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RIP Clive Burr

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  1. Jind

    Jind Grrrr!!! (I'm a bear)

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    I was fortunate to see Clive live with Maiden on the NoTB tour opening for Priest. While I'm a big fan of Nicko, Clive was behind the kit for some of Maidens best.
     
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    Fuck... :(

    I mean Nico is great and all but, Clive had that unique energy that I always enjoyed a bit more.
     
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    His drumming in phantom of the opera and genhis knan are awesome. He was not so technical like Nicko but he came up with better fills and drum patterns IMO.

    RIP
     
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    RIP
    I'll give "Killers" a spin tonight
     
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    Damn shame. As Steve Harris said, he had this awesome swing/groove that I haven't heard from anybody else. Time for some killers
     
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    Great live version of "The Prisoner" from NoTB that featured Clive's playing:



    Up the Irons
     
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    I'll be playing the first three Maiden albums in his honor today. What a loss!
     
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    very sad to hear cliff passed away after many years of struggle.
    I really loved his groove and energy he brought to maiden. he was perfect for the early years of maiden.
     
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    Real shame he's gone, but I'm glad that he went peacefully.
    They just don't make metal drummers with that kind of groove any more.

    RIP Clive.
     
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    Legend, may he rest in peace.
     
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    Just got done spinning the first 3 Maiden records. RIP Clive. There was sort of a rolling feel that he had going that I've never heard from anybody else.
     
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    Like most who have responded to this post, I've been listening to early Iron Maiden pretty much non-stop for the past 24 hours - even fell asleep last night to about the seventh song on NoTB, "Gangland" I think. I've also watched quite a bit of the early performances available on YouTube from the Maiden Japan days through the Beast Over Hammersmith stuff in 1982 and as I do it really hits me what a true energy and uniqueness Clive brought to those early records and live performances.

    It's not an exaggeration to say the metal world owes him a debt as not only a drummer bringing more to the table than just setting the beat, but if you compair him to other drummers in metal bands at the time he was really different. Add to that how hard he hit the drums and he was both powerful and original.

    Maiden really is my first love of metal - they are the group that really started me down this path. As a musical child of the 70's and 80's (graduating from High School in 85) it was Maiden that took me from the music my older brother got me into - Rush, Genesis, Yes, Deep Purple, ... et al, and into heavier music. I remember fondly the everlasting battle between me and my best friend over who was more metal - Maiden or Priest? I was firmly from the Maiden camp (don't get me wrong - I loved Priest as well), my best friend, who I shit you not, dressed basically like K.K. Downing several days a week each week in high School, studded wristbands and black spandex and leather and aviator sun glasses (he was also a phenomenal guitarist who had a black Gibson Flying V I drooled over as a 15 year old just learning guitar) was firmly in the Priest camp. Despite our overall opinions on the subject and our special disagreements as to who had the better guitarists, we both firmly agreed that the rhythm section in Maiden ruled all (even if he preferred Priest over Maiden). These are the things I think of when remembering Clive - you will be missed greatly and remembered fondly.

    Thanks for the memories and Up the Irons! :headbang:

    Great performance of Killers from 1981:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDBbaLK4uho&[/ame]
     

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