This is the thread where we talk about Iron Maiden!!

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My favourite band from when I was 13.

Seventh Son of a Seventh Son was the third album I ever got, I remember drawing pictures of Eddie in art class, religiously reading the lyrics and playing air guitar, writing their name on my bag, my first band t-shirt, buying metal hammer, and saving up my pocket money to buy their back catalogue, my mum even got me "the Adventures of Lord Iffy Boatrace for Christmas" I read it in a day...

jel -- (jel), Friday, 8 November 2002 20:13 (eighteen years ago) link

the " should be after Boatrace.

jel -- (jel), Friday, 8 November 2002 20:16 (eighteen years ago) link

i have this great tape i found at the salvation ary called the Very Best of Iron Maiden. the cover has them in the desert like on mopeds or something (powerslave pics??) and the tracklisting kicks so much ass. it must be a bootleg because i cant find any info on the label or the ctlg number ANYwhere on the net. it has LIVE Killer's era trax from a pub or something! anyway steve harris and niko mcbrain are the best rythym section EVER.

chaki (chaki), Friday, 8 November 2002 20:22 (eighteen years ago) link

yeah Steve Harris is great, the songs he wrote are the ones when you can really hear the click click metal bass.

jel -- (jel), Friday, 8 November 2002 20:27 (eighteen years ago) link

I slept on Heavy Metal for a long time, to busy being a punk I guess. Iron Maiden were a fantastic band. They never made an out & out bad record. The Dual guitars the thumping bass, hot damn! I love that goofy comic book sense of fun that Maiden had. Just really great simple rock & roll.

"Aces High" is the single greatest song to sing at the top lungs at 3am in your underwear...

"The Trooper" is their masterpiece though.

Juan (Juan), Friday, 8 November 2002 20:30 (eighteen years ago) link

actually 7th Son is the LAST good IM record imo

chaki (chaki), Friday, 8 November 2002 20:33 (eighteen years ago) link

They never made an out & out bad record.
You haven't heard Fear Of The Dark then...

Siegbran (eofor), Friday, 8 November 2002 20:35 (eighteen years ago) link

Haha, "Weekend Warrior" is a truly terrible song!

original bgm, Friday, 8 November 2002 21:54 (eighteen years ago) link

I agree with Chaki. "Bring your Daughter to the Slaughter" was when the cracks started to appear, but I was really happy that it got to number one.

jel -- (jel), Friday, 8 November 2002 22:10 (eighteen years ago) link

iron maiden approved our record contract for us. this is actually a true story! our bassist's husband used to work for them, and they checked it out for us as a favour. he gets xmas cards from them and everything. a very eddie christmas, etc.

kate, Friday, 8 November 2002 22:15 (eighteen years ago) link

wow! a Christmas card from Iron Maiden would be so great!!

jel -- (jel), Friday, 8 November 2002 22:19 (eighteen years ago) link

jesus kate get your friend to scan that shit

chaki (chaki), Friday, 8 November 2002 23:38 (eighteen years ago) link

do you hear the rhyme of the ancient marriner?

Queen G (Queeng), Saturday, 9 November 2002 10:21 (eighteen years ago) link

They played The Trooper intra-band at a Scissorfight gig I went to last night.
It was still awesome...

meirion john lewis (mei), Saturday, 9 November 2002 12:47 (eighteen years ago) link

Eddie is one of the hidden characters in Tony Hawk 4! He has some crazy moves too.

Vinnie (vprabhu), Monday, 11 November 2002 03:57 (eighteen years ago) link

Piece of Mind and Powerslave are straight up classic. They always had such great production too, it still sounds very modern, especially for being done in the middle of the fucking 80s.

Also Brave New World is probably the best 'comeback' album by a metal band ever.

