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Most influential band on Iron Maiden?
« on: March 28, 2018, 11:04:50 AM »
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Re: Most influential band on Iron Maiden?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2018, 11:08:46 AM »
They frequently cite Wishbone Ash as a big influence.
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Re: Most influential band on Iron Maiden?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2018, 11:26:51 AM »
Beckett  :)
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Re: Most influential band on Iron Maiden?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 11:49:30 AM »
Sabbath, Jethro

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Re: Most influential band on Iron Maiden?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2018, 12:53:44 PM »
Wasn't UFO a big influence?
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Re: Most influential band on Iron Maiden?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2018, 02:43:50 PM »
I've noticed Dave Murray and Adrian Smith both apply a lot of bluesy licks in their solos even though the music is hard rock/heavy metal.  So Clapton and Hendrix, Beck, could have some influence on them too, amongst a few others.
On the most part Iron Maiden are innovators, so they are mostly influenced by themselves.. Steve Harris took a whole new approach to the bass..
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Re: Most influential band on Iron Maiden?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2018, 02:58:14 PM »
You can also get an idea by their cover choices during the '80s B-Sides.

Jethro Thull as pointed out above need to be mentioned
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Re: Most influential band on Iron Maiden?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2018, 06:27:03 AM »
Thin Lizzy, both musically and lyrically.

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Re: Most influential band on Iron Maiden?
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2018, 06:40:58 AM »
Wasn't UFO a big influence?

Yes, UFO was a big influence, especially on Steve. He was heavily influenced by Pete Way, in his playing style and look.




would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2018, 07:00:15 AM »
I always knew that Wishbone Ash and Thin Lizzy were big influences on Maiden, but this thread got me further interested in them.

Any fan of those two bands who would care to suggest a starting point? maybe a Greatest Hits if there's a comprehensive and faithful one, just to not get lost on countless albums...
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Re: Most influential band on Iron Maiden?
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2018, 07:07:27 AM »
I always knew that Wishbone Ash and Thin Lizzy were big influences on Maiden, but this thread got me further interested in them.

Any fan of those two bands who would care to suggest a starting point? maybe a Greatest Hits if there's a comprehensive and faithful one, just to not get lost on countless albums...

You can clearly hear the influences in these 2 tunes that I posted earlier: Warrior by Wishbone Ash and Emerald by Thin Lizzy.  Not only musically, but lyrically - both these songs are about soldiers, a subject matter that Maiden took closely to heart.  Warrior is from the album Argus, and Emerald is from Jailbreak.  You can't go wrong with either album.

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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2018, 07:09:34 AM »
Thanks! I actually did check out those links yesterday, that was kinda the "wake up call" so to speak to try and discover more about those two bands  :hat
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Re: Most influential band on Iron Maiden?
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2018, 07:15:27 AM »
Slayer

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Re: Most influential band on Iron Maiden?
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2018, 09:34:58 AM »
For Dave Murray, Paul Kossoff from Free.  He even bought one of Paul's old guitars after he died. 

For Bruce, Deep Purple "In Rock" supposedly changed his life.

For Harris, we didn't mention Genesis yet, but he often cited Genesis as an early influence (and I think there are some lyrical allusions on The Sign Of The Cross). 

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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2018, 09:46:26 AM »
Thanks! I actually did check out those links yesterday, that was kinda the "wake up call" so to speak to try and discover more about those two bands  :hat

Also for Wishbone Ash, I'd look into their 2 live albums:  Live Dates and Live Dates II 

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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2018, 12:25:22 PM »
Beckett  :)

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Re: Most influential band on Iron Maiden?
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2018, 05:47:03 PM »
Dexy's Midnight Runners.