Great Debut Albums

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    Great Debut Albums

    These are the artists/groups who knocked it out of the park from the get-go (as opposed to those who honed their craft over years before reaching their apex), which in come cases was the best they would ever do.  Here's a finbar to get the ball rolling:

    The Cars - The Cars - an unquestioned classic with not a bad track on it and every song still in rotation on classic rock radio; still LOVE those 15 second solos by Elliott Easton

    Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin I - a match made in rock n' roll heaven from the very first riff; sounded like they'd been playing together for years; bonus for ditching the lame "new yardbirds" moniker in favor of Mr. Moon's bon mot.

    Queen - Queen -Amazingly inventive and unlike anything that came before it, this album put artsy rockers on immediate notice; (I have to thank some on these boards for prompting me to go back and take another listen) and in the end, nobody put the pomp and circumstance into rock they way they did.

    The Clash - The Clash - I still love the sprawl and stretch and angst of London Calling, but their first LP might still be their greatest; hardly a false note or insincerity to be found here.

    Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True - Kicked off a truly impressive career (going on 32 albums now, I believe) and an initial run of success and quality that still seems relevant today
     
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    the first name that came to my head is within the last ten years...franz ferdinand, self titled. i have never been impressed with much after that album, but it's groovy rock disco infused all around good time music. i love that album, start to finish. more to come.
     
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    i also submit boston.
     
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    I would add debuts by

    The Doors
    BOC
    Living Colour
     
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    Van Halen. 
     
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    The Pretenders ... Could listen to that album all day and not get sick of it.
     
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    the strokes
     
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    App for Destruction - GnR

    As for US releases - how about "Meet the Beatles"
     
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    Somebody around here must remember The Rings.

    Whatever happened to those guys?

    I couldn't stop playing their debut . . .   and then they just disappeared.
     
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    Jeff Buckley - Grace

    Jimi - Are You Experianced

    The Smiths - The Smiths

    The Police – Outlandos d’Amour

    The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Catch A Fire

    CSN - Crosby Stills and Nash

    B-52's - B-52's

                     Maybe too soon (time will tell)

    The Strokes - Is This It

    The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
     
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    Beauty and the Beat - The Go-Go's

    First album entirely written and performed by an all female band to top the charts and one of the most successful debut albums of all-time. 
     
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    beastie boys, license to ill first rap album to top the charts...and it was by white guys. i think it was their debut. they used to be a punk band first, i'm pretty sure.
     
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    Texas Flood, SRV
    Aerosmith, self titled
    The Doors, self titled
    In The Heat Of The Night, Pat Benatar
    Shake Your Money Maker, Black Crows
     
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    [QUOTE]App for Destruction - GnR As for US releases - how about "Meet the Beatles"
    Posted by jesseyeric[/QUOTE]You beat me to the punch jessey. I'll submit Built for Speed by The Stray Cats. I've always thought "You're my hot rod mama in your fishnet stockings" was one of the greatest rockabilly lines ever.
     
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    Funkadelic - Funkadelic
    Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!
    Graham Parker and The Rumour - Howlin' Wind
     
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    [QUOTE]Funkadelic - Funkadelic Joe Jackson - Look Sharp! Graham Parker and The Rumour - Howlin' Wind
    Posted by devildavid[/QUOTE]Those are good ones too.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Great Debut Albums : You beat me to the punch jessey. I'll submit Built for Speed by The Stray Cats. I've always thought "You're my hot rod mama in your fishnet stockings" was one of the greatest rockabilly lines ever.
    Posted by carnie[/QUOTE]

    i am beginning to think you are brian setzer in disguise
     
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    Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon
    Jackson Browne - Jackson Browne (Saturate Before Using)
    The Doors - The Doors
    The Pretenders - The Pretenders
    Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out
    Talking Heads - '77
    Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
    The Velvet Underground - ...and Nico
    The Band - Music From Big Pink
    REM - Murmur
    Van Halen - Van Halen
    King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King
    Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
    Dire Straits - Dire Straits
    Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced
    Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends

    I could do this all day.
     
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    Moby Grape - Moby Grape
    Ducks Deluxe - Ducks Deluxe
     
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    [QUOTE]Somebody around here must remember The Rings. Whatever happened to those guys? I couldn't stop playing their debut . . .   and then they just disappeared.
    Posted by p-mike[/QUOTE]

    I remember the Rings, in fact my cousin was married to Mark S. at the time.  There was a fire at Jacks in Central Square one night they were scheduled to play there and they lost all their gear. That was the last straw and they broke up.  That fire was suspicious as all hell too,  took them all of 2 months to put up a new condo building in that spot from the time the last embers were put out.
     
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    In Response to Re: Great Debut Albums:
    [QUOTE]Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon Jackson Browne - Jackson Browne (Saturate Before Using) The Doors - The Doors The Pretenders - The Pretenders Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out Talking Heads - '77 Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced? The Velvet Underground - ...and Nico The Band - Music From Big Pink REM - Murmur Van Halen - Van Halen King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood Dire Straits - Dire Straits Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends I could do this all day.
    Posted by schmangell[/QUOTE]


    I forgot to include Murmur, I think I took the grooves off the vinyl when that record came out. That album was playing in just about every other dorm room as I walked down the hall at umass for months.

     
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    Violent Femmes
     
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    might be the only one my age around here, but the blue album by weezer still holds up for me. they killed it, and embodied the perfect sound that they were going for. very instrumental in my early teen years, and very pertinent subject matter.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Great Debut Albums : third post in the thread you are slacking!
    Posted by phsmith8[/QUOTE]
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    oops, I deleted my post.  You have no idea what's been going on for me in the past 24 hours (including very little sleep last night), so my scan of the thread was sketchy.   Mea culpa (again) ... one thousand pardons, as my Mum would say.  :) 
     
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    no sad faces here! i'm sorry for whatever it is that's taking you off of your game...if you want an anonymous shoulder to lean on, i'm here for ya.

    Smile
     

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