And anyone who manages to piss Bruce Dickinson off must be unpleasant.
Reading between the lines of his Wikipedia entry, it looks like his numerous ex-colleagues began to have similar expectations...My mate Justin always used to say it how it was .. Wolfsbane used to drink in the railway tavern pub in Tamworth and Blaze was full of himself at the time, sitting there gazing around like a rock star until Justin said "Blaze, why are you such a wanker?" : "Because my public expect it" was the answer ...
Do you remember when Bruce took some time out? .. he was replaced by Blaze Bailey from Wolfsbane to be Maiden's lead singer. I was a film student at the time and filmed Wolfsbane's last gig at their local place in Tamworth, they were too tight to give me the token £20 so I kept the tape. My mate Justin always used to say it how it was .. Wolfsbane used to drink in the railway tavern pub in Tamworth and Blaze was full of himself at the time, sitting there gazing around like a rock star until Justin said "Blaze, why are you such a wanker?" : "Because my public expect it" was the answer ..
In case anyone's curious ..
I've got to say, I thought his retort to your mate sounded pretty funny and self-aware. The reliant is another classy touch, and of course they were built in Tamworth. If I ever have another one, it will have Plug from out of the Bash Street Kids on the front - 'cos it's a three-pin-plug, innit? - and "Bash Street Hero" down the side, to wind up those who take a certain biker mag a litle too seriouslyBlaze wasn't a total wanker to be fair .. he used to drive a Robin Reliant, canary yellow with red flames painted up the side for a laugh and also made a film of his band called 'In bed with m'dinner', a spoof namesake of Madonna's film 'In bed with Madonna'. His bestest mate (Rick Quay) was the singer in another Tamworth band called Rhythm Damage and an ex punk who got into techno in the early years of techno. Rick invited us to London to some do at The Hilton hotel sponsored by Rolling Rock beer (so we'd do some filming) but this was before everyone had mobile phones so we ended up staying at one of the band's sisters flat instead. Rick eventually found us and said he'd ended up in a hotel room crashed out next to a snoring Ozzy and others .... the greatest sounding party I ever missed.
When all's said and done, they were alright, normal down to earth Tamworth headbangers .. there 'howling mad shit head tour' provided you with the chance to buy badges, one reading "How does fuck off sound?", a line I've used since then .. his mate Rick was the one we liked more though, he created the 'Squidgy Gate' tune with Altern-8 and hadn't slept for two days when he called us around to listen to it. The deal was, if it got in the top ten (and Piers Morgan was involved in this), they got to take a U-Boat down the thames. It didn't get in the top ten.LOL, that's very good - if Oscar Wilde, Groucho Marx, or Peter Cook had said it we would be seeing it repeated in volume after volume of famously erudite quotations
Best sound, incidentally, was Roger Waters at the Wembley Arena with a quadrophonic sound system - you felt the gig as much as heard it.
I've seen a lot of the big 'uns, but Metallica and Priest are the most obvious exceptions.
Black Sabbath (most stoned)
Iron Maiden (fun-fun-fun)
Megadeth (tightest band)
- A lot of big names and they all rocked.
AC/DC: the best show.
Sepultura: the most intense.
I'd love to see Tool and Alice Cooper before gigs become a distant memory.
Oh, and the silliest was Yngwie and the wildest was the Foo Fighters at the Reading Festival a few months after their first album. They were playing some secondary stage with open access and I'd estimate that five time the capacity were trying to force their way in. I was almost front a centre and I've never been more packed or concerned about the people going down in the pit, but the atmosphere was electric. Best sound, incidentally, was Roger Waters at the Wembley Arena with a quadrophonic sound system - you felt the gig as much as heard it.
His mates partied with the corpse all night according to the police. No charges though.( couldn't prove he was already dead in the selfies that were allegedly taken by the partygoers ) .Here's an extract from the Wikipedia page on Allin.
The bit I've put in italics puzzles me -
The body would surely have been prepared for a post-mortem examination like anyone else's, including being washed. The mortician could have left out embalming and cosmetic work but the body would already be clean.
I've heard for years that Robert Plant's "Big Log" was made as a joke where Plant said he could make a song about a bowel movement and turn it into a hit. Surely that’s just a joke…
I doubt it's true either. I suppose with enough money, theoretically, you could pay to have a rib removed through some corrupt surgeon somewhere ?I've certainly heard the same accusation leveled at The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, and another rock 'n' pop fellow whose identity escapes me at the moment.
It wouldn't work on the NHS would it? Our hero pitches up in A&E complaining that, try as he might, he can't get the old fella into the cakehole: "No problem, sir - we'll organise an unnecessary surgical prodecure straight away."