Apologies for the delay in posting. I was sidetracked.
2 Minutes to Midnight. Iron Maiden, from 1984’s Powerslave album.
I was going to post the video today, but after watching it… oh, my, it’s so painfully awful. The song is bad. The lyrics are bad. The video? It’s bad. The “symbolism” is heavy-handed to the point that it would be funny if it wasn’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 couldn’t subject my readers to it.
If you’re a glutton for punishment, you can find it on YouTube. Don’t bother with the live videos; if you’re going to do it, do it right. It’s still nearly six minutes of audio/visual pain.
Note: I still think that Bruce Dickinson’s performance on Run To The Hills is terrific. This isn’t a smear campaign against all things Maiden. Just the crappy majority.