Jordan (Jordan), Monday, 11 November 2002 05:13 (eighteen years ago) link

_Powerslave_ is so classic it isn't even funny. "Aces High" = one of the secret great songs of the universe.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 11 November 2002 16:52 (eighteen years ago) link

Jesus H. Christ on the Powerslave drop. The song itself is so classic it hurts. Two Minutes to Midnight tho. And I also like on the live version of Fear of the Dark when the band bring it down and Bruce sings "Fear of the Dark" then says to the hordes beneath him "you", and they roar out "Fear of the Dark" and he says "yes," all dark and mysterious like. Yes? Yes??? Hahahahahahahaha. What the fuck is that supposed to mean? Sorry. For some reason that really tickles my toes.

Roger Fascist (Roger Fascist), Monday, 11 November 2002 17:06 (eighteen years ago) link

My friend in Gr 5 was obsessed with them. His drawings of Eddie were all over his wall. For art class projects he'd draw desolate landscapes with barren trees and skeletons on the ground with Eddie stalking the ruins. My Bon Jovi-loving self was a little intimidated by their name and image and reputation at first but then I heard them and realized that they were just all about pretty melodies. I think "The Wasted Years" was my favourite or one of them at the time. "Powerslave" too (Keith did an air band to that one.) To listen to them now you have to overlook how squeaky clean and light and prancey everything sounds and just listen for the melodies. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" and "Flight Of Icarus" are excellent.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Monday, 11 November 2002 19:39 (eighteen years ago) link

I've only heard Anton Maiden's synthpop version of "Fear Of the Dark" but it sounds like it would be a great song.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Monday, 11 November 2002 20:02 (eighteen years ago) link

one year passes...
I would like an Iron Maiden Xmas card.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 11 December 2003 04:29 (seventeen years ago) link

There's a pretty acoustic cover of The Number of The Beast on the soundtrack to 'Spun' -- by, I think, that guy from the Smashing Pumpkins. It's a total rip-off of what mark Kozelek did with that AC/DC covers album, but it's still neat.

alext (alext), Thursday, 11 December 2003 09:14 (seventeen years ago) link

1.Killers
2.Iron Maiden
3.Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
4.Piece of Mind
5.Live After Death
6.Powerslave
7.Number of the Beast
8.Somewhere In Time
9.Brave New World
10.Dance of Death

Siegbran (eofor), Thursday, 11 December 2003 12:47 (seventeen years ago) link

two years pass...
what do you think of the epic new single bound for the UK top 3 tomorrow?

Konal Doddz (blueski), Saturday, 19 August 2006 22:08 (fourteen years ago) link

I Haven't heard it.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy (Kerr), Saturday, 19 August 2006 22:16 (fourteen years ago) link

the question was more for people who have i guess.

Konal Doddz (blueski), Saturday, 19 August 2006 22:22 (fourteen years ago) link

And I also like on the live version of Fear of the Dark when the band bring it down and Bruce sings "Fear of the Dark" then says to the hordes beneath him "you", and they roar out "Fear of the Dark" and he says "yes," all dark and mysterious like. Yes? Yes??? Hahahahahahahaha. What the fuck is that supposed to mean? Sorry. For some reason that really tickles my toes.

-- Roger Fascist (RogerFascis...) (webmail), November 11th, 2002 12:06 PM. (Roger Fascist)

lol

=[[ (eman), Saturday, 19 August 2006 22:43 (fourteen years ago) link

Listening to A Matter of Life and Death right now. Wow, people! Brave New World was great in its own way, but this sounds a lot more like mid-'80s Maiden. I'm honestly thrilled by it.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Thursday, 24 August 2006 02:45 (fourteen years ago) link

one year passes...

They are touring US again, and I am so fukcing there, .. i won't miss this for the fucking world

most rulest

MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE!!! Oh, c'mon Bruce ... please do 1 or 2 songs for the headz...

Stormy Davis, Saturday, 29 March 2008 04:45 (thirteen years ago) link

As mentioned in the rolling metal thread, their five Western Canadian dates all sold out within a couple hours today...60,000 tickets. The Calgary pre-sale outsold the one for MSG. We've missed them a lot out here. Can't wait for June 8th!!!

