It's 1989. I'm only 12 years old, hanging at a friend's house playing Super Mario Brother Brothers, drinking Diet Rite cause it was the only freak'in soda left in the damn fridge, when Nick's older brother Chris puts on Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. We'd been jamming Master of Puppets, and Nick was pissed cause he was big into Metallica and Megadeth at the time and listenned to it nonstop. At the time, I didn't think it was all that, but it grew on me and by the third time I'd heard it, I thought it was good sh*t. So I went to KMart ( which for any peeps born after 1985 ) was like Walmart back then, they multiplied like roaches, looking to buy Seventh Son. They only had it on CD, and I didn't have a CD player of my own, just a cassette boom box and a Walkman. So, I ended up buying Peace of Mind, cause it was older and cost less then the one "With the really cool cover art", that being Somewhere in Time. e On the car ride back, I popped that tape into my walkman ( my offbrand walkman, the Sony f*ckers were expensive!) and hit play. From the first drums of Where Eagles Dare I was hooked, and instantly became a Maiden fan for life. Over the next few years, I played the hell out that tape, which finally snapped when I was 15. No worry, I had it on CD by then, along with every other (U.S.) Maiden release, including the First Ten Years box set. Peace of Mind is still my favourite Maiden album to this day, and in my opinion, has their finest moment, "THE TROOPER". Even the one obligitory crappy song, Quest for Fire, doesn't get on my nerves too much, and with the advent of the CD, I skip it anyway, lol. What was your first Maiden album? I'm curious to find out.