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The Trooper

Discussion in 'Piece Of Mind' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.

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How good is The Trooper on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    53.3%
  2. 9

    22.2%
  3. 8

    17.8%
  4. 7

    4.4%
  5. 6

    2.2%
  6. 5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
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  10. 1

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  1. tarikz

    tarikz Nomad

    I love this song for being catchy and memorable. The whole band is on fire but Bruce really makes this song sound special.
    However, I feel that this song sounds a little bit like pop music, especially the dual guitar lead at the very beginning. Accompany this with the boring POM guitar sound, and it is easier to realize why this song can't get a 10/10 from me.

    The highlight: No highlights, but not because the song is dull. It is because the whole song is so tight and focused.

    9/10
     
  2. Nick2632

    Nick2632 Nomad

    9/10. Pretty great rocking song here! Very fun song live. Some crazy guitars all the way through it!
     
  3. Naty

    Naty Educated Fool

    10/10 A classic for sure. The song that introduced me to Maiden. I will always have a soft spot for it.
     
  4. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    9/10, but only as a rounding error. I'd really put this about 8.5 or so.
     
  5. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    6/10. I'm alone, I know, but the song bores me. All the more when it's preceeded by the amazing Boots which are, IMHO, much better short, fast Maiden song. The oooohs are easy to get fed up with and the fact it's played and mentioned so often doesn't help. Used to like it much more, though.
     
  6. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    A textbook 8. Great song throughout but it doesn't have a special bit to elevate it further to me.


    Rankings:

    Previous Albums:

    1980 - Iron Maiden - 6.67

    8 - Prowler
    6 - Sanctuary
    7 - Remember Tomorrow
    6 - Running Free
    9 - Phantom Of The Opera
    7 - Transylvania
    4 - Strange World
    6 - Charlotte The Harlot
    7 - Iron Maiden

    1981 - Killers - 5.91

    6 - The Ides Of March
    6 - Wrathchild
    6 - Murders In The Rue Morgue
    5 - Another Life
    5 - Genghis Khan
    5 - Innocent Exile
    8 - Killers
    5 - Prodigal Son
    8 - Purgatory
    6 - Twilight Zone
    5 - Drifter

    1982 - The Number Of The Beast - 7.56

    6 - Invaders
    7 - Children Of The Damned
    8 - The Prisoner
    7 - 22 Acacia Avenue
    9 - The Number Of The Beast
    10 - Run To The Hills
    6 - Gangland
    5 - Total Eclipse
    10 - Hallowed Be Thy Name

    1983 - Piece Of Mind

    8 - Where Eagles Dare
    9 - Revelations
    9 - Flight Of Icarus
    7 - Die With Your Boots On
    8 - The Trooper
     
  7. Sth2112

    Sth2112 Nomad

    Classic Maiden rocker with great guitar and bass work, and typical, but excellent Maiden guitar solos. A sure choice of a single and a live standard. 9/10
     
  8. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    10/10

    What can be said of The Trooper? It is the most recognizable Iron Maiden song save Run to the Hills and it features not one, but two lead guitar harmonies for the history books. Thrilling lyrics about The Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War and a stunning vocal delivery by Dickinson soar over a pummeling gallop that conjures up the pace of hessian battle. Murray and Smith’s solos are two of the best in the entire catalog and Nicko’s drum flourishes are stellar.
     
  9. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Easily the best 80s rocker. The guitar harmonies, the signature gallop, the chorus. It's all there. For me this is still the definitive song to introduce people to Maiden. Also two classic guitar solos. Not much more needs to be said really. I never tire of hearing this one live.

    10
     
  10. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    Perhaps one of those that suffers a bit of fatigue. Certainly one of the most exciting songs they've ever done and the gallop is very atmospheric here.

    It's just a bit too limited to gain a 9 or 10 . So

    8
     
  11. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member



    That is one of the most impressive things I've ever seen a kid do :eek:
     
  12. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Did he fall off his bike or something?
     
  13. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    "I planned on doing this before breaking my arm. So I thought it would be a good challenge to change the fills and do it with one arm. Please enjoy."
     
  14. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    I suppose a Def Leppard number wouldn't have been so challenging.
     
  15. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    See, Nicko's not irreplaceable.
     
  16. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    Another classic. I believe it's a great song. It falls just a touch out of the masterpiece category.

    9/10
     
  17. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Come to the Sabbath

    It's a classic for a reason. 10/10
     

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