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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- Favorite Answer
Script For A Jester's Tear by Marillion, from their first album by the same name.
- curtisports2Lv 72 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)
- HurricainLv 72 months ago
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.
"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.
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- KurtLv 52 months ago
"Rock The Nation" - Montrose. Featuring Sammy Hagar's debut performance in a band (lead vocalist). Sizzling guitar work from Ronnie.
- Weasel McWeaselLv 72 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.
- HarveyBLv 72 months ago
I have a 1A and a 1B answer.
"You're Gonna Miss Me" on 'The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators', by The 13th Floor Elevators.
"21st Century Schizoid Man" on 'In The Court of the Crimson King, by King Crimson.
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.