Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Songs Of My Life #9 - Iron Maiden - Flight Of Icarus - 1983

Songs Of My Life #9.

I spent the majority of the Summer of 1985 making my acquaintance with my first major dalliance of the genre of heavy metal music, and in particular the music of Iron Maiden. It was the Triple Threat of their albums that I had at the time - The Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind and Powerslave. I listened to them and took in what they offered, but the first song that grabbed me and made me a fan was this one. 

Why? In essence it was because it was about the Greek mythical tale of Icarus, the fact that the song told that story in a little under four minutes, and threw in the amazing sound of Iron Maiden into the bargain. It wasn't long before the whole collection had become one with me,and a love affair of over 30 years and counting had become. But it was Flight of Icarus that started it all for me.

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