IRON MAIDEN - HOLY SMOKE + GIANT POSTER 12" MAXI SINGLE Vinyl

Album Info:  "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.

 

IRON MAIDEN - Holy Smoke + Giant Poster 12" MAXI SINGLE Vinyl album front cover

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
:

Label Information:

 
Black EMI 12EM 153 

Media 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

 

Front Cover Photo Of IRON MAIDEN - Holy Smoke + Giant Poster 12" MAXI SINGLE Vinyl

 

IRON MAIDEN - Holy Smoke + Giant Poster 12" MAXI SINGLE Vinyl album front cover

Photo Of The Back Cover IRON MAIDEN - Holy Smoke + Giant Poster 12" MAXI SINGLE Vinyl

 

IRON MAIDEN - Holy Smoke + Giant Poster 12" MAXI SINGLE Vinyl album back cover

Photo of the poster included with IRON MAIDEN - Holy Smoke 12" MAXI SINGLE Vinyl

 

Photo of the poster included with IRON MAIDEN - Holy Smoke 12" MAXI SINGLE Vinyl

Close up of record's label IRON MAIDEN - Holy Smoke + Giant Poster 12" MAXI SINGLE Vinyl Side One

Record Label Details: Black Colour EMI 12EM 153 45 r.p.m. ℗ 1990Sound Copyright

IRON MAIDEN - Holy Smoke + Giant Poster 12" MAXI SINGLE Vinyl enlarged record label
 

IRON MAIDEN - Vinyl Records Discography Home Page