Classical Composer Reacts to The Trooper and Cross-Eyed Mary (Iron Maiden) | The Daily Doug (Ep 316)

  • Опубліковано 23 січ 2022
  • In this special edition of , I'm listening to 'both sides' of Iron Maiden's The Trooper. The song is from their 1983 album Piece of Mind. And, The B side of this single is Cross-Eyed Mary, Iron Maiden's cover of the classic song by Jethro Tull. We're celebrating out 1-year anniversary of doing music reaction videos this week, and we couldn't let the week go by without listening to some music by Iron Maiden. Up the Irons!
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  • mournblade1066
    mournblade1066 4 місяці тому +108

    You absolutely need to do "Flight of Icarus" and "Where Eagles Dare." And yes, "Flight of Icarus" IS about the Greek myth.

    • Billswiftgti
      Billswiftgti 3 місяці тому +1

      @Fatih Sendur When I heard Flight of Icarus back in middle school I thought I was listening to a dream, Bruce can definitely tell a story.

    • Tyler
      Tyler 3 місяці тому +1

      @Joshua Sweeten ABSOLUTELY, one of Bruce's best performances

    • Joshua Sweeten
      Joshua Sweeten 3 місяці тому

      Throw in “Dream of Mirrors” off of Rock in Rio

    • Fatih Sendur
      Fatih Sendur 4 місяці тому +1

      Flight of Icarus is one of the best of Bruce's singings along with "Mother of Mercy" which I think is Bruce's best singing.

    • Christian Andersen
      Christian Andersen 4 місяці тому +2

      The video from Legacy of the beast tour also includes a flamethrower.

  • 1977mak
    1977mak 4 місяці тому +144

    Piece of mind is an underrated album with no particular weak points. I recommend you to listen to Revelations from this album. Still life is also worth listening.
    A word on how Iron Maiden influenced your UA-cam career. There are a bunch of mediocre YT "reactors" who reacted to Iron Maiden and were just boring or at most a little funny just for a moment. What I'm trying to point is that your choice to dive into the sea of pop music let your audience notice you. But this wouldn't have significant meaning without your competence and personality.

    • Mike Goodwin
      Mike Goodwin Місяць тому

      I don't know about it being underrated, but PIECE OF MIND is my favorite Maiden album and easily one of my top-10 favorite albums from anyone.

    • Philin
      Philin 2 місяці тому

      quest for fire and sun and steel are pretty bad

    • Tyler Feld
      Tyler Feld 2 місяці тому +1

      @Rob Bob I'd say Sun and Steel is the weakest personally. I still like it mind.

    • Rob Bob
      Rob Bob 2 місяці тому

      When I first listened to Piece of Mind, I thought Flight of Icarus was the only weak song on the album.
      Turned out to be the one the radio stations all played!

    • Tyler Feld
      Tyler Feld 2 місяці тому

      @Kevin Michael Nah I figured, was just joking about the coincidence

  • Kevin Michael
    Kevin Michael 4 місяці тому +163

    Cross Eyed Mary is a good example of how to make a cover song. It's got the Maiden sound all over it, while still being recognizable as the original.

    • Rob Bob
      Rob Bob 2 місяці тому

      I'm not saying the Maiden version was bad. But I guess I just loved the Tull version too much.
      But as you said, at least they stayed true to the original. So kudos for that.

    • Kevin Michael
      Kevin Michael 3 місяці тому

      @Malawi G agreed

    • Malawi G
      Malawi G 3 місяці тому +1

      Rainbows gold is also a very very good cover

    • Keith Parker
      Keith Parker 3 місяці тому

      My great great grandfather witnessed the Charge of the Light Brigade.

    • troy wilkinson
      troy wilkinson 3 місяці тому

      I’ve Got the Fire!

  • John Gibson
    John Gibson 4 місяці тому +107

    Hey Doug. Just wanted to say I'm so happy for your success over the past year and looking forward to what 2022 brings. Thanks!

  • Andrew Gonos
    Andrew Gonos 4 місяці тому +34

    For me, one of the things that has always "sold" this song was Steve Harris' galloping bass line...makes it so easy to imagine the charge of cavalry.

    • Billswiftgti
      Billswiftgti 3 місяці тому +1

      This song is just a full on charge

    • Christine Vanderschoot
      Christine Vanderschoot 4 місяці тому +2

      Totally agree. That's why it's so disappointing that this particular effect doesn't really come across in this particular recording. I was looking for it but just didn't hear it. One of the reasons I've never been a big fan of Maiden's three-guitar setup.

