What are some of Rocks "Best Opening Lines?"
When I first started buying albums back in the early 70's, I immediately gravitated to theÂ "words" Â in the music.Â I would sit down with the Liner Notes and read the lyrics as I experienced for the first time each new song.Â So the following songs I found to be particularly interesting from the very first line.Â "The List" tonight was some of the Best Opening Lines in music!
The Ramones-Blitzkrieg Bop-â€śHey Ho, Letâ€™s Goâ€ť-The words that started Punk Rock
Joe Jackson-Is She Really Going Out With Him-â€śPretty Women Out Walking With Gorillas Down My Streetâ€ť-Itâ€™s just funny
Doors-Break on Through-â€śYou know the day destroys the night, night divides the dayâ€ť-This song captures the essence of Jim Morrison's mystique and sets the stage well for his tumultuous ride throughÂ Rock and Roll
Jimi Hendrix-All Along the Watchtower-â€śThere must be some kind of way out of here, said the Joker to the thiefâ€ť-Dylan wrote them but even he says Hendrix owned them
Rolling Stones-Jumping Jack Flash-â€śI was born in a cross fire hurricaneâ€ť-Tough Imagery, couldn't wait to hear and read what was next
Warren Zevon-Werewolves of London-â€śI saw a Werewolf with a Chinese menu in his handâ€ť-Jesse Ventura had this song played at his innauguration as Governor of Minnesota.Â There must be a hidden message!
Bruce Springsteen-Thunder Road-The screen door slams, Maryâ€™s Dress Wavesâ€ť-All the lust of teenage years perfectly communicated in one line
That's it...that's "The List."Â Tomorrow night tune in to win tickets for the Elton John/Billy Joel concert November 22nd at Pepsi Center.