|In Reply To:||I''m a big IM fan and know of Samson... by nvandyk|
...but I have never heard them. I even know their drummer was named Thunderstick and had a solo record, but have never heard it.But at least you KNOW them, you know what I mean, you heard OF them - that's already something! These names are road mark for any Maiden fan: you may not heard them, but you've heard OF them.
I know that Nicko used to play in a French band named Trust but have never heard them.
I owned Project Driver (along with the Thrasher record) on vinyl but never got it on CD. I haven't listened to it in 30 years, but I do remember it being dull (or I would have listened to it more recently).I think it may sound a bit better now, at least the first half:)
You're too kind: I am but an old soldier at arms, proud to share ranks with guys like M. and Matt:) And now, with the abundance of information, anyone can get to my past "metal expertise" level. But it's like you said, if you're into Maiden - you're at least Aware of Samson and Trust; you don't have to be a wizard of metal, or anything, it's part of the story.
So there are degrees of obscure. You, Matt, M and a few others are like chess grandmasters. The Bobby Fischers of metal. :). John would be, too, except he hates everything recorded before 1988 so he doesn't feel the need to delve.
I remember when first stumbling upon this board 30 years ago (holy shit!) I was surprised that others knew about Satan. I now realize they are a little bigger than my friends and I knew back in 1984 when I bought Court in the Act.I always tell this, and I'm sure I said this to you: when I first came out to the States, I thought the streets would be paved with Warlord, Helstar, and Cirith Ungol records, hahaha.