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We are almost at the end of the debut album from Iron Maiden, a 5 piece heavy metal band from the east end. Phantom of the Opera splooges all over the place, Dracula heads down to Transylvania but ends up selling ads. Dianno's solo work causes giggles and we learn about the LIES of Strange World. Email us at listentoironmaidenbaby@gmail.com…
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Well, dearest listeners, we've come to the end of our first season and Stu and Ed go out with a bang in this too long epic episode covering Side B of Fear of the Dark. It's the end of an era for Iron Maiden as Bruce Dickinson departs the band for the next 8 years and 2 studio albums, but while this album side is, at best, not great, it closes on a …
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Ho, ho, ho! What could be better than a new episode of Maiden Voyage for Christmas?!? What's that? You had a whole list of things you asked for and a new Maiden Voyage episode wasn't one of them? Well, consider this a fun, unexpected stocking stuffer! Ed and Stu are talking Side A of Fear of the Dark, which starts off with the ripping single "Be Qu…
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Moving on to Side B of NPftD, Stu and Ed discuss killers-for-hire, the existential dread of submarines and the ocean, being suspended from the ceiling by hooks in your flesh, Nightmare on Elm Street and Russia, Russia, Russia! You know, normal stuff! Side B includes what is, remarkably, Iron Maiden's only single to reach #1 on the UK charts with "B…
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Coming off the highs of Seventh Son of a Seventh Son ("7Soa7S"), the band has its first lineup change in 8 years, since the album Piece of Mind. Guitarist extraordinaire Adrian Smith left the band and was replaced by Jancik Gers. Ed and Stu struggle to pronounce his name properly because they are stupid Americans, and they have way too much informa…
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It's time for Side B of Iron Maiden's epic album, 7th Son, etc. Stu and Ed continue having a grand ol' time with the album. They discuss celebrities that are rumored to be 7th sons of 7th sons, and Ed gets real, explaining that his wife is not a fan of Maiden which will inevitably lead to the dissolution of his marriage. Sad. Side B is chock full o…
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Our voyage continues as we discuss Side A of Iron Maiden's epic concept album, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (hereinafter "7th Son" for brevity's sake). Ed and Stu wind up having a lot to say about this album and its tale of a boy born with special powers because he had a bunch of brothers and uncles! Maiden's back on top with this album, both creat…
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We're back to endure Side B of Somewhere in Time and Stu and Ed wind up experiencing serious "Deja Vu" as they dislike this side of the album as much, if not more, than the first! We start with a long song about cross-country and end with an even longer song that can be used as Cliffs Notes to learn everything Alexander the Great ever did (though w…
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The show moves on to cover Somewhere In Time, because that is the next album chronologically! Ed is less than enthused. Stu is despondent. But it doesn't mean they can't have a good time while discussing Side A of Iron Maiden's 1986 album. Stu gets a lot of mileage reviewing the album art! Side A 1. Caught Somewhere in Time 2. Wasted Years 3. Sea o…
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Your intrepid hosts return to discuss Side B of Iron Maiden's fifth studio album, Powerslave. Stu and Ed cover the epic and grueling tour the band endured in support of the album, which entailed 189 gigs over the course of 331 days across 28 countries. During the tour, Iron Maiden became the first rock act to bring a full stage show behind the iron…
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Don't look now, but there are only two minutes to midnight! That's right, friends, we're talking Side A of Powerslave this week. Atomic bombs, dogfighting planes and a B-Side track capturing an argument between two band members! Released September 3, 1984, Powerslave is the first release by the band to feature the same lineup as the previous album.…
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The show moves on to Side B of Piece of Mind, which is chock full of literature inspired songs based on novels, a poem, a short story and a samurai! From the band's classic, "The Trooper," to the bonkers lyrics of "Quest for Fire," to the book report about Dune that is "To Tame a Land," this album side is all killer, no filler. Will Ed and Stu cont…
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The first bonus episode is here! Ed is flying solo, giving a bit more info on The Soundhouse Tapes, the three song demo recording Iron Maiden made over New Year's 1978. He also does a little history lesson on iron maidens as torture devices. Plus, a little housekeeping on the show schedule and future bonus eps! This bonus episode is being posted in…
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Stu and Ed discuss Side A of Iron Maiden's fourth studio album, Piece of Mind. The classic Maiden lineup is finally together with Nicko McBrain joining on drums. This album marks the beginning of a narrative journey for the depiction of Eddie in the band's artwork, with the album cover showing him in a straight-jacket, with a visible lobotomy scar,…
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Stu and Ed are back to talk Side B of the iconic Iron Maiden album, The Number of the Beast, discussing everything from Bruce's blood-curdling scream from the titular song to the epic chorus of Hallowed Be Thy Name! It's easy to see why this album has been certified platinum in the UK and USA, but where will the album rank on Stu and Ed's definitiv…
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This week marks the beginning of the Bruce Dickinson era for Iron Maiden, as Ed and Stu discuss Side A of the seminal album, The Number of the Beast (1982)! The first single from this devilishly great album was Run to the Hills, released February 12, 1982. It debuted at #33 and spent 10 weeks on the UK charts, peaking at #7. The album itself was re…
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Ed and Stu discuss Side B of Iron Maiden's second studio album, Killers! They also discuss their favorite and least favorite songs on the album and where this album ranks in Iron Maiden's discography, as of 1981. (Hint: It's easily in the Top 5!) Side Two 7. Killers 8. Prodigal Son 9. Purgatory 10. Drifter The guys also discuss the second single fr…
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Stu and Ed discuss Side A of Iron Maiden's second studio album, Killers! First, they discuss Iron Maiden's cover of the song, "Women in Uniform," by Australia's Skyhooks. The song debuted on Nov. 1980 at #52, spending 4 weeks on the UK charts and peaking at #35. The band learned a valuable lesson about succumbing to record company pressures and mai…
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