What ho sed de ting!
I'm back, nyaaah! You thought you got away with it, didn't you? But you didn't. No, not
On your fourth little box set of Run To The Hills, Total Eclipse, Number Of The Beast, and
Remember Tomorrow live. Aaah! Box number four. Do you like it so far? What a great set
Of singles and all that good stuff ... original art work and all that good stuff! Well, you
Are again the proud owner of number four, Run To The Hills - Total Eclipse, released the
12th of February 1982. And welcome once again to "Not a lot of...not a lot of people
Know that" Hahah, oh dear, it's getting worse isn't it? Well I have been in here for two or
Three days and they won't let me out! No. They've left me stuck in this here studio and
What can I do but mumble on and jumble on and get the words back to front and front to
Back and all that good stuff.
Run To The Hills, chart position number seven, got there. Released 12th of February
1982, If I said that already, too f'king bad! Ah, it was first released, as I said, whenever
It was, featuring Bruce on vocals. Now Bruce had joined the band in September '81, and
If you think about it it's almost a to the day a year after Adrian joined, September 1980.
Hmm. It was the band's first single, as it happens, to reach the top ten. Great! Well,
What can you say about that? Thank you guys and fans and girls...guys and girls...all the
People out there that bought that, I mean phuuhh, got it to number seven. And also it
Was one of the favourites of you guys the fans, when we play it it's great, we start off
And Bruce introduces the song and everyone's right there with us to know the words and
Sing along like you do with a lot of our songs, but I think that definitely because it was
Such a popular first top ten single as well such a popular song. Also the video for Run To
The Hills was .... the out takes.... remember the bit with the indians there, and he's
Sitting on a penny farthing, you know and they're all getting shot with a bow and the
Guy in the back with about six million arrows hanging out of his hat... And the guy goes
And he gets scalped, and the geezer goes up behind the indian, oh no, the indian goes
Up behind the guy right. Oh yeah, I got it right that time. And he scalps him! And he pulls
His hair off, and he's got a bloody toupee on his ... he's got no hair! He's got a bald
Head! And the guy...whew, I think they're really great. Well it's a Buster Keaton movie
Actually, but Buster they couldn't show him because he'd have got... they'd have got
Copyright problems and all that. And it was also fun enough, a big MTV favourite. Now,
Music television was released over in the United States before we got it on cable or
Satellite which is now happening in England. And uh, this was in the days when they had
Some serious, you know, they had some good taste, these guys. I mean, they were
Playing rock'n'roll and there was heavy metal. Now, they're they're just like what's that,
That other lot, the Bleedin Bojack Company! You know, I'll find an abbreviation for the
MTV mob, don't you worry have no friggin fear! I shall get there! There you go, brilliant
Success, great story.
Now moving on to the other single in the set, you've got Number Of The Beast, haven't
Ya? Well if you haven't there's a mistake. Get onto EMI and have a word......slap'em
Around the back of the head like that for an opener, or a punch in the chops would be
Good. You know. Number Of The Beast, 'Arry Harris composition again, Remember
Tomorrow live, 'Arryis..'Arry 'Arrisssizzzz and Paul Duh..Duh..Duh..Di'Anno. Chart position
18 it got to, that was released on 26th of April 1982. And it was off of the album of the
Same name, Number - Of - The - Beast! Allright? Got that? Allright. You know what I said
Earlier on as well, I think it was not a lot of people know that part three, or it might have
Even been part two, I don't know. I can't really remember, it was too many days
Ago...remember I told you they kept me in here for a few weeks...few days. Um, it was
Released off of the album of the same name. When they were recording the album, which
Was at Battery Studio in London, Mr. Martin Birch had a car crash, and all the old
Equipment in the studio kept breaking down. All this kind of things were going on. But
After he got the bill presented to him, through the accident that he'd had, his car....the
Damage bill was six hundred and sixty six quid, sixty six p! No on my life, I am not pulling
The dinger! I am telling ya, this is god's honest truth. Well after the release of the album,
The band were branded as satanists only to boot! What a bunch of prats! I mean these
People have no idea, and they've got their noses stuck up, you know, probably up each
Others bum, you know. Or whatever. Anyway, it's all about Steve having a nightmare, I
Mean he has them pretty often... poor guy, you know, I mean I pity the wife... "god
Steve, whats the matter!" "uh oh uh oh uh oh uh! oh god, it's coming for me! oh, Eddie!
Eddie! Get away!" Hahahaha! Poor old Lor, never mind. Anyway...it's horrible though..no,
You can't make fun of nightmares. No they're not very nice things, but Steve had a
Nightmare what could actually happen if he got involved with all this sort of satanist
Stuff, and all that mumbo jumbo and all that mean gear. Well you know, here you go. So
Basically that was his inspiration to the song, and out of that came NOB, and outta NOB
Came the album. Hahahaha. Wonder what the wife looked like? Hahaha, Jesus. I don't
Know, it's my sense of humour, you probably don't understand, I don't care anyway.
Anyway, by the way, the video was shot at the Newcastle city hall. And Rod and the
Boys asked the local radio station, or asked the ballroom dancers to come up and feature
In the video. They did. Phuuh, pretty good weren't it? By the way, it was my uhh...I was
Still with Trust at that time, and um, we actually did a ten or twelve date...I think it was
Ten dates of European tour with Maiden on the Number Of The Beast tour when they
Were in Europe. And, just..after this, a couple of months after this period of time on the
Tour, the band did a Belgian TV show, and in fact this was my very very very first
Performance with Iron Maiden....not a lot of people know that...and we played Number
Of The Beast, I guess it was, I think it was Killers and Run To The Hills, something like
That. I might have been wrong, and then again too bad if I am! So what you gonna do
About it! Take that! So! Hahahaha, sorry Dave. Oh gosh, oh my microphone!
Anyway, ah! Remember Tomorrow. Well, this was recorded in Italy...well you can
Remember tomorrow if you like, I can't even remember yesterday or even today, so it's
Up to you. Hahaha. Heh. Anyway, Remember Tomorrow was recorded in Italy during
Bruce's very first live dates with Maiden. And they went out there to do some gigs with
Bruce and break him in, so to speak. He fell.. he fell into a vat of starch the night before.
Hahahaha! Dear! Oh god! And he did a few dates before the small U.K. tour at the end of
1981, and that's uh, that's where Remember Tomorrow was recorded. That's why hence
It's Remember Tomorrow live. And I say, it got to chart position 18, released 26th of
April. Good stuff! Anyway, by the way I've gotta go, so look, if I don't see you in the
Spring which ain't too far away right, I'll see you in a mattress! Hahahahaha! Toodle-do!

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