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TheHeartbreaker
01-19-2007, 07:58 PM
So basically I'm wondering what you guys consider to be among some of the strongest Classic Rock debut albums.

For one, I feel as though Boston and Chicago were two great Classic Rock bands who had amazing debut albums, and I consider theirs to be the best.

I also believe that The Allman Brothers Band and Yes had some great debut albums, too, but Boston and Chicago, to me, had the best.

wilty00
01-19-2007, 07:59 PM
Van Halen.

diamondbakk666
01-19-2007, 08:03 PM
Ac/dc

yawn
01-19-2007, 08:04 PM
Led Zeppelin..?

NinjaGW
01-19-2007, 08:06 PM
Appetite for destruction guns n roses. no doubt

TheHeartbreaker
01-19-2007, 08:07 PM
No doubt they aren't Classic Rock.

sexybeast101
01-19-2007, 08:07 PM
-gn'r:appetite for destuction
-metallica:kill em'all
-megadeth:killing is my business...and business is good
-slayer:show no mercy
-ozzy:blizard of ozzy

sexybeast101
01-19-2007, 08:08 PM
ya,i know not all of those are classic rock but they're all kickass debut albums!

NinjaGW
01-19-2007, 08:11 PM
guess your right, but its one of the best debut albums in rock. And classic rock has the word rock in it :P

TheUltimateSin
01-19-2007, 08:13 PM
And classic rock has the word rock in it :P

So does the "80's Rock" forum :rolleyes:

Anyway

Van Halen

Agreed. Sooooooo good. :)

TheHeartbreaker
01-19-2007, 08:37 PM
ya,i know not all of those are classic rock but they're all kickass debut albums!

Try not all but one.

Abe
01-19-2007, 08:43 PM
The jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced is _easily_ my favourite.

Polite nods also towards Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin.

TheHeartbreaker
01-19-2007, 08:45 PM
I love The Jimi Hendrix Experience debut album. Amazing. :p:

paintITblack39
01-19-2007, 08:49 PM
Velvet Underground & Nico


(The obvious)

streetcarp19
01-19-2007, 08:52 PM
King Crimson, ELP, Family, The Band,

TheHeartbreaker
01-19-2007, 08:54 PM
I haven't heard Family's debut album, but I definitely agree with the other three.

ledhed68
01-19-2007, 08:59 PM
The Doors debute album is phenominal, absolutely incredible, same with Led Zeppelin's, and Layla is Derek & the Dominos debut album, so Led Zeppelin I, The Doors and Layla is tied for my favorite.

ufossuck
01-19-2007, 09:00 PM
J.J. Cale, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Beatles, The Band, Pink Floyd, Simon and Garfunkel, (Sounds of Silence, not Wednesday Morning: 3 A.M., which was originally by Ben and Jerry) George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Paul Simon, The Doors, The Velvet Underground and Steppenwolf

lexhibit
01-19-2007, 09:05 PM
All from 1969, guess it was a good year for debut albums...

Crosby, Stills and Nash
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
Chicago Transit Authority
Yes - Yes

les_paul_01
01-19-2007, 09:16 PM
The Beatles
Van Halen
Boston (it's more than a feeling when i see marianne walkin' awaaaaaaaaaaaay)
Led Zeppelin

BrainDamage
01-19-2007, 09:58 PM
Boston- Boston
Aerosmith- Aerosmith
Led Zeppelin I
Blind Faith- Blind Faith

Honorable Mentions
Rush- Rush
Joe Walsh- Barnstorm/Smoker Your Drink...(depends on what you consider his first album)
Allman Brothers Band- Allman Brothers Band

TheHeartbreaker
01-19-2007, 10:26 PM
The Doors debute album is phenominal, absolutely incredible, same with Led Zeppelin's, and Layla is Derek & the Dominos debut album, so Led Zeppelin I, The Doors and Layla is tied for my favorite.

Hm... I forgot about Derek and the Dominos somehow. That's one of my all-time favorite albums.

