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Favorite Album Opener

Favorite Album Opener  

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  1. 1. What is your favorite album opener

    • Good Times Bad Times (Zep I)
    • Whole Lotta Love (Zep II)
    • Immigrant Song (Zep III)
    • Black Dog (IV)
    • The Song Remains The Same (Houses of the Holy)
    • Custard Pie (Physical Graffiti)
    • Achilles Last Stand (Presence)
    • In The Evening (In Through The Out Door)
    • We're Gonna Groove (Coda)


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This is one poll I honestly can't participate in - I just plain cannot choose one! I never realized how great those opening songs were on each album!

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Good Times, Bad Times.

As it opened the first album, it wasn't just a great album opener, it was a career opener.

I like the thought process here. :D

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This is one poll I honestly can't participate in - I just plain cannot choose one! I never realized how great those opening songs were on each album!

It's always hard to participate in a "best of" poll in regards to ANYTHING Led Zeppelin related. And yes, I noticed how the albums all had good openers. It was a big part of the reason I decided to make this poll.

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This is a tough one!

I love ITE for it's slow drony, middle eastern intro, then Robert cries out "in the evening...." and BOOM! Love it!

Custard Pie is an AWESOME tune, classic Zep at their peak. Riffy, bassy, and funny when you realize what Custard Pie is in this song.

Black Dog is what introduced me to Zep....I had never (and still haven't) heard anyone do a song like this. So complex, so powerful, broken down into "mini songs" within, and just an AWESOME guitar solo as it fades away....

If I can only have one, it's Black Dog but damn.....I'll sneak the other two under my shirt as I leave.

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Custard Pie, Pure Porn for my ears.

I think that's about the proper way to describe the song.

;)

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I think that's about the proper way to describe the song.

;)

Yeah, isn't it !! :D this tune screams sex from every angle.

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Whole Lotta Love. At the very beginning you can hear a sort of breathe (or maybe it is something else?) that drove me crazy the first time I listened to it.

this tune screams sex from every angle.

Wow, this suits very much to WLL too! Well done, Tazu. ;)

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Wow, this suits very much to WLL too! Well done, Tazu. ;)

If it's actually possible, i think WLL is Sexier than Custard Pie, it just have always been a bit too Mainstream for my taste, Custard Pie is more Obscure and only a minority of people Know about it, It's a song for true zeppelin believers, that gives it the edge for me :) .

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The song remains the same. It's perfect, so powerful, so happy. The best choice to open a concert. (1977-79).

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Led Zeppelin had excellent songs to open albums with. They paid attention to the running order of all their albums. Rock N Roll would have been a better choice to open their fourth album.

My choice - The Song Remains The Same - It hits hard and doesn't stop. Like all others, the musicianship is incredible.

Achilles Last Stand is a close second.

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I remember the how the Album seemed to come Alive with "In The Evening" Arriving from a Distant and Slowly Grabbing You!!!!!!!

Yet I could Never Knock the 1st Song "Goodtimes Badtimes".... Damn I'd start every Album with that!

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If the O2 show never took place, I wonder if many of you would still pick "Good Times Bad Times" as your favorite album opener...

I doubt that very much.

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It blew my mind from the first time. Even when I didn't like LZ, it was my favorite. Now it is Achilles, but as an opener... GTBT. As someone previously said it was a career opener rather than an album opener.

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ummm well i love all the album openers and to help my undecisiveness is this:

9. We're Gonna Groove

8. Custard Pie

7. Good Times Bad Times

6. Immigrant Song

5. Black Dog

4. The Song Remains the Same

3. In The Evening

2. Whole Lotta Love

1. Achilles Last Stand

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Achilles Last Stand for me (although this was a difficult choice). It is just so powerful! I am just glad that they didn't name it Wheelchair Song.

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