  • Karthikeyan Subramanian
    Karthikeyan Subramanian 4 місяці тому +49

    Kickass...By the way, there is also a version of Maiden's Revelations (from Piece of mind) covered by Jethro Tull with Bruce on vocals. A must listen!

    • ElDiego
      ElDiego 4 місяці тому +12

      And the song Jerusalem of Bruce Dickinson solo works Is an amazing version

  • Fred Sanford
    Fred Sanford 4 місяці тому +64

    "The Trooper" is Maiden's adaptation of the poem "Charge of the Light Brigade", about an episode in the Crimean War of the 1850's. "Cross Eyed Mary" is about a teen hooker.

    • Sean Cassidy
      Sean Cassidy 3 місяці тому

      Hence the mid 19th century military uniform. Probably the only rock song ever written about the Crimean War.

    • Ace Mechanical
      Ace Mechanical 3 місяці тому +1

      But, But………. diVeRSiTy iS oUR sTrENgTh!!!

    • brickshitter
      brickshitter 3 місяці тому +1

      @NightZ lmao whatever you say, Freedom Extremist.

    • NightZ
      NightZ 3 місяці тому

      It's sad how the song is relevant in 21 century Britain. Only it's not even teen hookers, it's children who are lucky enough to live in an area blessed with the almighty Diversity. if only this diversity was coming from India (or pretty much any other nation), not Pakistan... They would have their innocence preserved.

    • brickshitter
      brickshitter 4 місяці тому +5

      It's a classic transition!

  • mournblade1066
    mournblade1066 4 місяці тому +68

    Maiden fans are a loyal and devoted lot.

    • KenoxProductions
      KenoxProductions 3 місяці тому +1

      Yeah, they remind me of Blind Guardian fans. Crazy crowd participation.

    • Tyler
      Tyler 4 місяці тому +10

      We are a special breed for sure, Maiden fans are next level for crowd participation at concerts too in my experience lol

  • John Z
    John Z 4 місяці тому +13

    Iron Maiden fans are an incredibly dedicated and loving group of metal heads. We love Maiden and anybody else that also loves Maiden or discovers them. So awesome that Doug is paying tribute and honoring how Maiden fans embraced his channel. You deserve it for spreading their music! 🤘🏼🤘🏼

    • Rob Bob
      Rob Bob 2 місяці тому +1

      My sister is a nurse. She told me after an Iron Maiden concert, Bruce had a sore throat. And she needed to go back to their trailer and check him out. She said the trailer itself was DISGUSTING. But other than that, Bruce did behave himself. Didn't try to grab her or anything.

  • Eduardo Elipe
    Eduardo Elipe 4 місяці тому +60

    BTW, talking about "Piece of Mind" and being the first album with Nicko McBrain, you should check the first song in this album, kind of an statement from the new drummer...

    • Jason Derek
      Jason Derek 3 місяці тому +1

      @Eduardo Elipe yeah he did but still didn’t use a double pedal to record that song. It was a single pedal as stated before

    • Malaka Squad
      Malaka Squad 3 місяці тому +1

      @LudwigSC93 It was and still is their best! 🤘

    • Steven Attias
      Steven Attias 3 місяці тому

      @Mike Behrend also a book first

    • Eduardo Elipe
      Eduardo Elipe 4 місяці тому +1

      @CoffeeMatt aye, Nicko's not a fan of Doublepedal and despiste that... He gave us Where Eagles' Dare!!

    • CoffeeMatt
      CoffeeMatt 4 місяці тому +3

      @Tristan Pritchard “double” kick on a single kick pedal… Nicko McBrain doesn’t play double, although he did it for one song, Face In The Sand, and they had to do some “studio magic” to raise the volume of his left foot 😂 (check out his interview with “The Pub Landlord” Al Murray). Nicko’s right leg got the workout if it’s life on Where Eagles Dare. They said he would be up bright and early in the morning in the studio, right through to the evening, to the point he felt his leg was going to fall off. The crazy part is they play faster live!

  • Xcorgi
    Xcorgi 3 місяці тому +9

    Also check out their live song “Aces High” another war song that was written based on a British pilot’s last letter to his wife. True story.

    • Malawi G
      Malawi G 3 місяці тому

      Running, scrambling, flying
      Rolling, turning, diving, going in again

  • Scott Stedeford
    Scott Stedeford 4 місяці тому +7

    They’d been playing The Trooper about 30 years by this point. But they play it with an energy like they’re a new band with something to prove. Bruce sounds fantastic. Just nailing it.

