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