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Re: Steve Harris

Postby spideyjg » Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:49 pm

Kinda OT but what kinda camera and settings did you use for that? I am in the market for a new one that can get good concert shots but is small enough to sneak into a venue.

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Re: Steve Harris

Postby MAIDEN 69 » Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:02 pm

They actualy look better than that. When the site changed the forum, something happened to the pics. I might have to repost them.
The camera I have is a cheap one. It's a Fugi digital. 2MP. I think I shot most of the pics at 1 MP to not use up the storage. It's not the smallest camera but it's small enough to get into shows. Zoom is lame on it so most of the shots were just straight up.
The shots in this thread that have Steve cut off are sweet ones. I need to get them back up.
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Oh yeah, he's a bass god!
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Re: Steve Harris

Postby youngspanion » Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:50 pm

I'm a big Maiden fan too. Since "Killers". "Ides of March" was my first Maiden song to learn. After a few months I stopped playing the bass but picked it up again in April of '02. I had just turned 35 and I was just Re-discovering Maiden at that time. I stopped listening to them in '93 after they announced their farewell show on Pay Perveiw. I quickly discovered their 2 albums with Blaze Baily. Not bad stuff. Especially "The X Factor". Dark album. Then the reunion of Maiden, Bruce and Adrian. So they kept whats his name too but it doesn't matter. Maiden is still great. I really like the stuff from the self titled to "Piece of Mind. I just think that Steves bass lines on those albums are the most fun to try to play. Try. I can't, but I love to tackle some of his easier stuff. Ides of March, Wrathchild (most of it anyway). And of course "Hallowed be Thy Name".

Steve Harris is definitly my bass hero and my number one reason for ever even trying the electric bass guitar.
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Re: Steve Harris

Postby GLJeff » Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:28 pm

I play lots of Maiden, it's one of my top bands. I can't use those damn flatwounds though.. I just tried them for the second time, they feel like rubber or something :)


Postby GLJeff » Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:03 pm

Monkeyboy wrote:Oh...DAMN!!! He get's triplets out of two fingers?!

I wrongly assumed, as well as many other bassists I know that he used all 3 fingers?!

My appreication went up 10 fold of his playing now, knowing it's just amazing dexterity and technique that I can actually aspire to have!

I have to use three fingers for those fast galloping triplets. I can do it with two but my hand cramps up big time.

Re: Steve Harris

Postby spideyjg » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:37 pm

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IRON MAIDEN announce their most ambitious and extraordinary touring plans ever -- and are very pleased to announce that this will include Australia for the first time in 15 years!

The 'SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME' World Tour 2008 will be in three sections, starting in February and March 2008 with the first leg encompassing major concerts in 20 selected cities on five continents in seven weeks including India, Japan, North America, Central and South America, and, of course, Australia, opening in Perth on Feb 4 and continuing through Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane:
February :-
Monday 4th, Burswood Dome, Perth
Wednesday 6th, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday 9th, Acer Arena, Sydney
Tuesday 12th, Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

The tour then continues with more concerts in North America in late May and June before finishing with a third leg in July and August encompassing major stadiums and festivals all over Europe. During the tour the band is expected to play to well over one and a half million fans and travel close to 100,000 miles.
In an historic first, Iron Maiden, their 60-strong crew and support staff and over 12 tons of equipment will be travelling around the world en masse for the first leg of the tour in a specially commissioned and converted Astraeus Boeing 757 decorated with Maiden and Eddie designs! Vocalist Bruce Dickinson, who is a qualified Airline Captain flying for Astraeus Airlines, will pilot the plane on its epic mission, flying over 50,000 miles.
Comments Bruce Dickinson, "We had the idea last year of converting a jumbo jet into effectively what would be a flying 113 ton 'splitter bus' for touring and we have been working seriously on it ever since. It's pretty complex but in the end we were able, with a lot of help from Astraeus Airlines, to overcome all the technicalities of customising the plane for our purposes. We are taking out the back 10 rows of seats to fit in a customised cargo hold that we can use again in the future if this jaunt works. This is in addition to all the standard storage holds. By taking band, personnel and equipment in one form of transport it makes all the touring so much easier and overcomes the logistical difficulty of people and equipment going in different planes. We can even work out exactly how big our carbon footprint is and take care of that responsibility! We will be packing as much of the show into the plane as we possibly can for this first leg and intend to give the fans something very special to remember. And it allows me to combine 2 of my greatest passions, music and flying!!

