Iron Maiden / "I've Got The Fire " / Sanctuary (B-2) / May 1980
Artist: Iron Maiden
Original Release: Sanctuary (1980 single)
Track: I've Got the Fire
*It's Covers Week, where we revisit some of the best cover songs ever done.
Happy 51st Birthday to original Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr!
Just a few weeks back, we chose a SotD from Montrose: I Got the Fire from Paper Money.
I called out this great cover by Maiden then, because I always think of it first rather than the original, though make no mistake - the original is exceptionally good. I'm just biased by being a bigger fan of Maiden, the same way Dave Murray and Steve Harris are fans of Ronnie Montrose.
This song was part of the Maiden show from the earliest days, originally captured live at the Marquee Club in London on 03 Apr 1980 with Paul Di'Anno on vocals and Clive on the kit. …