  • Connie M Van Cleve
    Connie M Van Cleve 3 місяці тому +2

    I've been a Maiden fan since 1983. They had me at The Trooper...and I've never looked back. Best storytellers in the music world! Thanks for the great video.

  • Hans Mercier
    Hans Mercier 4 місяці тому +12

    Iron Maiden has always said Jethro Tull was a huge inspiration for their music. Happy to hear this cover for the first time.

    • Rob Bob
      Rob Bob 2 місяці тому

      Was that before or after Jethro Tull beat out Metallica for the Best Metal Band Grammy?

    • I M
      I M 2 місяці тому

      Funny. Love maiden, can't stand Tull

  • amoruzz
    amoruzz 4 місяці тому +4

    I was in bootcamp when this album came out and it was about the same time as DIO's Holy Diver.
    1979 - 84 was an absolutely wicked era for old school metal. We couldn't have asked for better stuff.
    Trooper, Run to the Hills and DIO's Rainbow In The Dark, all burn like a top fuel dragster from start to finish.
    These songs are epic in vibe and reminiscent of Sabbath's Paranoid.
    Get in, buckle up and hang on for your life, because it's time to Rockin Roll..

  • Caterina V
    Caterina V 4 місяці тому +20

    Always look forward to metal Monday, especially Maiden Metal Mondays! Your analysis and input from a classical music perspective is so interesting to hear! Good stuff! How about Avantasia, Mystery of a Blood Red Rose or Dying for an Angel ft. Klaus Meine, are both good ones. Royal Hunt (Denmark) A Life To Die For is pretty awesome.

  • guitarizt68
    guitarizt68 4 місяці тому +2

    Love that you've come to appreciate Metal music, sir.

  • Stuee
    Stuee 3 місяці тому +1

    Trooper is one of my favourite songs of all time, and I am into Zappa, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmstein, Ozzy, ACDC, Joe Satriani...the lot of rock.and even Jazz...but man that trooper song just hits it out of the park. It is the galloping Steve Harris baseline underneath it all that makes it. You feel like you are on a horse and actually there.

  • Matt Lang
    Matt Lang 4 місяці тому +2

    What I love about Maidens Cross Eyed Mary is Steve Harris doing a pretty faithful Tull bass line. You can hear him smiling as he plays it.

  • NightZ
    NightZ 3 місяці тому +2

    Flight of Icarus from the Legacy of the beast tour is AMAZING. They have an official live video. It's really amazing. Please, watch it.

  • El Oscuro
    El Oscuro 4 місяці тому +6

    I listened to this in 1983 when it came out, at one of the most scary times of the cold war. The Soviets had shot down KAL-007, killing a US congressman. In my high school "current history" class, they brought a holocaust survivor, and those films of the concentration camps were terrifying. As tense as all of that was, it was even worse - The Soviets went to DEFCON1 based on a false alarm, and the fact that we didn't get barbecued in my senior year was due to Stanislav Petrov, a lieutenant colonel who managed to stop it.
    But we weren't done yet. NATA scheduled "Able Archer", a realistic DEFCON 1 training exercise. But the Soviets misinterpreted it, and basically went to DEFCON 1 themselves again.
    We were all terrified of the Soviets, but had no idea that they were just as terrified by us. Even Reagan didn't get it - he had no idea. When he learned of their reaction, he mellowed is rhetoric and started negotiating with them. That led to the 1985 summit with Gorbachev, an the rest is history.
    To me in 1983, "The mighty roar of the Russian Guns" was straight up this fear. Maiden of course with formalize this a year later with "2 Minutes to Midnight".

    • Robin Large
      Robin Large 4 місяці тому +1

      Was 18 in 1983 and remember seeing the American film 'the day after'. I since read somewhere that Reagan was inspired by this film and also it was shown in the soviet union. 🇬🇧

  • Eric Favre
    Eric Favre 4 місяці тому +6

    also worth noting is the very "gallopy" rythm section in the trooper . in between the drums and bass lines you can really feel like you're riding a horse !

  • Fred West
    Fred West 4 місяці тому +2

    I was talking to a friend on the phone when he told me about this new album called killers by this new band called Iron Maiden and that I should check it out. The next day I went to the record store (when those still existed) but when I got there there were two albums by Iron Maiden, killers and Iron Maiden. I thought I don't want to buy both of them in case I don't like them. Yes I had no clue that what I was about to hear would change my life. Since he told me about killers I got it. I listened to The Ides of March and about half of Wrathchild then turned it off and went back to buy the first album. I've bled Maiden to this day. UP THE IRONS..! 🤘🤘🤘

  • Porkins
    Porkins 4 місяці тому +3

    Cross Eyed Mary actually got more radio airplay here in the States than The Trooper.

