HardRadio.com Main Page

HardRadio HardBoard
The Heavy Metal Supersite
 
    FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 


Metal And Literature
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    HardRadio HardBoard Forum Index -> Artist Discussion
Digg it Stumble it Submit to Del.icio.us Reddit it Slashdot it  
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
iwarrior



Joined: 05 Apr 2002
Posts: 3526
Location: Pittsburgh,PA

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 1:30 pm    Post subject: Metal And Literature Reply with quote

What bands/albums/songs if any got you interested in literature or a particular author? Also,what are the best songs based on literary works? Thirdly,which literary works cry out to be metallized? Iron Maiden's "To Tame A Land" stands out for me as the best since it got me interested in Dune.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Jake



Joined: 02 Mar 1999
Posts: 4963

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 2:07 pm    Post subject: Metal And Literature Reply with quote

Iron Maiden's Stranger in a Strange Land got me to read Robert A. Heinlein's book by the same name(or part of it anyway). Since then I've contemplated reading more from him, but I haven't made up my mind.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
EdwardTHead



Joined: 17 May 2000
Posts: 576
Location: Maryland

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 6:02 am    Post subject: Metal And Literature Reply with quote

Maiden did get me to read a lot of Heinlein books even though they have nothing to do with the songs. I also read some Poe and Lord of the Flies because of Maiden.

Vigin Steele got me to read a lot of Greek Lit, including The Oddessy and the Illiad and the majority of the plays.

I'm sure there are others that have made me go and read but off the top of my head I can't think of any more.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Icarus



Joined: 26 Jan 2001
Posts: 1695
Location: where anger and euphoria collide

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 6:49 am    Post subject: Metal And Literature Reply with quote

[b]Iced Earth[/b] got me into Bram Stoker's [i]Dracula[/i], only to find out that the movie (what the song is based on) and book, are very different animals.

[b]Metallica's[/b] [i]Creeping Death[/i] got me into reading passages in the bible about Moses and him freeing the slaves, and the curses he inflicted on the Pharoh as warned by God.
You know all of the good stuff, plague, death, famine, etc.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Urizen



Joined: 30 Jul 2001
Posts: 112
Location: Houston, TX

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:43 pm    Post subject: Metal And Literature Reply with quote

Maiden has gotten me into Brave New World, Stranger in a Strange Land (not related to the book), Rime of the Ancient Mariner and a lot more
Maiden has been good for me literature and history wise
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Evil Doctor X



Joined: 20 Apr 2001
Posts: 258
Location: My Secret Laboratory

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2003 9:53 pm    Post subject: Metal And Literature Reply with quote

I read and did a report on "Johnny Got His Gun" by Dalton Trumbo because of Metallica's One.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
vtravi



Joined: 06 Jun 2003
Posts: 31
Location: Brimfield, Mass USA

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2003 12:13 pm    Post subject: Metal And Literature Reply with quote

I have gotten in Lit. and History because of Maiden. Of Course there is Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner. I also read the biography of Alexander the Great. It also got me into Mythology with songs like Flight of Icarus and Powerslave.

I will read the Sumrillion bt JRR Tolkien. Because of Nightfall in Middle Earth, on of my all time fav.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Stark



Joined: 26 Mar 2001
Posts: 1126
Location: Mörrum

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2003 3:34 pm    Post subject: Metal And Literature Reply with quote

vtravi: The Tolkien-book is called "Silmarillion", which is also where Marillion took their name from.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
vtravi



Joined: 06 Jun 2003
Posts: 31
Location: Brimfield, Mass USA

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2003 6:18 pm    Post subject: Metal And Literature Reply with quote

I new I was going to spell that wrong. But I will read that next. Although I am reading War and Peace now so it might be awhile.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    HardRadio HardBoard Forum Index -> Artist Discussion All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group