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2013-02-08 11:42:12 AM  
I could barely scroll down that page it was so heavy laden with pretentiousness
 
2013-02-08 11:43:51 AM  
I've never heard of a single person on that list.
 
2013-02-08 11:43:55 AM  
so, hipster music?

/love music but can't really name any 1-2 punch album openings
 
2013-02-08 11:44:08 AM  
I knew the first band name (Uncle Tupelo) so I decided not to read the rest of the article.
 
2013-02-08 11:46:00 AM  
Billy Joel's Glass Houses

"You May Be Right" --> "Sometimes a Fantasy"
 
2013-02-08 11:46:13 AM  
No Offspring? Nitro and Bad Habit from Smash will get shiat started.
 
2013-02-08 11:47:06 AM  

majestic: I've never heard of a single person on that list.


You've never heard of the Beatles?  Sgt Pepper was on the list.

My personal pick is Appetite for Destruction.  Welcome to the Jungle and It's So Easy FTW.  But Sgt Pepper will work too.
 
2013-02-08 11:47:14 AM  
"Think" and "I Say A Little Prayer" from Aretha Now.
"Dance on a Volcano" and "Entangled" from A Trick of the Tail.
"Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and "Have A Cigar" from Wish You Were Here.
 
2013-02-08 11:48:16 AM  
Yeah, that was all a load of pretentious hipsterness, what with these "the Beatles" and "Bruce Springsteen."  Who the hell ARE these people??
 
2013-02-08 11:48:47 AM  
1. "Career Opportunities"    Strummer 1:52
2. "Cheat"    Strummer 2:06
 
JRB
2013-02-08 11:49:13 AM  
Strange - I have exactly one that springs automatically to mind...Peter Gabriel's "So," with Red Rain preceding Sledgehammer. Beautiful Daniel Lanois/Brian Eno engineering on that album.
 
2013-02-08 11:50:27 AM  
Like most music related things, Exile on Main St has gotta be up there with Rocks Off and Rip This Joint.
 
2013-02-08 11:50:41 AM  
Oingo Boingo, Good For Your Soul

"Who Do You Want To Be" --> "Good For Your Soul"
 
2013-02-08 11:52:04 AM  
how about Judas Priest with Painkiller (Painkiller- Hell Patrol) or even better Iron Maiden with Powerslave (Aces High - Two Minutes to Midnight)

/metal head
//get off my spiked lawn
 
2013-02-08 11:53:28 AM  
Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run

1. Thunder Road
2. Tenth Avenue Freeze Out

Though that whole album is a masterpiece.
 
2013-02-08 11:55:00 AM  

matthew_tray: majestic: I've never heard of a single person on that list.

You've never heard of the Beatles?  Sgt Pepper was on the list.

My personal pick is Appetite for Destruction.  Welcome to the Jungle and It's So Easy FTW.  But Sgt Pepper will work too.


I didn't RTFA. I just wanted to be cool.
 
2013-02-08 11:55:04 AM  
The Kyuss pick was a great choice:

1. Thumb
2. Green Machine
 
2013-02-08 11:55:05 AM  
I'm gonna submit ZZ Top's Tres Hombres. "Waitin' for the Bus" followed by "Jesus Just Left Chicago" is totally rad. "Beer Drinkers $ Hell Raisers" makes it a 1-2-3 babality.
 
2013-02-08 11:55:31 AM  
I'm torn between Blackened-...And Justice for All and Battery-Master of Puppets.
 
2013-02-08 11:56:43 AM  
Loop - Heaven's End - Soundhead and Straight to Your Heart


Gulper Eel: "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and "Have A Cigar" from Wish You Were Here.


those don't come one after another.
 
2013-02-08 11:57:18 AM  
Metallica, Master of Puppets

"Battery" --> "Master of Puppets"
 
2013-02-08 11:57:19 AM  
Stinkfist and Eulogy from Aenima was the first thing that came to mind
 
2013-02-08 11:59:53 AM  
The Who - Who's Next

"Baba O'Riley" -> "Bargain"
 
2013-02-08 12:00:30 PM  
Rage Against the Machine- Evil Empire
 
2013-02-08 12:00:34 PM  
Van Halen - 1984

1984 (Intro) into Jump  (followed by Panama for a 1...2...3 punch!)
 
2013-02-08 12:00:46 PM  
Rush's Clockwork Angels- Caravan to BU2B
Anthrax's Sound of White Noise Potter's Field to Only
Alice in Chains' Dirt to Dam That River
 
2013-02-08 12:01:26 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: Loop - Heaven's End - Soundhead and Straight to Your Heart


Gulper Eel: "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and "Have A Cigar" from Wish You Were Here.

those don't come one after another.


Beat me to it.....Welcome to the Machine comes after Shine On...

It could even be argued that the first two are Shine On.. part 1, and Shine On..Part 2
 
2013-02-08 12:02:38 PM  
The Cars: Good Times Roll, My Best Friend's Girl, Just What I Needed

And all of side 2 by the way
 
2013-02-08 12:03:36 PM  

BKITU: Billy Joel's Glass Houses

"You May Be Right" --> "Sometimes a Fantasy"


I listened to Glass Houses the other day after telling my kids what a great album it is. As it finished I realized that Side A was great and that in the days of vinyl I had pretty consistently ignored Side B, which is eminently ignorable.
 
2013-02-08 12:06:57 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: how about Judas Priest with Painkiller (Painkiller- Hell Patrol) or even better Iron Maiden with Powerslave (Aces High - Two Minutes to Midnight)

/metal head
//get off my spiked lawn



THIS

Although, for pure, unadulterated face-melting goodness, Reign in Blood's Angel of Death into Piece by Piece is hard to beat. 34:27 of metallic perfection.
 
2013-02-08 12:07:12 PM  
Rush - Permanent Waves 1980

1. Spirit of Radio
2. Freewill

First 2 songs I heard on the first Rush Album I ever heard
 
2013-02-08 12:07:12 PM  
That wasn't too pretentious - Springsteen/ The Beatles/Pearl Jam.

I got the lulz from this though:  Green Day's  American Idiot, with the title song and "Jesus Of Suburbia" instantly marking that album as something new and vitally different to my ears.
They havent done anything new or vitally different from day one.


I'm partial to 'Don't Stand So Close to me' followed by 'Driven to Tears' ,the first two off of PJ's Vs, and the first two off of Combat Rock.
 
2013-02-08 12:07:50 PM  
The correct answer is R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant.  Begin the Begin -> These Days.

IMHO, of course.
 
2013-02-08 12:08:54 PM  
Sonic Youth - Murray Steet

1.  The Empty Page
2.  Disconnection Notice

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

1. Teenage RIot
2. Silver Rocket
 
2013-02-08 12:09:03 PM  
Black Sabbath - Parinoid

1. War Pigs
2. Parinoid

I'm sure I'll think of some more
 
2013-02-08 12:10:38 PM  
I need to take my brain pills

It's "Paranoid"
...
 
2013-02-08 12:10:52 PM  
Block Party- Silent Alarm

Ah, yes.  I still listen to this album all the time.
 
2013-02-08 12:12:03 PM  

emocomputerjock: No Offspring? Nitro and Bad Habit from Smash will get shiat started.


Right band, wrong CD. Ignition's first two is essentially my mountain biking pump up CD.

I do agree with the mention of Kyuss though.
 
2013-02-08 12:12:59 PM  
Sgt. Pepper.
 
2013-02-08 12:13:12 PM  

The English Major: Though that whole album is a masterpiece.


Same with Joni Mitchell's Court And Spark.
 
2013-02-08 12:13:55 PM  
The Stooges - Raw Power

1. Search and Destroy
2. Gimme Danger
 
2013-02-08 12:14:51 PM  
Marshmallow Jones:
I'm partial to 'Don't Stand So Close to me' followed by 'Driven to Tears'

I'd have gone with Message in a Bottle followed by Regatta de Blanc, but yours is good.

I'm also partial to Head Over Heels then Turn to You on Talk Show by The Go-Go's.
 
2013-02-08 12:16:24 PM  
The Clash - London Calling

1. London Calling
2. Brand New Cadillac
 
2013-02-08 12:16:33 PM  

Wellon Dowd: BKITU: Billy Joel's Glass Houses

"You May Be Right" --> "Sometimes a Fantasy"

I listened to Glass Houses the other day after telling my kids what a great album it is. As it finished I realized that Side A was great and that in the days of vinyl I had pretty consistently ignored Side B, which is eminently ignorable.


'struth
 
2013-02-08 12:16:38 PM  
I'd have to go with Smoking Popes Born to Quit with Midnight Moon and Rubella as my favorite 1+2.

Honorable mentions:
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: It's Blitz: Zero and Heads Will Roll
Stereolab: Mars Audiac Quintent: Three-Dee Melody and Wow and Flutter
Sleater Kinney: One Beat: One Beat and Far Away
 
2013-02-08 12:16:57 PM  

majestic: I've never heard of a single person on that list.


You've never heard of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, or Bruce Springsteen?

Wow.
 
2013-02-08 12:17:05 PM  
Warren Zevon - Eponymous1. Frank and Jesse James
2. Mama Couldn't Be Persuaded 
Warren Zevon - Life'll Kill Ya
1. I Was In The House When The House Burned Down
2. LIfe'll Kill Ya
 
2013-02-08 12:18:36 PM  
Queen - News of the World

1. We Will Rock You
2. We Are The Champions
 
2013-02-08 12:18:44 PM  
Judas Priest - British Steel

1. Breaking the Law
2. Rapid Fire
 
2013-02-08 12:18:50 PM  
Sublime's first album.  Waiting for my Ruca --> 40 Oz to Freedom.  Goddamned anthem.
 
2013-02-08 12:19:12 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: Loop - Heaven's End - Soundhead and Straight to Your Heart


Holy sh*t. I thought I was one of about 10 people on earth who owned that album.
 
2013-02-08 12:19:49 PM  

12349876: Queen - News of the World

1. We Will Rock You
2. We Are The Champions


That is a good one....I'm partial to "Play the Game" - "Dragon Attack" on The Game
 
2013-02-08 12:20:33 PM  
All songs written by Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson.

"Gone" - 5:08
"A Conspiracy" - 4:46
 
Slu
2013-02-08 12:21:07 PM  

rcantley: The correct answer is R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant.  Begin the Begin -> These Days.

IMHO, of course.


Nice one.

And I didn't read TFA, but was Pearl Jam Vs. on there? Go to Animal is pretty sweet.
 
2013-02-08 12:22:51 PM  
Led Zeppelin - IV (ZOSO)

1. Black Dog
2. Rock and Roll
 
2013-02-08 12:23:02 PM  
Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pandora's Pinata

1. Voodoo Mon Amour
2. Guerrilla Laments
 
Slu
2013-02-08 12:23:42 PM  

My Yali or Yours: All songs written by Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson.

"Gone" - 5:08
"A Conspiracy" - 4:46


Oh, this one is outstanding. The radio always gets real loud for the first two songs on Amorica. I am going to listen to it right now.
 
2013-02-08 12:25:58 PM  

emocomputerjock: No Offspring? Nitro and Bad Habit from Smash will get shiat started.


Definitely.

BKITU: Metallica, Master of Puppets

"Battery" --> "Master of Puppets"


Though I prefer Blackened -> AJFA, that is an equally great 1-2.  Of course, MOP is the most complete metal album ever conceived, so it has that.
 
