Tuesday, November 28, 2006

#63 - The Horn (Live) - Praying Mantis - Captured Alive in Tokyo City

OK - another fanboi alert, this time Clive Burr. I had to include at least one post Iron Maiden Clive Burr track, and this one absolutely deserves inclusion. It is a brilliant instrumental (this way you don't have to deal with any of the crappy Mantis singers of the era - yes Bernie Shaw BLOWS!).

Anyway, The Horn is a short, fast paced instrumental, with a great drum line. It was written during the Clive Burr's Escape era, and I guess since Clive was guesting in Mantis for this tour, they decided to do it live, and it was a great idea.

I still do not understand how some former members of Mantis slag Clive's drumming. I understand there were ego problems with him years ago, but please, there is no denying he is a superior drummer to Potts and Bisland, and for Dave Potts to imply that Rod Smallwood was willing to sack Clive to bring in Potts is ludicrous. If you do not believe me, ask Bernie Torme, Adrian Smith or Bruce Dickinson or any other RESPECTED musician that has played in a band with Clive. Or, you could just listen to The Horn.

7 comments:

L. Cornell said...

Clive Burr is the best!

Niko said...

Hoy Clive!

Susanna said...

Hey LC - get your hands off my man!! He dumped you YEARS AGO!!! Plus, your dad is a &%#@!*.

Bart said...

Hey Niko - How's my frying pan?

niko said...

You can't have it back, Clive. I'm enjoying it to much.

T-_Bone said...

I appreciate the comments guys, but let's try and stay on topic. Thanks!

saqib09 said...

I shudder (with excitement) to think how it'd be if Clive were still playing today. I like a lots of other drummers but no one equals Clive.