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Blaze Bayley

Discussion in 'Solo/Side Project Discussion' started by Anonymous, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman Fågel

    A summary from the chapter covering this in the Run to the Hills Biography:
    1. The band decided that they needed to get a new singer.
    2. Rod wanted Bruce back but Steve was not into the idea - Rod had to convince him.
    3. Blaze was fired (in january of 1999) before Bruce had officially agreed to rejoin.
    4. It is possible that the band would have started to search for a completely new singer if the meeting between with Bruce would not have worked out.

    According to Dave Ling, Bruce was considering the idea a month before:
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    Blaze said that the rest band walked to the dressing room without him and didn't do an encore at the Rio show in december- so he felt that something was wrong, but no one told him anything.
     
  2. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

  3. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman Fågel

    - Blaze in the Run to the Hills Biography.
     
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  4. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Well, he did release Silicon Messiah - and it was damn good. Great, even. But Brave New World was better.
     
  5. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Yea, I'm not convinced by that statement. It's the classic "this one wasn't great but we'll prove ourselves next time!" line. Which is really unnecessary to begin with because I thought they did a fine job proving that they could function without Bruce already. Naysayers were going to dismiss it no matter what. Blaze could've turned in his greatest performance on the greatest Maiden album (I know some on this forum would say he did) and he'd still be in the shadow of Bruce for a large portion of the audience.
     
  6. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Oh, I agree, but whether Blaze was working on those songs prior to his booting or he wrote them to prove something - Silicon Messiah is amazing. He could certainly make the argument that he was planning on using them for the next Maiden album.
     
  7. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Realistically it'd probably be a hybrid of Silicon Messiah and Brave New World which could actually be the greatest Maiden album as long as Nicko shows up and they hire a real producer. Definitely one of the more interesting Maiden "what ifs".
     
  8. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Not sure about that.
     
  9. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman Fågel

    It seems like Blaze wrote the lyrics and the vocal melodies (with some help from Andy Sneap) on Silicon Messiah, but that the rest was written by Wray, Slater, Naylor and Singer with Sneap. The ideas he had would therefore have sounded very different if they had ended up on an Maiden album, that's my opinion.

    Great album though. Stare At the Sun together with Ghost in the Machine belong to my favourite songs.
     
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  10. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    I was just gonna ask if Blaze wrote/writes music or just lyrics and/or melodies.
    Also, is it possible that some of his musical ideas ended up uncredited on BNW?
     
  11. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman Fågel

    Yes. Blaze has stated that he co-wrote Dream of Mirrors:

    7:19.
    The interviewer mentions something about a second song too.

    In "At the end of the Day - The Story of the Blaze Bayley Band" which was released in 2009, he said that he was paid for his work, but he didn't want to say which material it was back then.

    Edit: Here is the last song from the Rio show in 1998 and there is nothing wrong with the audience reaction:
     
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  12. Welsh Phantom

    Welsh Phantom Educated Fool

    I only got Silicon Messiah (and Infinite Entanglement) last month. My first Blaze solo stuff .... both great :)

    Whenever I see the cd cover for Silicon Messiah, I always think of the PC game System Shock from 1999. Someone somewhere was clearly influenced by the artwork!
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    [​IMG]
     
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  13. TheTalisman

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    I recommend you to have a look at As Live As It Gets from 2003, which was recorded during the last couple of shows with the original lineup. The set was a mix between Silicon Messiah and Tenth Dimension with some Maiden, Wolfsbane etc. One of the best live albums I have heard, it has a very powerful sound.

     
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  14. Welsh Phantom

    Welsh Phantom Educated Fool

    Thanks. I will probably get them all in order from here on in :)
     
  15. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    @Warhurst Since a few years I think Blaze's best album is his third. Blood and Belief from 2004. Get it and you won't regret it. Same guitar tandem as on previous releases.
     
  16. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    As Live As It Gets is my favorite Blaze album. One of the best live recordings out there.
     
  17. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    For some reason I think it's studio. It sounds very much so.
     
  18. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman Fågel

    I think it's just Sneap who produced it that way. He replaced a big percentage of the drum sound with triggers, did some pitch correction on the vocals, propably edited the timing in some places and used lots of compression etc.
    Otherwise it's not that far off from this live radio recording if you compare how the band performs:


    And also on"The Brave" on that album, Blaze sounds very tired in the second half of the song and his voice cracks a bit, at 2:45. They could easily have fixed that with overdubs if they had wanted to.
     
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  19. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    The Man Who Would Not Die is my favorite Blaze album.
     
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  20. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon My Maiden show was a SUPER EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE!

    Blaze announced tour dates for next year.

    FEBRUARY
    11TH MT, Gzira, The Orpheum
    18TH UK, Ballymena, Diamond Rock
    25th (afternoon) UK, Wolverhampton, Vinyl & Vintage (acoustic)
    25th UK, Bewdley, Cock & Magpie (acoustic)
    MARCH
    1st UK, Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
    2nd UK, Newcastle, Trillians
    3rd UK, Grimsby, Yardbirds Rock Club
    4th UK, Manchester, Sound Control
    5th UK, Birmingham, Roadhouse
    9th UK, Cardiff, Fuel
    10th BE, Verviers, Spirit of 66
    11th FR, Paris, Le Petit Bain
    12th BE, Deinze, Café Elpee
    18th FR, Luynes, Le Korigan
    22nd ES, Madrid, Club Moby Dick
    23rd ES, Lleida, Café Del Teatre
    24th ES, Valencia, Sala Fussion
    25th ES, Irun, Tunk
    26th ES, Zaragoza, King Kong
    30th IT, Vercelli, Officine Sonore
    31st CH, Saint-Maurice, Manoir Pub
    APRIL
    1st FR, Nancy (Pagney D - B, Chez Paulette
    7th FR, Grenoble, L’Amperage
    8th FR, Clermont-Ferrand (Mozac), Salle De L’Arlequin
    13th DE, Krefeld, Kulturampe
    14th NL, Leiden, Gebr De Nobel
    15th DE, Grossefehn, Schlappohr Rockkneipe
    16th NL, Helmond, Muziekcafe
    20th DE, Hamburg, Bambi Galore
    21st DE, Siegen, Vortex
    22nd DE, Balingen, Sonnenkeller
    23rd DE, Konstanz Rockbar
    26th SI, Ljublijana, Orto Bar
    27th AT, Vienna, Viper Room
    28th SK, Bratislava, Rock Café
    29th CZ, Brno, Melodka
    30th Czech, Pilsen, Cerokovka
    MAY
    4th PL, Wroclaw, Liverpool Klub
    5th PL, Tychy, Underground
    6th PL, Stalowa Wola, Labirynt Club
    7th PL, Olsztyn, Nowy Andergrant
    9th LT, Kaunas, Klubas Lemmy
    10th LV, Riga, Nabaklab
    11th EE, Tallinn, The Tapper
    12th FI, Helsinki, On The Rocks
    13th FI, Mikkeli, Kulttuuritalo Tempo
    19th FI, Lappeenranta, Mobar
    20th FI, Mantyharju, Bar Krouvi
    21st FI, Mantyharju, Bar Krouvi (acoustic)
    26th NO, Fosser, Oak Metal Club
    27th SE, Falkenberg, Downtown
    JULY
    27th HU, Budapest, venue to be advised
    28th RS, Belgrade, Club Fest
    29th BA, Sarajevo, Cinemas Sloga
    AUGUST
    5th UK, Oxford, Oxrox Alive
     

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