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    which one song would you definitely like to have back in the next setlist?

    Hmmm.... From the older material, I'd be interested in Bring Your Daughter... to give Run to the Hills a break. As a fun closing song. From the newer material, too many really. Dance of Death, I'll go with that one. Great building live song.
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    rate all 17 Maiden albums best to worst

    That in itself is debatable. The thread is about the quality of all 17 Maiden albums. So if on nine of these albums (FOTD - SJ), one regular songwriter has repeatedly 'recycled' and 'self plagiarised' in their songwriting, surely this affects the quality of well over half of Maiden's recorded...
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    Guess The Iron Maiden Song! [SPOILER-FREE]

    Not relevant :bigsmile::bigsmile:
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    Help finding archived BBs from Blaze era

    Hi. Not archived but I recall the Iron Maiden official forum from 1998 very well since that's around when I joined. It was badly split, like a civil war. Young fans like me, some of us loved VX11 (I was 16/17 at the time, so impressionable to new material). Older fans mainly were agnostic or...
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    When did Janick start going 'freestyle'?

    I suppose he could 'perform' even more once there were 6 in the band. But I'm not sure. His A Real Dead One solos are something crazy to behold at times.
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    rate all 17 Maiden albums best to worst

    Yes, how silly is it that when one man (Harris) gives a job to another (Gers), that the employee follows his boss by example.
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    rate all 17 Maiden albums best to worst

    I am going to politely restate the fact that if you work in a organisation with a boss who sets the rules, you do tend to follow them to keep your job. When it comes to Janick's songwriting, he is following the constraints set down by Steve (similar constraints that led to Bruce leaving in 1993...
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    rate all 17 Maiden albums best to worst

    I am having fun, because much of what you wrote here is, in your own phraseology, "dumb as fuck". 1. How can the topic at hand be "janick's worth in Maiden" in a thread called "rate all 17 Maiden albums bad to worst". I'm sorry, but the topic is Maiden's music. Please don't try to reinvent it...
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    rate all 17 Maiden albums best to worst

    No. I never called Jer a hypocrite, I said he was inconsistent and selective in what he was picking on when it comes to describing recycling in Maiden's repertoire. Hypocrisy is far too strong a word here, it is just inconsistency and selectivity of criticism. And it is frankly shocking to me...
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    rate all 17 Maiden albums best to worst

    He's a very good songwriter, and he has fused folk influences with Maiden's trademark style in a way that really suits the band.
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    rate all 17 Maiden albums best to worst

    I accept your opinion of course. But this is a members message board with the right to reply for all, and the arguments you have used to back up your initial grand statement are in some cases questionable, and I was happy to respond. Far from being in a 'tizz' or 'refuted', I'm pleased to debate...
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    rate all 17 Maiden albums best to worst

    Boom to you too. You have exhibited a blatant double standard here for failing to call out Steve Harris for his self plagiarism. We barely notice it now, but notice how the first line of the first loud verse of Hallowed... is delivered using total pauses in the music for dramatic effect. And...
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    rate all 17 Maiden albums best to worst

    Harsh and undeserved, in my opinion. Fair enough if that's what you think, but there is one obvious error in your view. His 'self plagiarism' cannot have crept in until he had written enough Maiden material to plagiarise in the first place. I agree that the intros to Time Machine and Talisman...
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    rate all 17 Maiden albums best to worst

    Choosing between your children .... :):angel: Somewhere In Time (1986) Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (1988) A Matter Of Life And Death (2006) Powerslave (1984) Brave New World (2000) Piece Of Mind (1983) Number Of The Beast (1982) Dance Of Death (2003) Iron Maiden (1980) Final Frontier (2010)...
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    NPFTD album rating: song by song ranked best to to worst

    1. Fates Warning 2. Holy Smoke 3. No Prayer For The Dying 4. Mother Russia 5. Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter 6. Public Enema #1 7. Tailgunner 8. Run Silent Run Deep 9. The Assassin 10. Hooks In You Side 2 sinks this one for me. There's a long way to go between the good material...
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