  • wjatube
    wjatube 3 місяці тому +4

    I first heard Bruce Dickinson on a college metal station back in 1980. He was with a group called Samson and they also covered Cross-eyed Mary. He transformed Iron Maiden the moment he arrived.

  • James Ruth-McMurray
    James Ruth-McMurray 4 місяці тому +1

    Massive congratulations Doug on the success of the channel. Your reaction videos aren't just entertaining but educational as well with the depth you go into in terms of the structures and dynamics of the songs.Long may you continue giving us the gift of the Daily Doug 🤘

  • Beastial Moon
    Beastial Moon 4 місяці тому +7

    Been watching since your Fear of the Dark, and I'm super thrilled that I'm finally able to support you. Your musical insight is so wonderful to learn from, you do a great job of teaching about the music. Let's go go for another year!
    I was lucky enough to see Maiden twice, for their Book of Souls tour and their incredible Legacy of the Beast tour. On the latter, during this song, Bruce had a flamethrower strapped to his back and flames shooting out both arms. It was insane!

    • The Taco Channel
      The Taco Channel 3 місяці тому

      The flamethrower wasn’t during the trooper it was during flight of Icarus

    • Doug Helvering
      Doug Helvering  4 місяці тому +2

      Thanks so much! Happy you're here. It's going to be a great year!

  • unclrugrat
    unclrugrat 3 місяці тому +2

    If you liked The Trooper, Take a listen to their song titled Paschendale from the album Dance of Death. Another great war song!

  • Juliet Salinas
    Juliet Salinas 3 місяці тому

    Fantastic timing! I've literally spent the last week learning The Trooper on Rocksmith. I'm so excited for this one.
    I also just recently finished reading Dune, so I'm gonna have to listen to To Tame a Land.

  • Metalhead Music
    Metalhead Music 4 місяці тому +9

    So cool! Dave Murray always has the e minor guitar solo, and Adrian Smith loves a minor. You can hear it in about 90% of their work.

    • Metalhead Music
      Metalhead Music 4 місяці тому +3

      @Scout Beavers damn. I got it backwards, didn't I?

    • Scout Beavers
      Scout Beavers 4 місяці тому +3

      Weird seeing Murray with a les paul 😳

  • Steven Attias
    Steven Attias 3 місяці тому +2

    I always prefer studio versions over live. Bruce was in top form in 1983 compared to 2011 or now. He is still very good but I prefer the classic recordings.

  • Allister Fiend
    Allister Fiend 3 місяці тому +1

    This same album introduced me to a series on television from the late sixties called 'The Prisoner", one of my favorites to this day!

    • Jonathan Atkinson
      Jonathan Atkinson Місяць тому

      You’re thinking of the Number of The Beast album

  • Tazfiend
    Tazfiend 4 місяці тому

    Two of my favourite groups, I love the Cross Eyed Mary cover. I can still remember Trooper bringing a lump to my throat when I first listened to it as a kid. (And the poster gave my mum a nightmare when she slept in my room one night).

  • The Shayne and Ethan Show
    The Shayne and Ethan Show 4 місяці тому +20

    A couple of cool things about "The Trooper" that you might not have picked up on: The "Oh" is meant to signify the moaning and screaming of the soldiers as they are injured and dying. Also, notice the galloping bass line. Steve Harris used that to represent the horse's gallop. It's now his signature sound. He's the king of the galloping bass.

    • Mateo Deo
      Mateo Deo 3 місяці тому +1

      Yeah, bla bla, just as Doug says at 8:38 onwards.

    • ILC 1234
      ILC 1234 4 місяці тому

      Thanks for sharing that!!

    • Scout Beavers
      Scout Beavers 4 місяці тому

      Exactly 🤘

  • Qplas Ōt
    Qplas Ōt 4 місяці тому +8

    Original or cover, Cross Eyed Mary is a badass song! IM's cover still had some of that needed groove along with the heaviness. 5/5 cover.

  • Brandon Crusen
    Brandon Crusen 3 місяці тому +1

    Doug should absolutely check out Tina S. She covers many of the specific songs Doug has reacted to plus Beethoven. What makes her great is both her high technical competence absolutely as well as her young age.

