Wow...it's early. I need to be in bed. But oh well. I also needed (wanted) to get this done!
Even though it's advent, I still don't want to get into the cheesy Christmas spirit just yet. Instead, I wanted to do something VERY METAL.
As well as from the UK, just like Viv here. First, I have to state - I FUCKEN' LOVE THIS BAND. I have seen them twice (long, long ago) and they blew me away. They always had a great way of taking literature (Samuel Taylor Colleridge, Frank Herbert, Alfred Lord Tennyson), history (Battle of Balaclava, Battle of Britain) and Egyptian Mythology (Horus / Osiris) and turning out beautiful, overpowering, epic head-banging tunes.
And then there was the time they took on Greek mythology. They came out with a freakin' awesome song, but took a great amount of liberty with the story - as they are entitled to do. So really, I guess I don't have any complaints about this song. It's not really that cheesy. I just wanted to put some Iron Maiden on my mix.
Yeah, baby! That banner is The Trooper, but the song I'm posting is The Flight of Icarus.
Lyrics | Iron Maiden - Flight of icarus lyrics
And hey! With an epitaph like that, Maiden NEEDS to be on this site!
I want to come back as Eddie after I die...
In short: The Mechanic (1972)
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