Revelations. Up the irons!
To make up for last week’s non-Maiden post, here is Flight of Icarus.
Yes, I know that Tuesday is Iron Maiden day around these parts, but since Captain America is living it up in Switzerland, I figured I’d post something from my mp3 player. Ladies and gentlemen, give you The Ramones performing the ultimate summer song: California Sun!
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Wake up with Rainmaker. Up the irons!
If you never understood heavy metal as a musical art form, maybe this video from Iron Maiden will shed some light on it for you. Iron Maiden is unquestionably the greatest pure metal band ever. You can see direct lines in their shows that go all the way back to Alice Cooper or KISS.
Lead singer Bruce Dickenson’s performance shows that he understands metal as an art form. He doesn’t sing their songs, he performs them. His voice is strong over the intense range and blistering pace of the lightning like guitar playing. Metal is meant to be over the top, almost cartoonish – like a comic book. That doesn’t take away from the musical quality. It’s intense. Maiden once again proves they get better with age.
UP THE IRONS!
Since Andrew brought it up I might as well let the cat out of the bag. I secretly tracked down and purchased “Run for Cover” last month. I was waiting for a good time to post about it and now is as good a time as any. Oh, and the Oberfrau caught me in the process (so I’m already finished my punishment:)
It was a little touch and go there for a while as the book is tough to find at a decent price, but I managed. Needless to say, it rocks! It has everything you will want as far as Maiden art goes. I still haven’t had time to properly absorb it all. I’m planning to read it over and over.
Say Andy – UP THE IRONS!!!
Be Quick or Be Dead. Up the irons!
Fear of the Dark. Enjoy.
A great video for D-Day, Plus 3.
Rock on, Bruce!