  • Rosencrantz23
    Rosencrantz23 4 місяці тому +7

    Great reaction, Doug. Some history about the Charge of the Light Brigade that not many may know: At the Battle of Balaclava, Baron Raglan (yes, he of the sleeve pattern) gave orders to Earl Lucan, his cavalry commander. Lucan in turn passed the orders to his brother-in-law, the Earl of Cardigan (yes, he of the sweater style). Lucan and Cardigan despised each other, and so the orders were passed incompletely, leading to the destruction of Cardigan's light cavalry brigade in a noble but utterly avoidable and pointless gesture of a truly messy war.

  • rhiwink
    rhiwink 4 місяці тому

    Doug, so glad that I found you on UA-cam, love your commentary and really helps me understand music more deeply. Congratulation on your success and please continue!

  • Alex Zepeda
    Alex Zepeda 4 місяці тому

    I've been watching since day one Doug, and I love your content, perspective and analysis. Congrats on your one year anniversary and I look forward to watching more of your videos!

  • danjmcs
    danjmcs 3 місяці тому

    Great stuff Doug... just nothing like the energy of a Maiden show... so glad I've gotten to see them so many times live... #UpTheIrons

  • Vortigan07
    Vortigan07 3 місяці тому +1

    This is brilliant, I hadn't realised that I've been with this channel since pretty much the start. It's difficult for me to express how much I love this band, they've been a constant companion for nigh on 40 years now and I really can't/don't want to imagine a world in which they're no longer out there. En Vivo is another classic, immense live recording! I love that there's so much clarity in the guitars with Davey on the left, Jan on the right and then Adrian and Steve right in front, perfectly entwined and harmonious. I remember reading somewhere once that Metal is essentially Classical music + electricity, there are many stripped down classical renditions of Maiden songs here on UA-cam which demonstrate the validity of that hypothesis, IMHO. Cheers Doug, your channel is an absolute delight, always. Congratulations on the major success of your work here and thank you for introducing me to Straffe Hendrik Quadrauple Beer, that's some good stuff!! Up The Irons!! 🤘

  • Oscar Diggs
    Oscar Diggs 4 місяці тому +3

    Now the dilemma… do I listen to Piece of Mind or Aqualung? Two great albums…. How to choose?
    Both, it’s going to have to be both. There goes my evening.

  • Bill Valleras
    Bill Valleras 3 місяці тому

    Hey Doug, I've been watching your Reactions almost from the start of Metal Mondays and I've enjoyed every video! I've noticed, however, that you've only done famous artists, which is great, but it'd be fun I'd expanded that to more underground, lesser-known artists. I think you'll find some interesting stuff there as well. I can suggest a few. Cheers

  • KG313
    KG313 4 місяці тому

    Woo!!! 🤘🤘🤘🤘
    Congrats on the 1 year anniversary Doug, keep em coming brother, there's a reason you're growing the channel!

  • Grummash
    Grummash 4 місяці тому +2

    Your analyses are so insightful... I just love these videos 👏👏👏👏
    ... and as a Brit... I can confirm that we have had some spectacularly shit military leaders... the phrase “Lions led by donkeys” did not come about by accident....

  • Egr Sok
    Egr Sok 3 місяці тому +2

    Congrats, Doug! So glad to have been a part of this incredible journey. You have witnessed the majesty of Maiden, and the loyalty of their fans! Keep 'em comin'!

  • Marcelo Zavala
    Marcelo Zavala 4 місяці тому +13

    Yo estuve ahí...en vivo!!! Fue un concierto fantastico, increible!!! Salte todo el concierto!! En Santiago...saludos desde Chile!!!

  • jimofthenorth
    jimofthenorth 3 місяці тому +5

    Talking of Maiden and Tull if you really want a treat take a listen to Ian and Bruce doing a superb rendition of "Jeusalem" at Canterbury Cathedral :)

  • sa-x
    sa-x 4 місяці тому +1

    amazing video, can you make more reactions to Animals as leaders? The woven web, Cafo, Tooth and Claw, Ectogenesis, Lippincott, Kaskade... i thing this band deserves more recognition... loving your content, cheers from Mexico 🇲🇽

  • Tony Duncan
    Tony Duncan 4 місяці тому

    Been watching the channel for most of the year and love the Maiden reactions. There's a reason they're one of the biggest bands in the planet :P Would love to see a reaction to Killing Joke, a band who emerged from the punk scene in the late seventies. They've done a bit of everything...punk, new wave, pop, industrial and metal. Great band. I'd recommend having a listen to "Eighties" or "Love Like Blood". They're the obvious ones but they have a massive catalogue that's well worth a listen. Cheers Doug and keep up the good work.

  • k2vaja00
    k2vaja00 4 місяці тому

    Finally some Maiden! Still waiting for The Red and the Black live version. Also, For the Greater Good of God is a must at some point.

