IRON MAIDEN HOLY SMOKE GIANT POSTER 12" MAXI SINGLE

 

"Holy Smoke" is Iron Maiden's 21st single and the first to feature guitarist Janick Gers, who joined the band in mid-1990. It was released just weeks before the album, "No Prayer for the Dying", and climbed to number three on the UK Singles Chart. The song deals with the many Televangelist scandals that took place in the United States in the late 1980s, including mentions of "Jimmy the Reptile" (a reference to Jimmy Swaggart), "The TV Queen" (a possible reference to Tammy Faye Bakker), Noah, and "plenty of bad preachers for the Devil to stoke." Contrary to what some believe, however, this song is not aimed at the Christian religion itself, but rather the people that abuse it to make gains for themselves. This is one of the very few Iron Maiden songs with profanity in the lyrics (for example, "I've lived in filth/I've lived in sin/and I still smell cleaner than the shit you're in"), which is replaced by gunshot sounds in censored versions.

 

Album cover photos of : IRON MAIDEN Holy Smoke Huge Poster 12" Maxi Single

 

IRON MAIDEN HOLY SMOKE GIANT POSTER 12" MAXI SINGLE MINT

IRON MAIDEN HOLY SMOKE GIANT POSTER 12" MAXI SINGLE MINT

IRON MAIDEN HOLY SMOKE GIANT POSTER 12" MAXI SINGLE MINT

IRON MAIDEN HOLY SMOKE GIANT POSTER 12" MAXI SINGLE MINT  

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Collectors information / Album Description: 

This album includes the 60"x40" Holy Smoke Commemorative Tour-Poster

This album includes lyrics of "Holy Smoke" printed on the back cover as well as detailed IRON MAIDEN 1990 tour-information
 

Music Genre:  NWOBHM New Wave of British Heavy Metal 
Album 
Production information:
The album: "IRON MAIDEN Holy Smoke Huge Poster 12" Maxi Single" was produced by: Martin Birch for Zomba Music Publishers
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Record Label:  Black EMI 12EM 153 
Record Format 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: xxx gram  
Year & Country:  1990 Made in UK  

Track Listing of: IRON MAIDEN Holy Smoke Huge Poster 12" Maxi Single

The Song/tracks on "IRON MAIDEN Holy Smoke Huge Poster 12" Maxi Single" are

    Side One:
  • Holy Smoke
    Side Two:
  • All in your Mind
  • Kill Me Ce Soir

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