Apologies for the delay in posting. I was sidetracked.
2 Minutes to Midnight. Iron Maiden, from 1984â€™s Powerslave album.
I was going to post the video today, but after watching it… oh, my, itâ€™s so painfully awful. The song is bad. The lyrics are bad. The video? Itâ€™s bad. The â€œsymbolismâ€ is heavy-handed to the point that it would be funny if it wasnâ€™t so pathetic. Keeping in mind that when it was made, MTV was in its infancy, and I suspect that a lot of videos of the era were, in retrospect, that terrible… I still couldnâ€™t subject my readers to it.
If youâ€™re a glutton for punishment, you can find it on YouTube.Â Donâ€™t bother with the live videos; if youâ€™re going to do it, do it right. Itâ€™s still nearly six minutes of audio/visual pain.
Note: I still think that Bruce Dickinsonâ€™s performance on Run To The Hills is terrific. This isnâ€™t a smear campaign against all things Maiden. Just the crappy majority.