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Old 05-14-02, 04:18 PM
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Best Song that Opens a CD? What are your Favorites?

I fiddled with the title of this thread, yet I'm still not happy with it. What I'm aiming for are songs that appear as the first track on any given disk. What are your favorites? Songs that grab you right off and take you somewhere, or set the tempo for the next 40 to 80 minutes of music.

Do you follow me?

Some examples of mine:

Stinkfist, off the album Aenima by Tool.
------->as far as I'm concerned this is the most aggressive and in your face intro ever. it pulls me in immediately and really sets the tone of the album. It's purely genious and intoxicating.

Moon Baby, off the self-titled Godsmack album.
------->again with song it's about aggression, and build-up, the dialog to open it is appropriate and the volume swell really get's you moving.

Just Got Wicked, off 13 Ways to Bleed on Stage by Cold.
------->not quite as heavy but still I like this and it really pulled me on my first listen, getting me hooked quickly.

The Grudge, off of Lateralus by Tool.
------->again with the build-up and the powerfull intro, great vocal presence, great vibe overall.

There are many more, but I'm curious what some of your favorites are and why. Perhaps I'll take a listen if I'm not familier, you should do the same.

The examples above are all on the heavy side of music, please don't think yours have to be, I like all kinds of music, these were just some that really take me in.
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Grain Of Salt (What's The Use Of Having A Heart)
by Poison The Well from "Distance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder"
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"California (All the Way)" from off of Luna's "Bewitched" album.
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to the Grudge


That's what I thought of right off.


How about, Welcome to the Jungle, on Appetite for Destruction?
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Radiohead- Kid A - Everything in It's Right Place

also I always thought
Signs Of Life to start A Momentary Lapse Of Reason by Pink Floyd was an excellent start to the album even though I think the album as a whole isnt that good.
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Just off the top of my head, "Man in a Suitcase" - from Geezer Butler's second solo album, Black Science - pretty much rocks as an opener.

Here is the CDNow clip: realaudio
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I could think of a bunch but right now the one that came to my mind first was:

Whole Lotta Love off Led Zeppelin II
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Come to Daddy (Pappy Mix) on Aphex Twin's Come to Daddy EP
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I've always been a fan of the way the Reign in Blood album by Slayer starts. Silence, then BOOM! you're thrown full force into classic thrash metal nirvana
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Tool:

Sweat
Intolerance
Stinkfist
The Grudge

Korn:

Blind

Deftones:

Bored
My Own Summer (Shove It)

Metallica:

Battery
Blackened

Just to name a few
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some good ones I hadn't thought of, Blind by Korn. Welcome to the Jungle, etc..

I'm downloading some that I haven't heard of. Keep it coming.
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"No Action" - Elvis Costello (This Year's Model)
"Gimme Shelter" - Rolling Stones (Let it Bleed)
"London Calling" - Clash (London Calling)
"Subterranean Homesick Blues" - Bob Dylan (Bringing it all Back Home)
"My Name is Jonas" - Weezer (blue album)
"Victoria" - Kinks (Arthur)
"I Am Trying To Break Your Heart" - Wilco (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot)
"Dig Me Out" - Sleater-Kinney (Dig Me Out)

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black dog led zeppelien 4

smells like teen spirit nirvana nevermind
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Pearl Jam's Go off of Vs.
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Good call on Sonic Youth's "Dirty Boots". While we're at it, how 'bout "Teenage Riot"? Can't believe I forgot that one...
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Originally posted by edclem
I've always been a fan of the way the Reign in Blood album by Slayer starts. Silence, then BOOM! you're thrown full force into classic thrash metal nirvana
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Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf/"Sookie Sookie"
Deep Purple - Machine Head/"Highway Star"
Beatles - Rubber Soul/"Drive My Car"
Beatles - Revolver/"Taxman"
Beatles - Beatles/"Back In The USSR"
Beatles - Abbey Road/"Come Together"
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath/"Black Sabbath"
Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet/"Sympathy For The Devil"
Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers/"Brown Sugar"
Elvis Costello - Armed Forces/"Accidents Will Happen"
Wes Montgomery - Smokin' At The Half Note/"Unit 7"
ZZ Top - Rio Grande Mud/"Francine"
Cream - Disraeli Gears/"Strange Brew"
James Gang - Rides Again/"Funk #49"
James Gang - Thirds/"Walk Away"
Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde/"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"
Grand Funk Railroad - Closer To Home/"Sin's A Good Man's Brother"

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Two by the Cure have always impressed me:

"Plainsong" from DISINTEGRATION

"100 Years" from PORNOGRAPHY

the phrase "knock you on your a$$" comes to mind...
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Gotta be Battery by Metallica. What a beautiful way to open the greatest Heavy Metal album of all time (Master of Puppets for those confused).

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Originally posted by Jepthah
"Plainsong" from DISINTEGRATION
My step-dad was shocked/confused/impressed when I pointed out to him that the beautiful music being played in the background of the show he was watching on PBS was in fact Plainsong by the Cure. This was many moons ago when I was in high school, and I had a psychedelic/blacklight Cure poster hanging on my wall that my little brother refered to as "the scary one."

To get back on topic:

The Cure: The Kiss (KISS ME, KISS ME, KISS ME)
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