2013-02-08 12:27:10 PM  
U2's Joshua Tree:

1. Where The Streets Have No Name
2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

1. Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding
2. Candle In The Wind
 
2013-02-08 12:27:10 PM  
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1.    "Aces High"
2.    "2 Minutes to Midnight"
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2013-02-08 12:27:55 PM  
The list has some pretty good ones.

I will offer that the best one-two-THREE punch I've ever heard is from the Mule "Mule" album from 1993 on Touch & Go/Quarterstick.  That band deserved more due than they got.  They were fierce.
 
2013-02-08 12:28:33 PM  
Stone Temple Pilots - Core

1. Dead and Bloated
2. Sex Type Thing

Always good driving music
 
2013-02-08 12:30:14 PM  

BKITU: Metallica, Master of Puppets

"Battery" --> "Master of Puppets"


I'm gonna go a different route and suggest The Call of Ktulu -> Master of Puppets on S&M. Best opening 20 minutes to a concert ever.
 
2013-02-08 12:30:18 PM  
Pretenders, "Learning to Crawl":
"Middle of the Road" -> "Back On the Chain Gang"
Elvis Costello, "My Aim Is True":
"Welcome to the Working Week" -> "Miracle Man"

Boston, "Boston" (yeah, it's overplayed now, but imagine putting in on the record player for the first time in 1976...)
"More Than a Feeling" -> "Peace of Mind"
 
2013-02-08 12:31:14 PM  
U2 joshua tree OR achtung baby

Flamin lips yoshimi


But probably smacking pumpkins MCIS.
 
2013-02-08 12:31:54 PM  
Scuttlebuttin'
Couldn't Stand the Weather
 
2013-02-08 12:32:03 PM  
Black Keys Rubber Factory -- "When the Lights Go Out", "10 A.M. Automatic"
 
2013-02-08 12:32:44 PM  

battery668: BKITU: Metallica, Master of Puppets

"Battery" --> "Master of Puppets"

I'm gonna go a different route and suggest The Call of Ktulu -> Master of Puppets on S&M. Best opening 20 minutes to a concert ever.


You forgot The Ecstasy of Gold
 
2013-02-08 12:33:19 PM  

BoboBad: Rush - Permanent Waves 1980

1. Spirit of Radio
2. Freewill


This.

Also, "The Great Deceiver" and "Lament" from King Crimson's Starless and Bible Black.
 
2013-02-08 12:33:24 PM  
Allman Bros. Eat A Peach

Ain't Wasting Time No More
Les Bres In A Minor
 
2013-02-08 12:34:10 PM  
A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory -- "Excursions", "Buggin' Out"
 
2013-02-08 12:35:58 PM  
SYOD

Prison Song
Needles
 
2013-02-08 12:37:11 PM  

Andrew Wiggin: SYOD

Prison Song
Needles


meh. SOAD. spelling are hard.
 
2013-02-08 12:37:21 PM  
Van Morrison's Moondance:

And It Stoned Me
Moondance

(of course the whole side 1 is pure punch)
 
2013-02-08 12:38:08 PM  
Love Forever Changes -- "Alone Again Or", "A House Is Not a Motel"
 
2013-02-08 12:38:39 PM  
custard pie
the rover
 
2013-02-08 12:38:40 PM  
Slayer South of Heaven -> Silent Scream
 
2013-02-08 12:39:11 PM  

bhcompy: battery668: BKITU: Metallica, Master of Puppets

"Battery" --> "Master of Puppets"

I'm gonna go a different route and suggest The Call of Ktulu -> Master of Puppets on S&M. Best opening 20 minutes to a concert ever.

You forgot The Ecstasy of Gold


Okay, the best 1-2-3 punch ever then :P
 
2013-02-08 12:39:29 PM  
Anarchy X -> Revolution Calling,     it really works for me (ignoring the intro track which isn't musical)


I also like the previously mentioned News of the World and Led Zep IV openings.
 
2013-02-08 12:41:18 PM  
Herbie Hancock Head Hunters -- "Chameleon", "Watermelon Man"
 
2013-02-08 12:41:43 PM  
First ones that came to mind for me-

Rusted Root- "When I Woke" (Drum Trip, Ecstasy, Send Me on My Way)
David Bowie- "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust" (Five Years, Soul Love, Moonage Daydream)
Frank Zappa- "Apostrophe" (Don't Eat the Yellow Snow, Nanook Rubs it, St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast)
Led Zeppelin- "I" (Good Times, Bad Times; Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You)
STP- "Core" - (Dead and Bloated, Sex Type Thing, Wicked Garden)

I'm sure there are 10 better, but those came to mind.
 
2013-02-08 12:42:45 PM  
Fripp & Eno No Pussyfooting -- "The Heavenly Music Corporation", "Swastika Girls"

/hey, that's the whole album!
 
2013-02-08 12:42:53 PM  

Snapper Carr: The Who - Who's Next

"Baba O'Riley" -> "Bargain"


Yes!
 
2013-02-08 12:43:09 PM  
Abbey Road - Come Together and Something
 
2013-02-08 12:43:54 PM  

12349876: Queen - News of the World

1. We Will Rock You
2. We Are The Champions


You win the thread.
 
2013-02-08 12:44:20 PM  
Now I Is!:
1.    "Aces High"
2.    "2 Minutes to Midnight"


Yes. Thank you.
 
2013-02-08 12:45:13 PM  
Porcupine Tree from Stupid Dream-

Even Less
Piano Lessons

King Crimson from Discipline-

Elephant Talk
Frame by Frame

This is a fun question
=]
 
2013-02-08 12:46:56 PM  
Budos Band Budos Band II -- "Chicago Falcon", "Budos Rising"
 
2013-02-08 12:47:38 PM  
Stoner rock kills it on opening tracks.

Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
1. You say I ain't worth a dollar but I feel like a millionaire.
2. No one knows.

Bongzilla - Stash
1. Gestation
2. Sacred Smoke

Sleep - Holy Mountain
1. Dragonaut
3. The Druid

And a classic metal album:

At the Gates - Slaughter of the Soul
1. Blinded by Fear
2. Slaughter of the Soul
 
2013-02-08 12:47:51 PM  
Side one
"Blister in the Sun" - 2:25"Kiss Off" - 2:56
 
2013-02-08 12:48:32 PM  
Pink Floyd from Meddle-

One of These Days
A Pillow of Winds
 
2013-02-08 12:49:41 PM  
Pixies Surfer Rosa -- "Bone Machine", "Break My Body"
 
2013-02-08 12:51:36 PM  
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club B.R.M.C. -- "Love Burns", "Red Eyes and Tears"
 
2013-02-08 12:52:06 PM  
Elbow from Build a Rocket Boys!-

The Birds
Lippy Kids
 
2013-02-08 12:52:17 PM  

Andrew Wiggin: Andrew Wiggin: SYOD

Prison Song
Needles

meh. SOAD. spelling are hard.


Their debut had a better 1-2. hell, their debut had a better everything.
 
2013-02-08 12:53:38 PM  
You all hit a lot of good ones. Also,

NIN- Pretty Hate Machine
 
2013-02-08 12:54:07 PM  
The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies
1. 20th Century Man
2. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues

Nick Lowe - Jesus of Cool
1. Music For Money
2. I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass

Joe Jackson - Look Sharp
1. One More Time
2. Sunday Papers

I really could go on for days. But for pity's sake, I'll cease now.
 
2013-02-08 12:55:05 PM  
My musical tastes might vary from a lot of you here, but the music listed here > the shiatstorm listed in the link.

Except for the guy who mentioned Converge.  That was the only one I agreed with.


Teh-Yak: Stinkfist and Eulogy from Aenima was the first thing that came to mind


So much THIS!
 
2013-02-08 12:55:15 PM  
Afghan Whigs- Black Love- crime scene pt 1> my enemy
 
2013-02-08 12:57:58 PM  
Led Zeppelin IV - "Black Dog" and "Rock and Roll" seems like a pretty obvious one.

Tom Waits' Early Years Vol. 2 leads off with "Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You" and "Ol' 55." That's a pretty good start.

Beatles' Revolver - "Taxman" and "Eleanor Rigby"
 
2013-02-08 12:57:59 PM  
LoveForever Changes-- "Alone Again Or", "A House Is Not a Motel"

Excellent choice.
 
2013-02-08 01:01:47 PM  
Alice Cooper - Killer
1.  Under My Wheels
2.  Be My Lover
 
2013-02-08 01:05:12 PM  

madgonad: Anarchy X -> Revolution Calling,     it really works for me (ignoring the intro track which isn't musical)


Good one, although I'd also submit Promised Land.  "I Am I"---> "Damaged."
 
2013-02-08 01:06:27 PM  
Dark Star / St.Stephen
upload.wikimedia.org
/hotter than Phil's doobie
 
2013-02-08 01:07:22 PM  
Oh, well, maybe ONE more:

Graham Parker and the Rumour - Squeezing Out Sparks
1. Discovering Japan
2. Local Girls
 
2013-02-08 01:08:13 PM  
1. Army Of Me
2. Hyperballad
 
2013-02-08 01:08:24 PM  
A couple more:

Beck, "Odelay"
"Devil's Haircut" -> "Hotwax"

Marshall Crenshaw, "Marshall Crenshaw"
"There She Goes Again" -> "Someday, Someway"
 
2013-02-08 01:09:30 PM  

wiredroach: Led Zeppelin IV - "Black Dog" and "Rock and Roll" seems like a pretty obvious one.

Tom Waits' Early Years Vol. 2 leads off with "Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You" and "Ol' 55." That's a pretty good start.

Beatles' Revolver - "Taxman" and "Eleanor Rigby"


Oh, I forgot Tom Waits.

I like "Nighthawks at the Diner" with Emotional Weather Report, On a Foggy Night, and Eggs and Sausage.

Nice choices overall.
 
2013-02-08 01:10:07 PM  
I liked the two opening tracks on Jenny Lewis's Rabbit Fur Coat.

I like everything Jenny Lewis does, although her work on Jenny and Johnny is definitely not up to her usual standard set during her Rilo Kiley and solo days.
 
2013-02-08 01:11:21 PM  
Best album opening ever?

Shelby Lynne off the album I Am

1. Your Lies
2. Leavin'
 
2013-02-08 01:11:48 PM  
Testament - The Gathering

D.N.R
Down for Life
 
2013-02-08 01:12:10 PM  

Marisyana: madgonad: Anarchy X -> Revolution Calling,     it really works for me (ignoring the intro track which isn't musical)

Good one, although I'd also submit Promised Land.  "I Am I"---> "Damaged."


I never cared for Damaged. I'm weird like that. I still think their first three albums were their best.
 
2013-02-08 01:12:42 PM  
The Doors 1st LP
Break On Through > Soul Kitchen

Jimi Hendrix "Are You Experienced"
Purple Haze > Manic Depression

Montrose 1st lp
Rock The Nation > Bad Motor Scooter
 
2013-02-08 01:13:34 PM  

GypsyJoker: BoboBad: Rush - Permanent Waves 1980

1. Spirit of Radio
2. Freewill

This.


You bet your ass this.
 