DeathOnTwoLegs
01-19-2007, 11:56 PM
CSN, Jeff Beck Group, John Lennon, George Harrison, Lynyrd Skynyrd, New York Dolls, Pretenders, Stooges, MC5

psychodelia
01-20-2007, 02:23 AM
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells. Not bad considering he playing almost everything on it.

jim morrison714
01-20-2007, 04:00 AM
pronounced leh nerd skin nerd (i'm not going to do all the puncuation) and the doors are my favorites

TheHeartbreaker
01-20-2007, 09:17 AM
Jeff Beck Group

I love Truth. :)

ECwomantoneman
01-20-2007, 10:39 AM
Layla
Are You Experienced?
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Led Zepp I

All in my top 10 albums...ever!

TheHeartbreaker
01-20-2007, 11:12 AM
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac

Definitely a good album, but I feel as though the band got stronger with albums such as Then Play On and The Pious Bird of Good Omen.

AdamDK
01-20-2007, 11:36 AM
AC/DC. Damm they shook everything up.

RainSong
01-20-2007, 12:23 PM
Boston had one of the best debut albums in my opinion.

Cptbeefheart
01-20-2007, 01:15 PM
Its too bad that their debut was the only good album they ever made. Black Sabbath's debut is pretty strong as well.

ECwomantoneman
01-20-2007, 02:04 PM
Definitely a good album, but I feel as though the band got stronger with albums such as Then Play On and The Pious Bird of Good Omen.

Yeah those are some really fantastic pieces of work. The band definately were honing their unmistakable sound by that point.

Lost_Rose
01-20-2007, 02:19 PM
I would say AC/dc

Mongoose87
01-20-2007, 02:45 PM
Led Zeppelin I is one of my all-time favorite albums, so my vote goes for it.

get-born
01-20-2007, 03:06 PM
Zeppelin, Boston, Stones, King Crimson...

The_Yoki
01-20-2007, 03:32 PM
huh...? Can't believe noone has mentioned Dire Straits yet. Furthermore I'd say Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Yes and The Doors.

ECistheBest
01-20-2007, 03:34 PM
Guns N' Roses - Appetite of Destruction
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood (was it?)
Van Halen - Van Halen

ledhed68
01-20-2007, 03:53 PM
huh...? Can't believe noone has mentioned Dire Straits yet.
Damn, i forgot about Dire Straits, incredible album

ECwomantoneman
01-20-2007, 04:40 PM
Damn, i forgot about Dire Straits, incredible album

Though not of that era, I'd say Dire Straits was the only thing in the 80's that prevented millions of people giving up and bungee jumping without a chord.

Strat_Monkey
01-20-2007, 04:41 PM
The Doors. That album is pretty stunning, and the fact that it was a debut makes it jaw-dropping.

TheHeartbreaker
01-20-2007, 05:11 PM
Damn, i forgot about Dire Straits, incredible album

Same. I feel like such a dumbass now... :(

ECwomantoneman
01-20-2007, 06:06 PM
Man! Blind Faith! Of course! I love tha t album, Stevie Winwood is absolutely immense on it.

TheHeartbreaker
01-20-2007, 06:53 PM
Definitely. I just got another Blind Faith album entitled Well... All Right. It's basically a bunch of studio outtakes and jams, but it seems awesome. I've only listened to a bit of it so far, so I don't have a full opinion on it yet.

rx_eb
01-20-2007, 09:52 PM
^ :haha you like replied after every single post....

My fav debut album is SANTANA, gotta love soul sacrifice (and their performance at Woodstock)
and like someone mentioned before
In The Court Of The Crimson King
Are You Experienced?
Aerosmith
Queen anyone?
and Scorpions - Lonesome Crowd i love it, such an underrated album

Tehzekester
01-20-2007, 09:54 PM
Are You Experienced? and The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

get-born
01-20-2007, 11:41 PM
Joe Walsh- Barnstorm/Smoker Your Drink...(depends on what you consider his first album)


Why wouldn't Barnstorm be his first?

TheHeartbreaker
01-21-2007, 12:55 AM
^ :haha you like replied after every single post....

My fav debut album is SANTANA, gotta love soul sacrifice (and their performance at Woodstock.

