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Old 05-09-2010, 12:00 PM
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The riff is bad, the chorus is annoying, it has the most stereotypical "Maiden gallop" ever without being interesting.
Uh....Is that possible? For a song written in 1982, just two years and 3 albums since Maiden's debut, for something to be 'stereotypical'? Logically, that doens't make sense to me.

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Old 05-09-2010, 12:02 PM
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Uh....Is that possible? For a song written in 1982, just two years and 3 albums since Maiden's debut, for something to be 'stereotypical'? Logically, that doens't make sense to me.

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Well, a lot of Maiden songs have that sort of trademark galloping feel, but most of them put it in a more interesting context, at least for me. I'm not calling it a blatant attempt at a radio hit, because for that, they've been more shameless. It's just not a very good song in my opinion.
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Old 05-09-2010, 12:09 PM
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The list would be pretty long if I were to do this. Trust me, every band I love has songs that suck. Just because whoever is a great band doesn't mean they don't have their fair share of band stuff.

As for the Run To The Hills dicussion, without this song I porbably would never have become a Maiden fan. It's not that great of a song but it's far from a song I hate. Every band needs a few songs that are more commercial if they want to get any kind of fanbase at all. That's one of the reasons metal was so big back in the 80s. Most bands had a few songs you could play on the radio, unlike today where most of it has no place to be on any major radio station. Ultimately, it's all about raising awareness of your band among the music fans of the world. That's what a song like that does. I don't think it sucks that RTTH is the only Maiden song that non-Maiden fans know. Much the same way I don't think it sucks that Paranoid and Iron Man are the only Sabbath songs some know. Honestly, at least they're aware of the band because of those songs and that's way better than having no clue who they are If you ask me. It's better than saying "who?" when a band name comes up, like I often do with 80 percent of the band names I read around here

The Angel And The Gambler wouldn't be as bad if it wasn't extended so long. I honestly have no clue what Steve was trying to accomplish by doing that at all If the song had been cut down to around 5 mins it wouldn't have as much hate I don't think and would be much more tolerable.
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Old 05-09-2010, 12:21 PM
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As for the Run To The Hills dicussion, without this song I porbably would never have become a Maiden fan. It's not that great of a song but it's far from a song I hate. Every band needs a few songs that are more commercial if they want to get any kind of fanbase at all. .
I'm not sure that happens as much as people say. Why is it that any band that pursues a certain sound, whether that is Maiden, Metallica, or In Flames, it is because they are trying to gain commercial success, and not because they legitimately like the sound? I think that effect may be acheived, but I'm not sure the motive was there beforehand. That excuse is just a way for fans to justify liking the unpopular songs and hating the popular songs.
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Old 05-09-2010, 12:27 PM
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It's better than saying "who?" when a band name comes up, like I often do with 80 percent of the band names I read around here
This is a very sorry state of affairs.
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This is a very sorry state of affairs.
I honestly don't see it that way. I've been listening to metal and music in general for so long now that i'm into enough bands, both new and old, to satisfy me for the rest of my life. If a new band comes around that impresses me, sure i'll deffinately check them out. Maybe i'm in the minority around here and I honestly don't care. But i'm past the point in my life where i'm searching the internet for bands and learning all their names and who the hell they are. I'm just don't give a shit about that anymore. There's more important things to worry about in life than knowing who every band is. Sure, I might miss out on a lot of good bands but I listen to enough good music that I don't consider it that big of a loss at all.
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going through my last.fm:

1. Anaal Nathrakh - none ^_^
4. Cannibal Corpse - none ^_^
6. Skeletonwitch - none ^_^
7. Judas Priest - none ^_^
me)
10. Sodom - none ^_^



Led Zeppelin- Nobody's Fault But Mine
Slayer- Temptation & Dead Skin Mask
Metallica- Nothing Else Matters
Pantera- Good Friends & A Bottle of Pills
Black Sabbath- Walk Away
Overkill- Under One
Iron Maiden- Prodigal Son
Rush- Roll The Bones
Motorhead- Metropolis (seriously, why the fuck is this still being played live?)
Children of Bodom- In Your Face
Mastodon- Trilobite
The Who- Call Me Lightning
Judas Priest- United
Van Halen- I'll Wait
WASP- Ballcrusher
The Rolling Stones- Shattered

Also, to anyone who hates "Run To The Hills," please go google image "Babypaste."
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Led Zeppelin- Nobody's Fault But Mine
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Black Sabbath- Walk Away
Overkill- Under One
Motorhead- Metropolis
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I honestly don't see it that way. I've been listening to metal and music in general for so long now that i'm into enough bands, both new and old, to satisfy me for the rest of my life. If a new band comes around that impresses me, sure i'll deffinately check them out. Maybe i'm in the minority around here and I honestly don't care. But i'm past the point in my life where i'm searching the internet for bands and learning all their names and who the hell they are. I'm just don't give a shit about that anymore. There's more important things to worry about in life than knowing who every band is. Sure, I might miss out on a lot of good bands but I listen to enough good music that I don't consider it that big of a loss at all.
agreed. It sometimes feels like it's a contest around here to see who can search out the most obscure band they can find. Then once a band has any name value, they become throw away for the next band.

"oh shit, they have a music video, they must suck now!"
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