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart — Wilco (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot) … largely for the extended outro
Now wait just a dern minute!

How am I to keep up with this? :)
 
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t-noah

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Partial list. Limiting to one per artist. Roughly in chronological order. (A few on my list already mentioned in the thread)

Taxman — The Beatles (Revolver)
Like a Rolling Stone — Bob Dylan (Highway 61 Revisited)
Break on Through (To the Other Side) — The Doors (debut)
Sympathy for the Devil — The Rolling Stones (Beggars Banquet)
Ramble Tamble — CCR (Cosmo’s Factory)
Strutter — Kiss (debut)
See No Evil — Television (Marquee Moon)
London Calling — The Clash (title track)
Good Times Roll — The Cars (debut)
Begin the Begin — R.E.M. (Lifes Rich Pageant)
I.O.U. — The Replacements (Pleased to Meet Me)
Telephone Tree — Young Fresh Fellows (Electric Bird Digest)
Somebody to Shove — Soul Asylum (Grave Dancers Union)
Turn it On -- The Flaming Lips (Transmissions From the Satellite Heart)
Girls & Boys — Blur (Parklife)
Violet Eyes — Meat Puppets (Too High to Die)
Devils Haircut — Beck (Odelay)
The Good in Everyone — Sloan (One Chord to Another)
Stacked Actors — Foo Fighters (There is Nothing Left to Lose)
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart — Wilco (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot) … largely for the extended outro
Good Times Roll — The Cars (debut)

I like the Cars!
Now off to the other 50, or so, in your post!
 
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I shared this in another thread, but it’s hard to imagine a kid in 1970 seeing this album cover, throwing this record on and not shitting his pants.


Bravo! Havent listened all the way through for 40 years!
 

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I Saw Her Standing There, Beatles, Please Please Me (1963)
Nathaniel Murphy, 2:44 mark

Beatles Guitar Medley on 68’ Rosewood tele,​



And the original,
 

t-noah

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Listening to some Heart, they have 2 albums that have killers leads.
Magic Man, Heart, Dreamboat Annie

and,
Barracuda, Heart, Little Queen
 

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