A. Begrand, Saturday, 29 March 2008 04:58 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

"flight 666" is showing here tonight, i think it's sold out though ;_;

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Friday, 1 May 2009 17:03 (twelve years ago) link

Dying to see that.

Alex in NYC, Friday, 1 May 2009 19:31 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

i got "the early years" a 2-dvd thing from netflix in the mail yesterday and watched 30 min of concert footage from a gig in late '80 or '81 (copyright) from a place called 'rainbow'? where they played iron maiden the song. it was paul di'anno, adrian smith and clive burr with dave murray and steve harris. they looked so much like fuckin spinal tap! my mouth was open when i wasn't head-banging. so awesome! can't wait to see the rest of this thing

Early Years is great! You are in for a treat and a half. But 'Beast Over Hammersmith' blows Rainbow away. Hearing/seeing Bruce with full pipes back then...glorious.

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 6 May 2010 23:06 (eleven years ago) link

oh man i can't wait to get to my dvd player, dudes

one month passes...

Why did we never talk about this:

http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/eddie-jessica-parker.jpg

From metalsucks back in 2008.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 15 June 2010 16:53 (eleven years ago) link

six months pass...

i'm shocked (shocked!) the final frontier is being ignored in year-end roundups. it's too bad, since "isle of avalon" is one of their great epics

kamerad, Wednesday, 22 December 2010 17:23 (ten years ago) link

It's really good but a combination of High On Fire and Cathedral has booted it out of my end of year list.

Carl Jung Jeezy (Doran), Wednesday, 22 December 2010 18:00 (ten years ago) link

that cathedral album is GREAT and i cannot knock high on fire ever. seems like maiden somehow always gets the shaft though

kamerad, Wednesday, 22 December 2010 18:09 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

Yes. YES. They're touring North America this summer...

http://www.ironmaiden.com/maiden-on-the-charge.html

Clarke B., Saturday, 18 February 2012 16:06 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

V. sad news -- Clive Burr has passed on:

http://social.entertainment.msn.com/music/blogs/headbang-blogpost.aspx?post=f7aff587-1038-49c6-9d83-e27c0b007e53

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 13 March 2013 16:05 (eight years ago) link

So sad. Such a lovely-seeming guy, and man what a beast of a drummer.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 13 March 2013 17:41 (eight years ago) link

ah fuck it, play this whole thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfU_zLWsh6I

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 13 March 2013 18:08 (eight years ago) link

ragh screw that link, it's way out of sync

this one's better

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWF-B95qZj0

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 13 March 2013 18:10 (eight years ago) link

got home from a morning appointment and my daughter immediately runs up to me and says "I have something very sad to tell you. One of your drummers died"

:(

his girlfriend was all 'ugh and he wears a solar backpack' (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 13 March 2013 19:27 (eight years ago) link

:(

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 13 March 2013 19:30 (eight years ago) link

yr daughter is the cutest

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 13 March 2013 19:31 (eight years ago) link

That guy could pull off drum fills like no other. I remain a big fan of Nicko's, but Clive really did bring a lot of personality to those early Maiden songs.

A. Begrand, Wednesday, 13 March 2013 21:49 (eight years ago) link

Yeah Nicko is terrific. I do think there was something special about Clive's drumming though (possibly sheer nostalgia for him talking but I'd like to think not) - I feel like he helped to set the speed and the punk feel of that first album and helped informed their early style through full-out metal transition with Dickinson and NOTB. I don't know if you could do that with just any drummer.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 13 March 2013 22:01 (eight years ago) link

It's a perfectly fine middle-of-Side-One Iron Maiden song, but a leadoff single? Nah. Iron Maiden used to write fast songs; they need to get back to that.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 15 July 2021 17:39 (two weeks ago) link

in the context of modern era maiden ie the past, 15 years, i think it’s fine & no slower than most of their other recent stuff

i know this corny but i am super fucking grateful that they do not suck. I mean, they could happily retire if they wanted but instead still pushing out pretty fkn decent tunes in 2021 & staying in their lane.