2013-02-08 01:13:36 PM  

Uzzah: Pretenders, "Learning to Crawl":
"Middle of the Road" -> "Back On the Chain Gang"
Elvis Costello, "My Aim Is True":
"Welcome to the Working Week" -> "Miracle Man"

Boston, "Boston" (yeah, it's overplayed now, but imagine putting in on the record player for the first time in 1976...)
"More Than a Feeling" -> "Peace of Mind"


More than a feeling is not the first song on the albulm. :-(

Foreplay -> Long Time.
 
2013-02-08 01:13:39 PM  
The Replacements' Let It Be: "I Will Dare" / "Favorite Thing"
XTC's Oranges & Lemons: "Garden of Earthly Delights" / "The Mayor of Simpleton"

There are many more out there.
 
2013-02-08 01:14:30 PM  
AC/DC's Back In Black:

1. Hell's Bells
2. Shoot to Thrill
 
2013-02-08 01:14:34 PM  
Uzzah:
Marshall Crenshaw, "Marshall Crenshaw"
"There She Goes Again" -> "Someday, Someway"


Ding, ding, ding!
 
2013-02-08 01:15:36 PM  
Andrew W.K. did start with a great 1-2 punch. Then he just continues to dominate.
 
2013-02-08 01:16:33 PM  
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick.
I mean, following Thick as a Brick Part 1 with Thick as a Brick Part 2? Inspired.
 
2013-02-08 01:16:34 PM  
Depeche Mode's "Violator":

"Enjoy the Silence"

to

"Policy of Truth"

(yes I know there's a weird interstitial, but it don't count)
 
2013-02-08 01:17:17 PM  

feanorn: The Replacements' Let It Be: "I Will Dare" / "Favorite Thing"


YES.
 
2013-02-08 01:19:43 PM  
List fails without Everclear: So much for the Afterglow. 

So Much from the Afterglow/Everything to Everyone
 
2013-02-08 01:21:43 PM  
I have an idea.

For now on, every time a list is written on the internet by some hack writer, the clause "THAT I KNOW ABOUT" must be appended to it to excuse the writer's rank ignorance and self-serving myopia.
 
2013-02-08 01:21:50 PM  
Great stuff in this list.  I'll toss a couple in

Def Leppard - Pyromania

Rock Rock (Til You Drop)  ---->  Photograph

Aerosmith - Get a Grip

Intro  ----> Eat the Rich
 
2013-02-08 01:21:51 PM  
Hey you!  Let's party!
 
2013-02-08 01:22:15 PM  
Radiohead, The Bends

Planet Telex > The Bends
 
2013-02-08 01:23:03 PM  
Blizzard of Ozz - I Don't Know -> Crazy Train
Diary of A Madman - Over the Mountain -> Flying High Again
Rust in Peace - Holy Wars...The Punishment Due -> Hangar 18


Those are off the top of my head. Possibly more once the caffeine kicks in.
 
2013-02-08 01:26:38 PM  

12349876: Queen - News of the World

1. We Will Rock You
2. We Are The Champions


Finally.
 
2013-02-08 01:26:43 PM  
"Bat Out of Hell"
"You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth"

'Bat Out Of Hell'~Meatloaf
 
2013-02-08 01:27:24 PM  

feanorn: The Replacements' Let It Be: "I Will Dare" / "Favorite Thing"
XTC's Oranges & Lemons: "Garden of Earthly Delights" / "The Mayor of Simpleton"

There are many more out there.


The Mayor of Simpleton is one of my favorite songs.

=]
 
2013-02-08 01:28:07 PM  
obiaudio.com
 
2013-02-08 01:29:06 PM  
Soundgarden-Badmotorfinger

1.Rusty Cage
2.Outshined
 
2013-02-08 01:30:28 PM  

grouchy pants: Radiohead, The Bends

Planet Telex > The Bends


I'd be more inclined to go Airbag -> Paranoid Android from OK Computer for Radiohead.

Love that someone in the article included that Bloc Party album.  First one I thought of, besides some of the obvious classics.
 
2013-02-08 01:30:56 PM  

grouchy pants: Radiohead, The Bends

Planet Telex > The Bends


I still give the overall edge to OK Computer with "Airbag" followed by "Paranoid Android". I never thought the actual song "The Bends" was that great.
 
2013-02-08 01:30:59 PM  
Mother Love Bone - Apple

1. This is Shangrila
2. Stardog Champion
 
2013-02-08 01:32:28 PM  
Ween - The Pod - Strap on that Jammy Pac, Dr. Rock
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia - Blackest Eyes, Trains
The Sundays - Reading Writing and Arithmetic - Skin and Bones, Here's Where the Story Ends
 
2013-02-08 01:34:06 PM  
God Forbid -> Force Fed / Anti-Hero
 
2013-02-08 01:37:38 PM  
This one for the lulz

MC Hammer - Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em

Here Comes the Hammer ---->  Can't Touch This

/let's make it smoooooooooth
//Busted!
 
2013-02-08 01:37:44 PM  
New York Dolls -  New York Dolls

1. Personality Crisis
2. Looking for a Kiss
 
2013-02-08 01:37:52 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Don't Look Back>The Journey>It's Easy

Yeah, it's unhip. Bummer.

My current favorite is

upload.wikimedia.org

Driftin' Back > Psychedelic Pill

Only because Driftin' Back is 27 minutes long.
 
2013-02-08 01:38:01 PM  
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooken Rain
1. Silence Kit
2. Elevate Me Later

Flaming Lips - Transmissions From The Satellite Heart
1. Turn It On
2. Pilot Can At The Queer Of God

/several of my other choices have already been mentioned
 
2013-02-08 01:39:54 PM  
Oh and for emotional one-two punch, Eels - Electro-Shock Blues
1. Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor
2. Going to Your Funeral, Part 1
 
2013-02-08 01:41:40 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-08 01:42:43 PM  

madgonad: Marisyana: madgonad: Anarchy X -> Revolution Calling,     it really works for me (ignoring the intro track which isn't musical)

Good one, although I'd also submit Promised Land.  "I Am I"---> "Damaged."

I never cared for Damaged. I'm weird like that. I still think their first three albums were their best.

The Warning

had a few good songs but overall IMO it wasn't one of their best.  I'm probably weird in that I think Promised Land is better.  And Rage For Order had a great one-two punch too, "Walk In The Shadows"---> "I Dream In Infrared."  Everything after Promised Land blew goats though and now they're a huge train wreck.  Sad.
 
2013-02-08 01:43:26 PM  
www.thestranger.com
 
2013-02-08 01:43:36 PM  

Cortez the Killer: Black Sabbath - Parinoid

1. War Pigs
2. Parinoid

I'm sure I'll think of some more


I was waiting for in the article, glad someone mentioned it here

R5D4: The Kyuss pick was a great choice:

1. Thumb
2. Green Machine


THIS

and my addition to this thread:  Electric Six: I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me that Restricts Me from Being the Master

1. Showtime
2. Down at McDonnelzz

Down at McDonnelzz is ridiculously fun to hear live.
 
2013-02-08 01:44:14 PM  

GQueue: grouchy pants: Radiohead, The Bends

Planet Telex > The Bends

I'd be more inclined to go Airbag -> Paranoid Android from OK Computer for Radiohead.

Love that someone in the article included that Bloc Party album.  First one I thought of, besides some of the obvious classics.


Killer Cars: grouchy pants: Radiohead, The Bends

Planet Telex > The Bends

I still give the overall edge to OK Computer with "Airbag" followed by "Paranoid Android". I never thought the actual song "The Bends" was that great.


The Bends has always been my favourite of the two albums, either because I like to root for the underdog, or because of the shiatloads I went through when it first came out. Probably both. Duly noted, though. I don't disagree.

/Listened to Silent Alarm literally 30 minutes before opening Fark, thought to myself, damn that's an opening...
/Saw Bloc Party live in October, still reeling
 
2013-02-08 01:49:16 PM  
Superbeast and Dragula?  or does the Call of the Zombie intro count as the first "real" track?

Was always fond of The Cult's Sun King leading right into Fire Woman
 
2013-02-08 01:51:08 PM  

grouchy pants: The Bends has always been my favourite of the two albums, either because I like to root for the underdog, or because of the shiatloads I went through when it first came out. Probably both. Duly noted, though. I don't disagree.


For entire albums, I prefer listening to The Bends, but I don't think the first two are as good as the OK Computer first two.
 
2013-02-08 01:52:44 PM  

Cortez the Killer: Led Zeppelin - IV (ZOSO)

1. Black Dog
2. Rock and Roll


I came to say this. Except the correct nomenclature is "Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album".
 
2013-02-08 01:56:53 PM  
mcreadyblue: More than a feeling is not the first song on the albulm. :-(

Foreplay -> Long Time
.

Um, how much HAVE you had to drink already today? Boston's first album starts with:

1) More Than A Feeling
2) Peace Of Mind
3) Foreplay/Long Time....

My lawn, get off it.
 
2013-02-08 02:02:19 PM  

12349876: Queen - News of the World

1. We Will Rock You
2. We Are The Champions


This is what a one two punch means.
 
2013-02-08 02:03:09 PM  
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
1. Fight the Power
2. Welcome to the Terrordome
 
2013-02-08 02:04:20 PM  

mcreadyblue: Boston, "Boston" (yeah, it's overplayed now, but imagine putting in on the record player for the first time in 1976...)
"More Than a Feeling" -> "Peace of Mind"

More than a feeling is not the first song on the albulm. :-(

Foreplay -> Long Time.


The internet disagrees.
 
2013-02-08 02:04:43 PM  
Wesley Willis
Rock 'n' Roll Will Never Die

1."Hootie and the Blowfish"3:082."Kurt Cobain"2:25

TOP THAT!
 
2013-02-08 02:06:50 PM  

Marisyana: The Warning had a few good songs but overall IMO it wasn't one of their best.  I'm probably weird in that I think Promised Land is better.  And Rage For Order had a great one-two punch too, "Walk In The Shadows"---> "I Dream In Infrared."  Everything after Promised Land blew goats though and now they're a huge train wreck.  Sad.


I would call that the best triple - ending with The Whisper though. RfO was an outstanding album. I saw Tate and the band he put together a few years ago. They played Mindcrime straight through (and identified the killer) as well as most of their hits. Tate's voice just isn't the same anymore.
 
2013-02-08 02:12:30 PM  
jaybanks.ca


Self Serve Gas Station to California Dreamline

Done.
 
2013-02-08 02:13:33 PM  
Comments fail with:

OTHER shiat that wasn't in the article that's obsucre

Intro / whatever is after it

Song (part I) / Song (part 2)

Songs that are NEVER played by themselves (Queen, Boston, ZZ)

Things that aren't even the 1st/2nd on said album

Things that aren't even on THE SAME SIDE (see above PE reference)
 
2013-02-08 02:14:36 PM  
*obscure

//so mad I can't type straight
 
2013-02-08 02:15:24 PM  

moistD: Electric Six: I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me that Restricts Me from Being the Master

1. Showtime
2. Down at McDonnelzz

Down at McDonnelzz is ridiculously fun to hear live.


That was my 2007 Album of the Year. Simply fantastic. And agreed on McDonnelzz.

Lucifer Airlines is probably my favorite E6 tune ever.


FTA:

John Semley
A while ago, I took to Twitter to pose a pressing question. Which is the better Kyuss album: 1992's Blues For The Red Sun, or 1994's Welcome To Sky Valley?


I like you John Semley.
 
