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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

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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:

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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
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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!)


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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
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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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