First Maiden song heard

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  1. Saapanael

    Saapanael Beware! The evil is strong ahead.

    It was probably The Number of the Beast.
     
  2. First song heard and first single-song video seen:
    Hallowed Be Thy Name and Run to the Hills (First video)

    First full album heard:
    Number of the Beast

    First album bought:
    Number of the Beast
    First album bought on release day:
    None

    First full-length video seen:
    Not sure either Run to the Hills or Aces High
    First video purchased:
    I've never bought a video

    First vinyl: No vinyl
    First cassette: No cassettes
    First CD: Number of the Beast

    First release bought multiple times:
    Number of the Beast my first copy broke and I couldn't do without.

    First Maiden concert:
    7/4/2012 Maiden England so awesome :edmetal:

    First Maiden shirt:
    My dad's old Best of the Beast shirt

    First non-shirt memorabilia:
    None
    First non-clothing memorabilia:
    None

    For the musicians...
    First Maiden song learned:
    Yeah. not at that level yet lol
    First Maiden song played live:
    n/a​
     
  3. Saapanael

    Saapanael Beware! The evil is strong ahead.

    First Maiden concert:
    June 5 2013, Paris (yes, the future)

    First Maiden song learned (guitar):
    Fear of the Dark partially, Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner fully except some parts of the solo
     
  4. 425

    425 Starblind

    Don't think I've done this thread yet...

    First song heard:
    When the Wild Wind Blows (newbie here, obviously, a friend got me into Maiden and knew that a) I wasn't really into any music and b) I was a major intellectual, so he obviously succeeded in impressing me with a lengthy song with intelligent lyrics.

    First single-song video seen:
    Holy Smoke

    First full album heard:
    The Final Frontier

    First album bought:
    If From Fear To Eternity counts, then that. Otherwise, The Final Frontier

    First album bought on release day:
    If it counts, I bought the En Vivo! DVD on release day. Other than that, none.

    First full-length video seen:
    En Vivo!

    First video purchased:
    En Vivo!

    First release bought multiple times:
    None

    First Maiden concert:
    Maiden England Tour, Albuquerque, NM, USA - 12 August 2012

    First Maiden shirt:
    I got three at once: The Final Frontier album cover, "Icey Breath" SSoaSS, "Double Vision" SSoaSS

    First non-shirt memorabilia:
    None
    First non-clothing memorabilia:
    None

    First Maiden song learned:
    I'm essentially a beginner in learning the guitar, but I'm beginning to learn Fear of the Dark, so that'll probably be my first.
     
  5. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    First song heard:
    Number of the Beast, Guitar hero 3

    First full album heard:
    Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

    First album bought:
    Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

    First album bought on release day:
    Maiden England 88' I guess

    First full-length video seen:
    Death on the Road

    First video purchased:
    En Vivo

    First Maiden concert:
    Maiden England Vancouver BC 7/29/12

    First Maiden shirt:
    I bought 3 at the canada show
    Seventh Son Shirt
    Stranger in a strange Land
    Canada Rare shirt

    First non-shirt memorabilia:
    I got 2 at the canada show
    Maiden England Poster and
    The Trooper Poster

    First Maiden song learned:
    Not Sure Ill name a few
    When the Wild Wind Blows
    Dance of Death
    Wasted Years
    Where Eagles Dare
     
  6. chipj16

    chipj16 Prowler

    The Trooper
     
  7. Chazz Chetly

    Chazz Chetly Captain Charisma

    Technically it was Number of the Beast, because the song was in Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4, though at the time I did not know it was Maiden, and it would take me a couple years to actually get into them.

    It was 2004, I was asking a friend over MSN Messenger about any new music I might like. He sent me, Fortunes of War, Blood on the Worlds Hand, The Clansman, Flight of Icarus, and few others I can't recall. I remember really liking what he sent. So I got a hold of Piece of Mind, and instantly hated it. It was too heavy, too metal for me.

    Being sixteen, having no money, and not caring about downloading illegally, I downloaded the entire discography with the exception of Dance of Death, it wasn't part of the package, and I did not know it existed until later.

    I spent sometime scrubbing through the songs, often jumping ahead a couple of minutes to see how heavy it got, and only kept the softer tracks. Strange World being my favourite at the time.

    After a couple of months of just having my select softer songs, I stumbled across the Dance of Death album. I downloaded it and gave it a whirl. The title track really caught my attention, loved the intro, but then it suddenly got really heavy, and to my surprise, I wasn't put off by it. Instead I was blown away by the song.

    That song made me go back and take another look at the entire catalog, and when I did, it suddenly clicked. It was a weird revelation when it stopped sounding like noise and started sounding like music. It suddenly made sense. Well, except for Where Eagles Dare, and Pashendale, the former sounding like a bucket on your head getting hit with a stick, the latter being a shrill pile of mud.

    I caught Rock in Rio on tv just as I was really getting into them, still 2004, it was the first time I ever saw what the band looked like. Loved their energy. I think it was the original TV broadcast, which is weird come to think of it.