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 15 July 2021 17:44 (two weeks ago) link

Agree 100%. And the fact that they continue to absolutely destroy live is amazing to me. I've never gone home from a concert happier than the nights I saw Iron Maiden.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 15 July 2021 17:45 (two weeks ago) link

yeah same

that was my first thought: new single = new album = new tour weeee 😃

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 15 July 2021 17:48 (two weeks ago) link

I don't think that's been confirmed yet. In trying to figure this out, I discovered that "Belshazzar's feast" is the name sometimes used for the Bible story that gave us the phrase "the writing on the wall". So it may just be something they were using to tease the new single.

thanks! i just saw that name popping up too, so I assumed that to be the name of the first single before today. waiting until i can hear this on something other than shitty laptop speakers, but def excited for more new Maiden! \m/

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 15 July 2021 17:50 (two weeks ago) link

It's a perfectly fine middle-of-Side-One Iron Maiden song, but a leadoff single? Nah. Iron Maiden used to write fast songs; they need to get back to that.

― but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, July 15, 2021 1:39 PM bookmarkflaglink

this is how I feel tbh. not so much about the tempo, as some of my favorite tunes on Book of Souls (which I loved) were mid-tempo, but this doesn't feel like a leadoff single to me.

if I heard it in the middle of the album, I'd like it just fine.

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Thursday, 15 July 2021 18:23 (two weeks ago) link

Agree 100%. And the fact that they continue to absolutely destroy live is amazing to me. I've never gone home from a concert happier than the nights I saw Iron Maiden.

― but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, July 15, 2021 1:45 PM bookmarkflaglink

I genuinely got chills when I saw them in Tampa two years ago, because the lights were as such where the crowd became mega visible, and you could see the 21,000 seat arena was fucking FULL and screaming their heads off. 20,000+ people to see Iron Maiden, in the 21st century. Priest, on the other hand, who are also still going strong, are mostly doing Hard Rock Lives and things with much smaller capacities (though I'm guessing in Europe they draw bigger).

by comparison, I saw Slayer's last arena tour, and, not gonna lie, the attendance was pretty dope, but....the arena was not filled. there were empties.

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Thursday, 15 July 2021 18:25 (two weeks ago) link

(it was an awesome show/tour, and Slayer's popularity was probably as high as it had been in 20 years, but you could tell that an arena tour was a little lofty in 2019 for Slayer, as opposed to 1991)

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Thursday, 15 July 2021 18:25 (two weeks ago) link

they are ok.

xzanfar, Thursday, 15 July 2021 18:26 (two weeks ago) link

great post

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Thursday, 15 July 2021 18:27 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJkYGNiBkso

xzanfar, Thursday, 15 July 2021 18:29 (two weeks ago) link

steeeerike two

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Thursday, 15 July 2021 18:30 (two weeks ago) link

I recently saw a clip of Brexiter Bruce complaining about all the ways Brexit has made things harder for him.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 15 July 2021 18:30 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lku0bf3grts

xzanfar, Thursday, 15 July 2021 18:31 (two weeks ago) link

hey mods uhhh

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Thursday, 15 July 2021 18:37 (two weeks ago) link

those are kinda fun tbh

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 15 July 2021 18:47 (two weeks ago) link

tho actually (unintentionally?) make a great case for Maiden's songcraft and ability to write indelible guitar melodies

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 15 July 2021 18:47 (two weeks ago) link

so the whole Belshazzar's Feast thing was a red herring? anyway, who cares, new album imminent. cover art is badass. up the irons! \m/

https://www.ironmaiden.com/media/images/teddy.jpg

1. Senjutsu (Smith/Harris) 8:20
2. Stratego (Gers/Harris) 4:59
3. The Writing On The Wall (Smith/Dickinson) 6:13
4. Lost In A Lost World (Harris) 9:31
5. Days Of Future Past (Smith/Dickinson) 4:03
6. The Time Machine (Gers/Harris) 7:09
7. Darkest Hour (Smith/Dickinson) 7:20
8. Death Of The Celts (Harris) 10:20
9. The Parchment (Harris) 12:39
10. Hell On Earth (Harris) 11:19

