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  • Originally posted by Metalweb View Post
    ^

    Thanks for posting.


    On some of the clips they cheat somewhat by playing the current hit over an earlier video.


    Mammoth's clip is from "Fatman" while the W.A.S.P. one is from "Scream Until You Like It" (Ghoulies and all!)
    it was either that or a still image if they didn't have the video

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    • Originally posted by Robbie View Post
      'Can I Play With Madness' is the single that kickstarted Iron Maiden's run of 7 consecutive top 10 hitss and brought them to the mainstream. Or at least as close to the mainstream as they were ever likely to get. It coincided with the rise of multi-format releases that rock groups in general, and Iron Maiden in particular, were able to use to their advantage. Iron Maiden in particular became masters at staggering format releases in weeks 1 and 2. With 'Can I Play With Madness' week 1 saw the vinyl (7" and 12") formats while in week 2 the CD format was released. And in one of the two weeks a 7" shaped picture disc was also released. This staggering of formats between the first two weeks was enough in the late 80s to allow Iron Maiden records to climb in week two before the inevitable drop in chart positions kicked in.
      Just for the record - I've checked the ads in Kerrang! and the picture disc was released in the first week, the CD single in the second. The picture disc also included an "Exclusive Eddie Water Transfer"!

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      • 16 Apr 88

        01(01) Can I Play With Madness - Iron Maiden [18]
        02(02) Never / These Dreams - Heart [32]
        03(05) Ain't Complaining - Status Quo [24]
        04 (-) That's The Way I Wanna Rock'n'Roll - AC/DC [27]
        05(04) Just Like Paradise - David Lee Roth [71]
        06(03) Days Of No Trust - Magnum
        07 (-) Planet Girl - Zodiac Mindwarp
        08(06) Ride Like The Wind - Saxon
        09(09) Should've Known Better - Richard Marx
        10(08) Rock Of Life - Rick Springfield
        11(11) Stop Loving You - Toto
        12(07) Anarchy In The UK - Megadeth
        13(10) Give Me All Your Love - Whitesnake
        14(12) Live Animal - W.A.S.P.
        15(14) Burning Like A Flame - Dokken
        16(15) Hot In The City - Billy Idol
        17(13) Don't Tell Me Lies - Vow Wow
        18(17) Heaven Knows - Robert Plant
        19(18) Heatseeker - AC/DC
        20(re) Holy Diver - Dio
        21(16) Free As A Bird - Supertramp
        22(21) Said She Was A Dancer - Jethro Tull
        23(25) My Generation - The Who
        24(re) Voices From The Heart - Shogun
        25(23) Check It Out - John Cougar Mellencamp
        26(24) Say You Will - Foreigner
        27(22) Thanx For The Angst - Chrome Molly
        28(26) Reason To Live - Kiss
        29(20) You're All I Need - Motley Crue
        30(19) There's The Girl - Heart

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        • MRIB via The Chart Show - broadcast on 8th April 1988 (in line with MRIB and OCC charts dated 16th April)

          Michael Bolton at 10 with his Otis Redding cover - TV viewers across the country going "huh?"

          Alice Cooper new at 6 with Freedom.

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          • Kerrang! not including MB (or Cher)…...

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            • 23 Apr 88

              01(01) Can I Play With Madness - Iron Maiden [34]
              02(04) That's The Way I Wanna Rock'n'Roll - AC/DC [40]
              03(02) Never / These Dreams - Heart [48]
              04 (-) Armageddon It - Def Leppard [23]
              05(03) Ain't Complaining - Status Quo [42]
              06(05) Just Like Paradise - David Lee Roth
              07 (-) Freedom - Alice Cooper [63]
              08(07) Planet Girl - Zodiac Mindwarp
              09(06) Days Of No Trust - Magnum
              10(08) Ride Like The Wind - Saxon
              11(09) Should've Known Better - Richard Marx
              12(14) Live Animal - W.A.S.P.
              13(13) Give Me All Your Love - Whitesnake
              14(11) Stop Loving You - Toto
              15(12) Anarchy In The UK - Megadeth
              16(10) Rock Of Life - Rick Springfield
              17(16) Hot In The City - Billy Idol
              18(17) Don't Tell Me Lies - Vow Wow
              19(18) Heaven Knows - Robert Plant
              20 (-) Break It To Me Gently - Loverboy
              21(15) Burning Like A Flame - Dokken
              22(19) Heatseeker - AC/DC
              23(23) My Generation - The Who
              24(22) Said She Was A Dancer - Jethro Tull
              25(re) Creeping Death - Metallica
              26(28) Reason To Live - Kiss
              27(30) There's The Girl - Heart
              28(21) Free As A Bird - Supertramp
              29(25) Check It Out - John Cougar Mellencamp
              30(re) Wait - White Lion

              Maiden hold on for another week...

