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Iron Maiden

hmmm.... I reckon it's been over twenty years since I brought an Iron Maiden Album.

Just brought 'Number of the Beast' and 'Powerslave' on CD. I had some old Maiden vinyl and cassettes once upon a time but much of my Maiden collection was cassettes copied from friends at the time. By the time I actually got round to seeing Maiden in the late 80's (The Seventh Tour of The Seventh Tour - which was around the time of Can I Play With Madness topping the charts) I had already largely grown out of Iron Maiden. I will admit to still liking their early stuff though. No one can say they didn't produce some classic metal tracks back in the day :p

Anyway, somehow lacking *any* Maiden on CD I thought I'd start picking up some choice CDs. Number of the Beast was the first Maiden album I ever had and I still think it's got a fantastic tracklisting whilst Powerslave has 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' on it which is one of my favourite tracks from them.

Guess I'll see if I still like them when the CDs turn up next week...


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Jan. 15th, 2009 09:43 pm (UTC)
I find that what I like most in Maiden has shifted over the years along with my taste in music, but I still love them.
*casts eye over his complete back-catalogue*
Jan. 15th, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
I saw them last year at Twikenham and they were still as good as you hope. Bruce Dikenson was Amazing
Jan. 15th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
I got some you can have.
Jan. 15th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
Cheers. I'd only need to borrow them for a few days.

Am bringing back the Numan Peel Sessions for you tomorrow btw. Thanks for that :)
Jan. 15th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
...Which means it's Metal o' clock. Best dig out the Megadeth and the Maiden.

(Although Hell March 3 by Frank Klepacki is still rocking my socks in a big way...)
Jan. 15th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
I was never really into Megadeth, or Anthrax for that matter which was another band that quite a few friends were into at the same time.

On the metal front I enjoyed Maiden and some of the early Metallica albums (Ride The Lightning, etc) but most of the 'metal' I liked at the time was more along the lines of Whitesnake, Def Leppard and Led Zeppelin. I was always more into my Sisters of Mercy, Mission, Damned, Siouxsie and Fields of the Nephilim plus assorted other goth bands (such as Rose of Avalanche and Ghost Dance).
Jan. 15th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
Growing up in the sticks...well, Wales, (and still being there for a few months, except when I'll be in London, which is often, and on weekends), I never really had much exposure to the actual goth, more the stuff that was on the periphery, or that I had to discover myself, (Which would explain Cubanate, Senser, and so many forgotten crossover bands that have disappeared into obscurity,,,) Of course, when I discovered what the goth-rock-industrial-post-overly-hyphenated-80s stuff was, I realised that this was mentally my way forward.

(Also why I have a soft spot for Shakespears Sister)

It does make me sad that Stuff After The Black Album did start going downhill though
Jan. 16th, 2009 09:58 am (UTC)
Powerslave is still my favourite album. Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Aces High (one of the first Maiden songs I can remember hearing) make it for me. Class stuff.
Jan. 16th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)

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