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(YouTube) Video The greatest debut album, side one, track one, ever...35 years ago today   ( divider line
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2013-02-10 09:34:39 AM  
You mean 30 years

Peaked at #4
what you posted only got to #19

//Jesus it's been 30 years?
2013-02-10 11:18:41 AM  
"35" is a funny way to spell '26'...
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2013-02-10 11:19:27 AM  
oh...debut albums...well then...OK...
2013-02-10 11:26:05 AM  
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2013-02-10 11:38:24 AM  
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2013-02-10 11:41:31 AM  

Waldo Pepper: Dire Straits | Dire Straits (1978)

Heh, before I clicked, I did a quick mental search, and that is the record I came up with.  Knew it probably wasn't right, but still a great debut record (though Communique is better).

/ VH blew us all away when it debut
2013-02-10 11:42:44 AM  
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Meh. I'm a Canuck, so my judgement might be off. But, I put the Constantines' up for having the best debut album since 2000.
2013-02-10 11:42:56 AM  
Plenty of great debut albums will be discussed.  IMHO, Van Halen changed the face of music in a way no album had since maybe Are You Experienced or Sgt. Pepper. Within a year, even country pickers were two-hand tapping.  Ed didn't invent the technique, but it brought it to the masses, for better or worse.
2013-02-10 11:46:57 AM  
One thing I liked about that album was that they recorded in a week. Set up equipment, mike the amps and drums, get the EQ right, couple takes, next song.
2013-02-10 11:47:22 AM  

cretinbob: You mean 30 years

Peaked at #4
what you posted only got to #19

//Jesus it's been 30 years?

yes it has, my son.
2013-02-10 11:49:47 AM  
Right album.  Wrong song.

/ bop ba-da, shoo-be-doo-wah!
2013-02-10 11:50:26 AM  
wow that video should be in the bad lip-syncing hall of fame.  Agree with OP, though.
2013-02-10 11:53:26 AM  

PhiloeBedoe: "35" is a funny way to spell '26'...
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That's a funny interpretation of the word "debut"
2013-02-10 11:54:02 AM  
Guns N' Roses, Appetite for Destruction- Welcome to the Jungle
2013-02-10 11:57:14 AM  

calbert: Guns N' Roses, Appetite for Destruction- Welcome to the Jungle

In my mind, this band was killed in a bus crash immediately after releasing that record, cementing their place in music history as one of the best hard rock debuts ever and killer of hair metal . . . and never, ever becoming a bloated joke.
2013-02-10 12:08:09 PM  
Tough call.  My personal faves:

1. Are You Experienced?
2. In the Court of the Crimson Kng
3. Van Halen
4. Them Crooked Vultures
5. Spears (Scott Henderson & Tribal Tech)

Few debut albums tore my head off the way these did.
2013-02-10 12:08:18 PM  
Expected Dire Straits. Feel like I been rick rolled.
2013-02-10 12:13:15 PM  
Gosh - I entered this thread expecting the typical rants berating the group for growing old, losing hair, gaining weight, enduring some trivial/some serious episodes in life, etc.

Cause we all know that's the ultimate sin - growing older yet still enjoying their youthful folly... stupid, STUPID rock musicians. God forbid they actually deal with the same bowlshirt other human beings endure - as it is a sign of their weakness, failings and other assorted sheet that happens between birth and death.
2013-02-10 12:13:36 PM  
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ahem. 36 years ago last week, you mean.
2013-02-10 12:14:17 PM  

PhiloeBedoe: "35" is a funny way to spell '26'...
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er "debut album?"
2013-02-10 12:15:19 PM  that is all
2013-02-10 01:00:46 PM  

TeamEd: [ image 410x366]

Meh. I'm a Canuck, so my judgement might be off. But, I put the Constantines' up for having the best debut album since 2000.

Totally. I used to work with their drummer. Great band, great guy.
2013-02-10 01:02:52 PM  
CSB time yo...

I had just gotten my driver's license around the time this song was still new.  I lived out in the sticks and was driving my car up a hill to go over a non-signal railroad crossing when I turned my radio on right at the exact time this song started.

Scared the crap out of me and I slammed the brakes and then started laughing and feeling silly when the bass kicked in.

