*POLL* Best opening song on an album - (Group 29)

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  1. Hollow Horse

    Hollow Horse Be careful what you dream of Thread Starter

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    SONGS THROUGH SO FAR

    NIRVANA - Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nevermind
    KING CRIMSON - 21st Century Schizoid Man - In The Court Of The Crimson King
    MARVIN GAYE - What's Going On -What's Going On
    THE SMITHS - The Queen Is Dead - The Queen Is Dead
    STEELY DAN - Do It Again - Can't Buy A Thrill
    THE DOORS - The Changeling - L.A Woman
    THE B-52'S - Planet Claire - The B-52's
    TALKING HEADS - I Zimbra - Fear Of Music
    THE WHO - Baba O'Riley - Who's Next
    LED ZEPPELIN - The Song Remains The Same - Houses Of The Holy
    THE BEATLES - A Hard Day's Night - A Hard Day's Night
    BOB DYLAN - Like A Rolling Stone - Highway 61 Revisited
    THE CLASH -London Calling - London Calling
    THE STONE ROSES - I Wanna Be Adored - The Stone Roses
    THE ROLLING STONES - Gimme Shelter - Let It Bleed
    THE BYRDS - Mr. Tambourine Man - Mr. Tambourine Man
    BLACK SABBATH - War Pigs - Paranoid
    BLONDIE - Hanging On The Telephone - Parallel Lines
    THE BEATLES - Taxman - Revolver
    GUNS 'N' ROSES - Welcome To The Jungle - Appetite For Destruction
    THIN LIZZY - Jailbreak - Jailbreak
    R.E.M - What's The Frequency, Kenneth? - Monster
    DEEP PURPLE - Highway Star - Machine Head
    FLEETWOOD MAC - Second Hand News - Rumours
    PINK FLOYD - Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts I-V - Wish You Were Here
    VAN HALEN - Runnin' With The Devil - Van Halen
    BOB DYLAN - Hurricane - Desire
    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Born In The U.S.A. - Born In The U.S.A.
    PRINCE - 1999 - 1999
    AC/DC - Hells Bells - Back In Black
    LED ZEPPELIN - Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin II
    CREAM - Strange Brew - Disraeli Gears
    ELTON JOHN - Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    THE VERVE - Bitter Sweet Symphony - Urban Hymns
    A-HA - Take On Me - Hunting High And Low
    ROXY MUSIC - Do The Strand - For Your Pleasure
    U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday - War
    RUSH - The Spirit Of Radio - Permanent Waves
    THE POLICE - Message In A Bottle - Reggatta de Blanc
    GENESIS - Dancing With The Moonlit Knight - Selling England By The Pound
    THE BEACH BOYS - Wouldn't It Be Nice - Pet Sounds
    DAVID BOWIE - Changes - Hunky Dory
    THE BEATLES - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Thunder Road - Born To Run
     
  2. Snow2

    Snow2 Forum Resident

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    The Waterboys - Don't bang the drum (the album, This is the Sea, starts off great and just gets better)
    Genesis - Dance on a Volcano (first indicator that life existed after dear old Mr Gabriel!)

    A mention for 10,000 Maniacs, who I thought produced a really special album with In My Tribe.
     
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  3. Psychedelic Sounds

    Psychedelic Sounds Forum Resident

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    Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
    This is one of my favorite opening tracks.
    It has all the things I look for in an opening song:
    A strong song
    Provides a sense for the theme of the album
    Feeling of anticipation
     
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  4. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    Heard four of these.

    Don't really like the Floyd song, and regard Erasure as fun but disposable so therefore my votes go to:

    Genesis & The Waterboys. Great songs both!
     
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  5. Hermes

    Hermes Forum Resident

    The 2 old ones. I actually listened to the others..

    ps: I guess Waterboys is okay also.
     
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  6. TheSeldomSeenKid

    TheSeldomSeenKid Forum Resident

    Astronomy Domine-Pink Floyd(Great Album Opening Song with or without being on LSD)
    Untitled-Interpol(started my 16 Year Love of this Band and thought Joy Divsion had an unknown Group of Children)

    I did give consideration to the Portishead Song.
     
  7. Hollow Horse

    Hollow Horse Be careful what you dream of Thread Starter

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    Dance On A Volcano

    A very good opener on a classic Genesis album

    A Little Respect

    So bouyant and a total eighties anthem!
     
  8. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    Dance on a volcano
    Don't bang the drum

    Theme from flood and Mysterons both very close near misses
    I love floyd and I don't think they have a bad album, but I am not as enamored with the Syd stuff as most seem to be.
     
  9. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

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    Dance on a Volcano
    Astronomy Domine
     
  10. JumpinJimF

    JumpinJimF Well-Known Member

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    Astronomy Domine
    Don't Bang The Drum

    Both good songs but I confess I don't know any of the others.
     
  11. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    I don’t think I know a single one.
     
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  12. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

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    Got the wrong Waterboys LP I think, with Church Not Made With Hands being such a classic, and leading off A Pagan Place ...
     
  13. Plutonio

    Plutonio Juju

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    The correct answer is Dummy obviously!
     
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  14. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    ASTRONOMY DOMINE is the only classic one here.

    I gave THEME FROM FLOOD my other vote since it won't win and I think it is a pretty funny opening song!
     
  15. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

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    10,000 Maniacs and TMBG are no-brainers. If we could have voted for three tunes I would've also picked Erasure.
     
  16. Hermes

    Hermes Forum Resident

    When I first heard Dummy I was too old for it. Cool sound scapes and sleazy sexuality didn't impress me anymore. The reviewers must have been very young.
     

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