Side 1, Track 1

As a sequel to the Bowie thread started by @RobOK, what is your favourite opening track of an album? Thinking only of Bowie, it would have to be 5 Years, the first yardstick of my love for music - but Bowie aside, most influential side 1, track 1 ?
I’ll go for this:

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Both good choices there.
5 years was the first Bowie song I ever remember hearing and always sticks with me .

I have to say for me it has to be the gentle intro to Telegraph Road on Live over Gold . That and Private investigations are such a good side of an album (no one else has to agree)

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In the Rock Genre. Gypsy Uriah Heep from Very Eavy Very Umble

That set the pace and is a song they have played live throughout their career
Track one, Album one.

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For impact at the time I heard it age 13

At the time, mind blown…

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Off the top of my head, which means it must have deeper significance…

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Has to be …

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Great idea for a thread.

IMHO this is hands down the best opening track ever in rock music. Such punch and energy, and the solo is immense (BTW it sounds fantastic in this 24/96 version). Quite the way to announce yourselves to the world.

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Agreed, good thread idea.

There’s obviously thousands to choose from. Here are 3 that’s always impressed me:

The opening synth notes and you know…
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1st day of Spring and this always wants me to get the old MGB out and cruise the highway top down
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My favourite slow-burn melodic opener
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This is pretty good too … you just can’t resist turning up the volume!

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yep, another landmark track 1

I wasn’t aware there was another option for Side 1 / Track 1 than Gimme Shelter?
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For myself.

Nightmare on the Nightmare album by Avenged Sevenfold.

Still my favorite hard rock album of all time.!
Which is quite a statement I know but that’s just how I feel about this album.

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Yes. Yes I am sitting comfortably.
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A blast from the past. Still listen to this album often.

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Excellent thread and some great choices above.

Too many to choose from, but the gentle sadness of Luka Bloom’s opener on The Acoustic Motorbike always gives me pause.

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