Friday, April 09, 2010

The MJ Show #66(6) (Iron Maiden - The Golden Years - 1980 - 1989)

I have had the pleasure of hanging out with this incredible band. Twice!
Here...have a look :)

This was when they played in Bangalore and Mumbai. It was brilliant. The gigs were incredible and so was the time spent with them.
I will also admit this. I'm not the BIGGEST Iron Maiden fan in the world...though I do LOVE their music and their energy.

I thought that if I'm going to do a Maiden special, I've got to do it to help me out with that, I got a guy who is possibly the biggest Iron Maiden least in India.
Enter Mikhail Madnani (@mikhail666). I've known him for a few years and I can safely say that I don't know anyone else who has more Maiden stuff or knows their music more than this guy.
So, in the pursuit to give you the best, I turned to the best. :) And here is Mikhail's choice of songs from the golden years of Iron Maiden. I hope you agree with him :) (If you don't...I've just given you his twitter id. Bash him all  you want :) But I think he's got this one spot on!)
Loved the songs here...and I hope you do too!

(Incidentally the naming of this show as episode #66(6) was kinda something I came up with when Mikhail suggested that the 666th show should have been an Iron Maiden special...and since I've got a long way to go before we read Ep #666...I thought I'd sneak in a 6 just to make this one special) :)

1980 - Iron Maiden
1st Song - Iron Maiden - Phantom Of The Opera

2nd Song - Iron Maiden - Running Free

3rd Song - Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden

4th Song - Iron Maiden - Transylvania

5th Song - Iron Maiden - Sanctuary

1981 - Killers
6th Song - Iron Maiden - Wrathchild

7th Song - Iron Maiden - Killers

8th Song - Iron Maiden - Murders In The Rue Morgue

9th Song - Iron Maiden - Purgatory

1982 - The Number of the Beast
10th Song - Iron Maiden - Children Of The Damned

11th Song - Iron Maiden - Number Of The Beast

12th Song - Iron Maiden - The Prisoner

13th Song - Iron Maiden - 22 Accacia Avenue

14th Song - Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name

15th Song - Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills

1983 - Piece of Mind
16th Song - Iron Maiden - Where Eagles Dare

17th Song - Iron Maiden - Revelations

18th Song - Iron Maiden - Flight Of Icarus

19th Song - Iron Maiden - Die With Your Boots On

20th Song - Iron Maiden - The Trooper

1984 - Powerslave
21st Song - Iron Maiden - Aces High

22nd Song - Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes To Midnight

23rd Song - Iron Maiden - Powerslave

24th Song - Iron Maiden - Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
part 1

part 2

1986 - Somewhere in Time
25th Song - Iron Maiden - Caught Somewhere In Time

26th Song - Iron Maiden - Wasted Years

27th Song - Iron Maiden - Stranger In A Strange Land

28th Song - Iron Maiden - Sea Of Madness

29th Song - Iron Maiden - Heaven Can Wait

30th Song - Iron Maiden - Alexander the Great

1988 - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
31st Song - Iron Maiden - Moonchild

32nd Song - Iron Maiden - Clairvoyant

33rd Song - Iron Maiden - Evil That Men Do

34th Song - Iron Maiden - Infinite Dreams

35th Song - Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

Here comes my favourite Maiden track. This is a song that I cover as well, with my band, The Works! LOVE THIS ONE! :) \m/
36th Song - Iron Maiden - Can I Play With Madness?

Bonus Feature!!
This album marked the debut of Bruce Dickinson as the vocalist in Iron Maiden. It has been cited as one of the most influential heavy metal albums of all time, and is widely acknowledged as one of the best and most iconic albums of the genre.
The album is also Iron Maiden's highest selling album worldwide with over 14 million sales estimated.
You already heard the 3 epic songs -"The Number of the Beast", "Run to the Hills" and "Hallowed Be Thy Name" - from this album along with a few other in this show. I now want you to see the making and the history of this Classic Album.
Here it is...the Classic Albums feature on The Number Of The Beast!

Classic Albums - Iron Maiden: The Number Of The Beast (Part 1/5)

Classic Albums - Iron Maiden: The Number Of The Beast (Part 2/5)

Classic Albums - Iron Maiden: The Number Of The Beast (Part 3/5)

Classic Albums - Iron Maiden: The Number Of The Beast (Part 4/5)

Classic Albums - Iron Maiden: The Number Of The Beast (Part 5/5)

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