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#1 Robin

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:38 AM

In a few weeks Jim and Greg will discuss the best lead-off tracks in rock history, and they'd like to include callers. What are your picks for the best songs to kick off an album? And why? Post here or email interact@soundopinions.org ***This show will air this week starting Friday 8-31 and will be available for podcast starting Monday 9-3. Tune in to hear Jim and Greg's picks and those from your fellow message board posters.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:39 AM

Teenage Riot

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:40 AM

Little Fury Things

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:45 AM

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:45 AM

web in front - archers of loaf turn it on - flaming lips tax man - beatles

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:46 AM

Then Comes Dudley (Jesus Lizard... "Boilermaker" might actually work better, though) Here Come The Rome Plows (Drive Like Jehu) Turnover (Fugazi)
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Alright, my friends. It's time for another solid little rock jam

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:49 AM

Everything Hits at Once

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:53 AM

Prayer To God (Shellac) Jailbreak (Thin Lizzy) The Boy With The Perpetual Nervousness (Feelies) Kill All Hippies (Primal Scream) Prelude/Nothin' To Hide (Spirit)
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Damo Suzuki: So, um, yeah. Getting older isn't as bad as it sounds. Better than being young & poor (DjDrake) or young & slutty (SG) or young, poor and slutty (Paves); am I right?

Alright, my friends. It's time for another solid little rock jam

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:57 AM

"The World Around Me"--King's X "Stinkfist"--Tool "The Grudge"--Tool

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:58 AM

Like a Rolling Stone - Dylan's Hwy 61 Revisited Tangled Up in Blue - Dylan's Blood on the Tracks Thunder Road - Springsteen's Born to Run Baba O'Riley - Who's Next Transcendental Blues - title track from Steve Earle London Calling - Clash tt I Will Dare - 'mats' Let it Be Orphan Girl -Gillian Welch's Revival Windfall - Trace - Son Volt Who Loves the Sun VU's Loaded Chuck E's in Love - Rickie Lee Jones' self titled debut Discovering Japan - GP's Squeezing out Sparks Candy Says - VU My My Hey Hey - Rust Never Sleeps
Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman -7.5/10
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis 8.5/10
Buddy & Julie Miller - Written in Chalk wow, first listen, but great great record! 9.3/10
Justin Townes Earle - Midnight at the Moviessurprisingly great, never picked up his past releases, but this one's knocking my socks off right away, 8.7/10
M. Ward - Hold Time 8.0/10
Neko Case -Middle Cyclone her best I've heard is my initial impression, but too soon to rate, haven't had a really good listen yet 7.8/10

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:01 PM

Where The Streets Have No Name - Joshua Tree - U2 Thunder Road - Born to Run - Springsteen Baba O'Riley - Who's Next - The Who Tunnels #1 - Funeral - Arcade Fire Brown Sugar - Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones Message In A Bottle - Reggatta de Blanc - The Police Only Shallow - Loveless - My Bloody Valentine edit: elco beat me on Thunder Road & Baba

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:02 PM

CINNAMON GIRL NEIL YOUNG THE CLASSICAL THE FALL WAITIN' FOR THE BUS ZZ TOP ETHER GANG OF FOUR RAMBLE TAMBLE CCR
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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:06 PM

SILENCE KIT ROUNDABOUT BLITZKRIEG BOP SCHIZOPHRENIA
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Damo Suzuki: So, um, yeah. Getting older isn't as bad as it sounds. Better than being young & poor (DjDrake) or young & slutty (SG) or young, poor and slutty (Paves); am I right?

Alright, my friends. It's time for another solid little rock jam

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:07 PM

Begin the Begin - R.E.M.

There's a reason it remains the most common show opener on the last two R.E.M. tours. Good stuff.
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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:08 PM

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:11 PM

You Fucked Up Hungry Freaks, Daddy Pecahes En Regalia Just Like Honey
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Damo Suzuki: So, um, yeah. Getting older isn't as bad as it sounds. Better than being young & poor (DjDrake) or young & slutty (SG) or young, poor and slutty (Paves); am I right?

Alright, my friends. It's time for another solid little rock jam

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:13 PM

For sure Turn It On. Amaaaazing. Also, I have a huge fondness for Waiting Room. I'll think of more.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:18 PM

Pink Floyd's "Pigs On The Wings (part 1) is another. May not be the most rocking, but as an introduction to an album, to me, it is one of the most memorable. Besides I know I'm not the only one that knows the words to that one and sings along every time it starts up.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:24 PM

Tom Waits "Singapore" - Rain Dogs Talking Heads "Born Under Punches" - Remain in Light David Bowie "Five Years" - Ziggy Stardust

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 12:24 PM

The 35 second epic rock anthem known as Wire Greyhounds - Guided By Voices, Universal Truths & Cycles.