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Murders in the Rue Morgue

Discussion in 'Killers' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


How good is Murders in the Rue Morgue on a scale of 1-10?

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  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

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  2. Uwe

    Uwe Trooper

    'murders In The Rue Morgue'

    This song has one of the best intros they have ever done. It's a shame they only play Wrathchild or Killers instead of this one.
  3. Maidenfreak

    Maidenfreak Ancient Mariner

    'murders In The Rue Morgue'

    A W E S O M E!!! That's what I call a forgotten classic! Great intro, nice aggression and cool vocal performance by Paul. That's Maiden at their best! 5 stars
  4. Shadow

    Shadow Deluxe Edition Staff Member

    'murders In The Rue Morgue'

    Agreed. Along with Killers it's without doubt the best song of the album! Probably the best Maiden intro ever, good vocal melody and the raw sparkling energy that characterises the Di'Anno albums. I rated it long ago though so I can't remember what I voted for, but I guess either 5 or 4.5 stars.
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    'murders In The Rue Morgue'

    I had to give this one the five... One of my all time favourites, along with Revelations and The Evil That Men Do. Exceptional intro, nice flow, rocking feel, and above all, the absolutely fenomenal tripple - two guitars and bass solo. One of my beloved moments in music [!--emo&:)--][img src=\'style_emoticons/[#EMO_DIR#]/smile.gif\' border=\'0\' style=\'vertical-align:middle\' alt=\'smile.gif\' /][!--endemo--]
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    'murders In The Rue Morgue'

    Excellent song. The lyrics fit perfectly with the Killer mood created in this album. What makes it a "strong" track, is the slow intro followed by the fast snare-roll and the lyrics, starting :"I remember it as plain as day, altough it happened in the dark of the night!" Great lyrics.... just great. 5 stars !

  7. MigDaimon

    MigDaimon Trooper

    'murders In The Rue Morgue'

    This song is really great but I wish that Paul would make the phrases a little more understandable, he sings it so fast….
    Anyways, this song has one of the best harmony in Maiden history and this, alone, gain my five stars
  8. Raven

    Raven Ancient Mariner

    'murders In The Rue Morgue'

    4 stars from me. It really is one of the forgotten greats by Maiden (along with things like PotO, the Prisoner). The intro is really mood-setting (are those broken chords in D minor? It reminds me of Ktulu and Hangar18). Really catchy chorus, although I would've loved to see Bruce sing it (I got into Maiden too late to see their Early Days tour when it came here). The more I listen to it, the more I love it. Great stuff!
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    'murders In The Rue Morgue'

    Well, since it is playing on my MP3 player right now, I guess I can rate it too.
    Not much to add to the above comments. It really is a brilliant song and deserves far more recognition that it gets. Five stars, no less.
  10. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Daily Song: Murders in the Rue Morgue

    Welcome to the Daily Vote Thread! Rules are here.

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    Today's song: Murders in the Rue Morgue

    Yesterday's song remains open for voting! You can find it here.
    I like this song, but not as much as some people do. It never fully clicked with me, though it is a rockin' track. 8/10.
  11. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    Re: Daily Song: Murders in the Rue Morgue

    It's not up there with their very best, but still kicks ass. 8/10
  12. Jonszat

    Jonszat Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: Murders in the Rue Morgue

    9 although I was close to giving it a 10. It's my 2nd favourite Di'Anno song after PotO. The intro is brilliant and Clive's drum roll signals the real song to begin brilliantly. The speed of the song (especially the vocals) is phenomenal. I love the "Now I gotta get away from the arms of the law" section and the little bassline after to join it back into the main song.

    Catchy, fast but with plenty of different parts to keep it interesting and fun throughout. A great song.
  13. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Murders in the Rue Morgue

    Best song on Killers. I love the harmony solo and intro. 10/10
  14. valacirca

    valacirca Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: Murders in the Rue Morgue

    One of the better pre-Bruce songs, but I'm not such a big fan of the first two albums in general relative to the rest of their discography.

  15. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Murders in the Rue Morgue

    This is the centrepiece of the album for me.
    Love the way it veers along 100 mph and almost out of control and how Clive seems to be chasing the guitars.
    They take a breath, he catches up and they're off again.
    This (after Phantom) is the second best Paul track. Nine.

    PS Can someone explain why the Ides of March gets its own title while the first minute of this one doesn't?
  16. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Murders in the Rue Morgue

    This is my second favourite track from the album. I love how the intro slowly rises, making you expect something grand, and then the whole song crashes in with the drums. A great, rocking track, that as so often is full of raw versions of the trademarks we love about our favourite band.

    EDIT: No, I can't give this more than 9/10, because it still can't reach the tenner on this album.
  17. Prance

    Prance Invader

    Re: Daily Song: Murders in the Rue Morgue

    ::) A fantastic song. Love Prance
  18. Invader

    Invader Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Murders in the Rue Morgue

    It's definitely the best song on the album, and because of that I could give it 10.  It's not quite up there with the best songs on other albums, though, so it's a 9.  I love the Beast over Hammersmith version.
  19. The Mid-Distance Runner

    The Mid-Distance Runner Climb like a lemur!!

    Re: Daily Song: Murders in the Rue Morgue

    This song includes four highlights: the acoustic intro, the drum roll after the intro, Paul's voice during the bridge, and the harmony solo.

    However, the chorus vocal line follows the guitars and I feel they could have written a more interesting vocal line.

  20. Black Thunder

    Black Thunder Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Murders in the Rue Morgue

    Read the book, it fits in pretty well. My 3rd favorite from Paul era.


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