Saturday, July 21, 2018
GIK Acoustics - Europe
GIK Acoustics - Europe
The Moshville Times

Iron Maiden – Wasted Years… “alternative” version

A video has surfaced (or at the very least just come to my attention) of Iron Maiden performing “Wasted Years” for a German TV show in 1986. You can tell it’s ages ago as there are only five of them and Bruce still has hair…

Thing is, the programme’s producers told the band that they had to mime. Not just a bit of lip-syncing for Bruce, but full on may-as-well-not-bother miming from the entire group.

Witness Bruce Dickinson on guitar! Nicko on vocals! Steve Harris on drums! And Adrian on guitar as he’s the only one who seems to be taking the show seriously and doesn’t join in, the miserable sod. The audience stands rock still for the entire performance, as well. Whether this is out of bemusement or because they were waiting for Sodom to come on, I don’t know.

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