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 19 July 2021 16:47 (one week ago) link

lol at 3 10+ minute songs

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Monday, 19 July 2021 16:47 (one week ago) link

i hope this is as ridiculously OTT as Book of Souls, which I loved

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Monday, 19 July 2021 16:47 (one week ago) link

same. i have no problem with current era epic length Maiden songs.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 19 July 2021 16:50 (one week ago) link

Book of Souls material went over really well live too. in fact that fuckin' tour was maybe my favorite, though the last one was great too.

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Monday, 19 July 2021 16:55 (one week ago) link

I'm not sure what I expected from an Iron Maiden song in 2021 but I didn't expect most of it to sound like country to me

Karl Havoc (DJP), Monday, 19 July 2021 16:58 (one week ago) link

sounded more like ZZ Top-influenced Maiden to my ears. this is the type of song that woulda fit in the middle section of The Final Frontier I think.

weird choice for a lead single unless the whole album is like this.

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Monday, 19 July 2021 17:01 (one week ago) link

Kinda wish these recent album cover art efforts didn't just have a black background behind Eddie, though. You need some sort of insane landscape or towering monument or something.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 July 2021 17:04 (one week ago) link

True.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 19 July 2021 17:05 (one week ago) link

Eddie in Las Vegas playing craps

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Monday, 19 July 2021 17:05 (one week ago) link

but I didn't expect most of it to sound like country to me

Maybe I need to start listening to country radio more often if this is what it sounds like now!

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 19 July 2021 17:10 (one week ago) link

Eddie in Las Vegas playing craps

Somewhere On The Strip

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 July 2021 17:11 (one week ago) link

Yeah hold on if country radio 2021 is essentially Iron Maiden then what a world we live in.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 July 2021 17:12 (one week ago) link

I planned out a Maiden jukebox musical last year when there was nothing better to do, it involved a young tearaway called Eddie ("Running Free") being falsely accused of murdering a sex worker (guess) and executed ("Hallowed Be Thy Name"), then being struck by lightning or somesuch and, as the zombified Eddie, falling through time ("Somewhere in Time") to various historical periods (plenty of material there) before going to Hell and killing Satan ("Number of the Beast"). Then returning as the Phantom of the Opera or whatever.
I mean I'd go and see it.

cryptkeepers are different (Matt #2), Monday, 19 July 2021 17:12 (one week ago) link

the evil that men do
goes on in Nashville

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Monday, 19 July 2021 17:13 (one week ago) link

hahaha dude put that sucker up xpost

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Monday, 19 July 2021 17:13 (one week ago) link

I think you just outlined what would have happened if Steve Harris was mysteriously replaced by Jim Steinman.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 July 2021 17:14 (one week ago) link

I'd Be Caught Anywhere in Time (But I Won't Go There)

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Monday, 19 July 2021 17:17 (one week ago) link

"Don't be sad
Two minutes to midnight
Ain't bad."

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 July 2021 17:23 (one week ago) link

Ned otm re the cover

the new album cover kinda gives me, dare I say it, ‘X Factor’ vibes *shudder*

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 19 July 2021 18:38 (one week ago) link

This is kind of... "stoner"?

I like it more than anything on Book Of Souls already.

Noel Emits, Monday, 19 July 2021 23:14 (one week ago) link

their album covers kinda suck now

lol I was wondering and I didn't know the breakup with Derek Riggs was so spicy

For the album] “Somewhere In Time”: ‘We want a science fiction city. A bit like Blade Runner.’ Cause they just steal things out of films, that’s all they do,” Riggs said. “I was with them one time and we were walking around a bookshop somewhere, and they were looking at the book covers saying ‘Oh, we can have Eddie doing this, and Eddie doing that.’ starling ideas instead of trying something original. I just had enough of it. They run around making out like ‘they’re all our ideas.” but no, the ideas that they give me are stolen from other places. But I did the best I could to try to make them original and to inject some life into them.

