Time for some Iron Maiden!!
Maiden are one of my favourite bands and have been for as long as I can remember! Powerslave is my favourite Maiden album – I have great memories of those days (yes, I’m old enough to remember its original release!) – it’s SUCH a good album – and so I figured I’d do the solo(s) from Aces High – the album opener.
Dave Murray and Adrian Smith are both very distinctive guitarists. Dave (first solo) has this wild, loose, pentatonic abandon and he favours the neck pickup on the guitar, which has a very warm, warbly tone to it. Adrian is a more thoughtful and melodic player with more control which gives a great contrast to the frantic nature of Dave’s playing. Consequently Adrian’s solos tend to be much more memorable.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy my version! UP THE IRONS!!