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Most Important Iron Maiden Member is Steve Harris

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by Night Prowler, Aug 5, 2016.


Satisfied with the results?

Poll closed Aug 25, 2016.
  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Time to settle this :D I'll do this in classic Survivor style, vote for the member you think is the least important :D
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  2. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Steve. Poser.
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  3. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    This is a silly survivor. But anyway:

    I love Nicko McBrain and I think he contributed a lot to the direction of the band. However, that was in 1983 and I think the band knows how to write for that style by now. IMO, the least important member can be defined by two things: 1) who contributes the least to the songwriting, and 2) who contributes the least to the overall sound of the band. Nicko has only written one song in his entire career with the band and, although I believe a strong drummer with personal style is highly important to a band, I think Steve drives the rhythm and that melody is more important in Maiden's music (and obviously has nothing to do with Nicko).

    But it doesn't matter anyway cause we all know Nicko and Adrian are leaving the band following their final gig at Wacken.
  4. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Who needs Steve? He can leave and take the band name with him!
  5. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    My missus reckons maiden would be much better as an instrumental outfit as she cant stand Bruce, especially live. With this in mind, i vote Steve
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  6. Stardust

    Stardust A Blue Sector Mirage

    For a silly survivor...a silly vote, it is.

    NOTE: I really don't care which one I chose.
  7. RTC

    RTC Libera et impera!

    Are we talking about in their current incarnation or as a general collective throughout the ages?
  8. Ariana

    Ariana Purple leopard

    I was hoping that all options would say Adrian Smith.
  9. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    Sorry Janick..
  10. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Not a single Bruce vote yet. Are some people taking this seriously?
  11. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    Other than the 3 who voted for Steve, I think we all are.
  12. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    True fact, Sir
  13. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Okay then. Dave. Janick has too much songwriting value.
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  14. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Well it's not on the Madness forum so...
  15. Edu_Smith

    Edu_Smith Eduardo

    Janick fired
  16. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Have you Janick voters heard the latest Maiden album?
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  17. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    Janick is awesome and brings an important sound to Maiden. But what Dave brings to the band is slightly more important. I said in the other thread, in a band with 3 lead guitarists, Dave is the lead out of all them.
  18. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    I love Davey, but at this point in their career he contributes a solo every now and again and one song per album at best. Sure, his tone is a part of the Maiden sound, but I do not believe that without his sound the band would stop being Iron Maiden. He basically contributes solos. Despite being a guitar player and loving guitar solos, the guitar solo is the least important part of a Maiden song.

    Here's my serious list of the importance of Maiden members, from least to most important:

    - Nicko
    - Dave
    - Janick
    - Adrian
    - Bruce
    - Steve
    - Rod
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  19. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    Its likely the Play Classics Brigade and they still see him as the new guy, an upstart, an usurper, a gods be damned unmitigated cuckoo in the nest. Crazy fuckers :nuts2:
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  20. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    What has Dave actually brought to the band in the last 15 years compared to the other members? I don't mean to bash him, it's great that he's still in the band and he's an important member, but Janick/Adrian make up half of the band's creative direction since the reunion tour. Their solos and songwriting have pretty much defined the last few albums. How is Janick least important when he penned the classics of the reunion era?? :nuts2:
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