Piratical Parody

Did you know that….

Pirate metal band Alestorm has written an homage to Maiden?

And it is extremely charming, going by the title “Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum.” (Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum, 2022) The lyrics describe someone who must take a choice, namely whether he will be good or evil, (as in “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son” (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)), a seventh seal that is broken (as in “Moonchild” (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)), and a curse ( as in “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (Powerslave, 1984)). It also includes several literal references to the “Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”

I enthusiastically recommend watching the video and paying attention to the subtitles. Whereas the subtitles for the guitar solo are a nonsense recipe for a cake or a dessert, they suddenly jump during the chorus to “Seventh Son” with an excuse that this was the wrong artist, just to make sure that everyone gets the reference.

See for yourself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYLU_v2tOMI

“Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum.” Alestorm. YouTube. Uploaded by Napalm Records. (22.06.2022) [26.06.2022]

Sources

  • Bowes, Christopher. “Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum.” Alestorm. Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum. Napalm Records, 2022.
  • Harris, Steve. “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.” Iron Maiden. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. EMI, 1988.
  • Smith Adrian, Dickinson, Bruce. “Moonchild.” Iron Maiden. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. EMI, 1988.
  • Harris, Steve. “Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” Iron Maiden. Powerslave. EMI; 1984.

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