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Best Eddie

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by LooseCannon, Jun 22, 2017.

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  1. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    That iconic Terminator image....
     
  2. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Come to the Sabbath

    Wow, Edward The Great is higher than I expected. Rainmaker is okay, and BBC Archives is actually a fairly decent cover.
     
  3. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    To sum it up

    TFF cover is quite good - the throwback feel makes you overlook certain low points (there's too much text for starters). I like the TFF Eddie, it was a different spin on the character.

    I actually still like the Early Days cover, the cons you mentioned notwithstanding. The DVD was one of the first Maiden releases I actually bought (possibly even the very first), so maybe there's the nostalgia factor at play too, but I really like the feel of it.

    NML is very meh. It doesn't have the half-baked CGI shit of DOD, but it's weirdly empty instead. Only goes to show they had a good Eddie at hands (the Grim Reaper), but didn't know how to use him. And again, Children of Bodom.

    Rainmaker is a shitty mess. It's just ugly, not interesting, not appealing in any way. I'm surprised it ended this high.

    Edward the Great is a cool idea, but a rather strange execution. When I first saw that one, I had trouble believing it was actually an official release. The dogs and the "roaring" leopard skin are especially ridiculous.

    BBC is both a cool idea and execution, but the upper left corner is way too vacant, IMHO. Always felt weird to me.
     
  4. Cosmiceddie

    Cosmiceddie Back From The Edge

    I second this. What's that building anyway?
     
  5. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    61. Hallowed Be Thy Name (Riggs)
    Overall: 4.83/10

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    Ugh, this Eddie sucks. I'm sorry, he sucks, and it's clear Riggs is full into his "Don't give a fuck" phase. The goddamn horns look pasted on, the Eddie is dull and bestial (admittedly, the face looks pulled back towards some of the classic Riggs works, and not quite as vile as some of the similar options), but the body is just slapped together, the cheeks have a weird concave about them. Font can be hard to read, and Bruce being murdered is, well...Bruce came back, and Riggs did once or twice, but...yeah. Anyway, a poor Riggs piece. Someone gave it a 10 though.

    Your votes:
    10: 1
    9: 0
    8: 5
    7: 6
    6: 17
    5: 5
    4: 5
    3: 7
    2: 8
    1: 4

    Overall Rankings:
    61 - Hallowed Be Thy Name - single - Riggs
    62 - BBC Archives - live album - Riggs
    63 - Rainmaker - single - Watson
    62 - Edward the Great - compilation album - Adams
    65 - No More Lies - EP - Patchett
    66 - The Early Days - video - Peacock
    67 - The Final Frontier - single - Dry
    68 - Out of the Silent Planet, alternate - single - Wilkinson
    69 - Different World - single - Greenhalgh
    70 - Virtual XI - album - Grant
    71 - The X Factor - album - Syme
    72 - Visions of the Beast - video - Peacock
    73 - Man on the Edge - single - Syme
    74 - Run to the Hills, Rock in Rio - single - Unknown
    75 - The X Factor, alternate - Syme
    76 - Best of the B-Sides - compilation album - Wilkinson
    77 - Wildest Dreams - single - Greenhalgh
    78 - Virus, second alternate - single - Syme
    79 - Dance of Death - album - Patchett
    80 - Lord of the Flies - single - Syme
    81 - Futureal - single - Synthetic Dimensions
    82 - Virus, first alternate - single - Unknown
    83 - Ed Hunter - compilation album - Synthetic Dimensions
    84 - The Angel and the Gambler - single - Synthetic Dimensions
     
  6. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Ugh, yeah, that's a garbage cover. Far worse than most of what has already been ranked.
     
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  7. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Come to the Sabbath

    99% agree. The 1% comes from me looking at the picture and going, "well, ya know, it's actually a fairly well drawn picture", and the 99% percent comes from this is not how the cover to fucking Hallowed should look.
     
  8. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Crappy deformed Eddie, otherwise I like the idea.
     
  9. Diplomat

    Diplomat Trooper

    Powerslave.
     
  10. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    BBC and HBTN are my go-to examples when I have to argue that it's good Maiden and Riggs parted ways. It's obvious that he didn't want to draw Eddie anymore.
     
  11. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    60. En Vivo! (Grant)
    Overall: 4.84/10

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    What's most notable about this Eddie is the evolution from the cover of the actual album. Obviously, this Eddie was drawn to reflect more the Eddie that made up part of the stage, but look at the differences. Half of the teeth have turned to tendrils, which isn't present in the cover of the album. The half of the skull that had the brain revealed is no longer a revealed brain, but some sort of boils. Not sure I like this more than the original alien Eddie. It's drawn into the picture of the crowd, and it looks pretty good, but few people would argue alien Eddie is the finest form of the monster yet.

    Your votes:
    10: 0
    9: 3
    8: 5
    7: 6
    6: 10
    5: 10
    4: 4
    3: 9
    2: 8
    1: 3

    Overall Rankings:
    60 - En Vivo! - live album - Grant
    61 - Hallowed Be Thy Name - single - Riggs
    62 - BBC Archives - live album - Riggs
    63 - Rainmaker - single - Watson
    62 - Edward the Great - compilation album - Adams
    65 - No More Lies - EP - Patchett
    66 - The Early Days - video - Peacock
    67 - The Final Frontier - single - Dry
    68 - Out of the Silent Planet, alternate - single - Wilkinson
    69 - Different World - single - Greenhalgh
    70 - Virtual XI - album - Grant
    71 - The X Factor - album - Syme
    72 - Visions of the Beast - video - Peacock
    73 - Man on the Edge - single - Syme
    74 - Run to the Hills, Rock in Rio - single - Unknown
    75 - The X Factor, alternate - Syme
    76 - Best of the B-Sides - compilation album - Wilkinson
    77 - Wildest Dreams - single - Greenhalgh
    78 - Virus, second alternate - single - Syme
    79 - Dance of Death - album - Patchett
    80 - Lord of the Flies - single - Syme
    81 - Futureal - single - Synthetic Dimensions
    82 - Virus, first alternate - single - Unknown
    83 - Ed Hunter - compilation album - Synthetic Dimensions
    84 - The Angel and the Gambler - single - Synthetic Dimensions
     
  12. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I liked Alien Eddie on the TFF cover but not so much on the tour artwork. Also not a big fan of the Eddie looking over the crowd format that they recycled from Rock in Rio.
     
  13. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    Yip, terrible idea, shocking that they tried it again. Although this one easily beats RIR.
     
  14. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Come to the Sabbath

    Sad, I actually really like the En Vivo cover. :(
     
  15. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    I'd take a well drawn and well thought out TFF era alien Eddie over some of the half baked ones like that Hallowed cover any day.
     
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