An iconic Metal band and a band named with a baseball term are spotlighted in this weeks edition of R4B's Lost Rock Tracks Of The Week.
Iron Maiden - Flight Of Icarus (1983)
British Heavy-Metal mainstays Iron Maiden developed a huge
following even though most of their music did not receive substantial AOR airplay. This song, which peaked at #8 on Billboards Rock Tracks Chart in the summer of 1983, was an exception. The Trooper
and Run To The Hills
are other signature Iron Maiden songs.
flight of icarus - iron maiden - YouTube
Fastball - Fire Escape (1998)
Fastball's smash hit The Way
was all over Top 40 Pop and AOR Radio circa Spring/Summer 1998. This follow-up tune flopped on Top 40 radio, but proved to be just as popular as The Way
on AOR Radio. IMHO, this is the superior song of the two, but, if you have no recollection of it, feel free to determine that for yourself.
Fastball - Fire Escape - YouTube