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    Adrian, Janick and Dave's guitars and Steve's basses

    It's a Charvel, that's for sure. Going from the headstock and the pickup configuration (which is hard to discern), it's a Model 5. An 80ies Asian made Charvel, that's a given.
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    Maiden albums you can’t get into?

    Final Frontier has that 4 minute intro that's just too long for my taste. And maybe, just maybe, I can't get behind that album because its release coincided with a period of my life that I do not look back upon with undiluted joy :)
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    Maiden albums you can’t get into?

    I have a few albums I just can't get into. Final Frontier. I don't know man, it's such a drag? Very homogenous-sounding to my ears. Not nearly as enticing and diverse as Book of Souls or AMOLAD. Virtual IX and X-Factor. Few great songs but I just don't like Blaze. Weird because I really used...
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    Adrian, Janick and Dave's guitars and Steve's basses

    Wish I could see a pic of this layout. It's cool to see Dave go back to the HSH setup (JBJR is a hum in singlecoil format, I know; I was talking about the look :) )
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    Where does Iron Maiden stand in your top 10 bands of all time?

    Yeah, AOR is my 'to go' but I dive into Peter Frampton, Thin Lizzy, many other solo artists as well as a lot of classical music. But a working day goes faster with high-octane guitars! Dare: I know (of) them but they're not really my kind of band. Not bad, but I just didn't connect with them...
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    Where does Iron Maiden stand in your top 10 bands of all time?

    Iron Maiden sits firmly in the upper half of my top 10 band list. It's Maiden's consistency, musical prowess, strong sense of literary agency and personal introspection that makes Maiden of of my favorites. I latched onto Iron Maiden from the first song I ever heard (FYI: Dance of Death). I...
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    Your Maiden blasphemy

    AMOLAD is Iron Maiden's finest album since BNW, to me anyway, but it took me a solid five years to get into it. Only after Final Frontier, I could gel with it. Now, I appreciate the overall structure, the song writing, the themes, the cover, the solo's and its length. For sure one of my favorite...
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    Who’s Read what of Iron Maiden’s literary source material?

    First time poster! My read list: Phantom of the Opera Murders in the Rue Morgue Where Eagles Dare Icarus Charge of the Light Brigade Rime of the Ancient Mariner Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Seventh Son Lord of the Flies When Worlds Collide Brave New World Heart of Darkness Dracula...
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