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returntothepit >> discuss >> Discuss: Rainbow in the Dark > Holy Diver by xmikex on Dec 20,2010 3:19pm
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toggletoggle post by xmikex at Dec 20,2010 3:19pm
Thoughts and opinions: My girlfriend and I got in a spirited adult debate last night over which is the superior Dio song: Holy Diver, or Rainbow in the Dark. For all those ready to chime in with "Duuuude, come on Holy Diver ride the tigerlollolololz" consider everything Rainbow has over Holy Diver.

1. No drawn out boring exposition. That might be really cool live after you huffed your first pencil shavings at your friends house before his older brother took you to see Dio and Megadeth at Babyhead BUT Rainbow in the Dark kills right out of the gate. Awesome catchy vocals and keyboard part happens right off the bat. Do you want to watch Terminator 2, or do you want to watch the trailers for Cop and 1/2 and Look Who's Talking Now for 10 minutes first?

2. There's more emotion in Dio's voice in "WHEN THERE'S LIGHTNINGGGGGGG" 15 seconds into the song then Holy Diver musters up in it's entirety.

3. The riff in the main verse to Rainbow takes more than just a pulse to play, as opposed to that stupid Iron Maiden gallop that eats up 90% of Holy Diver.

4. Rainbow has 99% less ironic novelty appeal than Holy Diver.

5. That part on the floor toms before the guitar solo in Rainbow makes you think you could do chinups with Kathy Bates hanging onto your legs. Holy Diver makes you think you can make ironic conversation at Throwed.

I'm not starting a poll because this is intended to be a qualitative study.



toggletoggle post by sir coughsalot at Dec 20,2010 3:21pm
rainbow has a better solo and i definitely get more psyched about that song than holy diver when im drunk



toggletoggle post by FuckIsMySignature at Dec 20,2010 3:22pm
Rainbow.

No explanation.



toggletoggle post by Yeti at Dec 20,2010 3:23pm
my meathead boss says that Rainbow pumps him up more than any song.



toggletoggle post by xmikex at Dec 20,2010 3:25pm edited Dec 20,2010 3:25pm
Yeti said[orig][quote]
my meathead boss says that Rainbow pumps him up more than any song.





toggletoggle post by PryoryofSyn  at Dec 20,2010 3:27pm
Dio was better with Rainbow, as well as on Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules.
The first Rainbow album is the best I think.



toggletoggle post by arkquimanthorn at Dec 20,2010 3:29pm
xmikex said[orig][quote]
Some(most) of you have awful taste in Dio.



toggletoggle post by xmikex at Dec 20,2010 3:34pm
arkquimanthorn said[orig][quote]
xmikex said[orig][quote]
Some(most) of you have awful taste in Dio.


well played.



toggletoggle post by sir coughsalot at Dec 20,2010 3:36pm
PryoryofSyn said[orig][quote]
Dio was better with Rainbow, as well as on Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules.
The first Rainbow album is the best I think.

i agree, ritchie blackmore's rainbow is a solid album all the way through. Rising is sick but it pretty much boils down to tarot woman and stargazer although i've been listening to Rainbow On Stage a lot lately.



toggletoggle post by goatcatalyst   at Dec 20,2010 3:38pm
I did not read this thread as I am driving; however, I will sum it up as such... ITT: garlic truffle mashed potatoes > french fries



toggletoggle post by arkquimanthorn at Dec 20,2010 3:41pm
xmikex said[orig][quote]

3. The riff in the main verse to Rainbow takes more than just a pulse to play, as opposed to that stupid Iron Maiden gallop that eats up 90% of Holy Diver.

4. Rainbow has 99% less ironic novelty appeal than Holy Diver.

5. That part on the floor toms before the guitar solo in Rainbow makes you think you could do chinups with Kathy Bates hanging onto your legs. Holy Diver makes you think you can make ironic conversation at Throwed.


This sums it up. When I hear "HOLY DIVER RULES" there's just not enough facepalms in the world...just not enough...



toggletoggle post by goatcatalyst   at Dec 20,2010 3:46pm
But if you're a splitter of cunt-hairs, "Stargazer" is the best song the man ever sang. Look to "Live in Germany 1976". Pretty sure I posted a link to that a while back.



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Dec 20,2010 3:50pm
sir%20coughsalot said[orig][quote]
rainbow has a better solo and i definitely get more psyched about that song than holy diver when im drunk



toggletoggle post by MillenialKingdom  at Dec 20,2010 3:51pm
If it didn't have that ridiculous keyboard sound in it, I would say Rainbow. Holy Diver is a little played out at this point and terrible bands have covered the song way too much.

I'll go with Rainbow.



toggletoggle post by whiskey_weed_and_women  at Dec 20,2010 4:24pm edited Dec 20,2010 4:25pm
Hi I'm just here to read more tales of Mike Shea huffing pencil shavings with his friends before see Megadeth.



toggletoggle post by AndrewBastard at Dec 20,2010 4:25pm
Rainbow in the Diver

Holy Dark

CWUTIDID questionmark



toggletoggle post by blue  at Dec 20,2010 6:01pm
ill take RITD, but the the entire holy diver album from front to back is amazing.



toggletoggle post by TheRidersofDoom  at Dec 20,2010 6:42pm
ONLY DIO IN ELF IS REAL



toggletoggle post by metal_church101  at Dec 21,2010 12:06pm
Holy Diver just because Killswitch Engage covered it



toggletoggle post by dreadkill  at Dec 21,2010 12:10pm
Don't Talk to strangers or you're a pussy.



toggletoggle post by MetalMessiah  at Dec 21,2010 12:55pm
Rainbow, for the keyboards



toggletoggle post by BSV at Dec 21,2010 2:32pm
CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE is the best song on Holy Diver, and one the best in Dio's catalog.

i've had so many home sweet home moments, walking into Ralphs's and finding a dozen other people singing Holy Diver.

Holy Diver singalongs > Rainbow in the Dark singalongs



toggletoggle post by dreadkill  at Dec 21,2010 2:52pm
caught in the middle rules.



toggletoggle post by arkquimanthorn at Dec 21,2010 2:53pm
like a DIVER IN THE RAIN



toggletoggle post by legionofthedying  at Dec 21,2010 4:50pm
Don't Talk to Strangers is superior to both of those songs in my opinion



toggletoggle post by blue  at Dec 21,2010 5:34pm
BSV said[orig][quote]
CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE is the best song on Holy Diver, and one the best in Dio's catalog.



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