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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Iron Maiden Bass Player: Thoughts

posted by on June 4 at 12:06 PM

Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris was consulted backstage at White River Amphitheatre:

butterscotch.jpgWhat do you think about when you play?
Harris: Mostly I think of the ocean and running water.

But what about all your scary artwork and the gore? You don’t think about war?
Yeah, you’d think I would be thinking about battle scenes and that sort of thing, but no, I mostly think about water. The backdrop during “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” makes us look like we’re playing on the back of a ship and there are creaking ship noises, so it’s easy for me to get lost in the oceanic motif. You know the Zeppelin song “The Ocean”? That’s about the crowd.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever thought about while you were playing?
Butterscotch candy. At a show in Los Angeles a few years back, I had a butterscotch cough drop in my mouth. For some reason, maybe it was the cold medicine, I imagined the crowd was a bunch of butterscotch candies.

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Me? I think about red M&M's.

Posted by Big Brother | June 4, 2008 1:36 PM

That's bullshit. He shouldn't be thinking about butterscotches.

Posted by WalltoWall | June 4, 2008 2:16 PM

That's awesome.

Posted by Dougsf | June 4, 2008 4:05 PM


Posted by john | June 6, 2008 3:51 PM

Steve Harris kicks ass.

Posted by Lincolnish | June 7, 2008 4:51 PM

That is pretty good. For being total metal heads, the guys in Maiden are actually really funny. I saw Maiden at that White River show and posted a review and some photos here: Check it out!

Posted by Isorski | June 7, 2008 10:49 PM

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