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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:55 pm 
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Bruce Dickinson - Tattooed Millionaire
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:08 pm 
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I pretty much agree with the review. This is probably Bruce's worst album, but it's still decent. And Born In 58 is actually a great track. I think the title track is kinda fun too.

In one way I think this is kinda like Skunkworks, there's some good moments, but overall it's nothing I want to go back and listen to that often.




It's neat how things changed with Accident Of Birth, Chemical Wedding, and A Tyranny Of Souls however. I love all 3 of those albums. :dio:


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Tattooed Millionaire, Born in '58 and Son of a Gun are excellent.

Everything else ranges between mediocre and cringeworthy. Weak album.


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Very good review which also sums up my views about this album. I've had this since it came out and I can say that I still enjoy it. I also agree with the killer tracks + "Tattooed Millionaire".


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This album sucks. The 80's Rock sound didn't fit Bruce at all. I cringe everytime I foolishly try to play it.


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I like tracks 2, 3, 4, and 5 the best...everything else is rubbish. And these are probably Bruces worst vocals since "No Prayer For The Dying", which is when he started trying to sound more like Brian Johnson of AC/DC which took away from what made albums like Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind and Powerslave great!


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Jeff@Metalreviews wrote:
And these are probably Bruces worst vocals since "No Prayer For The Dying", which is when he started trying to sound more like Brian Johnson of AC/DC which took away from what made albums like Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind and Powerslave great!

Shame this came out before No Prayer, eh? :wink:


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Radagast wrote:
Tattooed Millionaire, Born in '58 and Son of a Gun are excellent.

Everything else ranges between mediocre and cringeworthy. Weak album.


+1, very weak album, those songs do kick ass though.


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Radagast wrote:
Jeff@Metalreviews wrote:
And these are probably Bruces worst vocals since "No Prayer For The Dying", which is when he started trying to sound more like Brian Johnson of AC/DC which took away from what made albums like Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind and Powerslave great!

Shame this came out before No Prayer, eh? :wink:


Both albums came out in 1990...not sure which months they were released in though.....yet this review is technically of the re-release which came out in 2002 so you could look at it that way :D


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Jeff@Metalreviews wrote:
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Jeff@Metalreviews wrote:
And these are probably Bruces worst vocals since "No Prayer For The Dying", which is when he started trying to sound more like Brian Johnson of AC/DC which took away from what made albums like Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind and Powerslave great!

Shame this came out before No Prayer, eh? :wink:


Both albums came out in 1990...not sure which months they were released in though.....yet this review is technically of the re-release which came out in 2002 so you could look at it that way :D

:lol: Fair point.

This definitely came out before No Prayer though, its what landed Janick the gig in Maiden (make of that what you will :ph34r: ).


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Radagast wrote:
Jeff@Metalreviews wrote:
Radagast wrote:
Jeff@Metalreviews wrote:
And these are probably Bruces worst vocals since "No Prayer For The Dying", which is when he started trying to sound more like Brian Johnson of AC/DC which took away from what made albums like Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind and Powerslave great!

Shame this came out before No Prayer, eh? :wink:


Both albums came out in 1990...not sure which months they were released in though.....yet this review is technically of the re-release which came out in 2002 so you could look at it that way :D

:lol: Fair point.

This definitely came out before No Prayer though, its what landed Janick the gig in Maiden (make of that what you will :ph34r: ).


Ok, even fairer point! :cool: But whose not to say that maybe Bruce was in the process of recording both a solo and Maiden album at the same time? Could be why his voice wasn't as strong on both releases.


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Not Bruce's finest moment. I bought this when it first came out and have barely revisited it since! I kinda felt that it was more of a collection of outtakes penned by Bruce from 'Maiden sessions rather than a solo project. Perhaps Bruce was planning to leave Maiden sooner than he initially did and tried to test the water with more maiden-esque tunes of the time rather than the more diverse material he released later.

Medicore score of 60 from me as 'Son of a Gun' and 'Tattooed Millionaire' do save it from being a total waste. Just realised that the name of this album is arguably one of the worst ever. Seems more of a brag rather than meaningful to anyone.

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mentalmark wrote:
I kinda felt that it was more of a collection of outtakes penned by Bruce from 'Maiden sessions rather than a solo project. Perhaps Bruce was planning to leave Maiden sooner than he initially did and tried to test the water with more maiden-esque tunes of the time rather than the more diverse material he released later.


Nope. He wrote it with Janick in his (Janick's) living room over a two week period.

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Just realised that the name of this album is arguably one of the worst ever. Seems more of a brag rather than meaningful to anyone.


Yeah you sort've missed the point completely on that one. :wink: Go read the title track's lyrics again.


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Radagast wrote:

Yeah you sort've missed the point completely on that one. :wink: Go read the title track's lyrics again.


Ahhh!! I see said the blind man (I had one of those enlightenment 10 seconds that detours from my 'normal' rational thought... again!).

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Nope. He wrote it with Janick in his (Janick's) living room over a two week period.


Sure. I think what I was trying to say is that it felt to me as a 'Maiden outtake session, but it was just prior to Janick replacing Adrian if I recall, so obviously wasn't. Kudos to ze truth you speak :wink:

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