Oh..my..god. I remember listening to this like about ~8-9 years ago with my old, crappy CD player. It was on a CD of totally random songs and for some reason I particularly remembered on this one...it's probably the title. Since we didn't have Internet back then (I think I didn't even hear of it), I listened the hell out of that disc...good good times. This was the first time when I actually searched the title of this song on the net.
Afraid to Shoot Strangers, by Iron Maiden. This song is excellence. The lyrics are very well made, not to mention that magical guitar solo. Don't take me wrong, but I actually like it more than quite a bunch of their songs from the eighties; along with many other tracks from the Fear of the Dark album, it sounds very melodic and atmospheric. Definitely one of my favorite albums by them, even despite the bad name it gets.
Listening to this as well... Great, now i have to listen to the full album now.
The solo is orgasmic.
If you liked the solo, you should also consider listening to Childhood's End, if you haven't already. It has some great guitar work as well, and might actually be my favorite one in the entire album.
Also, I'm currently listening to Pink Floyd's The Wall, and I am finally beginning to understand why so many people enjoy the heck out of it. What a masterpiece. I feel ashamed for never before having given it the attention it deserves.