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patrick
04-13-2004, 07:45 PM
pulp "mis-shapes"
blur "tender"


those come to mind immediately

smashingjj
04-13-2004, 07:54 PM
Never Gonna Give You Up

smashingjj
04-13-2004, 08:15 PM
obviously:

the smashing pumpkins - cherub rock
queen - brighton rock
motorpsycho - the other fool
radiohead - 2+2=5
mallow - daydreaming

ZackZ
04-13-2004, 09:52 PM
Led Zeppelin - Good Times, Bad Times
Genesis - Dancing with the Moonlit Knight
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Meeting of the Spirits
Nick Lachey - Shut Up

James is Cool
04-13-2004, 10:13 PM
The Clash - London Fucking Calling

The Pixies - Trompe Le Monde
Sunny Day Real Estate - Seven
Imperial Teen - Ivanka
Weezer - Tired of Sex
Cap'n Jazz - Little League

I don't know. Lots of others.

mewl
04-14-2004, 01:58 AM
Originally posted by James is Cool
Sunny Day Real Estate - Seven

oh yesh

Irrelevant
04-14-2004, 02:21 AM
Originally posted by Sean Casey

Modest Mouse - The World at Large (i'm entirely serious)


yes, it's a better opener than 3rd Planet or Teeth Like God's Shoeshine.

no wait, it's not, and it pretty much sucks ass.

Mason R Butler
04-14-2004, 02:57 AM
Teenage Fanclub - The Concept
Captain Beefheart - Moonlight On Vermont
Flaming Lips - Abandoned Hospital Ship
Zombies - Care Of Cell 44
Sonic Youth - Schizophrenia
Stick Men - Legend Of The Stick Men

Nothing/everything
04-14-2004, 03:00 AM
Originally posted by smashingjj
motorpsycho - the other fool

winner. how about:

motorpsycho - feel

by the way: the 89 minute Demon box is finished! ROX!

Irrelevant
04-14-2004, 03:02 AM
Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice

Irrelevant
04-14-2004, 03:04 AM
Originally posted by Sean Casey

The Microphones - I Want Wind to Blow

Irrelevant
04-14-2004, 03:06 AM
Faust - It's a Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl

Irrelevant
04-14-2004, 03:07 AM
Originally posted by Sean Casey
Can - Paperhouse


i prefer Father Cannot Yell but i'm kind of weird.

Irrelevant
04-14-2004, 03:09 AM
Originally posted by Sean Casey
The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning


probably my least favorite of the 4 VU openers.

White Light/White Heat wins.

Irrelevant
04-14-2004, 03:10 AM
Originally posted by Sean Casey
Radiohead - Everything In its Right Place


oh fuck yeah.

Irrelevant
04-14-2004, 03:11 AM
Originally posted by Sean Casey

Iggy Pop - Lust for Life


Search and Destroy.

Irrelevant
04-14-2004, 03:16 AM
Originally posted by Mason R Butler

Flaming Lips - Abandoned Hospital Ship


these guys have some great openers. Talking 'Bout the Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues and Shine on Sweet Jesus are both awesome. and then there's Race for the Prize.

remember when i used to argue that The Soft Bulletin is just an update of Pet Sounds? haha. well it is but it's really well written.

Irrelevant
04-14-2004, 04:13 AM
The Ramones - Blitzkreig Bop (sorry)
Sex Pistols - Holidays in the Sun (sorry)
Suicide - Ghost Rider
Television - See No Evil
The Clash - Janie Jones (oh yeah motherfucker... and London Calling too)
Wire - Practice Makes Perfect
Magazine - Definitive Gaze
Gang of Four - Ether (!)
The Slits - Instant Hit
The Pop Group - Thief of Fire
Public Image Limited - Albatross
The Pop Group - Forces of Oppression :)
Joy Division - Atrocity Exhibition (duh!)
The Raincoats - Fairytale in the Supermarket
Monitor - We Get Messages
Mission of Burma - That's When I Reach for My Revolver (sorry)
Mantronix - Bassline
Pixies - Bone Machine
Pixies - Debaser (sorry)
Sonic Youth - Teen Age Riot (hehhhhhhhhhhh.)
The Frogs - I've Got Drugs (Out of the Mist)
Happy Mondays - Kinky Afro
Aphex Twin - Xtal
Wu-Tang Clan - Bring da Ruckus
Drive Like Jehu - Here Come the Rome Plows
Manic Street Preachers - Yes :o
Boards of Canada - Sixtyniner
Autechre - Dael
Oval - Do While
Melt-Banana - Plot in a Pot
pretty much every Modest Mouse opening track except World at Large
Unwound - Message Received
Deerhoof - Magic Star
Fennesz - Made in Hong Kong
Starlight Mints - Submarine #3
Cannibal Ox - Iron Galaxy
Mouse on Mars - Actionist Respoke
...Trail of Dead - It was There that I Saw You
Wilco - I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (a great Jim O'Rourke song)
Acid Mothers Temple - In C
The Blood Brothers - Birth Skin/Death Leather
The Books - The Lemon of Pink
Deerhoof - Dummy Discards a Heart
King Geedorah - Take Me to Your Leader
Manitoba - I've Lived on a Dirt Road My Entire Life
Liars - Broken Witch
Deerhoof - Milk Man
Animal Collective - Leaf House

and the greatest opening track of all time:

Hulk Hogan & the Wrestling Boot Band - Hulkster's in the House

or maybe My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow



...

