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a few off the top of me head....

astradyne - ultravox

love vigilantes - new order

zeros and ones - jesus jones

dalliance - the wedding present

the black hit of space - the human league

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the intro to "3's A Crowd" by local boys Quik is quite humourous but thats an ep so that doesn't count.


The opener for "Deja Entendu" by Brand New

Serve the servents-Nirvana

London Calling-The Clash

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Helena-My Chemical Romance

The After Dinner Payback-From Autumn to Ashes

Cold Cash and Colder Hearts-Thrice

The Violence-Jetplane Landing

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Here are a few for starters...

Janie Jones - The Clash (The Clash)

Taxman - Revolver (The Beatles)

Our Prayer/Heroes and Villains - SMiLE (The Beach Boys)

Government Flu - Plastic Surgery Disasters (The Dead Kennedys)

Suspect Device - Inflammable Material (Stiff Little Fingers)

New York, New York - Gold (Ryan Adams)

Armenia City in The Sky - The Who Sell Out (The Who)

Thunder Road - Born To Run (Bruce Springsteen)

Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin II (Led Zeppelin)

Highway To Hell - Highway To Hell - (AC/DC)

Back In Black - Back in Black -(AC/DC)

Tangled Up In Blue - Blood on The Tracks (Bob Dylan)

My My, Hey Hey (out of the blue) - Rust Never Sleeps (Neil Young and Crazy Horse)

Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nevermind (Nirvana)

Foxy Lady - Are You Experienced? (Jimi Hendrix Experience)

and oh so many more I could mention

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Looking For Someone/Dancing with the Moonlit Knight by Genesis

21st Century Schizoid Man/Red by King Crimson (although I always thought One More Red Nightmare would sound good as an opener as well)

Speak to Me - Pink Floyd (though somehow I don't think there's anywhere else it could go)

Den of Iniquity - Norman Haines Band

What's the best album opener? A belter to hook the listener or something more held back to ease them in and lead up to the album's climax? Depends on the album I suppose.

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Rage against the machine - bombtrack

Smashing pumpkins - Cherub rock

Faith no more - land of sunshine

Vast - Here

American head charge - a violent reaction

Electric six - dance commander

Static X - destroy all

All great openers that come to mind at the moment

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'Speakers Push the Air' - 'Good Health' by Pretty Girls Make Graves

'Black Celebration' - 'Black Celebration' by Depeche Mode

'The Saddest Day' - 'Petitioning the Empty Sky' by Converge

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A Perfect Circle - The Package [Thirteenth Step]

Aphex Twin - Jynweythek Ylow [Drukqs]

Atrium Carceri - Entrance [Cellblock]

Botch - To Our Friends In The Great White North [We Are The Romans]

Busta Ryhmes - Intro [When Disaster Strikes] Got to love the prophecy at the beginning

Carcass - Genital Grinder [Reek of Putrefication]

Cult Of Luna - Inside Fort Meade/Reciever [The Beyond] Okay, that is two seperate songs, but it is still technically the entrance to the album

The Daughters - Fur Beach [Canada Songs]

David Bowie - Five Years [The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars]

Deftones - My Own Summer (Shove It) [Around The Fur]

Dwarves - Back Seat Of My Car [blood, Guts & Pussy]

Godflesh - Like Rats [streetcleaner]

IRM - The Celebration Of The Untouched Skin [Oedipus Dethroned]

Ministry - Reload [Filth Pig]

Neurosis - Erode/The Tide [A Sun That Never Sets]

Nine Inch Nails - Mr. Self Destruct [The Downward Spiral]

Pig Destroyer - Deflower [Explosions In Ward Six]

Pig Destroyer - Jennifer/Cheerleader Corpses [Prowler In The Yard]

Pig Destroyer - Intro/Pretty In Casts [Terrifyer]

Primus - Pork Chop's Little Ditty/My Name Is Mud [Pork Soda]

PsyOpus - Mork And Mindy (Daydream Lovers) [ideas Of Reference]

The Sawtooth Grin - Give Me The Amulet You Bitch [Cuddlemonster}

Thorr's Hammer - Norge [Dommedagsnatt]

Today Is The Day - Maggots And Riots [sadness Will Prevail]

Will Haven - S.H.R/Saga [Carpe Diem]

:Wumpscut: - Wolf [Eevil Young Flesh]

Yes, I do have a lot of time on my hands. Why do you ask?

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John Frusciante - A Doubt

Paul Weller - The Changingman

Ocean Colour Scene - Riverboat Song

Interpol - Untitled

Pearl Jam - Once

QOTSA - Feel Good Hit of the Summer

RHCP - Good Time Boys

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