#1
My band wants to cover an Iron Maiden song and we've been looking through a bunch of songs, but most of them seem to already have been covered.
We're looking for songs that we can all cover and have fun covering, so can you guys help me come up with a list of fun Iron Maiden songs to play on bass?

I want to do Flash of The Blade because I love that song, even though A7X covered it, I think they did a terrible job.
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#2
Running Free is always a good one to do. No one ever does it

Something of the first four albums?
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#5
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Sorry, but that is technically not a Maiden song. It was a cover by the Australian band The Skyhooks.
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#6
Quote by Fisheth24
Sorry, but that is technically not a Maiden song. It was a cover by the Australian band The Skyhooks.


Just what I was about to say! Love the Skyhooks.

Anyhow, I think most Iron Maiden songs have been covered by bands, some of them multiple times by different bands, so don't be afraid to play something that has already been done.

Also, just for sheer awesomeness, and the fun as bassline (and guitar and drums!) I suggest: Rime of the Ancient Mariner!
#7
Quote by Rokeman
Just what I was about to say! Love the Skyhooks.

Anyhow, I think most Iron Maiden songs have been covered by bands, some of them multiple times by different bands, so don't be afraid to play something that has already been done.

Also, just for sheer awesomeness, and the fun as bassline (and guitar and drums!) I suggest: Rime of the Ancient Mariner!


Sorry man! If I had known I would have let mention that!

Rime would be an awesome one to do, but it's a bit long isn't it?
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#8
Quote by guitarman108
what about "Strange World" or "Transylvania"?

I'm really thinking of Transylvania.
I love that song.
Running Free will also be put on the list.
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#9
Hallowed be thy name is a sweet ass song.
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#10
Quote by The1bassist06
Hallowed be thy name is a sweet ass song.

Cradle of Filth owned that song.
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#11
for short maiden songs, i'd go with Running Free, Wrathchild and Iron Maiden, most of their early stuff with pretty short
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#12
-Mother Russia
-Iron Maiden
-Transylvania
-Bring your daughter
-The Aftermath
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#13
I'm gonna talk to the guys about Transylvania and Running Free.
Thanks guys. =D
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#14
Quote by Fisheth24
Sorry, but that is technically not a Maiden song. It was a cover by the Australian band The Skyhooks.

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I would also suggest Running Free.

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#16
no such things as a "Short Iron Maiden song."
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#18
Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter? I love playing that one.
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Ashdown CTM 100
#20
I just noticed the bad typo in the title. xD
But anyway, we're going to learn Transylvania and Running Free and see which one we like more.
Thank guys.
This can be...locked, or closed or whatever.
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Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

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#21
Quote by Nolanrox
Cradle of Filth butchered that song.


fixed =P

try iron maiden, the song itself, thats pretty fun to play and its not too long either
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