Your Maiden blasphemy

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by mckindog, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. KidInTheDark666

    KidInTheDark666 What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too

    I would really love to here it too, but I think it's one of those songs that have 0% chance to ever get played. Alexander the Great is more likely than that.
     
  2. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    "Isle" isn't one of Maiden's best overall but I love the vivid and descriptive lyrics it has. That chorus is pretty strong, yeah.
     
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  3. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    I think it's got some of the most urgent and atmospheric instrumentals they've ever come up with.
     
  4. Meliegree

    Meliegree I don't care

    I think Janick is now more important to the band than Murray.
     
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  5. Jer

    Jer I’m not a fish, I’m a man

    If importance is measured by prancing ability, then sure.
     
  6. Meliegree

    Meliegree I don't care

    I would like to respond with "Oh, I never heard this argument in the last 30 years so it's quite original but this prancing elf was a better songwriter than Murray in last 20 - 25 years" but I'm better than that. ;)
     
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  7. Kalata

    Kalata Out of the Silent Planet

    IOA's chorus is pure gold. The song itself is a hidden gem.
     
  8. Jer

    Jer I’m not a fish, I’m a man

    Too bad that my argument and Janick’s songwriting are equally original. Perhaps I should start exclusively creating posts by cutting and pasting the better sentences from popular posts of the past and mixing up the grammar a little...
     
  9. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Janick's songwriting is far more important to the band than Dave Murray at this point. His recorded solos are not. Live...they both play about equally sloppily these days.
     
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  10. Mandume

    Mandume Prowler

    It's sloppy and even out of time at times. Doesn't really matter though, it all came together at the end, which is what matters.
     
  11. Edington

    Edington More Than Two Problems

    Having listened to Killers in its entirety for the first time yesterday, I realised that Adrian is the weakest link on it. His soloing is only notable by how mediocre it is. If it were not for "The Prisoner", I might say the same for NOTB.

    I still stand by saying that "Drifters" is the worst song on Killers.
     
  12. matic22

    matic22 Ancient Mariner

    I somewhat agree with Killers. H was pretty new to guitarist only role at that point, so it's somewhat understandable.

    On the other hand, I disagree with TNOTB. For example COTD was one of the first solos with tapping done by a British guitarist before the whole EVH worship and superstrat era reached the UK.
     
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  13. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Adrian picked up the guitar pretty late, I think around 17. It's unsurprising that it took him some time to develop his own sound.
     
  14. Edington

    Edington More Than Two Problems

    Forgot about COTD, is indeed a good solo. You're forgetting Priest's "Killing Machine" and "Hell Bent For Leather" solos, Glenn Tipton was using tapping 4 years before NOTB.
     
  15. Edington

    Edington More Than Two Problems

    True, guess I'm so used to his later playing that his earlier style really sticks out in a less-than-favourable way.
     
  16. matic22

    matic22 Ancient Mariner

    IMO, H became a guitar God during SIT era. He was decent before, but during SIT, his playing reached another level. A solo like CSIT incredible technically while still being an amazing melody.
     
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  17. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    SIT is Adrian's career highlight in general. Great leads, and he wrote three great songs on his own.
     
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  18. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Dave Murray came out of the gate with raw talent and was far more impressive on the earlier records. Adrian just gets better with time, like a fine wine or scotch.

    If you graphed their progress as musicians over time, Dave’s data would be a straight line and Adrian’s would be an ascending slope.
     
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  19. Jer

    Jer I’m not a fish, I’m a man

    Come on, you have to offer some alcohol and math metaphors for Janick’s ability too...! :ok:
     
  20. Edington

    Edington More Than Two Problems

    Dave is far less consistent than that...
    • Climbing nicely during the eighties, just not as dramatically as Adrian.
    • Staying nicely consistent throughout the early nineties.
    • Bit of a step down on VXI and BNW, but still some nice stuff.
    • Massive decline from Dance of Death on, AMOLAD in particular is pretty poor.
    • Big step up on the Maiden England Tour, listen to "The Trooper" and POTO at Download, I can't believe it's the same guy.
    • Back to VXI/BNW levels for TBOS and the subsequent tours.
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2019
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