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19th Jan '16 8:13:51 AM onionmaster
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** In their early years, the members of IronMaiden became fans of the band, and invited them to tour with them. Magazines put two and two together and claimed Maiden were FFAF's idols, which was intended to give them more credibility amongst metal fans, who were notoriously hostile to emo bands at the time. FFAF certainly got treated badly when supporting them, and vowed never to do so again. In fact, Matt noted in a 2015 interview for the Holy Roar Podcast that he wasn't a fan of Maiden at all, and actually got in trouble with their manager Rod Smallwood for announcing that FFAF's songs were abut orcs and goblins (thus making fun of Maiden).
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** In their early years, the members of IronMaiden became fans of the band, and invited them to tour with them. Magazines put two and two together and claimed Maiden were FFAF's idols, which was intended to give them more credibility amongst metal fans, who were notoriously hostile to emo bands at the time. FFAF certainly got treated badly when supporting them, and vowed never to do so again. In fact, Matt noted in a 2015 interview for the Holy Roar Podcast that he wasn't a fan of Maiden at all, and actually got in trouble with their manager Rod Smallwood for announcing that FFAF's songs were abut about orcs and goblins (thus making fun of Maiden).Maiden, and showing a [presumably intentional] lack of understanding of their lyrics).
19th Jan '16 8:12:55 AM onionmaster
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** In their early years, the members of IronMaiden became fans of the band, and invited them to tour with them. Magazines put two and two together and claimed Maiden were FFAF's idols, which was intended to give them more credibility amongst metal fans, who were notoriously hostile to emo bands at the time. FFAF certainly got treated badly when supporting them, and vowed never to do so again. In fact, Matt noted in a 2015 interview for the Holy Roar Podcast that he wasn't a fan of Maiden at all, and actually got in trouble with their manager Rod Smallwood for announcing that FFAF's songs were abut orcs and goblins (thus making fun of Maiden).
19th Jan '16 7:20:51 AM onionmaster
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**** The band have done acoustic versions of at least 16 songs across various sessions and releases. When the song requires screaming, it is usually sung instead. Of particular note is The Art Of American Football (Tiscali Acoustic Session), which was rearranged so differently as an acoustic that it could almost be a different song. This version can most easily be found on the second disc of Your History Is Mine.
12th Jan '16 4:04:14 PM onionmaster
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* RefrainFromAssuming - On Casually Dressed, the only songs that actually feature the song titles in the lyrics are 'Moments Forever Faded' and 'Your Revolution Is A Joke'. On later albums the titles are more often used but there are still many examples of this trope.
8th Jan '16 3:49:38 AM onionmaster
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* OneOfUs: Matt has described himself as a nerd on many occasions.
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* OneOfUs: Matt has described himself as a nerd on many occasions. This fact is made even more emphatic by his Twitter, in which his tweets have focused on such subjects as record collecting, movies, videogames and tabletop gaming.
8th Jan '16 3:40:00 AM onionmaster
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* NeverLiveItDown - Despite making consistently great music, the band have played on the nostalgia of their first two EPs and first two albums during pretty much every album cycle they've done. The band even did a song about it, "Old Hymns", in which they lament their early popularity and the fact that older fans don't view their new work in the same way - 'I used to mean something to you, but now I'm tired and alone'.
8th Jan '16 3:19:18 AM onionmaster
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** "Juno"/"Juneau" is also one - the band have been known to stop playing whilst the crowd sings "And I'm nothing more than a line in your book". Amazingly, they were doing this as early as late 2002 when Between Order And Model was their only release (early video footage on Youtube proves this).
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** "Juno"/"Juneau" is also one - the band have been known to stop playing whilst the crowd sings "And I'm nothing more than a line in your book". Amazingly, they were doing this as early as late 2002 when Between Order And Model was their only release (early video footage on Youtube proves this). Audience members will sometimes scream along to the verse screaming as well.
8th Jan '16 3:18:32 AM onionmaster
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**** The band always felt a bit reluctant about removing the screaming when remaking "Juno" as "Juneau". They have always played the "Juno" version live, even when doing radio sessions.

* ExecutiveMeddling - Likely to be the reason for the removal of the screaming in Juneau, as it was going to be released as a single. The band have always played it live in its Juno arrangement (IE with screaming) thus indicating they always intended it to have it. The demo and 2002 live version of She Drove Me To Daytime Television has the line "on and on and on" sung only once at the end, whereas the EP / album version has it repeated. The demos of Storytelling and Moments Forever Faded have more screaming in them.
