Longest Time Binging on Iron Maiden

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by Troodon'sTooth, Sep 19, 2018.


Listen time

Poll closed Oct 3, 2018.
  1. 30 minutes or less

  2. 0.5-1.5 Hours

    0 vote(s)
  3. 1.5-2 hours

  4. 2-4 hours

  5. 4 or 5+ hours

  1. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    Similar to others, when I discovered Maiden back in the early 90s there was a good stretch of maybe 2-3 years where I was discovering their albums, videos, etc and they were basically all I listened to.

    These days I'll binge when a new album comes out (I listened to Book of Souls non stop for months after release) and when I feel the urge. When those urges hit I can go a solid week or so of basically just Maiden. Then again, I only really listen to music a few hours a day so nothing super crazy.

    Back in 2004 or so I did an entire discography on a road trip (studio and live albums). Felt like the fastest 12 hour round trip drive ever!
  2. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Hey, remember when El Dorado dropped? I think we listened to that on repeat for at least 5 hours.
  3. Perun

    Perun Stepping out bravely Staff Member

    That was literally the only song on my MP3 player that day.
  4. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    It was the most played song in my iTunes until I stopped using iTunes.
  5. Jer

    Jer CriedWhenJanickStayed

    I prefer Googling on Iron Maiden to Binging on Iron Maiden.
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  6. Collin

    Collin Tool Aficionado

    On a 5 hour drive to Seattle to see Iron Maiden in 2012 I listened for the entire drive without stopping.
  7. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I remember listening to El Dorado all day before the concert in 2010.
  8. stjerky

    stjerky Nomad

    Around the time when POM came out I could easily have listened more than 5 hrs. Then I had time.
  9. GroundZero

    GroundZero Educated Fool

    I have been listening to exclusively Maiden non-stop ever since the LoTB announcement back in 2017, so...
  10. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    This. I played the catalogue front to back ad nauseam in late 2009/early 2010.
  11. frus

    frus Barbed Wire Hen

    Me too in 86/87, and there were only 6 albums then :dancinggeek:
  12. Demigod_Tyek

    Demigod_Tyek Powerslave

    Technically I'm still on a 12-year binge of Iron Maiden. Ever since discovering them in 2006-07, not a day goes by where I don't listen to multiple tracks or albums of theirs. They're what I play when I'm traveling to work, leaving work, or just have on when I'm around the house or relaxing on the couch.

    In one sitting? Definitely the 5-6 hour mark. Most times I've seen Maiden over the past decade, I've had to drive a good 6 hours or so to the destination. And in the vehicle the entire way, I was almost always blasting Iron Maiden.

    Lately, maybe two hours. I have so many live bootlegs on my ipod, I will usually select one at random, or depending upon the mood I'm in, and play it in its entirety. Sometimes I'll grab my guitar and play along to the songs I'm hearing.

    They have become a part of my daily life and routine.
  13. Lego

    Lego Shadows in the stars, we will not return!

    I rarely listen to anything less than a full album at a time, usually more like 2-3 full albums in succession. Either that or it's a single song on repeat.

    When TROBB was released in late summer '06, I went on vacation soon afterwords with the song loaded on my little iPod mini. It was essentially the only thing I listened to for the next two weeks, being the first "new" Maiden to come out after I became a fan of the band.
  14. Sth2112

    Sth2112 Nomad

    I’m still listening to Maiden for hours at end every now and then, at least a few times each year. Especially when I was a teenager and could never sleep until next morning, I listened to the debut album and up to the Blaze albums or Brave new world cronologically
  15. IWishIHadAdriansDT300

    IWishIHadAdriansDT300 Clive Burr's right foot

    My longest straight binge of Maiden without stopping was 8 hours. I was in high school and going through a *really* rough spot in my life, and this day was particularly bad. I had asked my teacher if I could just go to an empty room to be left alone (she knew stuff was happening) so I went in there with headphones, my cell phone and a charger and listened to everything in the Maiden catalog (2014). ROTAM became my anthem because I honestly felt like the Mariner at times, as cheesy as that sounds. tl;dr Maiden probably saved me from myself.
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  16. Metal Warrior 330

    Metal Warrior 330 Ancient Mariner

    I go through a ritual of playing almost entirely Iron Maiden for the month of February to mark the time I first got into Iron Maiden and Psycho Motel's "Welcome to the World" in February of 1996 when I was still 16 years old though I got into Psycho Motel a little later. "Somewhere In Time" was the album that got me into Iron Maiden and I listen to it at least once a day in February but I also listen to "Killers," "Piece of Mind," 'Powerslave," 'Seventh Son of a Seventh Son," "Brave New World," and "The Final Frontier" and "The Book of Souls" too. I also listen to all of "Powerslave" every Christmas Day because I got it for a Christmas present in 1996. This month and every October I usually listen to all of "Number of the Beast" and "A Matter of Life and Death." Any time is good for any Maiden album but it depends on what I feel like hearing at certain times. As for the Blaze albums, it depends. Sometimes I will listen to them in April, other times in the summer because I was always listening to the X Factor in April of 1997 and in the Summer of 1997 and Virtual XI in September of 1998 though its also more of a summer album.
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  17. Technically I don’t think I have ever stopped binging, must be 16 years now since i first heard Edward the Great

    I did drop out here and there in my 20s but I now work in my office I back to back albums nearly ever day
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  18. Metal Warrior 330

    Metal Warrior 330 Ancient Mariner

    I also enjoy listening to plenty of Maiden and plenty of other great bands in my office.
  19. Edington

    Edington More Than Two Problems

    Ha, I actually do something very similar, I have playlists of "Summer" songs and "Autumn/Winter" songs. :lol: Most of Somewhere in Time and AMOLAD are in the Winter one, partly because that's the time of year I got into them and partly because of the darker sound of them, then more upbeat stuff like Brave New World and Powerslave are in the Summer one.
  20. Luisma

    Luisma Years Wasted

    I've been working on a book about Maiden songs and therefore I listen to A LOT of bootlegs, so the longest time I've binged on Maiden are about 17 hours. Hell I have even listen to the same song (but different versions) for about 4 hours straight!

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