/may have been stoned too
//yeah probably was stoned too
2013-02-10 01:12:52 PM  
2013-02-10 01:17:59 PM  

FlashHarry: [ image 600x600]

ahem. 36 years ago last week, you mean.

gets my vote
2013-02-10 01:22:35 PM  
Also folks, how can you forget:

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Good Times Bad Times.
2013-02-10 01:55:37 PM  
And it's still played on rock radio more than ANY OTHER F**KING SONG EVER.

/gawd i'm sick of it
2013-02-10 02:11:59 PM  
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2013-02-10 02:27:19 PM  
I was gonna post an image of Zep1 or the Doors, but you guys beat me to it so I thought I'd add this:

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2013-02-10 03:04:32 PM  
12) Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
53) Fingertips (Part 1 and 2) - Little Stevie Wonder
7) Runnin' With The Devil - VH
26) Radio Free Europe - REM
19) One More Time - Joe Jackson
83) Janie Jones - The Clash
40) Break On Through - The Doors
35) In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins (if a solo album counts)
72) Ain't That Love - Ray Charles
28) Keep Yourself Alive - Queen
10) In The Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson
5) Cowboy Man - Lyle Lovett
59) There She Goes Again - Marshall Crenshaw
63) Welcome to the Working Week - Elvis Costello
38) There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood - Aretha Franklin
24) You Send Me - Sam Cooke
2013-02-10 03:27:02 PM  
I clicked on that link expecting something other than the reason why the 80's was officially the worst decade in the history of music.  fark you, subby.
2013-02-10 04:18:48 PM  
Fark, I am old.
2013-02-10 04:29:00 PM  
2013-02-10 05:21:55 PM  
Most people would probably go for the obvious choice, Ice Ice Baby, but that's only because they're overlooking Heat of the Moment.
2013-02-10 05:37:36 PM  

PhiloeBedoe: "35" is a funny way to spell '26'...
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You realize that was their 4th album, right?
2013-02-10 05:43:25 PM  

CitizenTed: I was gonna post an image of Zep1 or the Doors, but you guys beat me to it so I thought I'd add this:

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I thought about Gish too.
2013-02-10 05:59:54 PM  

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2013-02-10 06:08:39 PM  
At 33 years is Dead Kennedys-Kill the poor off of Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables...
Black Flag's Rise Above off of the Damaged album is 32 years old now
Talking Heads-Uh Oh Love comes to town from Talking Heads '77 (36 years now)

Just a few i recall of the top of my head that are personal faves debuts.
2013-02-10 06:17:20 PM  
I'm not going to argue over whether or not it was the best debut album ever, as several great candidates have been mentioned.  I'll just agree that it was a great debut album, and maybe their best album as well.
2013-02-10 06:50:10 PM  
Loves me all the classic Rock.
Own hundreds of albums.

But if its a Debut Album as far as Sale impact and popularity,

It is going to be Boston's Debut Album, Hands Down.
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2013-02-10 06:56:04 PM  
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This one gets my vote. As a physicist I find this cover more erotic than the European one.
2013-02-10 07:12:37 PM  

cretinbob: You mean 30 years

You mean 23 years.
2013-02-10 07:12:45 PM  
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2013-02-10 07:22:21 PM  

Glenford: cretinbob: You mean 30 years

You mean 23 years.

Nope that reached #19 as well.

Of course that is the question isn't it What metric does one use. We can opine all day and all of the night about which album was the best, but factually there is one based on chart position and/or sales.
2013-02-10 07:38:59 PM  
2013-02-10 07:41:33 PM  
Continuing a theme, in roughly chronological order:

Sex Pistols: Never Mind the Bollocks
Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
The Cars: The Cars
Peter Gabriel I
David & David: Boomtown (a one hit wonder, but still...)
Filter: Short Bus

I'm sure there are many others...
2013-02-10 07:56:40 PM  
2013-02-10 08:08:26 PM  

LawrencePerson: Peter Gabriel I

Moribund the Burgermeister? Meh. Sounds like he wanted to start side 5 of "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" and then thought better of it.
2013-02-10 08:21:28 PM  
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2013-02-10 08:28:45 PM  
I was thinking it was gonna be My Sharona by The Knack
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