    To this day, Maiden is the only Metal band I listen to, but they are my favourite band. I'm not sure why other metal hasn't clicked with me, perhaps if I gave them the time, and the multiple chances I gave Maiden, they would. But these days, I'm having trouble keeping up with music I know I like, so I think Maiden is going to continue being the only metal band for me.

    The first release I got to be a part of was technically Death on the Road, but the first album release was A Matter of Life and Death, and boy was it something. I had planned to meet a cute girl for coffee, and just as I was going out the door, I saw on the forums that some stuff had leaked. No one was saying from where, and I was already running late. So I went to meet her. Maiden was all I could think about over coffee, I know that sounds lame, but it's true. I even ended our coffee date earlier than what would be a typical, and literally ran part of the way home.

    And that's kind of it. I live in Vancouver BC, and have seen them twice. Both times alone, as none of my friends are into them. It was Somewhere Back in Time, and the first leg of The Final Frontier Tour, where the only new song was El Dorado, which I preferred, because I got to hear two of my favourite songs, Brave New World and Dance of Death. I missed the Maiden England tour. Money was tight, and Somewhere in Time and Seventh Son, are my two least favourite Bruce albums, so I didn't think it was worth going into debt over. Though maybe it would have been worth it, just so I could have seen Phantom.. Oh well.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2015
  8. Liveone

    Liveone Nomad

    Run to the Hills... In 1982.
    Bought the single and that was the beginning.
     
  9. TheSpectreWithin

    TheSpectreWithin Pirate of the Undergorund

    First song heard:
    Run to the Hills

    First full album heard:
    The Number of the Beast

    Song that made me a fan:
    Aces High

    Song that that made IM an obsession:
    Caught Somewhere in Time

    First album bought:
    Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

    First album bought on release day:
    The Final Frontier

    First full-length video seen:
    Donnington 2007

    First video purchased:
    Death on the Road

    First Maiden concert:
    The Final Frontier Tour, Tampa, FL 4/17/11

    First Maiden shirt:
    Somewhere in Time
     
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  10. techmaster

    techmaster Prowler

    Song: Ides of March - Killers - 1981

    First on TV: Rock inRio 1985 (i was 12)
    First Concert: 1992 - Fear of the dark tour
    First album heard: Killers
    Video: Behind the Iron Curtain
     
  11. Meliegree

    Meliegree Be yourself unless you can be like H.

    First song? Flight of Icarus.
    First album? No prayer for the dying
    First concert? Maiden England on tape and Give me Ed 'till i'm dead in person. :)
     
  12. Jimmy-zee

    Jimmy-zee The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

    The first Maiden song I ever heard was The Trooper via its music video on Youtube.
    The first album I listened to was Piece of Mind almost immediately after.
     
  13. Bruno_ARG

    Bruno_ARG Prowler

    I'm pretty sure it was The Trooper, in 2000.
     
  14. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    Fear Of The Dark.

    I started out listening to JP and was looking for similar artists. This was the first Maiden song I found.
     
  15. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda

    "The Wicker Man" at a friend's place. Liked Brave New World at first listen and bought it myself almost directly after. Guess this was early 00's sometime, have no recollection of exact year.
     
  16. Rikstewart

    Rikstewart Trooper

    First song heard:
    Moonchild

    First full album heard:
    Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

    First album bought:
    Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (given to me on cassette in 1989, where my love affair started)

    First album bought on release day:
    No Prayer For The Dying

    First full-length video seen:
    Maiden England VHS

    First video purchased:
    Maiden England VHS

    First Maiden concert:
    Manchester July 2011

    First Maiden shirt:
    Can't remember, but it was around 1990

    First non-shirt memorabilia:
    Donington 88 program (given to me by my cousin who attended)

    First Maiden song learned:
    Not sure seeing as I've been playing guitar since 1994, but the last one I learned was If Eternity Should Fail (minus solo's at the minute)
     
  17. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    First song:
    Blood Brothers or The Wicker Man, 2005 (but didn't grab me immediately, probably because I was 11 and immature :p)

    First video:
    Different World, 2006 (the song pursued me to explore Maiden's discography)

    Album:
    AMLOAD, 2006

    Song that convinced me about Maiden:
    Wasted Years, 2006
     
  18. Deus_Adrian

    Deus_Adrian Prince of the Final Frontier

    Couldnt even begin to tell the first ever song I heard but my ah ha moment came from seeing the Clairvoyant video and thinking theres something oddly disjointed about this song but the crowd is absolutley lapping this up. There must be something to this. These twins I grew up with were always wearing Iron Maiden shirts but until about '87 or so I thought Metal was a bunch of shite so I always dismissed them. Little did I know...
     
  19. Lightbrigade1

    Lightbrigade1 Prowler

    Its number is six hundred and 66
     
  20. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    The Number of the Beast, but Run To The Hills was the first I listened to with the volume at audible level.
     

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