It’s one of my nominations. I like the ‘87 onwards Whitesnake, but I really dig some of the earlier stuff. Very difficult to choose which track to nominate between Trouble, Walking in the Shadow of the Blues, Love Ain’t no Stranger or Crying in the Rain but I’ve gone for WITSOTB.
Just revisiting the solo albums for the upcoming ranking competition and I'd forgotten just how much better and heavier the songs from Balls to Picasso sound on Alive in Studio A / Alive at the Marquee. Bruce and Co. definitely didn't make the best of that material.
Just watched the live stream of Saturday and similar with AC/DC. I’ve never heard Whole Lotta Rosie live without the crowd’s obligatory “Angus”, “Angus” between the opening riff. Just nothing from this crowd.
I’m always going to lean towards the rock-orientated stuff but I’m enjoying listening to so many of these bands I’ve never heard of. The shouty vocals put me off a lot of them, but I really liked that Celtic Frost track in this round. Plus I’ve already had some Gamma Ray on in the car this week...
The title track is obviously a classic, but the rest of Fear of the Dark is all a bit bland and uneventful to me. Whereas on NPFTD there were several songs I think are really good tracks, here I'd find it very difficult to rate the tracks in any order or preference. Even the singles aren't that...
I’ve a fondness for NPFTD as I was 13 when it came out and just properly getting into music. I’d got into Maiden by picking up a few of the ‘first ten years’ singles that had been rereleased earlier that year so it was the first ‘new’ album I could go out and buy that was currently relevant...
You’re defining me certainly there. There were a few heavier bands than Maiden on my list but most were more rock than metal. This competition (which seems like it will be amazing) will give us a good guide of the musical demographic of the forum, and I suspect that later on it will be the more...
I loved The Book Of Souls when released but it rarely gets a spin now. The title track is superb but the rest of it is all average by Maiden standards.
All other albums I’d say my opinion hasn’t really changed.
It was £33.80 for 2 X 2 pint jugs at Manchester Arena.
That was over a quid more expensive than at Epsom for the Derby a few weeks ago, and I believe is more expensive than the O2. I didn't bother , but that's simply ridiculous.
1 Caught Somewhere in Time
3 The Writing on the Wall
3 Wasted Years
4 Stranger in a Strange Land
5 Two Minutes to midnight
6 Darkest Hour
7 Days of Future Past
8 Alexander The Great
9 Number of The Beast
10 Hell On Earth
11 Heaven Can Wait
12 Run To The Hills
13 Fear of the Dark
2. Aces High
3. The Wicker Man
5. The ides of March / Wrathchild
6. The Sign of the Cross
7. Where Eagles Dare
9. Caught Somewhere in Time
10. I'd eternity should fail
11. Be quick or be dead
12. Different World
14. Wildest DreMs