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Discussion in 'Dance Of Death' started by Anonymous, Mar 20, 2004.


How good is Rainmaker on a scale of 1-10?

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  1. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    Re: Daily Song: Rainmaker

    9/10... A very high 9. Uplifting and rocking. A powerful song, in my world.
  2. Jupz

    Jupz Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Rainmaker

    Voted 10 but should have gone 9... a very good song, my second fave "rocker" of the reunion era.
  3. Unknown One

    Unknown One I see the ghost of navigators.

    Re: Daily Song: Rainmaker

    Now this is a much better song than it's predecessor. A short fast rocker, which I find to be the best of the "reunion" era rockers (yes, I like this better than The Wicker Man). A great instrumental section, along with a killer riff and excellent lyrics. 9/10 from me. This song also starts a really strong 4 song stretch.

    *cough* Stranger in a Strange Land *cough*
  4. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Rainmaker

    I remember when I first saw that video. I thought the Eddie was real (meaning a stage prop) and it was the one they were using on tour :lol:
  5. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Re: Daily Song: Rainmaker

    There aren’t many songs that work so well as a fist-pumping straight-ahead rocker, a technically impressive musical performance and as a poignant, touching, emotionally affecting piece of songwriting — all at the same time. There aren’t many songs that work so well, period. Outstanding musicianship. Great lyric. Right there with Wasted Years as the band’s best pop song. Nine.
  6. Prowler_108

    Prowler_108 Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: Rainmaker

    10. Freakin' perfect.
  7. Feverdog

    Feverdog Trooper

    Re: Daily Song: Rainmaker

    10 new era classic
  8. Farhang

    Farhang Invader

    Re: Daily Song: Rainmaker

    Best Iron Maiden video of all time!

    Best single album art!

    Best -4 minutes song of all times!

    10 / 10 baby!
  9. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    Re: Daily Song: Rainmaker

    This song is great. Smiler at his best. The song is so energic, so melodic, and a sweeeet solo. Why does the album start with Wildest Dreams when it could have started with this?

    Easily a 9/10.
  10. Babo 91

    Babo 91 Nomad

    Re: Daily Song: Rainmaker


    best re-union rocker after wicker man. Awesome solos, riffs, harmonies and some great lyrics.
  11. Vap

    Vap Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Rainmaker

    9/10. Great rocker. Should have opened the album instead of Wildest Dreams.
  12. national acrobat

    national acrobat Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Rainmaker

    A great riff in this song, and a better track than the opener. Still, I don't see it a (recent) classic and it doen't excite me the way it seems to for others here. 7/10
  13. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Rainmaker

    9/10 and one of Maiden's best shorter numbers.  It's one of my favorite post 2000 songs as well.  Everything about this song works.  It's got killer dual guitars, amazing melodies, good vocals and an awesome solo.  I wish this had become a live staple instead of Wildest Dreams or No More Lies.
  14. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    Re: Daily Song: Rainmaker

    10. Perhaps Maiden's best single. A classic!!! :edmetal:
  15. The Mid-Distance Runner

    The Mid-Distance Runner Climb like a lemur!!

    Re: Daily Song: Rainmaker

    A great song but I've always found its position in the tracklist a little weird. It should have either opened or come after one of the epics, DoD or Paschendale. 9
  16. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Re: Daily Song: Rainmaker

    Heard that before.  ;)
  17. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Rainmaker is special to me, because it was the first Maiden video I saw and I liked it so much. Also, the guitar melodies on the chorus reminds me of the city sounds of a racing game I was playing so much when I was a child. A high 9/10.
  18. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    First Maiden album I heard was Edward The Great compilation. Rainmaker was the first Maiden song I heard not present on that compilation. Great melodies and riffing, and an absolutely fantastic chorus. 10/10!
  19. Habberdasher

    Habberdasher Trooper

    8. One of the 2000 Classics. Should have been the single over Wildest Dreams.
  20. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    What does "over" mean in this sentence? The first single? Instead of Wildest Dreams?
    Rainmaker was a single. The second one.

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