Also a fun ELO opening…
Thought I had another all-time first album/first song entry, but—inexplicably—“Foreplay/Long Time” is track 3 on Boston. Boo!
[possibly joking, possibly not]
The Johnny Cage track from the Immortals’ Mortal Kombat album.
(I mean, it’s no “WHOOOOOOOOOOA CHINESE NINJA WARRIOR” track for Sub-Zero, but still.)
In 3-D was the first album I ever bought with my own money, and that opening track is one for the ages:
Similarly, Even Worse was the first album I bought with my own money.
The first album I bought with my own money had a pretty decent opening track, I dunno, it’s kind of okay.
I think this was the first album I bought with my money, if not it was close. The opening track may not be a top tier opener, but it is a good song:
This opener from Moon Tooth’s second album Crux shows you exactly what this band is about. It’s a bruiser with a tender heart, and just a whole lotta’ fun. It sets the tone for a fantastic album:
“Remake/Remodel” by Roxy Music. The first song of their first album. I can’t think of many other examples of a group coming out of the gate with such a fully-formed, sui generis, statement of self and purpose. It blows me away every time. It still sounds like aliens one-upping Earthly glam rock 50 years later (just like Can still sounds like aliens one-upping Earthly psych-rock 50 years later).
This is sort of a cheat, because it’s a direct quote from the first paragraph of the book, but hearing it in Richard Burton’s voice is another level. And then the strings come in.
Don’t start with me, donut!
Don’t talk about the donut, Martha.
I dreamt of a big pool of Scotch.
Because someone showed excellent taste and posted my first thought (21st Century Schizoid Man) I present a foreshadowing of punk. Ladies and germs, Mott the Hoople with Death May Be Your Santa Claus. Mott The Hoople:-'Death May Be Your Santa Claus' - YouTube