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Worst track by track

Discussion in 'Best of / Worst of Polls forum' started by Dr. Eddies Wingman, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Kauha-Apina

    Kauha-Apina Invader

    1. The Ides of March
    2. The Angel and the Gambler
    3. Flight of Icarus
    4. Fear is the Key
    5. Fates Warning
    6. The Assassin
    7. Gangland
    8. Hooks in You
    9. The Apparition
    10. Drifter
    11. Weekend Warrior
  2. Delta51pwned

    Delta51pwned Trooper

    1. Ideas of March
    2. Holy Smoke
    3. Losfer Words - Even Though I Like it Now
    4. Running Free - us version
    5. Fates Warning
    6. Gates of Tomorrow
    7. Dont Looks to The Eyes of a Stranger
    8. Como Estais amigos
    9. Apparation
    10. 2 am
    11. Weekend Warrior
  3. Sara

    Sara Not even Wensleydale?

    1. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
    2. The Angel And The Gambler
    3. Losfer Words
    4. Fortunes Of War
    5. The Alchemist
    6. The Educated Fool
    7. Charlotte The Harlot
    8. Blood On The World's Hands
    9. Face In The Sand
    10. Where The Wild Wind Blows
    11. Weekend Warrior
  4. eddienephwrack

    eddienephwrack Invader

    1 - Gates of Tomorrow
    2 - Wildest Dreams
    3 - The Angel & the Gambler
    4 - New Frontier
    5 - Heaven Can Wait
    6 - The Mercenary
    7 - The Assassin
    8 - The Apparition
    9 - The Great Unknown
    10-Public Enema Number 1
  5. franksamuel0209

    franksamuel0209 Westward the Tides....

    2-From Here to Eternity
    3-Losfer Words
    4-Fear is the Key
    5-Genghis Khan
    7-Strange World
    8-Chains of Misery
    9-The Apparition
    10-Mother Russia
    11-Weekend Warrior
    12. Fear of the Dark
  6. Spambot

    Spambot Nomad

    I'm doing this together with "Best track by Track" thread. Saves time.
    I'm also trying to include all albums (1 song per record rule), so I don't get stuck in the 90's.

    1. Invaders
    (something about that chorus scream "Invaders!!!!" just seems silly)
    2. The Angel and The Gambler (if I'm going to include Blaze song, it's gonna be a song that I remember. And I can remember this one.)
    3. Sea of Madness (compared to other Smith work on the album, and album itself, it look like a filler IMO)
    4. Public Enema Nr 1
    5. Longest Day
    (One of the better building-an-war-atmosphere songs that failed miserably on chorus)
    6. Prodigal Son (I really like this one but compared to the rest of the album, it just feels "out-of-place")
    7. Quest for Fire (Chorus doesn't sit well with me. Rest of the lyrics didn't help also.)
    8. Blood on the World Hands (I tried to remember melody from this one, failed, 8. place it is)
    9. The Man Who Would Be King (only "weak" song on otherwise awesome record)
    10. Judas Be My Guide (This song is actualy OK, but older records don't have 10 songs and newer stuff is awesome (Legacy, Wind, Thin Line)
    11. Empire of the Clouds (I could also put The Unbeliever but the thing is: I didn't listen for months how awesome The Unbeliever is and then felt disappointed after hearing it.)

    It just wouldn't be fair to put Fear of the Dark, considering it's the only 12th song, seems realy North Korea-ish thing to do.
  7. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    I know you're doing that one song per record rule, but in no way is Weekend Warrior better than Empire of the Clouds..

    And I'm pretty sure Prodigal Son is track 8, not 6. But I don't really remember, the rest of the song is pretty unmemorable except for the back to back Dave solos.
    @MrKnickerbocker @CriedWhenBrucieLeft
    I did that right, correct?
  8. Spambot

    Spambot Nomad

    I don't know if this is one of those Weekend Warrior jokes, but... I put Judas Be My Guide from that album, and forgot about Weekend Warrior (and to be honest, I have really fond memories of that song). Second, you really wouldn't like to see my Empire of the Clouds review then.

    Yes, I screwed up. In my defense, I was on Maiden official webpage, which (I concluded) would be reliable source of information. Now I returned and saw this nonsense: http://ironmaiden.com/discography/details/killers (pay attention to song numbering.)
    It seems like I would have to do this again.
  9. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    It's honestly hard to remember what track number Prodigal Son is because it's so easy to get lost in Dave's lovely double solos!
    Collin and CriedWhenBrucieLeft like this.
  10. RTC

    RTC Libera et impera!

