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Prodigal Son

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


How good is Prodigal Son on a scale of 1-10?

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  1. Legatodave

    Legatodave Nomad

    It was adrian H Smith!
  2. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

  3. Legatodave

    Legatodave Nomad

    Are those eyes for me dude??
  4. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    I only know Dave. Who played those amazing back to back solos on Prodigal Son.
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  5. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    What do you mean, who?! Have you never heard of Adrian H. Smith?

    Do you know what H stands for?
  6. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    Never heard of him. Must be a false god.
  7. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Don't play daft, Collin; the H, as you well know, is to do with the way the guys pronounce Adrian...

    ... making his name Adrian Adrian Smith. Still not know who we're talking about?
  8. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    I'm playing daft. I know of H. All I know is that he is not the Prodigal Son, he is neither the chosen one. Dave on the other hand, is both. This can be confirmed by listening to Prodigal Son, especially the back to back Davey solos. :D
  9. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    It's unique in Maiden's discography. It never ceases to amaze me that this stunning fact is not better known by the wider Maiden fanbase.
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  10. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    It perplexes me too. :confused:
  11. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Mods, please delete last two pages because they're spam only. Or move them to another topic which will be suitably named for this internal joke (or whatever).
  12. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Noted. The Prodigal Son joke has run its course, @CriedWhenBrucieLeft et al, can you keep it to the Madness forum in future?
    Collin likes this.
  13. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

    Is that a rhetorical question?
  14. Black Bart

    Black Bart Ancient Mariner

    Has anyone ever noticed that the opening arpeggios of "Prodigal Son" correspond to a slow decomposition of the riff of "Pinball Wizard"? Just a try and sing "Ever since I was a young boy..." on the verse while playing the chords... it fits! :)
  15. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    Can't get into this at all. Starts out like the theme tune to television snooker and becomes like an Ocean Colour Scene track.

    Deserves some credit for being quite unique and a nice melody.

  16. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    I love this song more than before. Love the acoustics and general drive of the song. And of course the solos. THE SOLOS.

    Amazing song
  17. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 Gott Mit Uns




    So many thoughts running through my head. They seem to go something like this.

    • If I thought Strange World sounded like a Lennon impression, then I obviously needed to listen to this song again.
    • I cannot tell what this song is supposed to be. Is it supposed to be a Beatles tribute? Is it supposed to be a Maiden ballad? Is it supposed to be them tackling that shitty music you get stuck listening to on the phone when there are 50 callers ahead of you? I cannot tell.
    • I think I detect some Pink Floyd in there.
    • Please, Lamia's curse was even worse. Stop bothering her.
    • This actually feels like how the Prodigal Son parable could be translated into song, if only the lyrics weren't so drastically different.
    • 6/10 sums up my feelings. I'd rate it a little higher if I could figure out what the hell this song is.
  18. The Reverend

    The Reverend Invader

    The definition of an average song, albeit with some superior guitar moments.

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