Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wayback Wednesday

The Iron Maiden documentary Flight 666 was on TV last night, so of course I had to watch. It was actually kinda neat to see that one of the favorite bands of my youf is still out there having a blast. Of course it's available (for now anyway) on the Ute Oobs, if you have a couple hours to kill:

And since it had been forever, I just had to listen to the Powerslave album again (digitized from my "picture" LP no less!), for old timey sake. Here's a long-ass song from that album based on the famous Coleridge poem. Who knew that an '80s heavy metal band could inspire a teenager to read Coleridge? Crazy. I saw them on this tour back in '85, good times.

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  1. In the Rush biography movie, Bret Michaels admits that 2112 inspired him as a 14 year old to read Ayn Rand.

    Of course, he's a mush-head.

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    1. I may be a little Rush-obsessed today.

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    2. Hmm, I wonder why that could've been?

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  2. I heard a very funny story from a Maiden Fan whose friend knew Bruce Dickinson from fencing, but had no idea he was a RAWK GAWD. In the course of a conversation, the guy related that he had seen his friend Bruce in the gym, where they had sparred. Poor metalhead dude eventually pieced together that the "Bruce" his friend was talking about was Dickinson.

    Oddly enough, I prefer Bruce playing dumb to brainy Bruce.

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    1. Man, that song is somewhat, how to put it... unsubtle.

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  3. I was huge into Maiden in the mid eighties and still love their music but haven't listened much in recent years. This movie is great.
    Iron Maiden, Killers, Powerslave, Piece of Mind, The Number of the Beast so many great records.

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    1. Yeah, the documentary was really well done, and it's amazing to see those absolutely giant crowds of young, screaming, crying fans in the various countries in South America. I had no idea they still had that kind of following.

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  4. Up the 'Ammers! I so love Maiden, Killers was my first and I wore out I don't know how many tapes on Murders In The Rue Morgue, Prodigal Son and Purgatory - D'Ianno was a great vocalist, it just happened he was followed by the Air-raid Siren. Peace of Mind - Still Life, may be their best tune, well, one of their 4-6 dozen best tunes.

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    1. I'm greatly heartened to learn that so many of my blog friends are also Maiden fans.

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