Favorite Album Openers

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Steve
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Re: Favorite Album Openers

Postby Steve » April 28th, 2017, 5:37 pm

This was hard for me as there are so many outstanding album openers but as I was putting this list together, I found it was mostly comprised of songs that had an impact on my musical tastes throughout my life, not necessarily the best openers, or even my favorite opening tracks. I also limited my list to 10. I love these musical topics.

Boston - "More Than A Feeling" (Boston)
Sweet - "Ballroom Blitz" (Desolation Boulevard - US Version)
King Crimson - "21st Century Schizoid Man" (In the Court of the Crimson King)
Rush - "Overture" (2112)
Pink Floyd - "Speak to Me/Breathe" (Dark Side of the Moon)
Killing Joke - "Autonomous Zone" (Pylon)
Asia - "Heat of the Moment" (Asia)
Judas Priest - "Painkiller" (Painkiller)
Angel City (Angels) - "Take a Long Line" (Face to Face - US Version)
Genesis - "The Musical Box" (Nursery Cryme)

rockofhysteria
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Re: Favorite Album Openers

Postby rockofhysteria » April 29th, 2017, 12:11 am

1-Hey God Bon Jovi from These Days

2-Wild On The Run Tall Stories from the album Tall Stories

3-The House is Rockin Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble from the album In Step

4-Demolition Man Def Leppard from the album Euphoria

5-Higher Place Journey from the album Arrival

6-Seventh Seal Van Halen from the album Balance

7-Black Dog Led Zeppelin from Led Zeppelin 4

8-Neon Knights Black Sabbath from Heaven and Hell

9-Together Michael Sweet from the album Michael Sweet

10-Rest in Peace Richie Sambora from Stranger in This Town

snakeboy
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Re: Favorite Album Openers

Postby snakeboy » April 29th, 2017, 12:15 am

Here are some of good ones that I don't think have been mentioned:

"Sympathy for the Devil" - Rolling Stones (Beggars Banquet)
"Loser" - Beck (Mellow Gold)
"Break On Through" - The Doors
"Purple Haze" - Jimi Hendrix (Are You Experienced?)
"Sunday Bloody Sunday" - U2 (War)
"Pink Moon" - Nick Drake (Pink Moon)
"This is a Call" - Foo Fighters
"Hells Bells" - AC/DC (Back in Black)
"Head Like a Hole" - Nine Inch Nails (Pretty Hate Machine)


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