Why has Bruce disregarded his past in Samson?

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by Thunderstick Lives!, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Thunderstick Lives!

    Thunderstick Lives! GRAND SAMSONITE

    Good suggestion. Anyway... let's talk about the topic itself now. Have you something to report about the matter?
  2. Wästed The Great

    Wästed The Great Minister Of Chicks, Metal&Beer; Cool & Froody Dude Staff Member

    No, because I haven't seen anything that points out that Bruce disregards his past at all.  I'd say that, if anything, purchasing the rights to Samson material suggests that he feels it has value, otherwise, why own something you detest.

    I'd say that, without specific quotes from Bruce that state he disregards his past, we must assume that he doesn't.

    Many people have a previous job/career that they know shaped and molded the way they work/operate now, but they don't go around talking to people about it.  Take any sports figure, they all know that college/minor leagues/previous teams helped shape the way they play.  Or their coaches have shaped how they play the game as well.  But, when they are interviewed, they don't thank the coach they had 5 years ago, they thank their current team.

    So, I don't think that you can make the statement that Bruce disregards his past in Samson just because he doesn't talk about it.
  3. Thunderstick Lives!

    Thunderstick Lives! GRAND SAMSONITE

    Seems like I was dead wrong, thank God:


    I apologize if this thread offended some Bruce Dickinson fans, I was just searching for some answers...  :halo:

    Samson & Thunderstick & Iron Maiden fans UNITED !!!  :ok:
  4. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Night Growler

    "Out of the strong came forth sweetness" -Samson

    Treacle fans rejoice!  :yey:
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  5. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    Had not read that in a while, good interview (and interesting considering what happened afterwards)
  6. Thunderstick Lives!

    Thunderstick Lives! GRAND SAMSONITE

    Very interesting now that we know the "future" (present time).  :)
  7. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Bruce loved The X-Factor didn't he?

    His opinions on the post-Sabbath/w Ozzy discography I find pretty ignorant.
  8. snake plissken

    snake plissken Ancient Mariner

    I read an interview with him back in '95 where he said he did not particularly enjoy it. I'd have to agree.
  9. Thunderstick Lives!

    Thunderstick Lives! GRAND SAMSONITE

    Black Sabbath post-Ozzy delivered the best.
  10. Darth Maiden

    Darth Maiden Prowler


    I've only ever heard Bruce excited about his days in Samson.

    He even went out-of-his way to include them in his anthology.

    Watch some cool Bruce interviews on youtube and see for yourself.

    Bruce is awesome!

  11. edclear

    edclear Invader

    I wouldn't compare say Dio with the Ozzy period. Sabbath were mindblowing in the 70's, and those albums still hold their ground, musically and lyrically. Progess is progress, but Sabbath 70's, 80's or 90's, totally different. It's like Maiden. I still prefer Paul as a singer, but would never say Paul is better than Bruce, the overall sound is just amazing.
  12. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    Sorry for resurrecting this topic, but I just wanted to mention that when Paul Samson died Bruce did say some very nice things about him on his BBC 6 Music Radio Show (during the news section of the show, back in the day done together with Valerie Potter).
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  13. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    It was part of the short film Biceps of Steel, a weird retelling of the story of Samson and Delilah. :)


    I should probably mention that I first came across this when watching the film Incubus late at night in the early 90s and thinking "Wow, what is Bruce Dickinson doing in this film?" :lol:

    Oh, the pre-Internet days when finding such information was such a challenge!
  14. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Communion by Samson is one of the biggest hidden gems in rock history. That song is in the same class as Beyond the Realms of Death by Priest.
  15. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    I just listened to it for the first time, and yes, it is a fantastic song.
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  16. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Dude. Why had LooseCannon disregarded Bruce's past in Samson?
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  17. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Never got there.
  18. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    I absolutely adore the climax of the song. The melody/solo is incredibly powerful, then you have Bruce's wailing vocals on top. Can't go without mentioning Thunderstick's awesome fill in between as well.
  19. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    Aye, Communion is a fuckin tune. News to me. Well played.
  20. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    I find the guitar playing and bass (at least as) important here. I can enjoy the instrumental passages even more perhaps. Bruce is good but he borders on the edge of offkey singing.

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