  • Éric Depagne
    Éric Depagne 4 місяці тому

    Happy anniversary! Can't believe it's been a year already! Thank you Doug, hope to listen to many more!

  • NightZ
    NightZ 3 місяці тому +1

    12:20 This is one of the good points about Maiden. They ALWAYS put storytelling before convention. A chorus would not make sense in this song, because the song is trying to portray a battle where the soldiers don't have time to rest. It's fast, unexpected and brutal. Doing a traditional chorus would go against what they were trying to present. In other songs they have chorus and some people think the chorus takes too long. That's because it fits the narrative they are trying to put forth.
    One good example of them giving priority to the storytelling is the first two songs of The Final Frontier. They are actually one song. The instruments are used as a tool to manifest what the person in the lyrics is feeling.

  • modifish68
    modifish68 3 місяці тому

    Thanks Doug. Cross Eyed Mary has always been my favorite B-side of Maiden. The Trooper was the first Maiden song a garage band, comprised of a 13 y/o drummer, a guitarist and bassist, both 14, none of us with the ability to sing while playing, would proudly play for our friends and This might just be my personal feeling, but Iron Maiden got a lot of us going being a musician, as their music is simple enough to get the basics, and just complex enough to make you work to get better without frustration. To this day it's hard to find a group of musicians that can completely mimic any Iron Maiden tune exactly as performed, in quality and tone. As the bassist in that little singer less trio, I find Steve Harris' bass is the defining part that is difficult to pull off completely authentic ..... And then there is next level up..... Yes and Chris Squire.....tone,tone and more tone......

  • Metal Mark 12
    Metal Mark 12 4 місяці тому +3

    Thanks Doug for the shout out to us Maiden fans that started you on this journey one year ago, much success to another year and Up the Irons.

  • Vini S
    Vini S 3 місяці тому +1

    Doug is a full fledged Maiden fan, he's even trying to copy the drumming haha, great stuff! Glad to know you enjoy Maiden so much, they are definitely top 10 bands of all time.

  • hughcdavies
    hughcdavies 4 місяці тому

    Well done on 1 year Doug I know I've been onboard since Feb last year.
    Helped me through a difficult time. I was caring for my mother for many years and she passed away on 30th Jan 2021.
    And I was lucky enough to see Maidens 2 best tours Powerslave (6 days after Kiss' Animalize) and Somewhere on Tour which was even better.

  • satanihelvetet
    satanihelvetet 4 місяці тому

    Awsome reaction to great music as usual.
    If you're interested in more covers by Iron maiden I would recommend 'King of twillight' that is the B-side of the 'Aces high' single. The original is the two songs 'Crying in the dark' and 'King of twillight' by Nektar, wich Iron maiden puted toghether.

  • Gary Tallentire
    Gary Tallentire 3 місяці тому

    Been with you all the way.
    Loved your reactions to the IM
    toons. Loved Maiden Monday's
    What an intuitive and captivating analysis to the band.
    Reactions make you fall in love with the band again

  • James Bullock
    James Bullock 3 місяці тому +1

    Maidens Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner is an amazing poem adaptation as well!

  • Svarun
    Svarun 4 місяці тому +8

    Next war song from Maiden should be The Legacy, dark and beautiful masterpiece.

  • Jason Derek
    Jason Derek 3 місяці тому +1

    This solo was the first time I loved heard them all playing the solos from the 80’s songs. I love how Adrian and Janick play the first solo together and just a slight different from each other. I was floored the first time I heard and seen that. amazing. I’m not a huge fan of Janick murdering Adrian’s solos (esp in Halloween Be Thy Name at the end live Janick murders what Adrian used to do live) but saying that I again love this solo together between the two of them!!

  • Egr Sok
    Egr Sok 3 місяці тому +2

    And, as a follow up comment, my FAVORITE cover by Maiden is Cross-Eyed Mary! Always has been, always will be. Piece out!

  • Gus Lakis
    Gus Lakis 4 місяці тому

    Knocked it out of the park Doug, Cross-Eyed Mary was a nice bonus track, with the classic Maiden style applied to it!

  • Zulamun
    Zulamun 4 місяці тому +1

    Iron Maiden has this awesome way of always sounding like a charging horse in battle.

  • RunTFC
    RunTFC 3 місяці тому +2

    WOW, someone reacted to Cross-Eyed Mary, what a treat. I've loved this cover since it came out. My other favorite cover by Maiden is I've Got The Fire originally done by Montrose. Check that S*** out. Thanks Doug.

