Iron Maiden outside The Clarendon Arms, December 31st 1978, right next to Spaceward Studios were The Soundhouse Tapes were recorded. From left to right: Paul Di’Anno, Paul Cairns (with his dog, Nelson), Dave Murray, Steve Harris and Doug Sampson. Photo: Spaceward Studios
The official story is that the legendary Spaceward demo was Iron Maiden‘s only recording as a four piece. Recent information suggest that it isn’t really so.
With this first chapter in our study of Iron Maiden History, we take a closer look at how the Maiden sound came into being with the release of Iron Maiden and Killers. Two producers worked on these albums, but only one of them really mattered in the end. Continue reading