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22, Acacia Avenue

Discussion in 'The Number Of The Beast' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


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  1. Jonszat

    Jonszat Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: 22, Acacia Avenue

    My third favourite from the album. I love the "beat her, mistreat her, do anything that you please" (etc) part. I probably would've given this an 8 normally, but I decided it wasn't getting the love it deserved, so I gave it a 9. In truth it is a solid 8.5 ;)
  2. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: 22, Acacia Avenue

    An early example of Maiden’s penchant for complex songwriting. Am I right to conclude this is the first time Steve takes someone else’s composition and grafts it on to some of his own stuff to create something completely new? Love the first minute or so. The rest is interesting but never really launches. A solid seven.
  3. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: 22, Acacia Avenue

    Hmm, I seem to be the only one who had this song click right away and loved it ever since.
    A great track that perfectly contributes to the atmosphere of the album: Strong and epic, dark and sinister. 9/10.
  4. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    Re: Daily Song: 22, Acacia Avenue

    The entire album is amazing! Another 9/10.
  5. Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: 22, Acacia Avenue

    One of the reasons that I love this song is that the story progresses.  9/10.
  6. wsoul1

    wsoul1 Trooper

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  7. Wästed The Great

    Wästed The Great Minister Of Chicks, Metal&Beer; Cool & Froody Dude Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: 22, Acacia Avenue

    Just something to think about.
  8. Vortex

    Vortex Invader

    Re: Daily Song: 22, Acacia Avenue

    9/10 Some really catchy riffs in this song, I always find myself singing along with this one.
  9. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    Re: Daily Song: 22, Acacia Avenue

    8/10 Really good song from a damn fine album. And like Perun, this song clicked with me straight away.

    Watching it being performed live on the Beast on the Road tour as a teenager, I really don't think I was actually looking at the band play this one. Can't for the life of me remember why!
  10. Ranko

    Ranko I'll shoot the gunner first!

    Re: Daily Song: 22, Acacia Avenue

    Another one of my fave tracks from NOTB, third best after HBTN and The Prisoner. Much better than Charlotte The Harlot, both musically and lyrically. 8/10
  11. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    A different kind of long song for Maiden with a hard groove and a totally off beat riff in the middle of the song. The chorus here is more like a bridge to the continuing storyline when Bruce sings (Charlotte, can't get off all this madness, can't you see it only brings you sadness) which is pretty realistic. Dave's bluesy solo is totally off the cuff and it's so perfect it seems he sat down to compose it. Adrian's final solo is absolutely stunning. One of the best of the band's career. 10.
  12. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    This song is my favourite H contribution of this album. An old Urchin song, rebuilt with Steve. And what a great result it became. The song brings tension immediately, with the start of Adrian's threatening riff and we're hearing Bruce on top of it. The song has a very enjoyable chorus. I knew that chorus first from Live After Death (where Bruce hardly sings and where the audience can't be heard well) so it was a bit of a revelation to hear the original.  :)

    Later a lot of stuff is happening. The song changes with a more aggressive riff (again introduced by Adrian), a faster tempo and different rhythm, and I love the way the whole band joins him.

    Both Dave and Adrian deliver some of their finest solos of the album. Dave's slow solo in Powerslave (stylewise) reminded me of this one, and Adrian's solo in Die With Your Boots On (a bit stylewise but especially the place in the song) sounds like he was inspired by his own co-written track, 22.

  13. ______no5

    ______no5 The Angel Of The Odd

    The intro is simply awesome but the rest of the song not that much. Still a very good song. 8/10
  14. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    One of the three masterpieces from this album, amazing solos, great performance by Bruce, catchy riffs. 10/10
  15. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    10 out of 10...  22 is one of the band's best efforts, period. The first of Adrian's real masterpieces, the riff is one of my all time favorites. Both solos rank among my personal favorites as well; Dave and Adrian are both shining on this one...
  16. Prowler_108

    Prowler_108 Trooper

    Great song, but doesn't have as much energy in the studio as it does live, and I rate 4 songs (Hallowed, the Prisoner, NOTB, and COTD) higher.  8.
  17. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Opening riff rules, but the whole song drags too long. 7/10.
  18. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    My favorite song on this album. Some great solos and the transitions are awesome. I listened to the LAD version yesterday, and it confirmed to me how much I love this tune. 10/10
  19. Vap

    Vap Ancient Mariner

    9. I like how the song changes a lot. Another great song on a great album.
  20. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    22 Acacia Avenue gets a 10/10, it's got all the ingredients of a great Maiden classic and the performaces are first rate.

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