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The Best Opening Tracks On A Debut Album

MR ANDREW GEORGE BAILEY
 
Led Zeppelin 1
Led Zeppelin 1
"Good Times Bad Times is such a tight and cleaver little number, from the greatest group of musicians ever put together. It still sounds fresh,  even 36 years on."
Appetite For Destruction
Appetite For Destruction
"From the opening notes of that delayed guitar from Slash,  right into the power of the main riff. Welcome To The Jungle is one of the greatest rocking openers - What an impact!"
Van Halen (Reissue)
Van Halen (Reissue)
"Running With The Devil has some great guitar work from the original metal widdler Eddie Van Halen. Dave Lee Roth delivers some blinding vocals on this one too."
The Doors
The Doors
"The Door's fantastic debut, Break on Through was the tune that really got me into them. The real darkside of the 60s. Jim Morrison is a god."
Blue Lines
Blue Lines
"Safe From Harm with its ultra-cool hypnotic opening bass line and a beautiful soulful voice of Shara Nelson is such a great debut from this influential and pioneering group."
Grace
Grace
"The haunting, moody and melodic voice of Jeff Buckley on the opening song Mojo Pin. Poetic and like a dream."
Are You Experienced
Are You Experienced
"No one had heard anyone play guitar like this guy before. With Purple Haze Jimi just takes you off to some other planet."
Shake Your Money Maker
Shake Your Money Maker
"Twice as Hard is blues-based Rock n' Roll at its best."
Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
"Opening with Blue Suede Shoes the first commercial successful Rock n' Roll album ever, from the greatest performer ever,  'Well it's one for the money. Two for the show...'"
Rage Against The Machine
Rage Against The Machine
"Bombtrack is a killer opener. 'Burn! Burn! Yes ya gonna Burn!' Great guitar and bass lines, highly confrontational and political lyrics."
METERS The Meters
METERS The Meters
"Cissy Strut from talented funk masters The Meters from New Orleans. Nice raw sound and a great catchy tune."
Regulate ... G Funk Era
Regulate ... G Funk Era
"Regulate is one of my favourite songs, clever use of sampling, done in such a laid-back style. The best example of the mid 90's west coast G-Funk sound."
Audioslave
Audioslave
"The first track Cochise is one of my favourites off this heavy rock album. Which refreshingly takes much musical influence from classic rock of the past."
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses
"Manchester's finest band produced a great debut. I Wanna be Adored. Beautiful"
Selections
Selections
"Love the tune Stranglehold. Definitely Ted's best song. Sounds very mid 70s, Big overindulgent guitar riffing."