It was on 38 Special's 'Special Forces Tour' which ran from May to December of 1982, and they even had a joint tour-t-shirt which featured a backprint design with the crossed union & confederate flags.Noisenik wrote:Wow, was that after TNOTB or POM was released?bigfootkit wrote:Around that time Iron Maiden toured the States supporting 38 Special & the combination made perfect sense to audiences and bookers alike.
The third band on the bill was the underrated Texan group Point Blank. Guitar heaven indeed!
Maiden also did gigs that year with Aldo Nova, UFO, Scorpions, Foreigner, Judas Priest, Rainbow, The Rods, Blackfoot, Heaven, Ted Nugent, Girlschool, Trust & Loverboy.
The Maiden guys seemed to have a bit of an affinity with Southern bands as they also jammed a ZZ Top song with Blackfoot onstage at the '82 Reading Festival, and in the late 90's a solo Bruce Dickinson, (with Adrian in his band), supported Lynyrd Skynyrd on a european tour. Wonder if that's what inspired the 3 guitar attack of the current Maiden line up?
Honestly I've really tried over the years, and i do like some of their individual songs, but on the whole it just doesn't seem to be for me.Noisenik wrote: So I wonder, with all that strongest 70's feel, how come you cannot delve deep into music of BÖC?