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'burning Ambition'

Discussion in 'Iron Maiden' started by Anonymous, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Here, you can read other visitors' comments on 'Burning Ambition' as well as post your own. Any contribution to the commentary will be much appreciated, may it be cultural references relevant to the song (links to related websites, interpretations that may have been overlooked in the Commentary, and the like) or personal essays related to the topic of the song. Just be aware that messages that are either off-topic or too wacky may be deleted.

    Likewise, as tastes are pretty subjective and personal, I prefer to leave the appreciation of the song to a democratic vote and you can rate the song here. It would also be nice if you could let us know why you like/dislike it.

    Cheers! [img src=\"style_emoticons/[#EMO_DIR#]/cool.gif\" style=\"vertical-align:middle\" emoid=\"B)\" border=\"0\" alt=\"cool.gif\" /]
  2. Black Ace

    Black Ace Trooper

    Good song for a frist. Lyrics...well, I don't think that i could get better lyrics for my first song...Musicaly speaking, it's pretty melodic and pretty well tied togheter.
  3. The Ancient Mariner

    The Ancient Mariner Ancient Mariner

    It's a good track, very 1970s hard rock but that's not really a bad thing! But for a Harris track it's quite sub-par, although it was his first.

  4. Uwe

    Uwe Trooper

    Have to agree with Black Ace, pretty well done for the first self-penned song, but only a glimpse of what was to come later.
  5. Lib

    Lib Ancient Mariner

    [!--emo&:blink:--][img src=\'style_emoticons/[#EMO_DIR#]/blink.gif\' border=\'0\' style=\'vertical-align:middle\' alt=\'blink.gif\' /][!--endemo--] ???
    My vote and my comments have disappeard !!?? [!--emo&:unsure:--][img src=\'style_emoticons/[#EMO_DIR#]/unsure.gif\' border=\'0\' style=\'vertical-align:middle\' alt=\'unsure.gif\' /][!--endemo--]

    So I've voted once again ( if I remember well, it was 3/5).

    I don't remember my comments ! [!--emo&:D--][img src=\'style_emoticons/[#EMO_DIR#]/biggrin.gif\' border=\'0\' style=\'vertical-align:middle\' alt=\'biggrin.gif\' /][!--endemo--]
    Something about his band, 'Smiler', who founded it too hard to play.
    All the "Maiden elements" are in this song : tempo change, harmonized guitars and amazing solos.

    I like this song ! (in fact, I remember my comments... it was not really interesting... [!--emo&:p--][img src=\'style_emoticons/[#EMO_DIR#]/tongue.gif\' border=\'0\' style=\'vertical-align:middle\' alt=\'tongue.gif\' /][!--endemo--] )
  6. Maidenfreak

    Maidenfreak Ancient Mariner

    You can clearly hear Steve's influences here. Although it's a great track (and the first one I actually played on bass by Maiden) I'm lucky that Maiden "changed" their style - I'll give it a 3,5
  7. Big G

    Big G Invader

    i think this is a very good song, this is the second iron maiden track i ever heard, the first was running free the a- side, very nostalgic for me, this track.
  8. ______no5

    ______no5 The Angel Of The Odd

    Re: 'burning Ambition'

    very direct, I like it....it's funny this early Maiden lyric style like

    And when I get these feelings honey, you better keep away from me
    There's things in life now, baby, that I know I've got to do
    And I need your love now, baby, to help me see it through
  9. Rotam

    Rotam Night and day I scan horizon, sea and sky

    Re: 'burning Ambition'

    Since i'm hearing this album for the first time since... well, i will comment this one.

    Maybe that lyrics are Kiss' influenced. Anyway, despite interesting guitar riff, a b-side it is. 5\10.
  10. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands


    The bonus tracks are mostly forgettable on the whole album. Burning Ambition is impressive considering Steve Harris wrote the song while still a teenager, but it sounds nothing like a Maiden track.
  11. Sth2112

    Sth2112 Nomad

    Very unusal song for Maiden, but I like the vibe and the cool verses, and a okay guitar solo to.

  12. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Gott Mit Uns

    This is so different from anything else Maiden ever wrote, yet it's also pretty damn good! There's a happy vibe in the song, and it feels like the kind of thing a young band would record. Possibly a Beatles vibe in there too. Love it. 8.5/10.
  13. lira

    lira Nomad

    Burning Ambition is just beaufitul. Even not being composed originally for Maiden, it stands for me as one of their best - simple and perfectly done - since I started listening this band.
    Forostar and Diesel 11 like this.

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