              Incidentally, this (recommended) book.....

              https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inspiration.../dp/1860743005

              ....contains Bruce Dickinson's original handwritten draft lyrics for "Can I Play With Madness".

              The song was originally titled "The Prophet" and contained an unused verse:

              " I stood alone by the river, Lord I watched that river roll.
              I saw my face in the ripples, my reflection blurred and cold,
              I had a vision of a red wind from the south,
              Saw The Hawklord and The Beast and they were hunting me,
              I threw a rock and with a cry of rage,
              My image shattered till no face remained..."

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              • ^
                I like the unused verse! I was singing it in my mind as I read the lyrics.

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                • That unused verse is quality, I too sang it to myself.

                  God, these charts really take me back. I was 14 just about to turn 15 and classic rock/hard rock/metal, was all I bought and listened to at this point. I've got 18 of those singles in this week's charts!

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                  • Originally posted by Metalweb View Post

                    Just for the record - I've checked the ads in Kerrang! and the picture disc was released in the first week, the CD single in the second. The picture disc also included an "Exclusive Eddie Water Transfer"!
                    No, the transfer was included with the regular 7" picture sleeve. It was shrink wrapped and had a sticker to tell you it was a limited edition and included the transfer. The shaped picture disc I think stated, it had a limited edition sticker, which was actually just the name "Iron Maiden" on the PVC sleeve! I do seem to remember, not being able to get the shaped picture, the first week, having to wait until the 2nd week and after quite a hunt, finding it for 2.99, hanging from the wall in "Golden Oldies" on West Maitland Street, in Edinburgh.

                    A few months back, I was saying almost the same thing as Robbie about Maidens singles, to Andrej;

                    Originally posted by jimmypages59 View Post
                    While they had always released a plethora of different limited editions (Pic Discs, Poster Sleeves, Gatefolds etc) I think they just started staggering the releases on 7th Son, so they would get a 2nd or 3rd week Top 10. Like 3 editions on release, then say a Pic Disc wk 2 and then Poster Sleeve wk 3
                    Last edited by jimmypages59; Sat November 21, 2020, 22:02.

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                    • Kerrang! Issue 185 gone AWOL but most of the chart can be reconstructed from prior week positions...


                      30 Apr 88

                      01(01) Can I Play With Madness - Iron Maiden [59]
                      02(04) Armageddon It - Def Leppard [37]
                      03(02) That's The Way I Wanna Rock'n'Roll - AC/DC [61]
                      04(05) Ain't Complaining - Status Quo [73]
                      05(03) Never / These Dreams - Heart [74]
                      06(07) Freedom - Alice Cooper
                      07 (-) Angel - Aerosmith [90]
                      08 (-) Get It On - Kingdom Come [100]
                      09(06) Just Like Paradise - David Lee Roth
                      10(08) Planet Girl - Zodiac Mindwarp
                      11(09) Days Of No Trust - Magnum
                      12(10) Ride Like The Wind - Saxon
                      13(13) Give Me All Your Love - Whitesnake
                      14(15) Anarchy In The UK - Megadeth
                      15(20) Break It To Me Gently - Loverboy
                      16(12) Live Animal - W.A.S.P.
                      17(14) Stop Loving You - Toto
                      18(21) Burning Like A Flame - Dokken
                      19 ????
                      20 ????
                      21(18) Don't Tell Me Lies - Vow Wow
                      22(11) Should've Known Better - Richard Marx
                      23 ????
                      24(17) Hot In The City - Billy Idol
                      25(22) Heatseeker - AC/DC
                      26(16) Rock Of Life - Rick Springfield
                      27(25) Creeping Death - Metallica
                      28(23) My Generation - The Who
                      29(26) Reason To Live - Kiss
                      30 (-) Pie Taster - The Macc Lads