2013-02-08 02:16:14 PM  
Perhaps not quite a punch, but a truly unforgettable opening duo.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-08 02:17:32 PM  
And I'd also nominate:

upload.wikimedia.org

Which isn't so much a punch, but a smash your face with a brick and drag it across a chain link fence.
 
2013-02-08 02:21:38 PM  

stupiddream: Ween - The Pod - Strap on that Jammy Pac, Dr. Rock
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia - Blackest Eyes, Trains
The Sundays - Reading Writing and Arithmetic - Skin and Bones, Here's Where the Story Ends


THIS! Harriet Wheeler is a Goddess who walks amongst us mere mortals.
 
2013-02-08 02:23:08 PM  
Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream is certainly tops for me.
"Cherub Rock" -> "Quiet". Come on, now.
 
2013-02-08 02:26:03 PM  
Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power

Mouth For War -> A New Level
 
2013-02-08 02:26:10 PM  
The Black Crowes - Twice as hard/ Jealous again
 
2013-02-08 02:27:41 PM  
Two Flaming Lips albums were already mentioned, but I particularly like The Soft Bulletin's openers "Race For The Prize" and "A Spoonful Weighs a Ton".


I'll mention Matthew Sweet's In Reverse album ("Millennium Blues"/"If Time Permits") if only for the bridge between the two songs, which is one of the greatest moments in powerpop history.
 
JRB
2013-02-08 02:35:15 PM  
Everyone's contributions are insanely diverse. I just thought of another one:
Cocteau Twins, "Treasure"
"Ivo," then the achingly gorgeous "Lorelei"

Oh, and would anyone else accept The Stone Roses?
"Elephant Stone" then "Made of Stone"
 
2013-02-08 02:37:10 PM  

Marisyana: The Warning had a few good songs but overall IMO it wasn't one of their best. I'm probably weird in that I think Promised Land is better. And Rage For Order had a great one-two punch too, "Walk In The Shadows"---> "I Dream In Infrared." Everything after Promised Land blew goats though and now they're a huge train wreck. Sad.

I Dream in Infrared

is probably one of my fave Ryche tunes. RfO is a MASTERPIECE so far ahead of it's time, it's not even farking funny. Everything about that album- the recording, the playing, the lyrics... superb and told a story that has come frighteningly true.

Losac: Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power

Mouth For War -> A New Level


The solo on ANL owns ALL.


FARKING THIS!
 
JRB
2013-02-08 02:40:49 PM  
Silly me. Should have been these:
Stone Roses, first album:
"I Wanna Be Adored," then "She Bangs the Drums"
 
2013-02-08 02:41:20 PM  
Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood - DMX

when I first heard the lyrics:

"I got blood on my hands
and there's no remorse
I got blood on my dick
cuz I farked a corpse..."

I found it gross, yet made quite a startling beginning to an album
 
2013-02-08 02:43:55 PM  

Cortez the Killer: Led Zeppelin - IV (ZOSO)

1. Black Dog
2. Rock and Roll


Agreed.  I'd also suggest Led Zeppelin II

1. Whole Lotta Love
2. What Is and What Should Never Be
 
2013-02-08 02:44:13 PM  
1) Up The Beach

2) Ocean Size

Fark you, haters.

/get off my lawn
 
2013-02-08 02:49:49 PM  

rickythepenguin: U2 joshua tree OR achtung baby

Flamin lips yoshimi


But probably smacking pumpkins MCIS.


I was actually thinking of U2 Boy, either the first two on side one or side two.
 
2013-02-08 02:53:13 PM  

rcantley: The correct answer is R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant.  Begin the Begin -> These Days.

IMHO, of course.


I came into this thread to post exactly this.
 
2013-02-08 02:55:22 PM  
another one:

1) Plainsong

2) Pictures Of You
 
2013-02-08 02:55:35 PM  
Tool's "Holy Gift" arrangement of Lateralus:

Track 1: Parabol
Track 2: Parabola
 
2013-02-08 02:56:39 PM  
1) At Midnight

2) Into The Heart Of Love
 
2013-02-08 02:59:22 PM  
1) Suave and Suffocated

2) Walking Through Syrup
 
2013-02-08 03:01:15 PM  
After seeing all the nominations, I have declared a winner.

12349876: Queen - News of the World

1. We Will Rock You
2. We Are The Champions


Yes, it is up to me to decide.
 
2013-02-08 03:02:13 PM  
1) Mission Drive

2) Play
 
2013-02-08 03:03:34 PM  

Sinbox: Oh, well, maybe ONE more:

Graham Parker and the Rumour - Squeezing Out Sparks
1. Discovering Japan
2. Local Girls


And you can add 3. Nobody Hurts You, for a 1-2-3 punch.
 
2013-02-08 03:09:15 PM  

Jeff Buckley - Grace         Mojo Pin & Grace


The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me        Side 1)  I.O.U. & Alex Chilton   or  Side 2)  Nevermind & Valentine


R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant.  Begin the Begin -> These Days.


Side 2) What about Flowers of Guatemala -> I Believe?

 
2013-02-08 03:10:22 PM  
Matthew Sweet - 100% Fun - Sick of Myself, Just What I Needed
 
2013-02-08 03:10:51 PM  

feanorn: Replacements


See, here's mine:

soundcheck.ocregister.com
"I.O.U.," "Alex Chilton"
 
2013-02-08 03:11:44 PM  
a-ha / Scoundrel Days

1) Scoundrel Days
2) The Swing of Things
 
2013-02-08 03:13:26 PM  

Van Halen
Runnin' with the Devil
Eruption/You Really Got Me

Punch, they said

 
2013-02-08 03:13:36 PM  
A lot of good in this thread.

Ramones - Rocket To Russia
1 - Cretin Hop
2 - Rockaway Beach
 
2013-02-08 03:15:06 PM  
 
2013-02-08 03:17:27 PM  
Muse, Black Hole and Revelations
Take a Bow
Starlight
Supermassive Black Hole
 
2013-02-08 03:19:57 PM  
Wow, didn't expect to see this album on there, but I love it too.

images3.wikia.nocookie.net

Trivia: James booth played serial killer Zsasz in Batman Begins.
 
2013-02-08 03:23:56 PM  
Billy Squier - Emotions in Motion
Everybody Wants You, Emotions in Motion (look this up if you haven't heard it; It's thump-funky and Freddy Mercury does backup vocals).
 
2013-02-08 03:24:27 PM  
Squeeze - "ArgyBargy":

1. Pulling Mussels (From a Shell)
2. Another Nail in My Heart
 
2013-02-08 03:24:40 PM  
 
2013-02-08 03:26:07 PM  

Solid State Vittles: Herbie Hancock Head Hunters -- "Chameleon", "Watermelon Man"


Solid State Vittles: Budos Band Budos Band II -- "Chicago Falcon", "Budos Rising"


I like the cut of your jib

BUDOS!
 
2013-02-08 03:26:20 PM  
I will go with Clutch

1)  Big News I
2)  Big New II

and for you underground fans, thrown in Big News III
 
2013-02-08 03:26:32 PM  
The Cars: S/T
1. Let The Good Times Roll
2. My Best Friend's Girlfriend

Ramones: Rocket To Russia
1. Cretin Hop
2. Rockaway Beach

Yes: The Yes Album
1. Yours Is No Disgrace
2. Clap

And although they're part of the same song, they're separate tracks on the CD, so...

Rush: 2112
1. Overture
2. Temples of Syrinx
 
2013-02-08 03:27:39 PM  
From when I was a wee flatline.

Quiet Riot opening with Metal Health and moving to Cum on Feel the Noize.

And oh yeah, the Beastie Boys Check your head.... The whole damn thing.
 
2013-02-08 03:28:02 PM  
Tool from 10000 Days-

Vicarious
Jambi

/yes, a lot of people hate on this album, but it's worth the price of admission just for Blame Hoffman/Rosetta Stoned and Vicarious
 
2013-02-08 03:28:29 PM  
Lou Reed's Rock  and Roll Animal

Intro/Sweet Jane
 
2013-02-08 03:34:08 PM  

maxx2112: GypsyJoker: BoboBad: Rush - Permanent Waves 1980

1. Spirit of Radio
2. Freewill

This.

You bet your ass this.


I'm gonna go with a live Rush album: A Show of Hands
1.  Intro
2.  The Big Money
3.  Subdivisions
 
2013-02-08 03:36:36 PM  

theflatline: And oh yeah, the Beastie Boys Check your head.... The whole damn thing.


Listening to it as I type.
 
2013-02-08 03:39:15 PM  

dj_spanmaster: Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream is certainly tops for me.
"Cherub Rock" -> "Quiet". Come on, now.


This was what immediately popped into my head as well. Even if that wasn't the case, though, I find the fark comments to be a vastly better representation of the topic than whatever the hell the article was trying to do. Mad props to the person who brought up the stooges as well.
 
2013-02-08 03:40:33 PM  

Cortez the Killer: The Stooges - Raw Power

1. Search and Destroy
2. Gimme Danger


this.

Also, from Doolittle,

Debaser
Tame
 
2013-02-08 03:41:08 PM  
Opeth, Ghost Reveries
Ghost of Perdition -> The Baying of the Hounds

/Felt like I was one-two hundred punched
 
JRB
2013-02-08 03:42:32 PM  
Thought of another one, but if no one else even listens to 'em, it's probably just something that struck me about them:
Hooverphonic, A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
1. "Inhaler"
2. "Zwicky"
 
2013-02-08 03:42:39 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: I was actually thinking of U2 Boy, either the first two on side one or side two.


Huh.  what opens this "Side 2" of the Itunes download, Oldmanmitter?


Jake Havechek: 1) Plainsong

2) Pictures Of You


yeah, that's a good one.  that album sounds so good in wintertime.  i remember drivign from SEdona to Schwagstaff in a daytime blizzard and it was just the perfect "mood" music.

and kinda like my MCIS "MCIS Theme"  into "Tonight Tongiht" example, the kinda quiet intro to the BOOM! is cool.

/although in MCIS it is two separate songs, whereas Plainsong opens with the windchimes then is its own song.  you know what i mean.
 
2013-02-08 03:43:42 PM  
Buzzcocks from Singles Going Steady-

Orgasm Addict
What Do I Get?

/good clean fun for the whole family
 
2013-02-08 03:43:43 PM  
Midnight Oil, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1:  "Outside World", "Only the Strong"; Head Injuries: "Cold Cold Change," "Section 5 (Bus to Bondi)"

Rush, Signals: "Subdivisions," "The Analog Kid"

Traffic, John Barleycorn Must Die: "Glad," "Freedom Rider"
 
2013-02-08 03:44:02 PM  
Also, Cock Sparrer's Guilty as Charged starts off pretty good too
 
2013-02-08 03:45:27 PM  
Dear Sergio --> Sick and Sad --> Keasbey Nights

--Catch 22/Streetlight Manifesto Keasbey Nights
 
2013-02-08 03:46:28 PM  

GypsyJoker: Midnight Oil, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1:  "Outside World", "Only the Strong"; Head Injuries: "Cold Cold Change," "Section 5 (Bus to Bondi)"

Rush, Signals: "Subdivisions," "The Analog Kid"

Traffic, John Barleycorn Must Die: "Glad," "Freedom Rider"


Nice picks =]
 
2013-02-08 03:48:02 PM  

matthew_tray: majestic: I've never heard of a single person on that list.

You've never heard of the Beatles?  Sgt Pepper was on the list.