  • Salvatore Nastasi
    Salvatore Nastasi 3 місяці тому +1

    I've listened to this song so many time, for one reason or another, that it really makes it difficult to me to believe that someone hasn't listened to this at all. That said, this is one of those songs where the mark of the Siren is what is all about. I am referring of course, to Bruce's voice, that's why, although still awesome, you should have picked up a live from the 80ies. If you think that this was energetic, a live of this song from the 80ies would blow you away. Up the Irons!

  • Erik Berg
    Erik Berg 4 місяці тому +2

    Congratulations on your YT journey! I definitely agree that anything (and everything) that brings people together is a good thing! Thanks for all you do here.
    I’m a huge metalhead but never got really deeply into Iron Maiden for whatever reason; you have been helping me get more into them and it’s great to hear this stuff from a different perspective. Slowly but surely I’m really becoming a big fan!
    Take care and rock on! 🤘🤘

    • Metal Mark 12
      Metal Mark 12 4 місяці тому +1

      Enjoy the journey down the rabbit hole. Been into Maiden since 1983. Love the first 6 albums.

  • Sylvius the Mad
    Sylvius the Mad 4 місяці тому +19

    Maiden's B-sides are amazing. They choose songs which they reproduce fairly faithfully, and yet still sound like Iron Maiden.
    I'm a big fan of their cover of Nektar's King of Twilight.

  • Henrik Kristensen
    Henrik Kristensen 3 місяці тому

    Great reaction and congrats on the One Year.
    Give Flight of Icarus a listen, even if just for yourself, it's a good tune.

  • jim524
    jim524 4 місяці тому

    love your wide range of reaction. David Gilmours " on an Island" at Gdsansk" would be a VERY interesting review. David has a string orchestra behind him and got some bow claps at the end from them.

  • Catman DUU
    Catman DUU 4 місяці тому

    Maiden has always done great covers. There some just strange things they do on B sides as well. Black Bart Blues is a bizarre thing that was probably written and recorded after a heavy night of drinking. I have picture discs and different versions of many albums because they didn't put everything on the main singles or albums.

  • José Jorge
    José Jorge 3 місяці тому

    Good evening Doug, let me say first of all congratulations!!! and thank you, thank you very much for your Maiden songs´ analysis, they´re simply FANTASTIC.
    I would like to make a suggestion, I´ve realized that Iron Maiden use to compose their songs with e minor, so I could be interesting to analyse the difference between the composers, I´m pretty sure that there will be many diferences between Steve Harris or Steve Harris and Janick Gers, and Adrian Smith or Adrian Smith and Bruce Dickinson, or even Bruce Dickinson alone. I´ve thought that it could be pretty interesting your analysis from this perspective.
    Again, thank you very much for your reaction´videos. Hope you and your family are well and safe.

  • fcoaperezlara
    fcoaperezlara 4 місяці тому

    Hey Doug! Feliz aniversario! Gracias por tus excelentes análisis!

  • RichyJam2011
    RichyJam2011 4 місяці тому +1

    A great year buddy, love your channel. Here's to another epic year 🤘 congratulations on the milestone

  • Simon Bennett
    Simon Bennett 4 місяці тому

    Excellent video, Doug. Really enjoy your reactions to music. Many of the iron maiden B-sides are great, some really interesting and surprising music.

    MARIO 4 місяці тому +1

    Congrats, Doug! I enjoy watching your reviews. Maiden were always known for doing cool covers.

  • DunklerKutscher
    DunklerKutscher 3 місяці тому

    Dear Doug, i would like to suggest Iron Maidens song "When the wild wind blows", which is based on the movie of the same title. It's a more progressive kind of maiden-song and i'm pretty sure you'll love it. Best version is the live one from the "En Vivo!" concert. Would fit for a Maiden-Monday but also for a Prog-like-Friday ;-)

  • Patty Martin
    Patty Martin 3 місяці тому +1

    I'm really enjoying this journey with you. I can't believe it has only been a year. I'm hearing a lot of these for the first time, too, so thank you for a deeper listening experience.

  • Marcus Giegerich
    Marcus Giegerich 4 місяці тому

    Congrats on the full year Good Sir! You've done some outstanding work. Cheers and Up The Irons!

  • w m
    w m 4 місяці тому +1

    Since we recently lost Meat Loaf, you should react to something from one of the Bat out of Hell albums. The songs written by Jim Steinman tend to be comfortably in the progressive rock category and he had an amazing voice.