    1: The Ides Of March
    2: From Here To Eternity
    3: Mother Of Mercy
    4: Fortunes Of War
    5: Fates Warning
    6: Gates Of Tomorrow
    7: Don't Look To The Eyes Of A Stranger
    8: Sun And Steel
    9: The Apparition
    10: The Thin Line Between Love And Hate
    11: Weekend Warrior
    12: Journeyman
  11. Edu_Smith

    Edu_Smith Eduardo

    Como estais amigos
    The Educated fool
    Dont Look to the eyes of stranger
    The Angel and the Gambler
    When two worlds Collide
    Lighting Strikes Twice
    The Unbeliver
    Gates of Tomorrow
    Age of Innocence
    Weekend Worriors
  12. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    1. Wildest Dreams
    2. The Angel and the Gambler
    3. No More Lies
    4. The Red and the Black
    5. When Two Worlds Collide
    6. Run to the Hills
    7. Don't Look to the Eyes of a Stranger
    8. The Talisman
    9. Face in the Sand
    10. Drifter
    11. Journeyman
    12. Fear Of The Dark
  13. 1. Different World
    2. From Here to Eternity (in CLOSE competition with Rainmaker and These Colours Don't Run)
    3. Lightning Strikes Twice
    4. Public Enema Number One (or Fear is the Key)
    5. Look for the Truth (also considered Long Distance Runner)
    6. The Educated Fool
    7. Run Silent Run Deep
    8. Shadows of the Valley
    9. Face in the Sand
    10. 2 A.M.
    11. Weekend Warrior
    12. Fear of the Dark
  14. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    Far enough in my own ranking that I can answer this thread with some certainty:

    1 - Tailgunner
    2 - Holy Smoke

    3 - Loss Fer Words (Big 'Orra)
    4 - Fortunes of War
    5 - The Duellists
    6 - The Prophecy
    7 - Gangland
    8 - Blood on the World's Hands
    9 - The Man Who Would Be King
    10 - Mother Russia
    11 - The Unbeliever

    I know that you're not just a random troll putting RTTH as the worst #6 song, and that's the most worrying thing about this. Even for a forum with an inexplicable hatred for the song this is out of the blue.

    What I want to ask is...Why?
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2016
  15. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    1. Wildest Dreams
    2. Holy Smoke
    3. Flight of Icarus
    4. Running Free (yes, I include Sanctuary on the debut)
    5. The Number of the Beast
    6. The Assassin
    7. Gangland
    8. Charlotte the Harlot
    9. Iron Maiden
    10. Mother Russia
    11. probably Journeyman
    12. Fear of the Dark. Yes, it's definitely the worst twelfth song :p
  16. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    I don't hate the song. But I prefer the other number sixes. Sometimes the difference is smaller, sometimes pretty big.

    Let's have a look:
    Strange World or Transylvania (depending on which version of the album we count). Both > Run to the Hills.
    Innocent Exile > Run to the Hills
    Still Life > Run to the Hills
    Back in the Village > Run to the Hills
    Stranger in a Strange Land > Run to the Hills
    The Prophecy > Run to the Hills
    The Assassin > Run to the Hills
    Wasting Love > Run to the Hills
    The Aftermath > Run to the Hills
    The Educated Fool > Run to the Hills
    Dream of Mirrors > Run to the Hills
    Gates of Tomorrow > Run to the Hills
    Out of the Shadows > Run to the Hills
    Isle of Avalon > Run to the Hills
    The Book of Souls > Run to the Hills

    But why do I like these songs more than Run to the Hills? While I relatively enjoy the latter, I have seen and heard it so often (on various live releases) that it has become less special. That doesn't happen with all songs. Hallowed, Trooper and lately also Beast are exceptions. I see and hear them often as well live, but enjoy them more. They have more going on in my view. They are less happy songs which also makes a difference to me. Also, in RTTH there's hardly any change of intensity or tension, compared to many other songs in the Maiden catalogue. And I don't find the particular vocal melodies very interesting.

    Reading my reviews of all these songs in this post could give an idea of why I like these more. I must confess that my Innocent Exile review sounds more negative than the one about RTTH. Still, if I had to choose between the two, I appreciate certain parts (and playing) of the former more.
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2016
  17. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    1. Wildest Dreams
    2. Don'cha Think I'm a Saviour
    3. Lightning Strikes Twice
    4. Fear is the Key
    5. Childhoods End
    6. The Assassin
    7. The Fugitive
    8. Hooks in You
    9. The Apparition
    10. Age of Innocence
    11. Weekend Warrior
    12. Abstain

    Track 3 was tricky, No Prayer and Afraid To Shoot Strangers were in the mix but both have instrumental parts which I really enjoy. Saying that, I don't hate Lightning. Much.

    Track 4 - I didnt even look at the other options.

    Track 6 - Gates of Tomorrow was in the mix but is a bit more dynamic. Fuckin hate Bruces style in the verse though.

    Track 10 - Again, other options were hardly considered, one of the all time worst for me. Still better than Fear is the Key though.

    So I think its clear that, IMO, FOTD sucks balls. Even its shining light, FOTD itself, is the worst officially available version of the song. DOD has some top, top moments but too much filler for my liking.
  18. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    I'm gonna update mine
    1. Be Quick or Be Dead
    2. Angel and the Gambler
    3. Lightning Strikes Twice
    4. Fear is the Key
    5. Look For The Truth (When Two Worlds Collide barely escapes this)
    6. The Assassin (Decent song though)
    7. Don't Look to the Eyes of a Stranger
    8. Como Estais Amigos
    9. The Apparition
    10. 2.A.M
    11. Weekend Warrior
    12. It's a good song.

    Nearly 5 songs from Virtual XI and everything here is from the 90's. Lol.
  19. frus

    frus Barbed Wire Hen

    I don't particularly like RTTH, but come on
  20. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    While there are some mishaps in the rest of the song I find the chorus in the Gates chorus mindblowingly nice. I enjoy the pre-chorus a lot as well. Bruce is very good and the melodies are memorable.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2016

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