what the fuck

Isle
04-14-2004, 04:20 AM
i am one was an excellent choice to open gish...cherub too for siamese

cap'n jazz
04-14-2004, 06:32 AM
Originally posted by Isle
i am one was an excellent choice to open gish...cherub too for siamese

wrong board

Twat
04-14-2004, 07:15 AM
Talkin' 'Bout The Smilin' Deathporn Immortality Blues - The Flaming Lips
Cecilia Ann - Pixies
This Is Not A Photograph - Mission of Burma
Untitled Track One - Sigur Ros
Acid Police - Boredoms
Flood I - Boris
The Grudge - Tool
The Hollow - A Perfect Circle
Radiation Ruling The Nation - Massive Attack
Red Hot Car - Squarepusher
Dael - Autechre
Punk Rock - Mogwai
Rhine & Courtesan - Rachel's
Doubt - Arcwelder
Broken Chords Can Sing A Little - A Silver Mt Zion
Moya - Godspeed You Black Emperor!
Boss Kitty - Oxes
Don Diasco - Xiu Xiu
Worms of the Senses/Faculties of the Skull - Refused



There are probably a ton I've forgotten... :erm

Nothing/everything
04-14-2004, 07:50 AM
Originally posted by Twat
Rhine & Courtesan - Rachel's
Broken Chords Can Sing A Little - A Silver Mt Zion


both trakcs are that good, they're both the best of the album. So you could also consider them as bad openers, because the stuff still to come isn't as good.

But then again, both records are awesome nonetheless....

ravenguy2000
04-14-2004, 09:08 AM
I love threads like this.

Beck - Devil's Haircut
Bowie - Changes
Bowie - Five Years
SP - Cherub Rock
Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice
Radiohead - Everything In Its right Place
Rufus Wainwright - Foolish Love
Wilco - I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
REM - Radio Free Europe
Paul Simon - Boy In The Bubble
Tool - Stinkfist
Catawampus Universe - Loosen It Up
Ryan Adams - Argument With David Rawlings Concerning Morrisey/To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
The Beatles - Back In The USSR
John Lennon - Imagine

Um, i gotta go. I'll add more later.

Rockin' Cherub
04-14-2004, 09:59 AM
Openers to the following records:

SP-Siamese Dream
SY-Daydream Nation
Tool-Lateralus
Mudhoney-Since we've become translucent
Alice in chains-MTV Unplugged ;)
R.E.M.-Monster
Slint-Spiderland
U2-October
...

and many others...

ReadMusic
04-14-2004, 10:57 AM
Coldplay-Don't Panic.
The Beatles-Two Of Us.
Desaparecidos-Man and Wife, The Former.

patrick
04-14-2004, 12:10 PM
OH


teenage riot. duh.

ravenguy2000
04-14-2004, 12:41 PM
Pixies - Bone Machine

That should have been the first thing to come to mind, I don't know what's wrong with me.

I_was_aborted
04-14-2004, 01:07 PM
Dj Shadow's first track on Private Press is cool, it sets a good mood for the album.

Isle
04-14-2004, 01:15 PM
Originally posted by I_was_aborted
Dj Shadow's first track on Private Press is cool, it sets a good mood for the album.

yes

Isle
04-14-2004, 01:16 PM
Originally posted by cap'n jazz


wrong board

ahaha. fu

James is Cool
04-14-2004, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by ravenguy2000

Bowie - Five Years


Fuck yes.

neopryn
04-14-2004, 10:08 PM
What's wrong with World At Large?

Bright Eyes - If Winter Ends
Deftones - Bored
QOTSA - Millionaire

Mason R Butler
04-15-2004, 02:08 AM
Originally posted by I_was_aborted
Dj Shadow's first track on Private Press is cool, it sets a good mood for the album.
Disappointment?

Irrelevant
04-15-2004, 02:22 AM
Originally posted by Mason R Butler

Disappointment?

lol

13
04-15-2004, 03:02 AM
Ricardo Villalobos - Alcachofa - Easy Lee

Mason R Butler
04-15-2004, 03:08 AM
Man, you guys are just reading the first tracks off your CDs, huh?

Irrelevant
04-15-2004, 03:22 AM
Originally posted by Mason R Butler
Man, you guys are just reading the first tracks off your CDs, huh?

no. my mp3 folders. duh.

tcm
04-15-2004, 03:31 AM
The Smashing Pumpkins - To Sheila
U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name
R.E.M. - Pop Song 89
Pearl Jam - Go
Pearl Jam - Sometimes
Zwan - Lyric
Nine Inch Nails - The Way Out Is Through
Nine Inch Nails - Somewhat Damaged
Elliott Smith - Needle in the Hay
Radiohead - Airbag
The Cure - One Hundred Years

sppunk
04-15-2004, 04:49 AM
Toadies - Mexican Hairless

Twat
04-15-2004, 09:03 AM
Originally posted by Mason R Butler
Man, you guys are just reading the first tracks off your CDs, huh?

Nah I'm at work and my CDs are at home.




I'm reading them off amazon.com ;)

sledge
04-15-2004, 12:47 PM
teenage riot
airbag
where the streets have no name

oclaftap
04-15-2004, 06:11 PM
Originally posted by ravenguy2000

Bowie - Five Years
Radiohead - Everything In Its right Place
John Lennon - Imagine


the cure - plainsong
coldplay - dont panic
lou reed - viscious

barden
04-16-2004, 01:39 AM
Originally posted by I_was_aborted
Dj Shadow's first track on Private Press is cool, it sets a good mood for the album.

Agreed.

It's silly, and sets you up for a let down for the rest of the album, but I honestly love: Hexagram - Deftones.

bowmaan
04-16-2004, 02:09 AM
can't believe no one put this yet...

Weezer - My Name Is Jonas

my others have been mentioned.