Your favourite first song from the very first album by any band?

The bands introduction to The World. That is- song 1, album 1. No Pre-released promo singles (unless it is song 1).

Your additional thoughts on the song appreciated :).

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    Script For A Jester's Tear by Marillion, from their first album by the same name.

  • 2 months ago

    I have a list, not just one.

    That list would include these opening tracks from debut albums:

    Yes - Beyond and Before

    Emerson, lake & Palmer - The Barbarian

    Boston - More Than a Feeling

    Aerosmith - Make It

    The Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed

    Van Halen - Runnin' With the Devil

    The Cars - Let the Good Times Roll

    Jimi Hendrix Experience - Foxy Lady (UK version), Purple Haze (US version)

  • 2 months ago

    Aloha Livin’!

    I’ll go with “We Die Young”, Alice In Chains’ high-energy, hard-hitting track about teenage drug dealers on the street corners of downtown Seattle.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    "Runaway Boys"- The Stray Cats

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  • 2 months ago

    Backstreet Boys - "Quit Playing Games (with my heart)" , was that an introduction or was a foreshadowing of why women should stay away from you, including your "Buffy" "Slayerettes" " that Willow ruins. 

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug88HO2mg44

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    Source(s): Youtube.com and Backstreet Boys, Inc. (before Lou and Johnny and my father, David ruined them and Walt Disney did too and so did Agnes.)
  • Kurt
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    2 months ago

    "Rock The Nation" - Montrose. Featuring Sammy Hagar's debut performance in a band (lead vocalist). Sizzling guitar work from Ronnie.

  • 2 months ago

    I have no idea if it was their first  but the first I heard of them,  was Kansas,   and "Cheyenne Anthem" really struck me, as a great piece of music. 

    it was certainly just a different sound than anything else around at that time. 

  • 2 months ago

    Hi!!!

    I have a 1A and a 1B answer.

    1A)

    "You're Gonna Miss Me" on 'The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators', by The 13th Floor Elevators. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIVpHNEPzDM

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    1B)

    "21st Century Schizoid Man" on 'In The Court of the Crimson King, by King Crimson.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLstJH23p7k

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    The former is an early psych-rock album, one of the more important ones of the genre. Many early psych albums were made by bands who had ONE big single, and it was usually right at the front. The 13th Floor Elevators were actually fairly strong songwriters and musicians, but nothing can compare to the energy in that one track.

    INTERESTING TIDBIT: Originally, "You're Gonna Miss Me" was NOT the album's opening track. The band's original tracklist started with "You Don't Know (How Young You Are)" - a good song, but not the same.

    The latter is a shockingly intense track off the album that would essentially invent progressive rock (don't be put off, though: it avoids many of the pitfalls that later prog would eventually fall into). Not my favourite track on the album (though I have friends who would argue it's the best), but definitely worthy of being called one of the best openers of a first album of all time.

  • 2 months ago

    "A Long Time Coming" by The Electric Flag. First track is a cover of "Killing Floor" Which opens with the president of the United States.

    https://youtu.be/v3NpefijqrY

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  • 2 months ago

    Come Home by Placebo from their self-titled debut I consider one of the best albums of the 90's.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFnvkypksPI

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