                      7 May 88

                      01(02) Armageddon It - Def Leppard [60]
                      02(01) Can I Play With Madness - Iron Maiden
                      03 (-) Prime Mover - Rush [68]
                      04(03) That's The Way I Wanna Rock'n'Roll - AC/DC
                      05(04) Ain't Complaining - Status Quo
                      06(05) Never / These Dreams - Heart
                      07 (-) Johnny B. Goode - Judas Priest
                      08(06) Freedom - Alice Cooper
                      09(07) Angel - Aerosmith
                      10(08) Get It On - Kingdom Come
                      11(30) Pie Taster - The Macc Lads
                      12(15) Break It To Me Gently - Loverboy
                      13(09) Just Like Paradise - David Lee Roth
                      14(10) Planet Girl - Zodiac Mindwarp
                      15(11) Days Of No Trust - Magnum
                      16(16) Live Animal - W.A.S.P.
                      17(22) Should've Known Better - Richard Marx
                      18(12) Ride Like The Wind - Saxon
                      19(13) Give Me All Your Love - Whitesnake
                      20(14) Anarchy In The UK - Megadeth
                      21(17) Stop Loving You - Toto
                      22(18) Burning Like A Flame - Dokken
                      23(re) Hysteria - Def Leppard
                      24(26) Rock Of Life - Rick Springfield
                      25(25) Heatseeker - AC/DC
                      26(24) Hot In The City - Billy Idol
                      27(28) My Generation - The Who
                      28(21) Don't Tell Me Lies - Vow Wow
                      29(27) Creeping Death - Metallica
                      30(29) Reason To Live - Kiss

                      "Armageddon It" follows "Animal" and "Pour Some Sugar On Me" to the top, giving Def Leppard a hat trick of chart toppers from the "Hysteria" album. The title track let the side down, "only" reaching No.2!
                      Last edited by Metalweb; Mon November 23, 2020, 19:32.

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                      • MRIB via The Chart Show - broadcast on 29th April 1988 (in line with MRIB and OCC charts dated 7th May)

                        Saxon new at 10 (played in segment)
                        The Macc Lads at 8
                        Robert Plant new at 7
                        Judas Priest's dodgy cover at 3
                        Rush at 2 - a non-mover not a Prime Mover!
                        Def Lep 1 (also played)
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                        • Yes, that Priest cover of Johnny B. Goode was ill conceived to say the very least.

                          I remember a horrible rumour around this time that they were secretly recording with Stock Aitken & Waterman...

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                          • Originally posted by Metalweb View Post
                            Yes, that Priest cover of Johnny B. Goode was ill conceived to say the very least.

                            I remember a horrible rumour around this time that they were secretly recording with Stock Aitken & Waterman...
                            It wasn't a rumour...

                            https://www.nme.com/news/music/judas-priest-14-1224318

                            https://metalheadzone.com/former-jud...n-in-his-book/

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                            • Ah, yes - I remember hearing that "You Are Everything" demo before.

                              Must have been so horrified I erased it from my memory!

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                              • 14 May 88

                                01(03) Prime Mover - Rush
                                02(01) Armageddon It - Def Leppard
                                03(02) Can I Play With Madness - Iron Maiden
                                04 (-) I Can't Wait Anymore - Saxon
                                05(07) Johnny B. Goode - Judas Priest
                                06(04) That's The Way I Wanna Rock'n'Roll - AC/DC
                                07 (-) Tall Cool One - Robert Plant
                                08(06) Never/These Dreams - Heart
                                09(09) Angel - Aerosmith
                                10(05) Ain't Complaining - Status Quo
                                11(08) Freedom - Alice Cooper
                                12(11) Pie Taster - The Macc Lads
                                13(10) Get It On - Kingdom Come
                                14(12) Break It To Me Gently - Loverboy
                                15(13) Just Like Paradise - David Lee Roth
                                16(14) Planet Girl - Zodiac Mindwarp
                                17 (-) Samarithan - Candlemass
                                18(18) Ride Like The Wind - Saxon
                                19(15) Days Of No Trust - Magnum
                                20(21) Stop Loving You - Toto
                                21(16) Live Animal - W.A.S.P.
                                22(17) Should've Known Better - Richard Marx
                                23(19) Give Me All Your Love - Whitesnake
                                24(23) Hysteria - Def Leppard
                                25(27) My Generation - The Who
                                26(20) Anarchy In The UK - Megadeth
                                27 (-) Tonight - Demon
                                28(22) Burning Like A Flame - Dokken
                                29(25) Heatseeker - AC/DC
                                30(24) Rock Of Life - Rick Springfield

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                                • Great bit of Doom Metal at #17 and what a voice Marcolin had. Remember buying this on 7" red vinyl for something like 20p, out of a bargain bin. Had no knowledge of who or what they were but was pleasantly surprised with it and them, lead me to buying their Nightfall and Epicus Doomicus Metallicus albums.

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                                  • *
                                    I've not heard of Candlemass before and so not heard 'Samarithan'. I've just listened to it. Yes, great song. Interesting vocals and musically the band sound very good.