Because I keep realizing how great all of these albums are... Including Santana's debut. :)

TheUltimateSin
01-21-2007, 02:23 AM
and Scorpions - Lonesome Crowd i love it, such an underrated album

Actually, the album is called Lonesome Crow ;)

And I agree. It's such a good album :)

Defaulted
01-21-2007, 03:00 AM
The Beatles
Van Halen
Boston (it's more than a feeling when i see marianne walkin' awaaaaaaaaaaaay)
Led Zeppelin
Agreed. Boston FTW

rx_eb
01-21-2007, 05:56 AM
Actually, the album is called Lonesome Crow ;)

And I agree. It's such a good album :)

oops :p:

not like i don't know it, just a typo

Because I keep realizing how great all of these albums are... Including Santana's debut. :)

you can always realize how great all of these albums are in one post, too much free time on your hand, man...

TheHeartbreaker
01-21-2007, 10:25 AM
Way too much free time. :)

Lost_Rose
01-21-2007, 12:17 PM
Why wouldn't Barnstorm be his first?

Because Barnstorm was not the album that made his solo carrer it was The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get.

So although Barnstorm was released first The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get is considered his first solo album by many.

BrainDamage
01-21-2007, 02:47 PM
^^it's more then that. Technically (according to the complete discography on Walsh's website), "Barnstorm" the album was an album by the band by the name of "Barnstorm." So, The Smoker You Drink was really his first solo album, however, Barnstorm is very often labeled and considered Walsh's first solo album, not to mention, it contains very similar personnel to The Smoker You Drink.

Whichever way you look at it, both are great albums.

Lost_Rose
01-21-2007, 06:27 PM
^^ well I guess you do learn something new everyday :p:

ufossuck
01-21-2007, 06:50 PM
On Look What I Did! the songs are divided into three artists: The James Gang, Barnstorm and solo. For some reason his Eagles work is all in with solo. So Barnstorm is in fact a band that Joe was a member of.

B.B
01-22-2007, 02:01 PM
King Crimson, ELP, Family, The Band,

ELP? is that a typo on ELO, or have a just missed a really kick ass band in the history of rock?

psychodelia
01-22-2007, 02:31 PM
ELP? is that a typo on ELO, or have a just missed a really kick ass band in the history of rock?

ELP stands for Emerson, Lake and Palmer. If you're into virtuosic, pretentious prog-rock (like me) then you should check them out.

That_Pink_Queen
01-22-2007, 03:00 PM
Velvet Underground & Nico


(The obvious)

This album is like the shit music of today 40 years too early. It was way ahead of it's time. Total crap.

I vote The Band's "The Band."

Hendrix's is tied probably.

Derigiberble
01-22-2007, 04:51 PM
Thin Lizzy - Thin Lizzy
Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells a Story
Free - Free
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd
Van Halen - Van Halen
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers - Beano Album with Eric Clapton
Frankie Miller - Once in a Blue Moon
Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace of Sin
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
The Byrds with Gram Parsons - Sweatheart of the Rodeo
The Kinks - The Kinks
Fleetwood Mac (reformed) - Rumours
Gram Parsons - GP

TheHeartbreaker
01-22-2007, 04:57 PM
The Byrds definitely had a fantastic debut album, and about every album they released afterwards was juts as good, if not better.

Lost_Rose
01-22-2007, 05:26 PM
ELP stands for Emerson, Lake and Palmer. If you're into virtuosic, pretentious prog-rock (like me) then you should check them out.

Also they have one of the best drummers ever me thinks in Carl Palmer :p:

TheHeartbreaker
01-22-2007, 07:07 PM
The entire band is amazing, man.

jskinnirvana
01-23-2007, 02:25 PM
Zeppelin,Sabbath,The Beatles,Hendrix,GnR

TheHeartbreaker
01-23-2007, 04:20 PM
Guns N' Roses aren't Classic Rock.

distilledspirit
01-23-2007, 06:28 PM
Led Zeppein I
"Black Sabbath"
Van Halen (I consider only that album CR)
Rolling Stones - Aftermath
Rush - Rush

TheHeartbreaker
01-23-2007, 06:34 PM
Rolling Stones - Aftermath

Debut albums. ;)

SGstriker
01-23-2007, 06:37 PM
Zeppelin! Aerosmith!

distilledspirit
01-23-2007, 07:32 PM
Debut albums. ;)

I swear I thought that was their debut. Are we including EP's and stuff?

TheHeartbreaker
01-23-2007, 07:37 PM
Nope. :)

stanleybach
01-23-2007, 11:27 PM
I would have to say Boston. It's one of my all time favorites.

