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Jakebert
09-17-2008, 08:47 AM
What are yours, hm?

the Pixies- Debaser
R.E.M.- Radio Free Europe
R.E.M.- Begin the Begin
R.E.M.- Finestworksong
R.E.M.- Airportman (controvesial pick!)
R.E.M.- Living Well's the Best Revenge
Neutral Milk Hotel- King of Carrot Flowers, pt. 1.
The Velvet Underground- Sunday Morning
Sonic Youth- Teenage Riot
the Apples in Stereo- Can You Feel It?
Red House Painters- Grace Cathedrial Park
the Mountain Goats- Alpha Incipians
the Mountain Goats- Slow West Vultures
Elliott Smith- Son of Sam

MasteR GunneR
09-17-2008, 08:49 AM
atm I love Pennywise's "As Long as We Can".

Free?
09-17-2008, 09:10 AM
All the Offspring ones
NOFX [War On Errorism] - The Separation Of Church And Skate
Powerman 5000 [Transform] - Theme To A Fake Revolution
Strung Out [Exile In Oblivion] - Analog
Muse [Origin Of Symmetry] - New Born
Nicotine [School Of Liberty] - Perfect Crime
Oomph! [GlaubeLiebeTod] - Gott Ist Ein Popstar
Silent Civilian [Rebirth Of The Temple] - Funeral
Spineshank [Height Of Callousness] - Asthmatic
Sum41 [Does It Look Infected?] - Hell Song

That's it for now.

Alex101
09-17-2008, 09:19 AM
AC/DC - "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" (from Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, 1976)
AC/DC - "Highway to Hell" (from Highway to Hell, 1979)
AC/DC - "Hell's Bells" (from Back in Black, 1980)
Alice in Chains - "Them Bones" (from Dirt, 1992)
Anthrax - "Among the Living" (from Among the Living, 1987)
Anthrax - "Be All, End All" (from State of Euphoria, 1988)
Anthrax - "Potters Field" (from Sound of White Noise, 1993)
Anthrax - "Random Acts of Senseless Violence" (from Stomp 442, 1995)
Bad Religion - "We're Only Gonna Die" (from How Could Hell Be Any Worse?, 1981)
Bad Religion - "You Are (The Government)" (from Suffer, 1988)
Bad Religion - "Change of Ideas" (from No Control, 1989)
Bad Religion - "Modern Man" (from Against the Grain, 1990)
Bad Religion - "Generator" (from Generator, 1991)
Bad Religion - "Recipe for Hate" (from Recipe for Hate, 1993)
Bad Religion - "Incomplete" (from Stranger Than Fiction, 1994)
Bad Religion - "Supersonic" (from The Process of Belief, 2002)
Circle Jerks - "Deny Everything" (from Group Sex, 1980)
Circle Jerks - "In Your Eyes" (from Golden Shower of Hits, 1982)
Circle Jerks - "Teenage Electric" (from Oddities, Abnormalities and Curiosities, 1995)
The Cult - "Wild Flower" (from Electric, 1987)
The Cult - "Sun King" (from Sonic Temple, 1989)
Death By Stereo - "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Salvation" (from Day of the Death, 2000)
Fishbone - "Freddie's Dead" (from Truth and Soul, 1988)
Fishbone - "Fight the Youth" (from The Reality of My Surroundings, 1991)
Guns N' Roses - "Welcome to the Jungle" (from Appetite for Destruction, 1987)
Helmet - "In the Meantime" (from Meantime, 1992)
Jesus Jones - "Trust Me" (from Doubt, 1990)
Korn - "Blind" (from Korn, 1994)
Metallica - "Fight Fire With Fire" (from Ride the Lightning, 1984)
Metallica - "Battery" (from Master of Puppets, 1986)
Metallica - "Blackened" (from ...And Justice for All, 1988)
Metallica - "Enter Sandman" (from The Black Album, 1991)
Metallica - "Ain't My Bitch" (from Load, 1996)
Nine Inch Nails - "Head Like a Hole" (from Pretty Hate Machine, 1989)
Nine Inch Nails - "Mr. Self Destruct" (from The Downward Spiral, 1994)
Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (from Nevermind, 1991)
The Offspring - "Jennifer Lost the War" (from The Offspring, 1989)
The Offspring - "Session" (from Ignition, 1992)
Presidents of the United States of America - "Kitty" (from Presidents of the United States of America, 1995)
Rancid - "Nihilism" (from Let's Go, 1994)
Rancid - "Maxwell Murder" (from ...And Out Come the Wolves, 1995)
Skid Row - Monkey Business (from Slave to the Grind, 1991)
Social Distortion - "The Creeps" (from Mommy's Little Monster, 1982)
Social Distortion - "So Far Away" (from Social Distortion, 1990)
Social Distortion - "Cold Feelings" (from Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, 1992)
Social Distortion - "Dear Lover" (from White Light, White Heat, White Trash, 1996)
Social Distortion - "Reach for the Sky" (from Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll, 2004)
Suicidal Tendencies - "Trip at the Brain" (from How Will I Laugh Tomorrow, 1988)
Suicidal Tendencies - "You Can't Bring Me Down" (from Lights...Camera...Revolution!, 1990)
Suicidal Tendencies - "Can't Stop" (from The Art of Rebellion, 1992)
Voivod - "Killing Technology" (from Killing Technology, 1987)
Voivod - "Intro/The Unknown Knows" (from Nothingface, 1989)
Weezer - "My Name Is Jonas" (from The Blue Album, 1994)
Weezer - "Don't Let Go" (from The Green Album, 2001)
Weezer - "Beverly Hills" (from Make Believe, 2005)
Weezer - "Troublemaker" (from The Red Album, 2008)

