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Murders in the Rue Morgue

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

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

  1. 10

    24.5%
  2. 9

    24.5%
  3. 8

    24.5%
  4. 7

    18.4%
  5. 6

    6.1%
  6. 5

    2.0%
  7. 4

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    0.0%
  8. 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 2

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  1. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    • Definitely one of the highlights of the album. I absolutely love the intro and the heavy riff that comes with it.
    • The song is structured pretty "run-of-the-mill" for Maiden but it has an undeniable great energy that a lot of tracks in the same vein don't come anywhere near.
    • The mid-section with the harmonies are fantastic. Pure, unadultarated energy.
    • I'm not high on the chorus, it's a bit annoying.
    8/10.
     
  2. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    Murders in the Rue Morgue has such an incredible amount of energy in it. I once had a quiz on the poem, I didn't read it, I just listened to the song as I thought it would be enough. I got a C. Nevertheless, one of the best songs on the album
    10/10
     
  3. Caveman Ninja

    Caveman Ninja The Titanic doesn't fit inside

    Yeah, I'm not surprised. Your first mistake was thinking it was a poem...
     
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  4. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    Oh lol. I meant short story :p
     
  5. Bombusbombus

    Bombusbombus Nomad

    One of my favorites of the Di Anno era! The intro is just fantastic and that bass line was an inspiration when I first started playing the bass. I also like the story telling quality of the lyrics and it has a nice tempo. The could have skipped the extra chorus after the solo though, even if I encourage every step away from the most obvious arrangements, here it serves no purpose.
    8/10
     
  6. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    A great intro, lots of energy. Suffers from a repetitive chorus that doesn't do much. Works out at a...

    7/10
     
  7. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    This ^.
     
  8. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    They should open concerts with this song more. The drum intro is perfect and this is one of their best uptempo tunes. Bruce does it a ton of justice too, there aren't a lot of Di'Anno songs that he does particularly well but I think this one really suits his voice well. Lots of great instrumental work too. Harris really steals the show with his bass playing and I love the guitar leads in the break.

    10
     
  9. Nick2632

    Nick2632 Nomad

    9/10. One of the best intros of any Maiden song IMO. I'm surprised they didn't drop Ides Of March and put this song as the intro of Killers. I really like hearing it to start Beast Over Hammersmith though! The whole song is pretty good though and along with Wrathchild is my favorite song on side 1 of Killers.
     
  10. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    6. Catchy enough but not much else.

    Rankings:

    1980 - Iron Maiden - 6.67

    8 - Prowler
    6 - Sanctuary
    7 - Remember Tomorrow
    6 - Running Free
    9 - Phantom Of The Opera
    7 - Transylvania
    4 - Strange World
    6 - Charlotte The Harlot
    7 - Iron Maiden

    1981 - Killers

    6 - The Ides Of March
    6 - Wrathchild
    6 - Murders In The Rue Morgue
     
  11. Sth2112

    Sth2112 Nomad

    A great song that must have been awesome to witness live, 9/10
     
  12. Poto

    Poto Ancient Mariner

    Another really good song. Beautiful intro, cool instrumental part and intense verses. The chorus is the weakest part, still works though. 8/10
     
  13. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    Absolutely loved this when I first heard it but it's worn off over time. Pretty exciting track in places but the chorus just becomes too repetitive.

    7. Just.
     
  14. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    This song is a rollercoaster. Love it. Great bass fills. Great song.

    8/10
     
  15. The Reverend

    The Reverend Invader

    A delightful intro attached to an infectiously energetic, if slightly repetitive, song.
    8/10
     
  16. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Gott Mit Uns

    Best song of the Di'Anno era. 10/10
     

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