Thetabifier
01-24-2007, 12:13 PM
gnr appetite for destruction.i have it yay!or van halen,gotta love eruption

InTheFlesh!
01-24-2007, 12:15 PM
Thin Lizzy =D

TheHeartbreaker
01-24-2007, 07:58 PM
gnr appetite for destruction.

NOT CLASSIC ROCK! :livid:

IrishBlues
01-24-2007, 09:17 PM
Hendrix, Zeppelin, ABB, Doors, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Dan of Dans
01-25-2007, 12:14 AM
a little canadian band called...RUSH

BrainDamage EDIT: fixed :)

Dan of Dans
01-25-2007, 12:15 AM
sorry i tried bolding rush but it didnt work.
BRING A FRIEND ROCKS

TheHeartbreaker
01-25-2007, 04:33 PM
Brush?! :p:

Add a [/B] after the word. ;)

bonchie1
01-25-2007, 05:10 PM
NOT CLASSIC ROCK! :livid:

Whatever, there from the 80's...close enough. Its a totally different band now and the new stuff sucks so bad anyway.

Led Zepplin I is easily the best. They changed rock forever with that album.

jwn2112
01-25-2007, 08:06 PM
van halens
zeppelins
hendrix's
skynyrds
and pink floyds

RubberSoul65
01-25-2007, 10:51 PM
how about the doors

wheelie123
01-26-2007, 09:58 AM
Guns N' Roses aren't Classic Rock.


says you???

define 'classic' rock then??

im not even a big fan but if someone things their album is a classic who are you to disagree??

Cptbeefheart
01-26-2007, 11:07 AM
On this website, G'nR are not considered classic rock. Its not an arguable point, you have a problem with it, speak to BrainDamage.

phillyguitar
01-26-2007, 11:11 AM
Please tell me someone mentioned Queen's self titled album before me

Sloopy
01-26-2007, 12:09 PM
I think that The Beatles had a great debut, better than the Stones one IMO.
Van Halen's debut is probably my favourite of their catalog.

Cptbeefheart
01-26-2007, 12:21 PM
Has Music From Big Pink, The Band's debut, been mentioned yet?? Its their best record and a fabulous debut.

BassistGal
01-26-2007, 12:58 PM
Hmm.. Yes, or maybe Cream

..I cant decide.

ECwomantoneman
01-26-2007, 03:14 PM
Guns N' Roses aren't Classic Rock.

I wonder how many times it'll have to be said....

GnR AIN'T CLASSIC ROCK!!!

BrainDamage
01-26-2007, 03:19 PM
On this website, G'nR are not considered classic rock. Its not an arguable point, you have a problem with it, speak to BrainDamage. exactly.

TheHeartbreaker
01-26-2007, 05:19 PM
says you???

define 'classic' rock then??

im not even a big fan but if someone things their album is a classic who are you to disagree??

I'm not disagreeing that it's a bad album, I'm just saying that the band is not CLASSIC ****ing Rock.

Christ.

Groucho_Marx
01-26-2007, 08:33 PM
Dire Straits

krymson
01-26-2007, 09:32 PM
Black Sabbath, easily my favourite album buy them and also their darkest.

kmbuchamushroom
01-26-2007, 09:50 PM
I think that The Beatles had a great debut, better than the Stones one IMO.

Hmm, to me the Beatles seemed to get better with age, although I'm saying they were bad at the beginning. I just think that they progressed so much as their careers went along that their early work is shown up by Abbey Road and Let it Be.

By the way, which album would technically be considered their debut because of different versions and countries?
Please Please me, Meet the Beatles, or Introducing the Beatles?

TheHeartbreaker
01-27-2007, 12:22 AM
I agree. I am very far from being considered a big fan of The Beatle's first album.

Please Please Me was okay, but A Hard Day's Night was where they hit it off.

claptonfan55
01-28-2007, 11:03 PM
I'd say Lynyrd Skynyrd's debut was strong. It had a lot of their great songs on there.

vosschs
01-29-2007, 06:36 PM
I would also have to say van halen..... VH 1 was simply amazing and it opened a new era for guitarists...evh rules!

