Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mmm, classic Iron Maiden! the Boneyard, Sirius Ch. 19: "Water, water everywhere, and all the boards did shrink...water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink..."

The closing track on the band's 1984 album Powerslave, the 13-and-a-half-minute "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" was of course based on the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem of the same name. This song, like so much more of Maiden's other material, is but one more reason I've come to appreciate that less-played traditional metal so much more than the more popular hair metal of the day. Of the songs I've heard from that album, this and "Aces High" are my favorites, with "2 Minutes to Midnight" also being a great song.

Albatross! Once again, your thoughts?