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Iron Maiden, "Run To The Hills"

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Posted on March 11, 2017 at 14:22:59
Luminator
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"Lummy," writes one of my audiophile friends, "Please show some more love for 1982!"

You know what? For many of us, 1982 was when we fully accepted and were won over by heavy metal. Maybe it was Ozzy going solo. Maybe it was Def Leppard "bringing on the heartbreak." Maybe it was the Scorpions' "No One Like You" being filmed in San Francisco and Alcatraz. But really, it was Iron Maiden's The Number Of The Beast. All of my classmates or their older siblings had the posters and even t-shirts. More than just the music, it was the imagery and culture.

And the most well-known song was "Run To The Hills," which took punk rock, gave it galloping basslines, and added operatic screaming. But its subject matter of Europeans "taking over" the U.S. west was rather progressive for the time. And indeed, with today's current events, the subject matter is still relevant.

We kind of smile, that a large chunk of audiophiles has now been into heavy metal for 35 years. Moreover, audiophiles' kids and grandkids are now into heavy metal. But, you can always point to Iron Maiden's "Run To The Hills" as where it all, for many of us, began.

-Lummy The Loch Monster

 

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RE: Iron Maiden, "Run To The Hills", posted on March 13, 2017 at 01:44:08
fantja
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Yes, Lummy, 1982 was a most pivotal year in Hard Rock and Metal!

 

1982 was the peak of the NWOBHM, posted on March 18, 2017 at 21:56:02
Prisoners
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I was a Maiden fan a year earlier and was lucky enough to see them on the 'Killers' tour. That year they opened for Judas Priest on thier 'Point of Entry' tour; my first metal show and it honestly changed my life.

 

RE: 1982 was the peak of the NWOBHM, posted on March 18, 2017 at 22:27:04
fantja
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I,too, loved Maiden throughout the 80's.

 

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