Powerslave, Side B

Your intrepid hosts return to discuss Side B of Iron Maiden’s fifth studio album, Powerslave. Stu and Ed cover the epic and grueling tour the band endured in support of the album, which entailed 189 gigs over the course of 331 days across 28 countries. During the tour, Iron Maiden became the first rock act to bring a full stage show behind the iron curtain, playing shows in Poland, Hungary and Yugoslavia. The band also played to the largest crowds in their career to date, playing in South America for the first time in front of 350,000 people in Brazil at the first ever Rock in Rio festival.

The fellas also play a game while listening to “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” as Ed quizzes Stu in a game called, “Guess Which Song Is Longer!”

Side Two
6. Back in the Village
7. Powerslave
8. Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Album Personnel
Bruce Dickinson – vox
Dave Murray – guitars
Adrian Smith – guitars
Steve Harris – bass guitar
Nicko McBrain – drums

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