Your pick: Rock's best 1-2 punch?

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  1. CRUDS

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    Might as well have this one now before playlists etc. entirely wipe out the "rock album" as we once knew it.
    What is your pick for greatest opening and second track on a record (1-2 punch)? Name the record and tracks..
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  2. avvie

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    Van Halen I
    "Running With The Devil"
    "Eruption"

    I don't think it can be overstated what these tracks did to the musical landscape of the 70's/80's.
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    Profound.
    EVH graced the cover of every guitar magazine from 1978 until Stevie Ray came along. I remember Tom Sholz was the guy right before that (for about 5 minutes). I'm sure he was shaking his head in disbelief when he heard VH-I.
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    I have a couple....

    Danish:
    Volbeat - The Strength The Sound The Songs
    1. Caroline Leaving
    2. Another Day Another Way

    Another danish band, a bit more quiet, but still gooooood:
    Dizzy Mizz Lizzy - Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
    1. Waterline
    2. Barbwired Baby's Dream

    German and great:
    Rammstein - Mutter
    1. Mein Herz Brennt
    2. Links 2 3 4

    And of course:
    Metallica - Master of Puppets
    1. Battery
    2. Master of Puppets

    :beerbang::notworth::nana3::headbang:
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    Pearl Jam-Ten
    1.Once
    2.Even Flow

    STP #4
    1.Down
    2.Heaven & Hot Rods

    Audioslave-Audioslave
    1.Cochise
    2.Show Me How To Live

    Man the there are lots of albums with great opening tracks that are followed by a weak #2 track.

    The Stooges-Fun House,Hendrix-Are You Experienced have great openers.
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    Definitely..

    I'm putting up a vote for
    The Clash:
    London Calling/Brand New Cadillac

    Makes the blood flow!
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  7. Cronus

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    Dio's Holy Diver

    1) Stand up and shout
    2) Holy Diver

    Ozzy's Diary of a madman

    1) Over the mountain
    2) Flying high again

    Old school metalhead, sorry hehe
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    Member since 02 with 44 posts.. King of the Lurkers!
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