Iron Maiden fans have had their own community and fervor for the band since the early days in the UK before they were recording and touring. That commitment only grew when they began to release studio albums and we got our first glimpse of Eddie the Head. Since that time, every true Iron Maiden fan has a favorite album cover and can remember where they 1st saw the art, bought the record, and dropped the needle. The interesting thing here is two of Iron Maiden’s most popular versions of Eddie, and favs here at KnuckleBonz®, where not album covers at all…they were covers on singles. “The Trooper” off Iron Maiden Piece of Mind 1983 and “Aces High” from Powerslave 1994 were released first as sleeves on these amazing single tracks, back when there where singles on Vinyl. We must admit, we never really bought singles so the first time we saw these iconic images was in the press and on tour merch going to the shows…so much to enjoy from Edward the Great and Iron Maiden. Drop the needle today!
What if KnuckleBonz were to create something for the Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl® or On Tour™ Series with Iron Maiden? What would Maiden Superfans want to see and collect?
So much stuff has been created for Iron Maiden’s “Eddie” over the years, a lot of it really nice. The assumptions are that the band would not OK the use of their image and likenesses for what we do, so that’s off the table. They leave all that work to “Edward the Great.”
Sound off metal Superfans…As always, KnuckleBonz is listening!
Up the Irons!!!
Rock Hard this Monday! Kbonz
In 1982, after the moderate success of their debut album “Killers,” Iron Maiden took a big chance, hiring a new singer and frontman, Bruce Dickinson. Uhh, things worked out pretty well for Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Clive Burr and Dickinson as Iron Maiden “Number of the Beast” cracked the Top 10 UK charts and got global radio play with the single “Run to the Hills.”
This was the 2nd time Eddie, Iron Maiden’s mascot, was summoned to grace an album cover, and it remains one of the most enduring images for the band. The exaggerated perspective of Eddie and muted colors of the sky are set off by the fantastic flames that dance around Eddie and the scarlet devil at his feat.
It’s just a matter of time before KnuckleBonz and the Iron Maiden camp get together…hang in there Superfans.
Rock Hard! Kbonz