My personal pick is Appetite for Destruction.  Welcome to the Jungle and It's So Easy FTW.  But Sgt Pepper will work too.


I remember the first time I ever heard Welcome to the Jungle.  I honestly didn't like it but it sure caught my attention.  Then the follow up It's So Easy and by that time I was thinking "what in the world is this crap?"  It was so new and different it sounded like complete anarchy.
 
2013-02-08 03:49:05 PM  
The Raconteurs from Consolers of the Lonely-

Consolers of the Lonely
Salute Your Solution

B-52's from B-52's-

Planet Claire
52 Girls

/now is the time in Sprockets when we all dance
 
2013-02-08 03:57:02 PM  

rickythepenguin: Uchiha_Cycliste: I was actually thinking of U2 Boy, either the first two on side one or side two.

Huh. what opens this "Side 2" of the Itunes download, Oldmanmitter?


A quite heroic quantity of micro-dots.
Also, Cassettes had side twos too!
Besides, I'd wager you're at least 10 years older than I am.
 
2013-02-08 03:59:55 PM  
Hanging on the Telephone and One Way or Another on Parallel Lines by Blondie
 
2013-02-08 04:00:22 PM  
One other one:

White Stripes- "White Blood Cells" (Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground, Hotel Yorba)
 
2013-02-08 04:03:15 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Wow, didn't expect to see this album on there, but I love it too.

[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 500x500]

Trivia: James booth played serial killer Zsasz in Batman Begins.


I like the album as well, but  think a better 1-2 Tim Booth punch is  "Out To Get You" and
"Sometimes (Lester Piggott)" off of Laid
 
2013-02-08 04:09:49 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Also, Cassettes had side twos too!



uhh......if im not mistaken, "Boy" fit on one side of onecassette.  I think Boy, October, and War were all short enough to fit on one side.  I think Unforgettable Fire was the first U2 cassette to have honest to god Sides 1 and 2.

/which means I'M PROVING YOUR LAST POINT OH GOD NO THE GETTING OLD, IT HURTS, MAKE IT STOP *snore* I FEEL A DRAFT.  WHEN'S MATLOCK ON?
 
2013-02-08 04:13:27 PM  

Soulcatcher: Elbow from Build a Rocket Boys!-

The Birds
Lippy Kids


MY MAN!!!!!! ANOTHER ELBOW FAN!  HOLY CRAP!

/obligatory, "i met Guy Garvey in 2006 and then in 2008, and he remembered meeting me story".
//"wait a minute.....we've met before, 'aven't we?  You were 'ere last time, weren'tcha?"
 
2013-02-08 04:13:32 PM  
Jesus, a Fark music thread and everyone isn't biatching at each other.

/Get me my smelling salts Edward
 
2013-02-08 04:14:59 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Also, Cassettes had side twos too!


Huh. "Stories For Boys", "The Ocean".

never much cared for the former, but the latter rocks.  Was cool to see that pop up on the 2005 tour.  I didn't catch that, but I heard "An Caht Dubh" (!) one night and I think "Out Of Control" or perhaps "I Fall Down" the next.
 
2013-02-08 04:16:20 PM  

rickythepenguin: Soulcatcher: Elbow from Build a Rocket Boys!-

The Birds
Lippy Kids

MY MAN!!!!!! ANOTHER ELBOW FAN!  HOLY CRAP!

/obligatory, "i met Guy Garvey in 2006 and then in 2008, and he remembered meeting me story".
//"wait a minute.....we've met before, 'aven't we?  You were 'ere last time, weren'tcha?"


I adore Elbow

/And I'm not a man

=]

Seldom Seen Kid is one of my favorite albums of all time. Mirrorball and Some Riot are heartbreakingly beautiful.
 
2013-02-08 04:25:28 PM  

darch: I Dream in Infrared is probably one of my fave Ryche tunes. RfO is a MASTERPIECE so far ahead of it's time, it's not even farking funny. Everything about that album- the recording, the playing, the lyrics... superb and told a story that has come frighteningly true.


IIRC the 'ryche's never played "I Dream In Infrared" live although I think they did play it when they did Unplugged.I love RfO so much, probably because it was the first QR album I ever heard.  If I'm listening to them it's either RfO or mindcrime, with some Promised Land thrown in.
 
2013-02-08 04:26:33 PM  

Soulcatcher: Seldom Seen Kid is one of my favorite albums of all time. Mirrorball and Some Riot are heartbreakingly beautiful.


huh. this is the story:  in 2006, they played LA on the LOTFW tour, and I went to the venue way early, and got to meet them.  they were realy nice.  autographed a couple copies of the CD. I'd told Guy I bought the europe version in Europe, but then the US version had a bonus CD so I'd bought it twice.  He mockingly yelled to thie tour manager something like, "call the police!  we've stolen this poor man's money.....Twice!"

then, in 2008 they played the same venue on the SSK tour.  Same deal.  went super early, they were dropped off outsid ethe venue in two cabs (the glamourous life of rockstars, yes?)  nobody was there, I asked if they would be kind enough to sign autorgrapsh, they did......I complimented Craig on the production, he was really cool, they shook my hand and shiat.  Then Guy came up, and he, Jupp, and I talked for about what I recall perhaps 10 minutes about the album.  the only thing that definitiely stnads out was asking him if there would be any B-Sides (footnote:  they just releasd a B-Side album about 3-4 months ago) and Guy said they had just talked about that (inexplicably, "Cafe Istanbul" had been left off of SSK).

So, we're having a good chat, and then that's when Guy says, "wait a minute....you were 'ere last time, weren'tcha?"  and we had a laugh.

check back later, i'll post a picture of the setlist and autographed insert.

/also, i have a few live Elbow shows, email me if you want them.  I have a fantastic San Fran show from the night before the above story and one from Germany that's really good quality.
 
2013-02-08 04:26:50 PM  
My two favorites are 1-2-3...

10,000 Maniacs - In My Tribe
- What's the Matter Here?
- Hey Jack Kerouac
- Like the Weather

Kirsty MacColl - Tropical Brainstorm
- Mambo de la Luna
- In These Shoes?
- Treachery

Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight
- Would I Lie to You?
- There Must Be an Angel Playing with My Heart

Eurythmics - Revenge is almost as good
- Missionary Man
- Thorn in My Side
 
2013-02-08 04:29:43 PM  

darch: Marisyana: The Warning had a few good songs but overall IMO it wasn't one of their best. I'm probably weird in that I think Promised Land is better. And Rage For Order had a great one-two punch too, "Walk In The Shadows"---> "I Dream In Infrared." Everything after Promised Land blew goats though and now they're a huge train wreck. Sad.

I Dream in Infrared is probably one of my fave Ryche tunes. RfO is a MASTERPIECE so far ahead of it's time, it's not even farking funny. Everything about that album- the recording, the playing, the lyrics... superb and told a story that has come frighteningly true.

Losac: Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power

Mouth For War -> A New Level

The solo on ANL owns ALL.


FARKING THIS!


really, any of the pantera albums from that era
Cowboys from Hell:
1)Cowboys from hell
2)Primal Concrete Sledge
Far Beyond Driven
1)Strength Beyond Strength
2)Becoming

/Hell, even the much ignored Power Metal album
 
2013-02-08 04:30:15 PM  

Now I Is!: [musictrajectory.com image 600x600]
1.    "Aces High"
2.    "2 Minutes to Midnight"
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QFT!!!

Also, Ozzy's first ablum: I Don't Know & Crazy Train.

Hell, Ozzy's 2nd album: Over the Mountain & Flyin' High Again.
 
2013-02-08 04:30:39 PM  
Pat Boone, "In a Metal Mood"

You've Got Another Thing Comin' => Smoke on the Water
 
2013-02-08 04:31:54 PM  

The Why Not Guy: - Hey Jack Kerouac
- Like the Weather


fantastic songs.  i got into kerouac based off this song and wrote a fair measure of world weary, been all around this great country shiatty poetry in high school.  ha.  idiot.

LTW is a phenomenal song.

10,000 Maniacs should have been bigger.  they were like, REM's cool older sister that never quite broke.  cooler than REM and less self-aware and less of a need to remind us How Very Important They Are.
 
2013-02-08 04:34:02 PM  
Most of my favorite albums would be perfectly at home on this list:

Hendrix Experience-Axis: Bold as Love (EXP and Up From the Skies or Up From the Skies and Spanish Castle Magic depending on whether or not you consider EXP a song)

The Mars Volta: Frances The Mute (Cygnus...Vismund Cygnus and The Widow)

Jane's Addiction: Nothing's Shocking (Up the Beach and Ocean Size)

Poison The Well: You Come Before You (Ghostchant and Loved Ones)
 
2013-02-08 04:37:48 PM  

rickythepenguin: So, we're having a good chat, and then that's when Guy says, "wait a minute....you were 'ere last time, weren'tcha?" and we had a laugh.


also, thinking I had made some kind of good impression, when Guy said they had to go inside to start soundcheck, I asked if I could go inside to watch.  I was like, "i won't drink your beer, i wont say a word, you won't even know i'm there."  and Guy was like, 'ehhh....thank you, but I have to say no, its the kind of thing we like to do by ourselves, but thank you.  have a great show!"
 
2013-02-08 04:41:48 PM  
Apparently, link is farked because they chose today to re-design their site.
 
2013-02-08 04:42:34 PM  
Aaaaand...I posted in the wrong thread.
 
2013-02-08 04:44:53 PM  

rickythepenguin: Uchiha_Cycliste: Also, Cassettes had side twos too!

Huh. "Stories For Boys", "The Ocean".

never much cared for the former, but the latter rocks.  Was cool to see that pop up on the 2005 tour.  I didn't catch that, but I heard "An Caht Dubh" (!) one night and I think "Out Of Control" or perhaps "I Fall Down" the next.


rickythepenguin: Uchiha_Cycliste: Also, Cassettes had side twos too!

Huh. "Stories For Boys", "The Ocean".

never much cared for the former, but the latter rocks.  Was cool to see that pop up on the 2005 tour.  I didn't catch that, but I heard "An Caht Dubh" (!) one night and I think "Out Of Control" or perhaps "I Fall Down" the next.


I may have been partial to stories for boys being a wee lad when I first heard the album and also being partial to how that songs blends into the next.

rickythepenguin: Uchiha_Cycliste: Also, Cassettes had side twos too!


uhh......if im not mistaken, "Boy" fit on one side of onecassette.  I think Boy, October, and War were all short enough to fit on one side.  I think Unforgettable Fire was the first U2 cassette to have honest to god Sides 1 and 2.

/which means I'M PROVING YOUR LAST POINT OH GOD NO THE GETTING OLD, IT HURTS, MAKE IT STOP *snore* I FEEL A DRAFT.  WHEN'S MATLOCK ON?


What about Rattle and Hum?
 
2013-02-08 04:46:42 PM  
wow, I sscrewed up the formatting on that left and right... I'll go sit in the fail corner for a while
 
2013-02-08 04:47:06 PM  
Cinnamon Girl , Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere from the LP Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere by Neil Young

Tangled Up in Blue, Simple Twist of Fate - Bob Dylan from Blood on the Tracks
 
2013-02-08 04:49:01 PM  
London Calling > Brand New Cadillac

/just sayin
 
2013-02-08 04:53:28 PM  
"A More Perfect Union" & "Titus Andronicus Forever" off of  The Monitor.A seven minute indie rock epic that starts with a recitation of Lincoln's Lyceum address, soaring lead guitar, forceful, driving percussion, sing-along-able bridge, references  The Dark Knight, quotes liberally from "John Brown's Body/The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and ends with a William Loyd Garrison quotation that careens directly into a 1:55 long pure punk rock anthem that collapses into yet another, much less prophetic Lincoln quote.

