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    Default What are your favorite opening and closing VH album tracks ...

    From both the Dave era and Sam era?

    Dave era:

    Opening track - Mean Street (This was pretty easy)
    Closing track - In A Simple Rhyme (On Fire, Beautiful Girls, One Foot Out The Door and House Of Pain are all awesome, too)

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    Dave era: agree with Coulda.

    Opener: Mean Street
    Closer: In A Simple Rhyme (honorable mentions to On Fire and HOP)

    Sam era:

    Opener: Good Enough
    Closer: Top Of The World

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    Roth era - Mean Street was a spectacular opening track! I always liked how House of Pain closed out the 1984 album.

    Hagar era - Good Enough was a great way to start things off, IMO. Top of the World was a neat closing tune for the FUCK album.
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    Dave era:

    Opening - Mean Street
    Closing - House of Pain

    Sam era:

    Opening - Good Enough
    Closing - Inside

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    Runnin With the Devil/On Fire
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    ^^^
    I jumped the gun and thought the thread meant songs from the same album.

    Best opener for Dave era: Mean Street
    Best closer for Dave era: Happy Trails

    Best opener for Sammy era: Good Enough

    Best closer for Sammy era: Top of the World

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    Default What are your favorite opening and closing VH album tracks ...

    Dave era
    Mean Street and IASR

    Sammy
    Seventh Seal opener, though I really want to put Humans Being here could that count?

    And Feelin


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    Devil
    One Foot

    Good Enough
    Sucker in a 3 Piece


    Go ahead and suck it all up...
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    Mean Street/House Of Pain
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    Runnin' With The Devil
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    Quote Originally Posted by noise next door View Post
    Devil
    One Foot

    Good Enough
    Sucker in a 3 Piece


    Go ahead and suck it all up...
    Right down to the last drop


    You must have the vinyl copy of OU812, which does not include this closing track ...

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    Opening track: And the cradle will rock (Mean street just a hair behind)
    Closing track: In a simple rhyme/ Growth

    Opening track: Good enough
    Closer: Sucker in a 3 piece

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLE DRUMMER View Post
    Dave era: agree with Coulda.

    Opener: Mean Street
    Closer: In A Simple Rhyme (honorable mentions to On Fire and HOP)

    Sam era:

    Opener: Good Enough
    Closer: Top Of The World
    I'm shocked you picked TOTW over Sucker!

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    Cradle / On Fire
    Good Enough / Sucker

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    An honorable mention (for me) goes to 1984, the instrumental, as a favorite album opener.
    That little snippet of music was the perfect piece to kick off that album. Very futuristic sounding, and yet melodic and slightly eerie. I've always loved it!!!

    Seeing those videos clips of a couple of our alumni performing the track was brilliant.
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
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