Afraid to Shoot Strangers

How good is Afraid to Shoot Strangers on a scale of 1-10?


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TheTalisman

Ancient Mariner
It was discussed. Very cool this song came back!
On this forum perhaps, but more causal fans didn't seem to notice at all, and the people critizing the three guitar lineup, should think more of this.

I think "Seventh Son" benefitted from having Janick perform on this tour as well.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Hmm, is that so @srfc ? I can only think of Priest and Sabbath (and bands who also do not play 21st century stuff anymore; Maiden is different) doing worse in the nineties department but perhaps I have not realized this well.
 

MindRuler

Ancient Mariner
10 song. Among the best of their 90´s songs too.
I rate it higher than FOTD itself which didn't age that well for me. Live classic: agreed but I prefer the melancholic vibe of ATSS.
 

SixesAlltheway

Ancient Mariner
Solid track, I gave this an 8.

Is Afraid to Shoot Strangers official video the only time Maiden released/made an official video later than when the song was actually recorded? Seeing as they put out the official video way later 3-4 years with the live recording recording from the X-Factour.
 
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Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Depends on what you call later.

Fear of the Dark was done later than the studio version.

edit:
Did Hallowed Be Thy Name have a vid as well from the 1992 period? Both live versions as well.
 

SixesAlltheway

Ancient Mariner
Depends on what you call later.

Fear of the Dark was done later than the studio version.

edit:
Did Hallowed Be Thy Name have a vid as well from the 1992 period? Both live versions as well.

Yeah I deleted my original post because it couldn't be true but again, wasn't too far off that it hasn't happened many times.!
 

srfc

Ancient Mariner
Hmm, is that so @srfc ? I can only think of Priest and Sabbath (and bands who also do not play 21st century stuff anymore; Maiden is different) doing worse in the nineties department but perhaps I have not realized this well.

Not so much the 90's particularly, but bands ignoring their weaker albums is what I'm talking about
 

Zare

Automaton Sovietico
Black Sabbath after early 80s, although Iommi is Sabbath in a way, it transformed into his solo project. And his solo project transformed back into Sabbath. Harris did not switch the band around, some people left but Maiden remained Maiden in the full, as opposed to what would be if the entire band was gone by 1994 and Harris had 4 different guys in.
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Hmm, is that so @srfc ? I can only think of Priest and Sabbath (and bands who also do not play 21st century stuff anymore; Maiden is different) doing worse in the nineties department but perhaps I have not realized this well.
Anthrax, too. Belladonna doesn’t want to touch the Bush material.
 

Eliot1988

Educated Fool
The lyrics of the song
of this refer to
Gulf War,
which broke out in 1990,
when the US, during the presidency
of George Bush Senior
Iraq's expansionist aspirations under Saddam Hussein (1937-)
oil-rich Kuwait (after a lost expansionist war
against Iran), intervened in Kuwait, fighting its forces
Iraq. Major US allies there were Great Britain and Germany.
The lyrics are written in the first person, forming the thoughts
of a soldier fighting in a foreign land. They explore the fear of war, of
whose driving force is political and economic interests, while
executive force is the expendable soldiers.
 
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