Seriously, if you haven't listened to this album you should. It's one of the best of the last few years, certainly.
 
2013-02-08 04:59:21 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

List fails without Holy Wars/The Punishment Due - Hangar 18.

He may be a sanctimonious, crazy, right-wing blowhard these days, but when he's on, Dave Mustaine is absolutely the shiat.

Come to think of it, Dialectic Chaos/This Day We Fight from, Endgame is also a hell of a one-two punch.
 
2013-02-08 05:01:52 PM  
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2013-02-08 05:04:01 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: What about Rattle and Hum?



not sure of your question -- best 1-2 punch or whether it fits on one side -- but.....yeah, Helter Skelter into Van Diemen's Land is pretty cool.

but i think that was also a bona fide "side 1 / side 2" cassette.  i think everything after UF was as i said above.  dunno.

I'm pretty sure "Boy" was, as my cassette somehow got mangled on "An Caht Dubh" but, when you played the opposite side, that warble showed up on whatever song was the ass end of the album, but physically the same spot as the "An Caht Dubh" warble.
 
2013-02-08 05:04:09 PM  

DVDave: maxx2112: GypsyJoker: BoboBad: Rush - Permanent Waves 1980

1. Spirit of Radio
2. Freewill

This.

You bet your ass this.

I'm gonna go with a live Rush album: A Show of Hands
1.  Intro
2.  The Big Money
3.  Subdivisions


Better live Rush opening:
All the World's a Stage
1. Bastille Day
2. Anthem

also, I'll throw in Roll the Bones:
1. Dreamline
2. Bravado
 
2013-02-08 05:05:50 PM  

Marisyana: darch: I Dream in Infrared is probably one of my fave Ryche tunes. RfO is a MASTERPIECE so far ahead of it's time, it's not even farking funny. Everything about that album- the recording, the playing, the lyrics... superb and told a story that has come frighteningly true.

IIRC the 'ryche's never played "I Dream In Infrared" live although I think they did play it when they did Unplugged.I love RfO so much, probably because it was the first QR album I ever heard.  If I'm listening to them it's either RfO or mindcrime, with some Promised Land thrown in.



Apparently, I'm one of the 7 people on the planet who actually like Q2K.

However, RfO and O:M are avowed MUSICAL (not just "hard rock" or "metal") masterpieces. I listen to both multiple times/week.

SPEAK!!!!!
 
2013-02-08 05:06:46 PM  
Frank Black - Teenager of the Year
"Whatever Happened to Pong?" + "Thalassocracy"

The Kings - The Kings Are Here
"This Beat Goes On" + "Switchin' to Glide"
 
2013-02-08 05:08:55 PM  

rickythepenguin: Uchiha_Cycliste: What about Rattle and Hum?


not sure of your question -- best 1-2 punch or whether it fits on one side -- but.....yeah, Helter Skelter into Van Diemen's Land is pretty cool.

but i think that was also a bona fide "side 1 / side 2" cassette.  i think everything after UF was as i said above.  dunno.

I'm pretty sure "Boy" was, as my cassette somehow got mangled on "An Caht Dubh" but, when you played the opposite side, that warble showed up on whatever song was the ass end of the album, but physically the same spot as the "An Caht Dubh" warble.


I was asking about the size, but I suppose I got the relative spots of their discography wrong and my question was invalid from the get go.
Cheerio.
 
2013-02-08 05:20:16 PM  
This far in and no Dio?  Last in Line

We Rock
The Last in Line

And it pains me a little, but Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet:
Let it Rock
You Give Love a Bad Name
Livin' on a Prayer
 
2013-02-08 05:32:16 PM  
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How about just "best punch"?
 
2013-02-08 05:34:49 PM  
Pixies, Bossanova.   Opens with "Cecilia Ann" and rides the feedback right into "Rock Music."
 
2013-02-08 05:37:30 PM  
Really? I gotta be the first to say this? ALL you farkers are slipping

1) Take A Bow
2) Starlight

BOOM.
 
2013-02-08 05:38:40 PM  
^ Black Holes and Revelations (2006) - MUSE
 
2013-02-08 05:46:37 PM  

Cortez the Killer: The Stooges - Raw Power

1. Search and Destroy
2. Gimme Danger


Hell ya. Maybe not my top choices, but hell ya.
 
2013-02-08 05:49:06 PM  

mab1823: I'm torn between Blackened-...And Justice for All and Battery-Master of Puppets.


No love for Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)-Whiplash?
 
2013-02-08 05:49:38 PM  

wndertwin: This one for the lulz


Vanilla Ice, To the Extreme

"Ice Ice Baby" --> Whatever comes after Ice Ice Baby, I don't even know
 
2013-02-08 05:50:28 PM  
Aqualung, Jethro Tull
Aqualung/Cross-Eyed Mary

Combat Rock, The Clash
Know Your Rights/Car Jamming

Exile On Mainstreet, Rolling Stones
Rocks Off/Rip This Joint

Highway to Hell, AC/DC
Highway to Hell/Girls Got Rhythm

IV, Led Zeppelin
Black Dog/Rock & Roll

Never Mind the Bollocks, Sex Pistols
Holidays in the Sun/Bodies,

Paranoid, Black Sabbath
War Pigs/Paranoid

 Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A.

Straight Outta Compton/Gangsta, Gangsta
 
2013-02-08 05:52:01 PM  
<Reads first paragraph>
Who?
<Scrolls down, reads "Interpol">
Ah fer fark's sake!
<closes>
 
2013-02-08 05:58:12 PM  
Sleep - Dopesmoker

1-Dopesmoker
2-Sonic Titan
 
2013-02-08 05:58:31 PM  
Late entry.

images.uulyrics.com
 
2013-02-08 06:04:31 PM  

Zerochance: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x220]

List fails without Holy Wars/The Punishment Due - Hangar 18.

He may be a sanctimonious, crazy, right-wing blowhard these days, but when he's on, Dave Mustaine is absolutely the shiat.

Come to think of it, Dialectic Chaos/This Day We Fight from, Endgame is also a hell of a one-two punch.


That was one of my suggestions too!

*fist bump*
 
2013-02-08 06:04:57 PM  
When I meet the douchebags that wrote this article in a bar, I put "Mountain Jam" on the internet jukebox.

/Yes, I really have done this.
//Still your best jukebox value.
 
2013-02-08 06:06:03 PM  

Gulper Eel: "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and "Have A Cigar" from Wish You Were Here.


Otherwise known as "Side One."
 
2013-02-08 06:07:02 PM  
Husker Du: New Day Rising

1) New Day Rising
2) Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill

They Might Be Giants: They Might Be Giants

1) Everything Right Is Wrong Again
2) Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head

Zappa: You Are What You Is (if only for the genre change between):

1) Teenage Wind
2) Harder Than Your Husband
 
2013-02-08 06:14:56 PM  
Since it's the AV Club should I just assume it's a bunch of hipster douches talking about pretentious music nobody has ever heard of or cares about?
 
2013-02-08 06:16:17 PM  

loki see loki do: Van Halen
Runnin' with the Devil
Eruption/You Really Got Me

Punch, they said


That's three tracks, but had they bumped Runnin' with the Devil to the beginning of Side 2 I would say it's a very strong contender. Eruption has Track 1 written all over it. Can you even imagine popping open some band's debut album and having that be your introduction to them, with the frame of reference of only having heard music that came out before 1978? Holy farking shiat.

Personally, I think "Devil" is one of the weaker tracks on the album. It kind of thunks along as opposed to I'm the One or Ice Cream Man, which really have that fun kind of energy that I associate with Dave-era Van Halen at their best. Fantastic album, a game-changer in hard rock.
 
2013-02-08 06:20:43 PM  

nathanjr: Cortez the Killer: Led Zeppelin - IV (ZOSO)

1. Black Dog
2. Rock and Roll

Agreed.  I'd also suggest Led Zeppelin II

1. Whole Lotta Love
2. What Is and What Should Never Be


I'm partial to Physical Graffiti

1. Custard Pie
2. The Rover

Throw in the 3rd song, In My Time of Dying, and you have a near perfect encapsulation of the band in 3 songs.
 
2013-02-08 06:23:52 PM  

ObeliskToucher: Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A.

Straight Outta Compton/Gangsta, Gangsta


Excellent choice. That was an amazing breakout.

/"You are about to witness the strength of street knowledge...."
 
2013-02-08 06:31:03 PM  

Twonk: Husker Du: New Day Rising

1) New Day Rising
2) Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill


Damn good album
 
2013-02-08 06:32:52 PM  

iron_city_ap: Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
1. Fight the Power
2. Welcome to the Terrordome


Fight the Power was so overplayed by the time that came out I usually went straight to Terrordome.   I've always thought the first two songs on the this set the tone perfectly:

Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back

1. Bring the Noise
2. Don't Believe the Hype

/Countdown to Armageddon doesn't count.  It's an intro, not a song.
 
2013-02-08 06:43:59 PM  

Slu: rcantley: The correct answer is R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant.  Begin the Begin -> These Days.

IMHO, of course.

Nice one.

And I didn't read TFA, but was Pearl Jam Vs. on there? Go to Animal is pretty sweet.


It was an "Honorable Mention" but that is a great choice.

Some of my favorites (just scanning through the collection):

Blue Traveler --> Four --> "Runaround" flows into "Stand"
Dire Straits --> Brothers In Arms --> "So Far Away" flows into "Money For Nothing"
Jethro Tull --> Aqualung --> "Aqualung" flows into "Cross-Eyed Mary"
Pearl Jam --> Ten --> "Once" flows into "Evenflow"
Peter Gabriel --> So --> "Red Rain" flows into "Sledgehammer"
Primus --> Frizzle Fry --> "To Defy the Laws of Tradition" flows into "Groundhog Day"
Prodigy --> The Fat of the Land --> "Smack My biatch Up" flows into "Breathe"
Queen --> News of the World --> "We Will Rock You" flows into "We Are the Champions"
Rage Against the Machine --> Evil Empire --> "People of the Sun" flows into "Bulls On Parade"
Soundgarden --> Badmotorfinger --> "Rusty Cage" flows into "Outshined"
Squirrel Nut Zippers --> Hot --> "Got My Own Thing Now" flows into "Put A Lid On It"
The Stone Roses --> The Stone Roses --> "I Wanna Be Adored" flows into "She Bangs the Drum"
Talking Heads --> Remain In Light --> "Born Under Punches" flows into "Crosseyed and Painless"
 
2013-02-08 06:44:10 PM  

Spartapuss: The Black Crowes - Twice as hard/ Jealous again


My first thought.
 
2013-02-08 06:49:35 PM  
Judas Priest:

The Hellion/Electric Eye
 
2013-02-08 06:51:59 PM  
Shellac: End of Radio / Steady as She Goes
Sonic Youth: Intro / Brave Men Run
Fall: Frenz / Carry Bag Man
 
2013-02-08 06:54:47 PM  

spacemanjones: I could barely scroll down that page it was so heavy laden with pretentiousness


I'm actually glad someone else had that reaction. I'm better off for having read this thread than that article, methinks.
 
