Best 1-2 Punch On A Debut Album

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  1. Adam9

    Adam9 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Toronto, Canada
    Inspired by the recent thread on the best opening and following track on a Beatles' album and by happening to be listening to one of the near-flawless debut albums, Mr. Tambourine Man by The Byrds, with its great "1-2 Punch" of "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better", I wonder what other forum members would consider great "1-2 punches" on debut albums.
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  2. micksmuse

    micksmuse Forum Resident

    san diego

    TOY MATINEE "last plane out" & "turn it on salvadore"
  3. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

    This is a little subjective but for me it is impossible to beat Crossing The Red Sea with The Adverts and the 1-2 of One Chord Wonders and Bored Teenagers.
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  4. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

    Lexington, SC
    A couple that immediately came to mind:

    Pavement- Slanted and Enchanted ("Summer Babe" and "Trigger Cut")
    Green Day- 39/Smooth ("At the Library" and "Don't Leave Me")
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  5. YMC4

    YMC4 Forum Resident

    SF Valley, CA.
    1. Welcome to the Jungle
    2. It's So Easy
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  6. Freedom Rider

    Freedom Rider Forum Resident

    Roxy Music S/T:

    1. Remake/Re-Model
    2. Ladytron
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  7. fab432

    fab432 “To the toppermost of the poppermost, Johnny!”

    Bee Gees 1st - Turn of the Century and Holiday
    Queen - Keep Yourself Alive and Doing Alright
    City Boy - (Moonlight) Shake My Head and Leave and Deadly Delicious
    The Left Banke - Pretty Ballerina and She May Call You Up Tonight
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  8. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

    Pat Metheny Group

    - San Lorenzo
    - Phase Dance

  9. mr_spenalzo

    mr_spenalzo Forum Resident

    Suede: So Young + Animal Nitrate
    Duran Duran: Girls On Film + Planet Earth
    Stone Roses: Adored + Drums
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  10. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

    Procol Harum

    - Whiter Shade of Pale
    - Conquistador

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  11. Standoffish

    Standoffish Don't you dare call me an ostrich!


    Master of Puppets
  12. gilbert green

    gilbert green Ben Sumner



    Pink Floyd- Astronomy Domine, Lucifer Sam
    Television- See No Evil, Venus
    Stooges- 1969, I Wanna Be Your Dog
  13. mfp

    mfp Forum Resident

    Paris, France
    Sunday Morning + Waiting for My Man
  14. gilbert green

    gilbert green Ben Sumner

    Nick Drake- Time Has Told Me, River Man
  15. modrevolve

    modrevolve Forum Resident

    I Wanna Be Adored
    She Bangs The Drums
  16. mr_spenalzo

    mr_spenalzo Forum Resident

    Great 1-2 punch, no debut
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    The Chicago Transit Authority (1969)

    1. Introduction (Terry Kath) - 6:35
    2. Does Anybody Really Know What Time it Is? (Robert Lamm) - 4:33
  18. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

    Austin, TX
    Gotta go with Runnin' With the Devil and Eruption from Van Halen - Van Halen.
  19. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    Gloria - Redondo Beach
    See No Evil - Venus
    Your Phone's Off the Hook, But You're Not - Johnny Hit and Run Paulene
  20. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

    Lexington, SC
    :righton:We have a winner! Might as well close the thread.
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  21. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Central PA
    The trumpet-fueled band Chase (of "Get It On" fame) starts their s/t-titled debut off with four trumpet "shouts" from different directions, they start to play and the mix closes them up tighter as they play the figure together, then the rest of the band comes it (awsome in Quad, natch); this is "Open Up Wide", a screamin' instrumental. Often they would open their shows with it, placing the horns in separate corners of the venue, and run towards the middle (still playing in sync; imagine running with a trumpet mouthbpiece plastered to your lips - these dudes were loaded for bear)!

    Next track is "Livin' In Heat", about a boy who didn't understand why his mom was the way she was...apparently he figured it out by the chorus.

    Just a pair of arena-shaking charts!
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  22. Szeppelin75

    Szeppelin75 Forum Resident

    My choice
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  23. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

    United States
    It's hard to think of anything better than...

    Good Times, Bad Times
    Babe I'm Gonna Leave You

    Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin) 1969

    On a purely personal level, I'm also partial to "Strutter" and "Nothin To Lose" on the debut album from Kiss. But I can't imagine that being too popular a choice with many others.
  24. Spear and Magic Helmet

    Spear and Magic Helmet Forum Resident

    Nashville, TN
    Van Halen's debut. Runnin' With The Devil followed by Eruption.

    Guitar players mouths fell open collectively.
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    The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)

    1. I Saw Her Standing There - 2:40
    2. Misery - 1:44
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