Saturday, September 19, 2015

Bruce Dickinson: "First Iron Maiden album sounded like a sack of shit"


Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson was recently interviewed by Spin.com, you can read some excerpts below.


About the supposed "punk" influence on Iron Maiden's classic first album, which featured the band's previous singer, Paul Di'Anno, Dickinson said: "If you look at all the old Steve Harris interviews, he hates punk rock. The first Maiden album sounded punky because it sounded like a sack of shit. He hates that record. The first singe gave it a little bit of that kind of vibe, but the punk thing was nailed to the band by the press. The band absolutely hated it, because there was no way on God's green earth Maiden were ever, even remotely, a punk band. As soon as 'Killers' came out, which was a proper-sounding record, it was obvious, where's the punk thing on 'Killers'? You've got 'Murders In The Rue Morgue', which basically could have been off of Deep Purple's 'In Rock', you've got 'Prodigal Son', a proggy, sweet little ballad, you've got 'Twilight Zone', all this kind of stuff, where's the punk thing? Don't get it."