Culture: Karaoke
Iron Maiden Karaoke   (+5, -4)  [vote for, against]
heavy metal, life or death!

The microphone is wired to the mechanism that advances the spikes. Loud singing retards them; quiet singing or pauses advances them. Sing long and loud, your life depends on it.
-- pocmloc, Dec 21 2009

Iron Maiden sing along time...
The song "Iron Maiden" from the album "Iron Maiden", by the band "Iron Maiden", ostensibily about the torture device called an iron maiden [Jinbish, Dec 22 2009]

For [Ian]
Muppet's Bohemian Rhapsody is very good - but I like Beaker's rendition of "Ode to Joy" better. [Jinbish, Dec 22 2009]

For [bungston]
It's not jazz - but it is bizarre. [Jinbish, Dec 22 2009]

the problem is once the spikes were advanced to a certain amount, the singing would be both long and loud so they wouldn't advance any more.
-- FlyingToaster, Dec 21 2009

Disputed: "retards" implies that the spikes still move, albeit slower. "Retracts" implies them moing away from the singer, which is undesirable.

Of course, "retard" could refer to the karaoke singer ...
-- 8th of 7, Dec 22 2009

I'm considering a connoisseur model, which uses matching algorithms to compare the singing to the backing track, for intonation, rythym, etc.
-- pocmloc, Dec 22 2009

// connoisseur model //

Bigger, longer, sharper spikes ....
-- 8th of 7, Dec 22 2009

In UK we could just sing Christmas no 1s, especially this year's ...
-- Aristotle, Dec 22 2009

I would like to do an album of Iron Maiden covers, but arranged as jazz standards.
-- bungston, Dec 22 2009

horrible, evil torture device (+)
-- Voice, Mar 04 2011

I just gave this a bun before I read that it was about torture. Again, because I can see much mirth in Maiden, and I think that they are underused in the karaoke format.
-- bungston, Mar 04 2011

random, halfbakery