Worst Iron Maiden Song

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by Anonymous, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. harrisdevot

    harrisdevot Ancient Mariner

    I can't see anything worse in their catalogue than Bring your Doughter... I understand that Bruce can write this horrible piece of s..., but I just can't understand how Steve could have asked him to save it for a Maiden album. A few years before, he had said that the stuff initialy presented to him for Somewhere in time was subpar AC/DC. But this is exactly what Bring sounds like. Hooks in You comes close. This thread reminds me of these things. I usually try to forget them.
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  2. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    It had hit single potential. Also I remember hearing that the stuff Bruce brought in for SIT was folksy acoustic stuff.
  3. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Night Growler

    I heard it was more spacey jazzy stuff. Steve didn't dig it.
  4. RTC

    RTC Libera et impera!

    Haven't replied to this. Weekend Warrior. End discussion.
  5. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Night Growler

    Wipe that cider off your face and then come back here & tell Cried this is the end of the discussion again.
  6. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Either way, 1990 Maiden was a different band than 1986 Maiden. Different goals and an obviously different musical direction.

    This year I determined that my least favorite Maiden song is by far Don't Look To the Eyes of a Stranger. Weekend Warrior has one nice part. DLTTEOAS has none.
  7. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Night Growler

    Plus, that song title abbreviation is hideous.
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  8. RTC

    RTC Libera et impera!

    DLTTEOAS is second on RTC's list. Even the Apparition depresses me less.

    Though TAATG has some redeeming qualities.

    Maybe I need to do a Maiden relisten again.
  9. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Irascible

    I affirmatively like Age of Innocence too. Musically it's very good, and the chorus is downright terrific. The lyrics are a bit awkward in their syntax at times, but the message is fine. Timely and still topical. I still remember when I was a kid, during weekends and summers I would leave the house in the morning, roam the neighborhood playing with other kids, and return around dinnertime, with my parents generally having only a vague idea where I was -- this was before cel phones and text messages. Every kid in my neighborhood did the same thing. These days, most parents won't let their kids do that, even in relatively nice neighborhoods, due to concerns about safety. And that is indeed a shame.
    Well, duh! The lyrics were, in fact, written by a dad concerned about the world his kids will inherit:

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  10. harrisdevot

    harrisdevot Ancient Mariner

    You are right. I was thinking about Adrian's stuff. Then at the end of the tape, Steve heard Wasted Years'intro, and it caught his attention. I don't know if the stuff he has rejected has since surfaced, but I find it quite strange that a few years later he welcomed the same kind of song (I imagine it is) on an album.
  11. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    Meaning my dad applying trite bumper sticker logic about a complex subject to that he knows little about through a lens of nostalgic paranoia (sorry dad). I'm a dad as well, but wouldn't write those lyrics!

    To each their own. We're all fans of Maiden. The social commentary stuff is just generic and phoned in populist fluff from my vantage point. I just concentrate on the vocal melody and enjoy the music on those songs. Your mileage may vary.
  12. Metal Warrior 330

    Metal Warrior 330 Educated Fool

    I have to agree with you there. I also don't care for The Assassin or Monstegur. I agree with Soundwave on this one; each to their own, we're all Maiden fans and we all have different tastes.
  13. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    Monstegur is a strange one for me; love most of it, the heaviness and whatnot but dislike the court jester style part (think i stole that description from someone on here) but oddly i think it works for the final 'gates and the walls' part.
    Kinda like Crazy Train; great menacing metal parts combined with an overly happy verse.
  14. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    Court jester??
  15. bornless1

    bornless1 Messiah Supreme. True Leader of Men.

    Back to bring your daughter: it is the worst song by a country mile for me. It is embarrassing. I cannot get through a listen . I really don't understand it really.
    In my ears it isn't really even music. I've always thought of it as a joke. Sounds like they're just screwing around and it got recorded and somehow, for some unforeseen and ill conceived reasoning, made it onto the album. I wish to god it didn't exist. How anyone can prefer this to a song like AOI can only leave me scratching my head in disbelief. But to each their own. It is even lower on my list than some of the Blaze era dumps. It is the only Bruce sung song in the bottom 20, and is DEAD LAST.
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  16. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman F├ągel

    Run Silent Run Deep, cool intro, but I'm not too sure about the rest...
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  17. RTC

    RTC Libera et impera!

    I love Montsegur. It's a B+ song for sure.
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  18. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    Aye, ye know the bit... "As we kill them all so God will know his own..."
    Total court jester stuff, give Doc Brown a shout, he'll educate ye
  19. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Night Growler

    I'm shouting on him, but... nothing.
  20. Brigantium

    Brigantium Recovering tea addict Staff Member

    Ah, the fanfarey, misplaced glory bit.

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