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* ExecutiveMeddling - Likely to be the The reason for the removal of the screaming in Juneau, as Juneau so it was going to could be released as a single. The band mentioned they thought of this as selling out, but compromised by changing the title to the feminine "Juneau". They have always played it live in its Juno arrangement (IE with screaming) thus indicating they always intended it to have it. The demo and 2002 live version of She Drove Me To Daytime Television has the line "on and on and on" sung only once at the end, whereas the EP / album version has it repeated. The demos of Storytelling and Moments Forever Faded have more screaming in them. "Summer's Dead And Buried" was rewritten as the decidedly more commercial "Waking Up In My Own Paralysis", whose name was shortened to "Waking Up" by the label.

* RearrangeTheSong - "Juno", from their first EP, was re-recorded as "Juneau" on their debut album. The second version was a bit less screamy and intense and more catchy. ** "This Letter" was originally recorded in a heavy arrangement to being a very sedate acoustic arrangement for its release on the "Streetcar" single. For years, this acoustic version was the only one available to the public, but the heavy version has appeared on the digital only third disc of Your History Is Mine (it also appeared on a promo acetate CD, years before).
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* RearrangeTheSong - "Juno", from their first EP, was re-recorded as "Juneau" on their debut album. The second version was a bit less screamy removes most of the screaming and intense and adds more catchy. singing and vocal harmonies. When playing the song live, the band reinstates the screaming. ** "This Letter" was originally first recorded in as an acoustic song "Grand Central Station", just after Between Order And Model was made. In the Hours sessions, it was re-arranged into a heavy arrangement to being a very sedate arrangement, then the original acoustic arrangement was re-recorded with some modifications for its release on the "Streetcar" single. For years, this acoustic version was the only one available to the public, but the heavy version has appeared on the digital only third disc of Your History Is Mine (it also appeared on a promo acetate CD, years before). The band noted that whilst they liked the song, they didn't think either arrangement quite worked well enough for it to be an album track. *** The band rearranged "Summer's Dead And Buried" as "Waking Up In My Own Paralysis" (shortened to "Waking Up" by the label). "Waking Up..." has different lyrics, removes the 'kill you' chorus and adds a melodic 'in my hands' one. However, the song still retains the 'dead and buried' section towards the end.
7th Jan '16 7:31:22 AM Morgenthaler
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Funeral For A Friend is a PostHardcore band from Bridgend, Wales. Formed in 2001, they have released five studio albums. Unlike most bands in the genre, FuneralForAFriend are influenced by NWOBHM and ThrashMetal. They are sometimes called emo or screamo, and acknowledge its influence on them. However, they consider themselves to play a unique style of music influenced by many genres, and for this reason, prefer to be called a hard rock or metal band. In addition, their sound features interplay between dual vocalists and guitarists.
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Funeral For A Friend is a PostHardcore band from Bridgend, Wales. Formed in 2001, they have released five studio albums. Unlike most bands in the genre, FuneralForAFriend Funeral For A Friend are influenced by NWOBHM and ThrashMetal. They are sometimes called emo or screamo, and acknowledge its influence on them. However, they consider themselves to play a unique style of music influenced by many genres, and for this reason, prefer to be called a hard rock or metal band. In addition, their sound features interplay between dual vocalists and guitarists.
16th Nov '15 6:47:04 PM Prfnoff
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* FollowTheLeader - The band were very inspired by American post-hardcore bands like Deftones, Boysetsfire, Far and Hum. In turn, their popularity in the UK was a big catalyst for the expansion of the whole emo scene over there and the switching of Kerrang! magazine to being mostly about the genre (they were regularly featured). Such bands as {{Fightstar}}, BulletForMyValentine and BringMeTheHorizon formed out of wanting to make music like FFAF, although went off in different directions. The band had a far more American sound than British indie rock did, and had an impact because of it. The band are thought of as legends in the genre even though they have long past peaked in popularity.
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* FollowTheLeader - The band were very inspired by American post-hardcore bands like Deftones, Music/{{Deftones}}, Boysetsfire, Far and Hum. In turn, their popularity in the UK was a big catalyst for the expansion of the whole emo scene over there and the switching of Kerrang! magazine to being mostly about the genre (they were regularly featured). Such bands as {{Fightstar}}, BulletForMyValentine Fightstar, Music/BulletForMyValentine and BringMeTheHorizon Music/BringMeTheHorizon formed out of wanting to make music like FFAF, although went off in different directions. The band had a far more American sound than British indie rock did, and had an impact because of it. The band are thought of as legends in the genre even though they have long past peaked in popularity.
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