2013-02-08 06:57:12 PM  
The Chemical Brothers, Further:
"Snow"/"Escape Velocity"
 
2013-02-08 06:57:33 PM  
Can't believe all the love in this thread! It's pretty much my iPod line up right now... Booth and the Bad Angel, James, Stone Roses, Muse, Elbow and XTC.

Not a one/ two punch, more like "Can I play and name some favorite songs from these, just because I feel like it?"

"Sit Down"- James
"No Language in our Lungs"- XTC
"Scattered Black and Whites"- Elbow

Carry on.
 
2013-02-08 07:02:46 PM  
my humble submissions (of bands I didnt see above)

Primus / Frizzle Fry - To Defy The Laws Of Tradition -> Groundhog's Day
Primus / Sailing the Seas of Cheese - Seas of Cheese -> Here Come the Bastards
DK / Fresh Fruit - Kill The Poor -> Forward to Death
NoMeansNo / Wrong - It's Catching up -> The Tower
Jesus Lizard / Shot - Thumper -> Blue Shot
Jesus Lizard / Liar - Boilermaker -> Gladiator
 
2013-02-08 07:03:08 PM  
Sleater-Kinney- Dig Me Out/Turn It On

If I'm listening to this in the car, my foot just instinctively stomps on the gas pedal.
 
2013-02-08 07:04:33 PM  

AkaDad: After seeing all the nominations, I have declared a winner.

12349876: Queen - News of the World

1. We Will Rock You
2. We Are The Champions

Yes, it is up to me to decide.


It's really hard to imagine that both of those songs were just...songs...together on a single album at one time.
 
2013-02-08 07:07:02 PM  

soia: I will go with Clutch

1)  Big News I
2)  Big New II

and for you underground fans, thrown in Big News III


All hail the almighty Clutch!
 
2013-02-08 07:07:56 PM  
The Pixies, Doolitte: "Debaser", then "Tame".
 
2013-02-08 07:13:34 PM  
The correct answer is R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant.  Begin the Begin -> These Days.

This is, in fact, the correct answer.
 
2013-02-08 07:17:45 PM  

Solid State Vittles: Pixies Surfer Rosa -- "Bone Machine", "Break My Body"


THIS.
 
2013-02-08 07:22:53 PM  
ObeliskToucher:

Never Mind the Bollocks, Sex Pistols
Holidays in the Sun/Bodies,


Finally.


Dog Welder:

Squirrel Nut Zippers --> Hot --> "Got My Own Thing Now" flows into "Put A Lid On It"

Plus:

1. It's a Long Way to the Top
2. Rock n' Roll Singer

1. Warped
2. Aeroplane

1. Drunken Lullabies
2. What's Left of the Flag
 
2013-02-08 07:34:54 PM  
Another one: Television, Marquee Moon: "See No Evil", then "Venus".
 
2013-02-08 07:38:27 PM  
Perform This Way into CNR is pretty biatching.  Then again, so's Smells Like Nirvana into Trigger Happy.
 
2013-02-08 07:38:42 PM  

AntiProEveryThing: NoMeansNo / Wrong - It's Catching up -> The Tower


Listening to Wrong when I took the kid to the park day before yesterday.

He's 2, gotta get the weird stuff in his head early.
 
2013-02-08 07:43:04 PM  
I accept that there will be some derision to this, but No Doubt's Spiderwebs/Excuse Me Mr. do a darn good job.
 
2013-02-08 07:43:59 PM  
Lot of good titles already taken. I'll cheat a little and go with the 1-2-3 from the R side of Lies, which is different enough from the G side to warrant it's own consideration IMO.

(1) Patience
(2) Used to Love Her
(3) You're Crazy
 
2013-02-08 07:46:52 PM  
Oh and these
Fugazi / 13 Songs - Waiting Room -> Bulldog Front
Faith No More / Angel Dust - Land of Sunshine -> Caffeine
Batles / Mirrored - Race : In - >Atlas
 
2013-02-08 07:49:23 PM  

1. Planet Claire, 2. 52 girls

upload.wikimedia.org

 
2013-02-08 08:06:45 PM  

Soulcatcher: Tool from 10000 Days-

Vicarious
Jambi

/yes, a lot of people hate on this album, but it's worth the price of admission just for Blame Hoffman/Rosetta Stoned and Vicarious


This this thissitty this this
 
2013-02-08 08:08:49 PM  

feanorn: XTC's Oranges & Lemons: "Garden of Earthly Delights" / "The Mayor of Simpleton"


If I was going to pick an XTC album, I'd go with this one:

tralfaz-archives.com

Respectable Street

Generals and Majors
 
2013-02-08 08:16:13 PM  

The Dogs of War: Stone Temple Pilots - Core

1. Dead and Bloated
2. Sex Type Thing



Yup.
 
2013-02-08 08:21:20 PM  

puckrock2000: feanorn: XTC's Oranges & Lemons: "Garden of Earthly Delights" / "The Mayor of Simpleton"

If I was going to pick an XTC album, I'd go with this one:

[tralfaz-archives.com image 400x419]

Respectable Street

Generals and Majors


Good call! Cant go wrong with either of those albums!
 
2013-02-08 08:40:13 PM  
Wow, such diversity in this thread, I have so many more albums to collect!
My picks are in the 80's Pop/New Wave genre since I didn't see it really represented:

Fashion  Fabrique "Move On", "Love Shadow"
Ultravox  Vienna "Astradyne", "New Europeans"
Patrick Duffy  Because We Love You "Something Special", "A Lot of Ink"
Heaven 17  Penthouse and Pavement "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang", "Penthouse and Pavement"

That barely even scratches the surface of this one genre.
/Yes, I like it a bit funky
 
2013-02-08 08:48:21 PM  
The Cars/Candy-O

"It's All I Can Do"
"Shoo-Be-Do"
"Candy-O"
 
2013-02-08 08:57:02 PM  
I'm just sorry I discovered this thread 300 comments in.  So many possible entries.

Has anyone mentioned The Cars first album's 1-2-3?
Good Times Roll - Best Friend's Girl - Just What I Needed
 
2013-02-08 08:59:42 PM  
Fantastic choices in the thread, if not the original article.

Purple Haze/Manic Depression (Are You Experienced)
Summer's Cauldron/Grass (Skylarking)
Here it is Tomorrow/Where You Going Northern (The Big Shot Chronicles)

/Hey, I had to put one semi-obscure one in there.
 
2013-02-08 09:06:53 PM  
Steely Dan, Katy Lied
Black Friday - Dr. Wu

Of course, there's Steely Dan's Aja, which may be a perfect album with a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7:

Black Cow - Aja -Deacon Blues - Peg - Home At Last - I Got The News - Josie
 
2013-02-08 09:13:56 PM  
Earth, Wind & Fire -

That's The Way of the World- "Shining Star" and "That's The Way of the World"
All 'n' All- "Serpentine Fire" and "Fantasy"

Phil Collins -

Face Value- "In the Air Tonight" and "This Must Be Love"

Peter Gabriel -

+1 for whoever already had "Red Rain"/"Sledgehammer"
"melt" album - "Intruder" and "No Self Control"
Security- "The Rhythm of the Heat" and "San Jacinto"

Al Green -

Al Green Explores Your Mind- "Sha La La (Make Me Happy)" and "Take Me To The River"

Lyle Lovett -

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band- "The Blues Walk" and "Here I Am"
Joshua Judges Ruth- "I've Been To Memphis" and "Church"
The Road to Ensenada- "Don't Touch My Hat" and "Her First Mistake"

Joe Jackson -

Look Sharp!- "One More Time" and "Sunday Papers"
Beat Crazy- "Beat Crazy" and "One To One"

Todd Rundgren -

Something/Anything?- "I Saw The Light" and "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference"
 
2013-02-08 09:24:19 PM  
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Second Hand News - Dreams

Peter Tosh - Bush Doctor
Walk and Don't Look Back - Pick Myself Up
 
2013-02-08 09:30:52 PM  
This is as bookmarkable as a Scotch whiskey (or gals) thread...

It struck me while looking through my "albums" how many times a "take a break" song gets tossed in after a strong opening. It's Not A Farking Setlist, Guys -- You Don't Need to Rest in Track #2!!!
 
2013-02-08 09:41:32 PM  

BKITU: ObeliskToucher: Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A.

Straight Outta Compton/Gangsta, Gangsta

Excellent choice. That was an amazing breakout.

/"You are about to witness the strength of street knowledge...."


And, because my iTunes is f*d up, this shoulda been

Straight Outta Compton/Fark the Police

with Gangsta riding caboose.  Even *more* powerful, if that's possible...
 
2013-02-08 09:50:20 PM  
Billy Joel - The Nylon Curtain: Allentown, Laura
 
2013-02-08 10:07:58 PM  

tlchwi02: Rage Against the Machine- Evil Empire


THIS
 
2013-02-08 10:14:33 PM  
High on Fire, from Blessed Black Wings:

Devilution, The Face of Oblivion
 
2013-02-08 10:17:37 PM  

i3.photobucket.comi3.photobucket.com


rickythepenguin: check back later, i'll post a picture of the setlist and autographed insert.


 
2013-02-08 10:20:21 PM  

rickythepenguin: rickythepenguin: So, we're having a good chat, and then that's when Guy says, "wait a minute....you were 'ere last time, weren'tcha?" and we had a laugh.

also, thinking I had made some kind of good impression, when Guy said they had to go inside to start soundcheck, I asked if I could go inside to watch.  I was like, "i won't drink your beer, i wont say a word, you won't even know i'm there."  and Guy was like, 'ehhh....thank you, but I have to say no, its the kind of thing we like to do by ourselves, but thank you.  have a great show!"


It's a real shame that more people haven't had a chance to hear their music, but, as per the norm in America, bands that people haven't had lambasted into their brains by Clear Channel or listened to since they were 17 years old can't be good. Most people settle into a music comfort zone when they are 22 or so, and they will NEVER venture out of it.    :P

It's easier to get people to change to a new religion than listen to an album by a band they have never heard of. It's sad.

I'm envious that you have had so many chances to see them live!

=]
 
2013-02-08 10:25:35 PM  

AppleChill: The Cars: Good Times Roll, My Best Friend's Girl, Just What I Needed

And all of side 2 by the way


Very true. Recently picked up the CD used, and the first three songs are awesome. "I'm in Touch With Your World" is a steaming pile, but they pretty much earn the indulgence with the first three tracks. "Don't Cha Stop" picks it back up again, and it's all gold from there.

I don't remember the vinyl breakdown, but I suspect "I'm in Touch With Your World" was the "quirky" throwaway side-closer.
 
2013-02-08 10:31:01 PM  

Soulcatcher: I'm envious that you have had so many chances to see them live!


just two.....

http://www.spin.com/articles/elbows-sonic-tranquility-rubs-la-fans

pix by SPIN magazine, taken right very in front of me.  the gal was cute, a bit short, and before the show began I was chatting her up, asking what she was shooting with and shiat, and for whom. she smiled and goes, "SPINNNNNnnn magazine" and gave me that, "thank you!" smile.

i said, "never heard of it, sorry."
 
