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Public Enema Number One

Discussion in 'No Prayer For The Dying' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.


How good is Public Enema Number One on a scale of 1-10?

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  1. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    Re: 'Public Enema Number One'

    Among the better songs on the album, and perhaps the one where the singing style Bruce adopted for this album works best. To me, this one together with No Prayer and Fates Warning constitute the best run of consecutive songs on the album.

    This song just hits you in the face. With a bit more special soloing it would have been a 9 (great), but it will have to settle for 8 (very good).
  2. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Re: 'Public Enema Number One'

    Something went wrong here LC. The topic title is Fates Warning, but this review belongs to Public Enema Number One, and other people also wrote about that track.
  3. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Re: 'Public Enema Number One'

    Yep, I merged this in to the wrong thread. I will fix it shortly, but it will take a bit of time.

    For reference, I have done this before. It comes from forward thinking too much.
  4. Shadow

    Shadow Deluxe Edition Staff Member

    Re: 'Public Enema Number One'

  5. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Re: 'Public Enema Number One'

    Thanks, Shadow. I really appreciate it.
  6. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Re: 'Public Enema Number One'

    Cheers guys!

    It's always to good to think forward.  :)
  7. Jupz

    Jupz Ancient Mariner

    Re: 'Public Enema Number One'

    8/10. Nice chorus IMO and the riff after the second chorus is amazing :D
  8. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Great song. Nice chorus, nice solo. I always imagined this song as if it is a Piece of Mind song. Reminds me of Piece of Mind, really. 9/10.
  9. Prowler_108

    Prowler_108 Trooper

    Fantastic, probably my favorite of the album.  High 9 for sure.
  10. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    This song is just outstanding. Like Foro said, this is a prime example where Bruce's raspy style just works, because the music is fast and aggressive. Be Quick Or Be Dead is one more example that comes to mind. Anyways lyrics are excellent, Dave's solo is one of his best ever, and the pre-solo part is phenomenal. Whole thing just bangs all the way. The play between two rhythm guitars is something new, and it's crucial for this song. If whole NPFTD was smart and aggressive like this song, it would be a major success. I like the whole record but the "let's get back to roots" thing failed for the most part. Well, not in this piece.

    I'd give it a 9.3, because i like longer songs, and the only flaw i can find is the hollowness beneath the intro harmony. I just feel that one layer is missing there. They probably did that for build-up sake, so when the crazy rhythm guitars kick in, you notice the difference. But i still feel like something is missing.

    However, i gave it a perfect score. It's maybe a millimeter to perfection, but i give an extra point just to piss off NPFTD haters.

  11. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    The best song on here. The lyrics, the chorus, everything. And when I was young. This was my favorite song ever. 10/10
  12. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    I thought you are 14. That's still very young.
  13. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I liked this song a lot when I was 5-6. To me that was quite a long time ago.
  14. Vap

    Vap Ancient Mariner

    One of the better songs from the album... Still, I refuse to give anything in this album a rating higher than 8. So, it's a 8.
  15. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    A strong 8, like everything about this song, another favourite of this album.
  16. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Good song, but the only thing that's REALLY good is the chorus. Solos are good, but forgettable. 7/10.
  17. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    A 7, real solid song.
  18. 8. really awesome chorus. There are some really cool riffs in there. One of my favorite raspy songs by Bruce.
  19. Chartwell

    Chartwell Trooper

    Agree entirely (although I think it's a tie with Run Silent Run Deep). When I was 20, this was the best on the album. Catchy and fun. Best Nicko pre-song intro too, imho.
  20. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Complete opposite here - only constant favourite from this record was the title track. 10 years ago, i liked Tailgunner and Mother Russia very much. Today, my favourites are Public Enema and Fates Warning. Because i couldn't really realize what they were talking about when i was 17. I disliked BYDTTS then, as i do now. Tailgunner has fallen down because it's too of a generic opener, nowadays i need more ingredients than just pure energy to make a Maiden song a favourite. Mother Russia, although having some great poetry in there, just isn't developed enough and rehashes riffs from the previous album.

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