“You know, Steve Harris’s idea was he wanted to link Eddie to his favorite football team [American soccer],” he said. “It’s like, you’ve got a legendary rock ‘n’ roll icon, and it’s the best selling icon there’s ever been in rock and roll and you want to tag it onto the ass-end of some f**king second-rate football team. From then on I just kind of lost interest: ‘If you want to do it, you f**king do it. Let’s see what you’ve got.’ And what they had was nothing.”

Adding to the discord between Riggs and the Maiden camp was the tremendous popularity of Riggs’ art work.

“The album covers – my work – was getting more attention than the music, and it upset their (the band’s) ego,” Riggs said. “So they were going around the world telling everybody that it was all their ideas and I was just a dumb monkey that painted it all. So this didn’t go down very well. And then they said to me. ‘Well, when are you going to come out with a good idea, because they’re all our ideas,’ and I was like “Oh, are they all your ideas? Then you tell me what to paint and I’ll paint it.” ’cause if you’re working real f**king hard to make these ideas, to make them continuous and make them cohesive the way they were – but then some f**king jackass can turn around and say something like that, it’s a real f**king slap in the face. It gets real old really f**king quick. So, from then on my attitude was like, ‘You tell me what to paint and I’ll paint it, because I’m obviously not getting credit for thinking of these ideas.’

When it comes to the latter day cover art nothing can beat Dance of Death for time and place cheese. On the flip side, I appreciated the perfect pulp of The Final Frontier.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 July 2021 23:48 (one week ago) link

Anyway I'm rereading the songtitles from this new one and it seems like they should have already used about half of those already, I'm mildly surprised they hadn't!

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 July 2021 23:50 (one week ago) link

i wish they would just back up the money truck & make up with Riggs already, his covers were so fucking awesome

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 00:03 (one week ago) link

he sounds like kind of a dick too though?
which with bruce in the band already kind of explains the parting of ways a little too

also maybd ease up on harry & westham united mate jfc

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 00:04 (one week ago) link

I like the stripped-down covers, including this one. Striking as hell, which is what you want in a great LP cover. The track is pretty great to be honest. I was blindsided by Smith's spaghetti western rock riff but the thing has grown on me mightily over the last five days. I loved Book of Souls, so my expectations for this one are high.

As for the Belshazzar's feast thing, I'm pretty sure it was just a sneaky gag. The Belshazzar story is the origin of the "writing on the wall" idiom, which happens to be the title of the first single. My guess, anyway!

A. Begrand, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 00:07 (one week ago) link

I like the stripped-down covers, including this one.

U fiend

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 00:17 (one week ago) link

hates fun, clearly

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 00:20 (one week ago) link

It's been all downhill since Powerslave, cover-wise, though A Matter of Life and Death was a nice recovery.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 01:07 (one week ago) link

Ha, I spent too many hours examining every centimetre of Maiden covers and posters in the '80s! Maybe the spartan look appeals to the 50 year-old me.

But seriously, as far as "menace" goes, this is the most menacing cover since Killers. Less cartoony, more direct.

A. Begrand, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 01:09 (one week ago) link

Riggs did all the singles covers too, of which there were many - including Sanctuary, which caused great controversy at the time as the woman Eddie was hacking to death looked exactly like Margaret Thatcher. Bet Harris is a Tory nowadays mind.

https://www.ironmaiden-bg.com/web/images/stories/single02_sanctuary_a_small.jpg

cryptkeepers are different (Matt #2), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 08:28 (one week ago) link

Some of the descriptions here are amusing

https://1000logos.net/iron-maiden-logo/

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 16:43 (one week ago) link


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