2013-02-08 10:33:38 PM  
Ministry - Psalm 69
N.W.O.
Just One Fix

Immortal Technique - Revolutionary Vol. 2
Point Of No Return
Peruvian Cocaine

Rush - Moving Pictures
Tom Sawyer
Red Barchetta

Haven't seen any of these yet...
 
2013-02-08 10:47:19 PM  

BubbleAndSqueak: Can't believe all the love in this thread! It's pretty much my iPod line up right now... Booth and the Bad Angel, James, Stone Roses, Muse, Elbow and XTC.

Not a one/ two punch, more like "Can I play and name some favorite songs from these, just because I feel like it?"

"Sit Down"- James
"No Language in our Lungs"- XTC
"Scattered Black and Whites"- Elbow

Carry on.


XTC and Elbow are two of my favorites!

=]

/Yay!
 
2013-02-08 10:47:31 PM  

Losac: Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power

Mouth For War -> A New Level


YEP
 
2013-02-08 10:48:57 PM  
I'm pleasantly surprised that two of the ones that immediately came to mind for me - Bloc Party's Silent Alarm and Weezer's Blue Album - were mentioned.
 
2013-02-08 10:53:39 PM  

puckrock2000: feanorn: XTC's Oranges & Lemons: "Garden of Earthly Delights" / "The Mayor of Simpleton"

If I was going to pick an XTC album, I'd go with this one:

[tralfaz-archives.com image 400x419]

Respectable Street

Generals and Majors


I LOVE that album!! My favorite album of theirs is English Settlement (I think, it's hard to decide).

=]
 
2013-02-08 11:02:40 PM  

upload.wikimedia.org

 
2013-02-08 11:04:05 PM  
Sepultura - Arise
Arise
Dead Embryonic Cells

Gojira - From Mars to Sirius
Ocean Planet
Backbone

Slayer - Divine Intervention
Killing Fields
Sex.Murder.Art
 
2013-02-08 11:09:15 PM  

rickythepenguin: [i3.photobucket.com image 478x639][i3.photobucket.com image 639x479]
rickythepenguin: check back later, i'll post a picture of the setlist and autographed insert.


I am SO jealous!!

Happy to find another Elbow fan!

/virtual hugs

My main musical passion, Steven Wilson, has a new album coming out in a couple of weeks. If you love Elbow, PLEASE check out his new song- The Raven That Refused to Sing. The video is just remarkably beautiful and touching and you obviously have the intelligence and attention span to withstand a 7 minute+ song ( A rare thing these days, sadly to say).
 
2013-02-08 11:12:02 PM  
From Pearl Jam's Vs:

Go --> Animal
 
2013-02-08 11:18:10 PM  
blur: modern life is rubbish - for tomorrow , advert (that opening set up a brand new genre of music)
victorian english gentlemens club : love on an oil rig - love on an oil rig, parrot, watching the burglars
death from above 1979: You're A Woman I'm A Machine - turn it out, romantic rights
graham coxon: happiness in magazines - spectacular, no good time
future of the left :The Plot Against Common Sense - sheena is a t shirt salesman, failed olympic bid
johnny foreinger : Waited Up Til It Was Light - lea room, our bipolar friends
weezer: pinkerton - tired of sex , getchoo
 
2013-02-08 11:21:32 PM  
http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3217627/steven-wilson-unveils-stunni ng-video-for-the-raven-that-refused-to-sing/">http://bloody-disgusting .com/news/3217627/steven-wilson-unveils-stunni ng-video-for-the-raven-that-refused-to-sing/

Who knows if this will work?  LOL
 
2013-02-08 11:35:36 PM  
Can I add something recent? Because the one-two punch on the new Muse album is pretty stunning. Supremacy --> Madness.

And something not-so-recent: Kings of Leon, Youth and Young Manhood. Red Morning Light --> Happy Alone. That band is really the only thing I'm a total hipster about. I wish they'd go back to what they were before they got huge.
 
2013-02-08 11:38:22 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: how about Judas Priest with Painkiller (Painkiller- Hell Patrol) or even better Iron Maiden with Powerslave (Aces High - Two Minutes to Midnight)

/metal head
//get off my spiked lawn


Neither one of those are even the best 1/2s of those bands.

/don't want to be on your spiked lawn with that crappy taste.
 
2013-02-08 11:39:36 PM  

CruiseMan: Van Halen - 1984

1984 (Intro) into Jump  (followed by Panama for a 1...2...3 punch!)


Maximumtrolling.jpg
 
2013-02-08 11:45:42 PM  

overfienduglar: Testament - The Gathering

D.N.R
Down for Life


Someone here gets it!
 
2013-02-09 12:23:03 AM  
A couple more:
Love & Rockets' Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven: If There's a Heaven Above / A Private Future.
Luna's Bewitched: California (All The Way) / Tiger Lily.
Bob Mould's Workbook: Sunspots / Wishing Well.
Camper Van Beethoven's Camper Van Beethoven: Good Guys & Bad Guys / Joe Stalin's Cadillac.
Chris Isaak's Chris Isaak: You Owe Me Some Kind of Love / Heart Full of Soul.
Uncle Tupelo's No Depression: Graveyard Shift / That Year.
The Gear Daddies' Let's Go Scare Al: Cut Me Off / Statue of Jesus.
Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville: 6'1" / Help Me Mary.
Masters of Reality's Masters of Reality (and yeah, I know you know, I skipped the intro): Domino / Blue Garden.
 
2013-02-09 12:23:39 AM  
List fails without Now That's What I Call Music 18
 
2013-02-09 12:28:35 AM  
I don't know if this really counts but Paul Oakenfold two years resident live at Cream
the first two songs on both sides are awesome.

OTOH I have a special attachment to the album since I uncovered it accidentally searching for cream songs and it was my introduction to trance. So I'll always especially love it.

Anywho... carry on.
 
2013-02-09 01:53:04 AM  
blitzkrieg bop
beat on the brat-ramones

search and destroy
gimme danger-iggy

personality crisis
looking for a kiss-dolls

non-alignment pact
the modern dance-pere ubu
 
2013-02-09 06:10:55 AM  

Teh-Yak: Eulogy/Stinkfist


Andrew Wiggin: Custard Pie/The Rover


Immediately searched the thread for these two - very happy to see both on.
 
2013-02-09 06:25:37 AM  
"The Musical Box" / "For Absent Friends" - Genesis, Nursery Cryme
"The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" / "Fly on a Windshield" - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
"Behind the Lines" / "Duchess" - Duke
 
2013-02-09 06:58:58 AM  
I see that this thread in bathed in the blood of WIN.

/carry on
 
2013-02-09 10:20:34 AM  

Gulper Eel: "The Musical Box" / "For Absent Friends" - Genesis, Nursery Cryme
"The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" / "Fly on a Windshield" - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
"Behind the Lines" / "Duchess" - Duke


I love the Gabriel/Hackett era Genesis, too. Ok, they weren't on Duke (I do think Heathaze is beautiful though).

On a side note- Steve Hackett has just put out an amazing new album- Genesis Revisited 2, He reimagines many of their earlier songs using today's new musical technologies and the results are stunning. Steve has never sounded better and he has assembled an astounding group of musicians and it is just a treasure. Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt singing Lovers Leap from Suppers Ready is sublime, Simon Collins (Phil's son) does some amazing vocal work, and Steven Wilson from Porcupine Tree  puts a new spin on Can Utility and the Coastliners.

It's a fantastic album , and well over 2 hours of music. If you love the older music of Genesis (before they turned into the three man soul band pop nightmare) I can't recommend it enough.
 
2013-02-09 10:42:01 AM  
assets.network.roadrunnerrecords.com
 
2013-02-09 10:50:33 AM  
Didn't see anyone mention it, so I will throw this out.

Massive Attack - Protection

One of the best albums of all time has a very distinct, different, and awesome 1-2 punch.

1.  Protection (8 minutes of awesome with added Tracey Thorn goodness)
2.  Karmacoma (With Tricky, who ended up making an even better version for his album)

Heck, just add "Three" to that list too for a TKO via punches.

Each song so very different from the next, and each amazing in their own right.
 
2013-02-09 11:03:56 AM  
I was thinking, too, there's a better Beatles one-two punch than Sgt. Pepper's: the White Album, with "Back in the USSR" followed by "Dear Prudence."
 
2013-02-09 11:05:03 AM  

Mr. Chainsaw: Sleater-Kinney- Dig Me Out/Turn It On

If I'm listening to this in the car, my foot just instinctively stomps on the gas pedal.


Wow, I'm embarrassed for myself: "One More Hour" is the second track. Still a great opening two songs, though.

Other good ones:
Against Me!: "T.S.R. (This Sh*t Rules)"/"Cliche Guevara"
Hot Water Music: "Remedy"/"Trusty Chords"
Bad Religion: "Change of Ideas"/"Big Bang"
 
2013-02-09 11:20:15 AM  
Same Old Song and Dance
Lord of the Thighs
 
2013-02-09 11:32:37 AM  

Soulcatcher: Gulper Eel: "The Musical Box" / "For Absent Friends" - Genesis, Nursery Cryme
"The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" / "Fly on a Windshield" - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
"Behind the Lines" / "Duchess" - Duke

I love the Gabriel/Hackett era Genesis, too. Ok, they weren't on Duke (I do think Heathaze is beautiful though).

On a side note- Steve Hackett has just put out an amazing new album- Genesis Revisited 2, He reimagines many of their earlier songs using today's new musical technologies and the results are stunning. Steve has never sounded better and he has assembled an astounding group of musicians and it is just a treasure. Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt singing Lovers Leap from Suppers Ready is sublime, Simon Collins (Phil's son) does some amazing vocal work, and Steven Wilson from Porcupine Tree  puts a new spin on Can Utility and the Coastliners.

It's a fantastic album , and well over 2 hours of music. If you love the older music of Genesis (before they turned into the three man soul band pop nightmare) I can't recommend it enough.


Thanks for the recommendation.  I'm still waiting to hear the stuff Hackett did with Chris Squire, so that's another to add to the list.
 
2013-02-09 11:53:31 AM  
OH!!!
Sonny Landreth - South of I10:
Shooting for the Moon
Creole Angel
 
2013-02-09 12:22:57 PM  

Ezo5000: Soundgarden


Came for this and PJ's Vs.

memeorama.com
 
2013-02-09 01:05:19 PM  

BoboBad: Rush - Permanent Waves 1980

1. Spirit of Radio
2. Freewill

First 2 songs I heard on the first Rush Album I ever heard


www.rushisaband.com
www.2112.net
 
2013-02-09 03:01:22 PM  
Ivandrago:
Sleater Kinney: One Beat: One Beat and Far Away

Tremendous choice!
 
2013-02-09 08:28:03 PM  
Forgot the obvious

upload.wikimedia.org

Detroit Rock City > King of the Night Time World
 
2013-02-10 02:01:46 AM  
Nightwish-Century Child
Bless the Child->End of All Hope
 
2013-02-10 02:08:55 AM  

Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 640x627]


If you are going to say that one you have to also say "Out of Time" and I would also include Alanis Morristte's "Jagged Little Pill."
 
2013-02-10 03:06:34 AM  
DMX - It's Dark and Hell is Hot

1. Intro
2. Ruff Ryders' Anthem
 
2013-02-11 05:50:55 PM  

Earguy: Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Second Hand News - Dreams

Peter Tosh - Bush Doctor
Walk and Don't Look Back - Pick Myself Up


Didn't think of these. Good call.
 
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