Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
Frankly, I don’t know how people have the patience or desire to deal with a band they think hasn’t produced anything of merit since 1988. It’s not a big deal if you hate the new Maiden, but why are you on a Maiden forum? Go find a forum for a band you actually like (of course I know a lot of these folks just like the attention).Indeed! Another thing for me (and this doesn’t apply to this board per se) is I no longer have the patience or desire to deal with Maiden “fans” who feel the band hasn’t produced anything of merit since 1988.
I vaguely remember the statement being along the lines of “this album is strong enough to be played in its entirety.” I think a similar statement was made about TFF too, but they also ruled out doing it in the same breath. I think it’s just something they do for hype. They picked all the right songs to play live from Book of Souls though, IMO. Not all albums need to be played live in their entirety, TBOS definitely didn’t. I’m not going to make a judgment about how much of Senjutsu should be played live until I hear it. That said, I am always an advocate for these bands playing a lot of new music live.I do know they said they would never play Empire live so I can’t say say anything about the TBOS statement. Also, I don’t think they will play Senjutsu live or that they should. Just that Bruce seems to think it’s worthy of doing so and that is what excites me.