26
Feb
11

Inainte de Maiden – Povestea lui Steve Harris part 2

La 16 ani , tanarul Steve compusese deja primul sau cantec – Burning Ambition. Acesta a fost momentul cand Steve s-a gandit sa isi faca o trupa .

“When I first started playing guitar we used to muck about in my house. I used to have a couple of guys coming over from school, just sort of messing about. This guy used to play guitar, and he was a lot better on guitar than I was on bass at the time, and I used to just try and jam in with him. Then we decided “ Ah, well, we’ve got to get a drummer!”.

So we got this guy, anyway, he had this kit. He was pretty useless, but we didn’t really know at the time. We thought he was alright, but as we started to progressand get a bit better, we realized he wasn’t any good, and we sacked him.”

De fapt , Steve a recunoscut ca nici restul oamenilor din trupa nu erau asa buni si cantau mai mult cover-uri.

“They were doing more rock-boogie sort of stuff, like Savoy Brown, early Fleetwod Mac. I wasn’t really advocating the sort of stuff they were playing. I just thought it’s good experience for me. I played about 16 gigs with them.”

Trupa s-a numit Gypsy’s Kiss si a fost recunoscuta ca  fiind  destul de serioasa , dar asta nu a fost de ajuns . In curand Steve s-a alaturat trupei Smiler , un grup mai matur din punct de vedere muzical.Harris era singurul tanar din trupa , restul membrilor avand in jur de 25-26 de ani . S-a gandit ca va avea multe de invatat de la ei. Singura problema  in trupa a fost aceea ca restul membrilor nu voiau sa cante compozitiile lui Harris , considerandu-le prea sofisticate. Steve experimenta in domeniul rock-ului progresiv , iar ceilalti erau impotriva oricarui experiment , preferand mai mult un sunet de tip rockabilly. Avand aceasta bariera muzicala intre ei , Steve Harris s-a decis sa paraseasca grupul si sa isi incerce norocul cu infiintarea altei trupe. Acest lucru s-a materializat in 1975 , de Craciun, cu prima componenta Iron Maiden : Paul Day la voce , Terry Rance , Dave Sullivan la chitara si Ron Rebel la tobe.

stanga – dreapta : Paul Day , Ron Rebel , Terry Rance , Dave Sullivan si Steve Harris

Iron Maiden – Fecioara de Fier – era un instrument de tortura medieval si s-a potrivit viziunii de trupa heavy si “rea” a lui Harris. Dar Harris nu a fost primul care a venit cu numele de Iron Maiden. Cu 5 ani in urma , exista un grup de “doom” cu acelasi nume ( original  au cantat sub numele de Growth si apoi BUM) . Insa , pentru albumul lor de debut , Maiden Voyage, grupul din Essex va fi cunoscut sub numele de Iron Maiden. Este de retinut ca proveneau din acelasi tinut ca Steve Harris si ca cea mai cunoscuta piesa a lor intitulata “Ballad Of Martha Kent” avea armonii similare cu “Heaven Can Wait “ ( o viitoare piesa Maiden).

Partea a 3-a in curand !

Fanclub Iron Maiden Brasov

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