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Clive Burr

Discussion in 'Solo/Side Project Discussion' started by Forostar, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    This great drummer from the first three Maiden albums never had his own topic, probably because most of his non-Maiden activities had other (ex-)Maiden members involved.

    This next example is also Maiden related, in a way:
    Clive has something interesting in common with Nicko McBrain (apart from having been in Maiden), namely:
    He played on a Trust album (Idéal). He did it after he left Maiden, Nicko (who played on Marche ou crève -> English language version: Savage) before he came to Maiden.

    This is a song from that album,
    Les armes aux yeux.

    That same same album, had an English language version as well (Man's Trap). This is a song from it:
    Power of the Knife. I like this last one quite a lot.
    Of course there's the 'eavy Frenck accent, but still I can appreciate the nice guitar work, and Clive's antemic marching beat (which is more simple than his work in Maiden but so is the music).
  2. mtmccox

    mtmccox Ancient Mariner

    Well Clive's playing has something kinky, wild, the amazing temper, that I don't hear from Nicko. (Genghis Khan, Ides Of March ..) He fits those songs 1000%, but I don't know how he would manage more prog stuff like Out Of The Silent Planet or Brighter Than A 1000 Suns ..
  3. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    You described Clive well. But I don't hope this will be a "who is the best drummer for Maiden" discussion. I think we have a few other topics about that.

    Hear are Clive's studio albums on which no other (ex-)Maiden member(s) performed. A lot of these albums were released years after they were recorded:

    Idéal (1983) aka Trust IV aka Man's Trap (1984) <- English language

    Bernard Bonvoisin : vocals
    Norbert Krief : guitar
    Mohamed Shemleck : guitar
    Yves Brusco : bass
    Clive Burr : drums

    Samples -> see my previous post

    Stratus (originally "Clive Burr's Escape", then briefly known as "Tygon" and "Stratas"),
    Throwing Shapes (1985)
    Tino Troy — lead guitar, vocals
    Bernie Shaw - lead vocals
    Clive Burr - drums, vocals
    Chris Troy — bass, vocals
    Alan Nelson — keyboard

    Lethal Potion (1990) also available under the name Sovereign Remedy (2006)
    Bass - Mark White
    Drums - Clive Burr
    Guitars - Norman Gordon, Phil Denton
    Vocals - Paul Taylor

    Sample -> Visons of Darkness (great recognizable drums by Clive)

    Bloodied But Unbowed (1996) also released as Ace (2006)
    Dee Snider - vocals
    Marc Russel - bass
    Bernie Tormé - guitars
    Clive Burr - drums

    Sample -> Ride Thru The Storm

    Praying Mantis
    Demorabilia (1999)
    Features 1983 recordings from Clive Burr's Escape with guitarist Tino Troy and bassist Chris Troy from Praying Mantis and ex-Grand Prix vocalist Bernie Shaw plus Don Garbett on keyboards.
    Sample -> A Question of Time (Not difficult to hear the man who played on from Phantom of the Opera)

    John Payne and Andy Nye
    The Passion (2008)
    John Payne (vocals)
    Ant Glynne (guitar)
    Andy Nye (keyboards)
    Clive Burr (drums)

    Sample -> Burning the Innocent (this stuff reminds me a little bit of A.S.a.P.)
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2015
  4. Murder89

    Murder89 Officer Friendly

    Never listened to his stuff outside Maiden - well, here's the chance.
    I''ll check his albums starting with the one he did with Bernie Shaw.  :D
  5. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    I have added sound samples in my previous post.

    Here's something not that hardrockerish:

    The Far Corporation featuring Clive Burr and Paul Samson. German TV, 1988
    Frank Farian - Vocals / Guitar
    Steve Harley - Vocals / Keyboards
    Paul Samson - Lead Guitar
    Clive Burr - Drums
    Dieter Petereit - Bass
    Simon Philips - Keys
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2015
  6. Mega

    Mega Ancient Mariner

    Doesn't seem like he did much after Maiden. When did he first start showing signs of MS?
  7. Prowler_108

    Prowler_108 Trooper

    Is that the same Simon Philips who played on Sin After Sin and some Michael Schenker stuff?
  8. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Yes. According to this page, he was involved. His name is written with 2 l's. I copied it wrong from YouTube.  :)
  9. Murder89

    Murder89 Officer Friendly

    I've been listening to Throwing Shapes and I'm enjoying it pretty much.

    It's pure 80s hard rock with a lot of keyboards.Those songs remind me a lot of Triumph, Rainbow with JLT, late 80s Uriah Heep(not just because of Bernie.The album sounds like Raging Silence's ancestor) or even Foreigner and more.

    I''ll spend some more time with this album before I try the next one.

    Enough Is Enough  :D
  10. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Glad you like it. I have "Back Street Lovers" on now. I like that punchy snare drum sound and the simple but effective chord structures.  :edmetal:
  11. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    Wait a minute, the Sin After Sin Simon Phillips was a drummer.
  12. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    He is mainly a drummer, but he did more in his life. Playing keyboards is one of these things.

    This is what the background information says on his wiki page:
    Instruments Drums, percussion, keyboards
  13. Feverdog

    Feverdog Trooper

    There was a good piece in classic rock with him last month .i always assumed he left maiden because off his illness but that wasnt the case .
  14. harrisdevot

    harrisdevot Ancient Mariner

  15. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    A little late, but thanks for posting!
  16. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    It is painful to see Clive like this, I always have the mental image of him on the NOTB band picture. It is cool Maiden is helping him out ... I certainly wish him nothing but the best in a bad situation.
  17. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Found out about this vid thanks to Ariana who posted a link to an article about Clive:

    Desperado: Dee Snider vocal, Clive Burr drums, Bernie Torme guitar, Marc Russell bass
    rehearsing in Woodstock NY in 1989.
    harrisdevot likes this.
  18. harrisdevot

    harrisdevot Ancient Mariner

    I don't like the music they play, but it's great to see that. The guy that shot the video paid much attention to Clive.
  19. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    I don't think I realized it when it happened, but Clive died on Steve's birthday.

  20. lira

    lira Nomad

    Forostar, Man's Trap album doesn't feature Clive Burr.

    I know it's the translated version of Idéal, but it was actually recorded (not just sung over) after Clive Burr left, with drummer Farid Medjane in late 1983.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2016

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