IRON MAIDEN — Women In Uniform (review)

IRON MAIDEN — Women In Uniform album cover Single · 1980 · NWoBHM Buy this album from MMA partners
3/5 ·
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This single from IRON MAIDEN features 3 tracks from the early Di'Anno period. The cover art represents Maggie Thatcher preparing to take revenge on Eddie.

The title track, "Women in Uniform" is a cover of punk song from Australian band SKYHOOKS, boosted up by efficient heavy guitars. Catchy but tends to become slightly repetitive at the end. Contrarily to "Invasion", which is a little unknown pure maiden-esque gem with a lot of energy from the beginning to the end, complex changes and top-notch guitars solos. The last track is a good live version of "Phantom of Opera" from the first album.

In conclusion, this is an enjoyable single release from early IRON MAIDEN, although the title track is not the best...
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Vim Fuego wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I always thought Women In Uniform was an odd choice of song for Iron Maiden. Calling it a punk song is a bit of a push though! Always loved the artwork.

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