Favourite 3-song runs

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MitchLT, Feb 11, 2019 at 3:43 AM.

  1. MitchLT

    MitchLT Custom Entitled Thread Starter

    Thinking here particularly about albums that are not great, but lurking within them is a great runs of songs which keeps drawing you back.

    For example, a common bargain bin record of note is Lionheart by Kate Bush. Overall- not great, and she doesn’t like it much herself, but it has this excellent trio which closes out side 1:

    • Wow
    • Don’t Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake
    • Oh England My Lionheart
    Always leaves me thinking ‘Wow, nice trio’.



    Any more nice trios, anyone?
     
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  2. MitchLT

    MitchLT Custom Entitled Thread Starter

    Of course, the best trios on great albums are also included. So, Tango In The Night / Fleetwood Mac gets off to a brilliant start with:

    • Big Love
    • Seven Wonders
    • Everywhere

    And also Super Furry Animals from their brilliant Guerilla:
    • Check It Out
    • Do Or Die
    • Turning Tide
    And, if you don’t want to include Check It Out as a full song then you can easily add the brilliant Northern Lites (Track 4) to the mix instead. Terrible lip-syncing in the video though:

     
  3. The Lone Cadaver

    The Lone Cadaver Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bronx
    The Who Dr. Jimmy/The Rock/Love Reign O'er Me
    The Pretty Things In the Square/The Letter/Rain
     
  4. Haggis Wampovich

    Haggis Wampovich Professor of Dead Languages

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    Three Rivers, USA
    Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains the Same Soundtrack

    The Song Remains the Same -> The Rain Song -> Dazed and Confused
     
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  5. Kulbot

    Kulbot Forum Resident

    Location:
    Michigan
    The Smiths - "Meat is Murder"

    The Headmaster Ritual -> Rusholme Ruffians -> I Want the One I Can't Have
     
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  6. dougb222

    dougb222 Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    Off the top of my head:

    Ambrosia's s/t debut album
    Nice, Nice, Very Nice -> Time Waits For No One -> Holding On To Yesterday

    Crime of the Century
    by Supertramp
    School -> Bloody Well Right -> Hide In Your Shell
     
  7. Black Magic Woman

    Black Magic Woman Sorry for my english

    Location:
    Chile
    Cheap Thrills - Big Brother & the Holding Co.
    • I Need A Man To Love
    • Summertime
    • Piece of My Heart
    Pearl - Janis Joplin
    • Move Over
    • Cry Baby
    • A Woman Left Lonely
     
  8. Black Magic Woman

    Black Magic Woman Sorry for my english

    Location:
    Chile
    Juju - Siouxsie & the Banshees
    1. Spellbound
    2. Into the Light
    3. Arabian Knights
     
  9. blaken123

    blaken123 Your Greater Tri-County CD Superstore

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    New Pornographers, from Whiteout Conditions LP (2017)

    1. "Play Money"
    2. "Whiteout Conditions"
    3. "High Ticket Attractions"

    This isn't their best album but that's a strong 3 song intro!
     
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  10. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    XTC- Black Sea
    -"Respectable Street"
    -"Generals And Majors"
    -"Living Through Another Cuba"
    .....oh, wait! I gotta add
    -"Love At First Sight", too!
    That's a FOUR-song run, right there!
     
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  11. riskylogic

    riskylogic Forum Resident

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    Close to the Edge, the whole album. Or is that cheating?
     
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  12. blaken123

    blaken123 Your Greater Tri-County CD Superstore

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    That's a great one! Siouxsie probably has a lot of these. From Kaleidoscope I'm very fond of:
    "Tenant"
    "Trophy"
    "Hybrid"
     
  13. namlook

    namlook Forum Resident

    Location:
    Canada
    Sugar - Copper Blue (best album of the 90s)
    1. The Act We Act
    2. A Good Idea
    3. Changes.
     
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  14. davesmoked

    davesmoked Forum Resident

    Next To You, So Lonely, Roxanne
     
  15. MitchLT

    MitchLT Custom Entitled Thread Starter

    The Queen Is Dead / The Smith’s has three of my favourites in a row:

    • Cemetry Gates
    • Big Mouth Strikes Again
    • The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
     
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  16. usrlocal

    usrlocal Nice and Smooth

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    From 'Schoolboys in Disgrace' by The Kinks:

    I'm In Disgrace - Headmaster - The Hard Way

    The nucleus of the perfect rock operetta.
     
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  17. Hammerpeg

    Hammerpeg Forum Resident

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    I love the way the Stones’ US ‘Out of Our Heads’ starts with “Mercy Mercy,” “Hitch Hike,” and “The Last Time.”
     
  18. dgstrat

    dgstrat Forum Resident

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    West Islip, NY
    2 from the same album!
    side 1: Good Times Roll/Best Friends Girl/Just What I Needed

    or side 2: You're All I've Got Tonight/Bye Bye Love/Moving in Stereo
     
  19. MitchLT

    MitchLT Custom Entitled Thread Starter

    Beatles For Sale - not their finest but I love this trio:
    • Every Little Thing
    • I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party
    • What You’re Doing
    [EDIT]: Just listening to I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party now- what a harmony vocal (whoever it is..)!
     
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  20. Chance

    Chance Forum Resident

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    Easy. First three songs on Patti Smith's Wave. All great, and the only memorable songs on the album (IMO).
     
  21. Curveboy

    Curveboy Forum Resident

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    New York City
    Heart: Magic Man - Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child) - Crazy On You
     
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  22. Mark B.

    Mark B. Forum Resident

    Location:
    Concord, NC
    Side two of Alice Cooper's Billion Dollar Babies:
    No More Mr. Nice Guy
    Generation Landslide
    Sick Things
     
  23. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Central NY
    Peaches
    Willie The Pimp
    Green Genes
     
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  24. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Shiny Toy Guns-We Are Pilots, 2005
    When They Came For Us
    Joel's Theme
    Sky Fell Over Me
     
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  25. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Syntax-Tripolar, 2012
    Zero Vision
    Thorns and Roses
    Pennies and Change
     
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