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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. Fugazi

    Fugazi Alchemist

    A very good song, I think it would of made a better opener on the DOD album, 8/10.
  2. Travis The Dragon

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

    For a shorter rocker, this one is sweet! 9/10
  3. Revelations85

    Revelations85 Trooper

    10/10. An amazing rocker.
  4. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    I give this one a definite 10/10. I found this an irresistibly addictive song when I first bought DoD. I remember a few car journeys to work where I pretty much listened to it on a loop without ever getting bored, increasing the volume with each listen. I still think it's an excellent song, and I like the fact that it's just a straightforward, uncomplicated track - I wouldn't want Maiden to sound like this all the time, but it's perfect for an album #2. Favourite part is the guitar embellishment that accompanies Bruce's second dream about the rain falling upon the leaves.
  5. Detective Beauregard

    Detective Beauregard Barrels of Rum! Black Powder!

    Even though I typically prefer the longer, more progressive songs, I love Rainmaker. It's catchy, exciting, and full of melody, and a highlight of a generally weak album. Easy 10.
  6. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Definitely a 10. One of Murray's best songwriting credits, I think. Fast, to-the-point, catchy, powerful, energetic, etc. etc.

    A true highlight off of DOD.
  7. Maturin

    Maturin Sköldpadda


    On of Maidens best rockers. The harmony after Murray's excellent solo is the definitive highlight of the song.
  8. Eddieson

    Eddieson Nomad

    Great interplay collaboration between the lyrics and the music. The fantastic main riff sounds exactly like raindrops.
    Bruce also sounds much better on this track then on Wildest Dreams, and the lyrics are better. What bothers me is that when we reached the first chorus we've heard it all, the rest just repeats. I think I had liked it a bit more if there were more lyrics, it should have felt like the song developed more.

    Overall a great track, but still have some flaws. Agree with many of you that it should have been the opening track instead of Wildest Dreams.

  9. RBK

    RBK Prowler

    This is the best post-reunion single to date.
  10. Detective Beauregard

    Detective Beauregard Barrels of Rum! Black Powder!

    While I love Wicker Man, I tend to agree. I liked the singles from AMOLAD, but Wildest Dreams and the two from FF were sub-par.

    Was Out of the Silent Planet a single? Because that was pretty good, too.
  11. Caveman Ninja

    Caveman Ninja The Titanic doesn't fit inside

    It was indeed a single.
  12. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    I wish they'd used this as the opener. It may not be as loud and brassy, but is an excellent stamp of reunion era Maiden song.
  13. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Love this song. It has a unique structure to it which makes it a bit unpredictable. The highlight of this song is Dave's guitar playing. So many great fills and his actual solo is awesome. The harmony that follows is awesome. This is a reunion era track that could really stand up with their classic 80s rockers. That being said, it's a bit more mature than that 80s material. You can hear Maiden is aging like a fine wine in this song.
    They should really play this song more.

  14. Detective Beauregard

    Detective Beauregard Barrels of Rum! Black Powder!

    I think all three guitars are in dropped D, which may factor into their decision to play it less. Still, I think it's a far stronger song than Wildest Dreams.
  15. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman Fågel

    Only Adrian used drop D (in some songs) back then.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2016
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  16. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Cool. Odd to only hear the backing vocals in the chorus, but nice. Very nice.
  17. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman Fågel

    Vocals, Dave's lead and Adrian's (?) chords during the chorus.
    Best tone that Dave has used in my opinion.

    I wish that they had done DVD releases of more albums so we could get the audio through different channels.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2016
  18. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    I'd buy shitloads of CDs with all these different guitar only (1/2/3)/ bass only / drum only / instrumental / keyboard only / extra [etc.] versions.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2016
  19. Poto

    Poto Ancient Mariner

    Wonder why they did it with Dance of Death. Not pleased with how the CD turned out?
  20. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Probably a marketing thing. Piracy had recently become a mainstream issue because of Metallica. I'd say a DVD version was an early example of record labels coming up with ideas to entice people into buying the album.

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