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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    blaken123 Your Greater Tri-County CD Superstore

    United States
    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

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

    blaken123 Your Greater Tri-County CD Superstore

    United States
    That's a great one! Siouxsie probably has a lot of these. From Kaleidoscope I'm very fond of:
  13. namlook

    namlook Forum Resident

    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

    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

    Manitoba, Canada
    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

    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..)!
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019 at 2:23 PM
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  20. Chance

    Chance Forum Resident

    Morris County, NJ
    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

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

    Mark B. Forum Resident

    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

    Central NY
    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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