  • Alf Walker
    Alf Walker 4 місяці тому

    The poem appears in the music video version of The Trooper... Love watching your reactions - so much fun.

  • Rob Bob
    Rob Bob 2 місяці тому +1

    First the life of me, I will never understand how Bruce was ever allowed to front a Death Metal band. I always assumed the industry had mechanisms in place, to filter out anybody who knew how to actually sing.

  • Emiliano Padilla
    Emiliano Padilla 4 місяці тому

    (18:27) actually, that same chord progression happens in "Die With Your Boots On", from this same album. You should react to that song as well, tho.

  • Jaycen Thomas
    Jaycen Thomas 4 місяці тому

    Congratulations to the One Year Anniversary 🥃 Cheer's 🤘🏼🎉🤘🏼
    UP THE IRONS 🤘🏼🍻🤘🏼
    Keep Up The Great Work....
    Doug 🤘🏼

  • kevin poehlmann
    kevin poehlmann 3 місяці тому

    Maiden has some great B-sides. My favorite is Nektar's "King of Twilight" on the back of the Ace's High single.

  • N Y
    N Y 4 місяці тому

    C.E.M is one of my favorite covers .. another is Badlands version of James Taylor's Fire and Rain . It's very much like this Maiden cover in the way it's still Taylor's classic, but the Badlands energy and Ray Gillen's amazing voice push the song into new territory.

  • DompStomp
    DompStomp 4 місяці тому +2

    Wow. Did not know they covered Tull. So awesome!

  • JoBBuS
    JoBBuS 4 місяці тому +1

    Next Maiden Monday, react to Revelations from the same album, it's such a classic Iron Maiden song. And "Flight of the Icarus" track from the same album, has so good guitar riff in the chorus.

  • Richiec59
    Richiec59 4 місяці тому +1

    In almost every interview with Steve Harris when he talks about what bands he was influenced by he always mentions the progressive rock bands of the 70s, as well as early hard rock and heavy metal bands. His influences include Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Thin Lizzy, UFO, Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash, and Yes. So when they covered Tull it was awesome. They also do a great version of I've got the Fire which is a Montrose with Sammy Hagar on vocals cover. This is the b side to the Iron maiden single for Flight of Icarus also from the Piece of mind album.

  • Jamieson Sidoti
    Jamieson Sidoti 3 місяці тому

    It was always fun waiting to see what Maiden might cover with the next single!

  • Tod Pet
    Tod Pet 4 місяці тому +4

    Happy B-Day, Doug! As a Maiden fan, I can tell you that I found your channel through your reactions to Maiden music but I stayed and followed you because of your understanding of music and the insight you give to us all! I've enjoyed all your reactions on metal and rock artists! And it's always fun to see someone from a different background turn into a metalhead over a year! After all, music is there to unite us and appreciate each other and the world! Keep it up and enjoy the ride!

  • Greg006
    Greg006 4 місяці тому +1

    First time hearing Cross eyed Mary either version. Now I have to listen to the Tull version. The Trooper on Live After Death is a great version if you want a great ( better imo) live version of that one.

  • Tim Van den Langenbergh
    Tim Van den Langenbergh 4 місяці тому

    Congratulations on the 1-year anniversary of music reactions!

  • Jeff Campbell
    Jeff Campbell 3 місяці тому

    Iron Maiden songs are epic! Please react to "The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner".
    It is another epic song with Steve Harris' classic galloping bass.

  • Dwarf 41
    Dwarf 41 4 місяці тому

    Loved the video Doug! I’m becoming a much bigger Iron Maiden fan in part from your work here. A little late to them at 60 but I’m catching up.

  • Chad Lee
    Chad Lee 4 місяці тому

    That was always one of my favorites by Iron Maiden. I really admire that level of intelligence and musicianship in any genre.

  • Andy Graziano
    Andy Graziano 4 місяці тому

    amazing Doug! You are one of the only reaction people I really like because of the analysis aspect. Since you're a musician I don't mind that you get paid to listen to music that you should already have heard lol. Cheers!

  • Matthew Arms
    Matthew Arms 3 місяці тому

    I do love their version of Cross Eyed Mary, though I prefer their own take on the world's oldest profession with 22 Acacia Avenue from Number of the Beast.

  • Tobias Schwenk
    Tobias Schwenk 4 місяці тому

    Gratulation, Doug! Thank you for a wonderful and interesting year for us Maiden-Fans :-) would love to hear "Time machine" from Senjutsu or "Flight of Icarus" from Piece of mind. If you want to discover an other side of Maiden...check out "Journeyman" from Death on the road - Live. That would be fun.