Well, that's all I could think of right now.

0r4ng3
09-17-2008, 09:20 AM
[ obligatory This Is How It Goes / Devil In A Midnight Mass post ]

Also, Miseria Cantare (The Beginning) by AFI.

nieh
09-17-2008, 10:08 AM
Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus with Needles by the Flaming Lips is one of the best opening tracks ever and they put it as the fucking second song, losers.

Betty
09-17-2008, 12:59 PM
Okay, I seriously just glanced over my entire CD collection and came up pretty empty handed. Actually, most of my favourite openers are from punk rock bands cause there are a few first tracks that totally pump me up. The pump up factor being one of my biggest requisites for being an awesome first track.

Rancid - Maxwell Murder - And Out Come the Wolves

...is the first one that came to mind... even before I looked at my CDs.

Social Distortion - Dear Lover - White Light, White Heat, White Trash
Social Distortion - Reach for the Sky - Sex, Love, and Rock 'n' Roll

The Dandy Warhols - Godless - Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia

The Offspring - Session - Ignition

Seriously, the first time I heard this CD I fell so incredibly in love with this song. Even if the Offspring wasn't one of my favourite bands, I'd like to think I'd still believe that this was a kickass opening track.

The Offspring - The Noose and Nitro

Are also both fantastic sorta first tracks. First songs?

And reaching into the depths of my memory... mostly CDs I don't own:

The Talking Heads - Burning Down the House - Speaking in Tongues
The Talking Heads - Psycho Killer - Stop Making Sense
The Eagles - Get Over It - Hell Freezes Over
The Eagles - Hotel California - Hotel California

Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road - Born to Run

... is pretty sweet. I don't know if I'd say an absolute favourite though.

bighead384
09-17-2008, 02:12 PM
Lately I've been listening to Heartbreaking Music by Lagwagon a lot.

jacknife737
09-17-2008, 02:25 PM
All of these songs immediately grabbed my attention, and lots of the time ended up being the strongest track on the album.

Against Me! - Pints of Guinness Make You Strong
Against Me! – New Wave
Green Day – Warning
Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American
The Offspring – Session
The Offspring – Half-Truism
Bad Astronaut - Good Morning Night
Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Let it Be
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Kinder Words
Alkaline Trio – Private Ey
Alkaline Trio – This Could Be Love
The Real McKenzies – Chip
Gaslight Anthem - Great Expectations
Social Distortion - Cold Feelings


Lately I've been listening to Heartbreaking Music by Lagwagon a lot.

Good song.

dff_punk
09-17-2008, 02:34 PM
One that hasn't been mentioned till yet:

Bad Religion - You've Got A Chance

The fast riff/progression at the beginning is so fuckin' powerful! :)

XYlophonetreeZ
09-17-2008, 02:57 PM
I, too, like Airportman. Others:

Blood Brothers- Set Fire to the Face on Fire (maybe the baddest-ass opening track ever)
AFI- Miseria Cantare
The Offspring- Half-Truism (yes, really)
Eve 6- Rescue (yes, really)
Foo Fighters- The Pretender
The National- Fake Empire
R.E.M.- How the West Was Won and Where it Got Us
R.E.M.- Drive
Ratatat- Seventeen Years
Sponge- Pennywheels
Sponge- My Lackluster Love
Telefon Tel Aviv- When it Happens it Moves All By Itself
Sufjan Stevens- Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
Sufjan Stevens- We Are What You Say
Third Eye Blind- Anything
Yeasayer- Sunrise

WebDudette
09-17-2008, 03:23 PM
Give up the Ghost - (Its Sometimes like it Never Started) [especially in comparison to the outro]
[We're Down 'til We're Underground]
Have Heart - The Same Son
[Songs to Scream at the Sun]
mewithoutYou - Messes of Men
[Brother, Sister]
The Blood Brothers - Set Fire to the Face on Fire
[Young Machetes]
afi - Miseria Cantare
[Sing the Sorrow]
Say Anything - Belt
[...Is a Real Boy]