Myrdinn
01-29-2007, 07:22 PM
Procol Harum - Whiter Shade of Pale
Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla
Ten Years After - Ten Years After
Savoy Brown - Blue Matters
Nazarath -razzamanazz
Humble Pie

Dude121
01-29-2007, 07:29 PM
the darkness


uh oh....

DownInAHole.
01-29-2007, 07:36 PM
Led Zeppelin- Houses of the Holy
Boston- Boston
Blue Oyster Cult- Agents of Fortune

psychodelia
01-29-2007, 07:37 PM
Led Zeppelin- Houses of the Holy

Strongest Debut albums ;)

DownInAHole.
01-29-2007, 07:39 PM
Strongest Debut albums ;)
Oh, didn't see that part. Led Zep's debut was good too.

TheHeartbreaker
01-29-2007, 08:15 PM
Ten Years After - Ten Years After

You won't believe how long I have been searching for that album.

Thankfully I have most of the songs from it live, but I need to ****ing studio version! :livid:

BlueOyster23
01-29-2007, 11:07 PM
Procol Harum - Whiter Shade of Pale
Judas Priest - Rocka Rolla
Ten Years After - Ten Years After
Savoy Brown - Blue Matters
Nazarath -razzamanazz
Humble Pie

First off, it's Razamanaz, second it wastheir third album...check your facts.

TheHeartbreaker
01-30-2007, 11:17 AM
Do we need to define "debut"? :p:

I believe three people have posted non-debut albums thus far.

Calum_Barrow
01-30-2007, 01:56 PM
Dire Straits

That's a GREAT record.

Avrageteen
01-30-2007, 05:49 PM
Queen anyone?


Please tell me someone mentioned Queen's self titled album before me


Yes! Queen Is an increadible album the riffs are hard yet dreamy the drums are amazing and the vocals incompareible

FreddieMercury
01-30-2007, 05:51 PM
Liar, this is probably my favorite queen song musically and vocally. man i love that album

Derigiberble
01-30-2007, 05:54 PM
Em, who's a liar?

Avrageteen
01-30-2007, 05:56 PM
I agree freddie it's atleast in my top 25...wich is saying alot since Queen has ALOT of songs




Keep yourself alive,my fairy king,great king rat...all wonderful

Angelus Mortem
01-30-2007, 06:06 PM
Montrose

TDP992
02-01-2007, 12:46 AM
Boston and Van Halen

big geordie
02-09-2007, 03:28 PM
zep 1 boston, free,blind fury

Sloopy
02-09-2007, 11:11 PM
I'm gonna say Zeppelin 1, and maybe Yardbirds first STUDIO album, Roger the Engineer. I know that wasn't their debut but it was their first studio album so I kinda count that as a debut.

TheHeartbreaker
02-10-2007, 08:11 AM
I thought they had a couple of studio albums out before Roger the Engineer? :confused:

However, that album is awesome. :cool:

Sloopy
02-10-2007, 12:14 PM
I thought they had a couple of studio albums out before Roger the Engineer? :confused:

However, that album is awesome. :cool:


I was certain that Roger was the first studio/non live/non compilation record. I mean it was my first Yardbirds album on LP and all the others were owned by my brother and I think Roger might have been the only studio one with new material. You might have to check my memory is a bit hazy.

Derigiberble
02-10-2007, 03:07 PM
Roger The Engineer, also known as the self titled album was the first Yardbirds album to contain original material. However, they had released one studio album before that with versions of blues classics called For Your Love.

S)E-Javelin
02-10-2007, 03:07 PM
Boy - U2

Sloopy
02-10-2007, 03:45 PM
Roger The Engineer, also known as the self titled album was the first Yardbirds album to contain original material. However, they had released one studio album before that with versions of blues classics called For Your Love.


Thank you.
So Roger the Engineer is the debut?

Derigiberble
02-10-2007, 03:47 PM
Debut of original material yes, but not the debut of the band. They also had several live albums prior to it. I'd probably consider it their debut but officially, For Your Love was their first studio release.

Sloopy
02-10-2007, 03:48 PM
Okay then.

TheHeartbreaker
02-10-2007, 06:59 PM
Thanks for clearing that up, Derigiberble.

Sloopy
02-11-2007, 12:41 AM
Yeah man thanks.