                                    7" red vinyl format: https://www.discogs.com/Candlemass-S...release/462928 (click on image to view more images)

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                                    • Aye, they weren't exactly what you'd call popular or mainstream. Most possibly would have also passed under my radar too, had I not taken the punt, as I mentioned above. I was getting into Hard Rock/Metal big time, in early 88 and would often just buy cheap bargain bin stuff, if it looked remotely HR/HM and give it a shot, same with Charity Shops and 2nd hand record shops bargain bins. The amount of LPs and singles I picked up in the late 80s/early 90s for 10p, 20p, 50p etc must rack into the thousands!! Some amazing, by chance, finds though!
                                      Last edited by jimmypages59; Wed November 25, 2020, 01:34.

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                                      • ^
                                        Yes, great stuff - taking early Sabbath and running with it.

                                        Surprising but refreshing to see it in this chart!

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                                        • Aye, it's very 1st album Sabbath in sound and Marcolin does have a similar sound/warble to his vocals, that early Ozzy had.

                                          Yes, it stands out like a sore thumb compared to the rest of the chart, especially all the hair metal/soft rock stuff like Dokken, Heart, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Loverboy etc

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                                          • Meant to mention earlier that both Kerrang! and Number 1 / MRIB should have had Heaven For Everyone by Roger Taylor's The Cross just outside the top ten for 9th April. Later reworked as a Queen single.
                                            For some odd reason, both magazine's chart compilers didn't think The Cross qualified. Their earlier single Cowboys and Indians was a great hard rock track (from 10th Oct 87). Shove It the next single was also hard rock (16th Jan 88).

                                            https://www.officialcharts.com/chart...19880403/7501/

                                            https://www.officialcharts.com/artist/24506/cross/


                                            Last edited by Blondini; Wed November 25, 2020, 05:54.
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                                            • All change at the top....

                                              21 May 88

                                              01 (-) Start Talking Love - Magnum [33]
                                              02 (-) Nothin' But A Good Time - Poison [43]
                                              03(01) Prime Mover - Rush
                                              04(02) Armageddon It - Def Leppard
                                              05(04) I Can't Wait Anymore - Saxon
                                              06 (-) Endless Summer Nights - Richard Marx [50]
                                              07(05) Johnny B. Goode - Judas Priest
                                              08(03) Can I Play With Madness - Iron Maiden
                                              09(06) That's The Way I Wanna Rock'n'Roll - AC/DC
                                              10(09) Angel - Aerosmith
                                              11(08) Never / These Dreams - Heart
                                              12(12) Pie Taster - The Macc Lads
                                              13(11) Freedom - Alice Cooper
                                              14(10) Ain't Complaining - Status Quo
                                              15(07) Tall Cool One - Robert Plant
                                              16(13) Get It On - Kingdom Come
                                              17(15) Just Like Paradise - David Lee Roth
                                              18(14) Break It To Me Gently - Loverboy
                                              19(21) Live Animal - W.A.S.P.
                                              20(19) Days Of No Trust - Magnum
                                              21(16) Planet Girl - Zodiac Mindwarp
                                              22(23) Give Me All Your Love - Whitesnake
                                              23(22) Should've Known Better - Richard Marx
                                              24(18) Ride Like The Wind - Saxon
                                              25(17) Samarithan - Candlemass
                                              26(20) Stop Loving You - Toto
                                              27(26) Anarchy In The UK - Megadeth
                                              28 (-) Trial By Fire - Testament
                                              29(24) Hysteria - Def Leppard
                                              30(28) Burning Like A Flame - Dokken

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                                              • I've just noticed the Macc Lads are in the charts. Were they remotely rock or metal back then? I just remember them as being a comedy type punk band though their wikipedia entry does describe them as being in the "hard rock" genre as well as punk rock and comedy rock.

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                                                • Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                                                  I've just noticed the Macc Lads are in the charts. Were they remotely rock or metal back then? I just remember them as being a comedy type punk band though their wikipedia entry does describe them as being in the "hard rock" genre as well as punk rock and comedy rock.
                                                  there's a brief clip of them in the Chart Show video i posted. I'm surprised to see them in the Kerrang! chart given their exclusion of other acts.
                                                  Song in full (Not Safe For Work Or Most Environments):
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                                                  • Aye they were easily as rock as many of the bands in the Kerrang chart at the time. It always struck me, as a kind of Status Quo style music they played, pretty straight forward, loud, three chord rock. I never really took to them but I certainly knew a good few folk into metal, that thought they were great!

                                                    This is relatively Hard Rock and quite Hard Rock in style/image. It actually reminds me of someone like The Anti Nowhere League.

                                                    https://youtu.be/zxa2yxdW6UM
                                                    Last edited by jimmypages59; Thu November 26, 2020, 00:45.

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