To tie in with forthcoming 2008 releases on DVD of the classic 'LIVE AFTER DEATH' and 'MAIDEN ENGLAND' concert videos (more details coming soon) this tour, aptly entitled 'SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME', will revisit the band's history by focusing almost entirely on the 80's in both choice of songs played and the stage set, which will be based around the legendary Egyptian Production of the 1984-85 'Powerslave Tour'. This will arguably be the most elaborate and spectacular show the band have ever presented, and will include some key elements of their Somewhere In Time tour of 1986/7, such as the Cyborg Eddie.
Steve Harris comments; "On the last tour we opened the show by playing our new album 'A Matter of Life and Death' in its 80 minute entirety. We thought we needed the challenge and it proved the right thing to do. However, it can be hard on the fans playing so much new material and we really appreciated the superb support they gave us. So now l guess it's payback time. It's tremendous to be able to use the profile of the DVDs to do what is effectively an 80's show. It will be enormous fun and by changing the approach to the songs we play tour by tour it keeps it fresh and interesting for both the band and the fans alike. l think 'Powerslave' was an incredible show with the Egyptian theme and look forward to seeing it all again myself. We have been planning this for a few years and hoping to take it to Australia -- so we are all delighted that it has now worked out. I would also like to say that we are all are very grateful to our loyal fans in Oz who have kept the Maiden flag flying all these years and we are sorry to have disappointed you for so long. Thanks and see you there"

Rod Smallwood, Iron Maiden's Manager, further commented; "Following Bruce's various hints from on stage this last year about our plans for 2008 ("We are taking some time off to build some pyramids!"), fans have been pestering me for details of the tour and especially asking which songs from that era will be played. That may be as easy as a run in the hills but we will keep our aces close to our chest on this issue. I know it would only take a couple of minutes but at this stage of planning, I'd have to be clairvoyant to know what they will do. I'm sure though it will be no revelation for you that we intend to make up for those wasted years by visiting a large number of hallowed metal venues around the world. Historically 'Powerslave' was an incredibly important album for the band and it would be madness if we didn't give the fans a taste of the full on Iron Maiden show from that time. With our jumbo there really is no rime nor reason why the band cannot now visit fans almost everywhere as many have been real troopers to have waited this long. Heaven only knows what the band will choose but if l could and did tell you now l would have to shoot you! You'll all have to be patient and see. But it will be spectacular. No fear!!"

Historically, this will be Maiden's fourth Australian Tour having first toured in 1982 when 'The Number of the Beast' was Australia's number one album, then again in 1985 with the original 'Powerslave' show and most recently in 1992 with 'Fear of the Dark'. However a great deal has happened with the band since then, especially in recent years when ticket sales have continued to explode around the world as the band's loyal fan base continues to flourish. As Maiden have never had airplay or much video channel exposure anywhere in the world their popularity spread mainly by word of mouth on the back of a legacy of many great albums and an awesome live reputation With the ever increasing power of the internet the Maiden legend has fired the imagination of new young fans around the planet, and, although their audience spans two generations, it is now predominantly a young one, inspired by the massive legacy and influence of this unique band (and, of course, Eddie).
To allow Iron Maiden fans in Australia to get right up close to the band,the fan club are organising advance booking of tickets for members and running a special draw for them whereby 60 winners and friend at each show will be given first access to the venue and be first to the stage barrier. Full details will be on
Tickets go on sale to the public 9am Thursday 27th September, but members of the Iron Maiden fan club get exclusive first access to purchase tickets from 12 noon Thursday 20th September through to 12 noon Monday 24th September. More details soon!
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Re: Steve Harris

Postby ~lightwaveryder~ » Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:05 pm

love iron maiden, loved steve harris's playing as a beginner/practicing bassist.
however comma (,) I don't think anyone can deny that IM use the same 3 chords in damn near every song, and that alone is why i stopped being an avid listener. I really enjoyed some of the new direction they were taking on somewhere in time and seventh son, but then the band went into hiatus and I never really listened to them as much.

favorite stuff....

the bass solo riff in sea of madness, i loved.
i really like piece of mind, my all time fave if had to pick one.

moon child and seventh son off of seventh son.

their live stuff is always perfect.

i'd go see this tour, and thats saying something becuase i DONT go to arena rock shows ever anymore, i hate being 'corralled' into and out of anything, i get freaky. reminds me of a nazi standing on a train platform telling me to get on the 'special train'.


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Re: Steve Harris

Postby ghiadub » Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:12 pm

I went to a show back in 82 or 83, at memorial auditorium in Sacramento.
Maiden are quite funny fellows actually.
Let me 'spalin that.

I was at the concert with some friends and was quite stoned, and up near the very front. I noticed Steve and Dave looking up, and I looked up. There was a roadie on the upper light rig, directly above the stage. The band kept looking up at him, like "what the fuck are you doing up there right now?" Eventually the band, and most of the crowd were looking at this fool.

All of a sudden, he starts freaking out and part of the light rig falls right where I am at!! It was a square shaped unit and one end had come unhinged and was coming fast. Everybody is screaming because it was so packed down there, you could not move. [smilie=icon_eek.gif]

As it turns out, the lower hinge held and the rig swung over the crowd by about 10 ft or so. I looked back and the band and they are laughing their asses off. The roadie is laughing his ass off. [smilie=lol.gif]

I had been had.
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Re: Steve Harris

Postby fourstringgirl » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:59 am

Kind of late to this conversation, lol! But Steve is one of my 3 biggest influences. As a 16 year old in 1984, I picked up playing bass from a friend and was introduced to Iron Maiden. I was learning his bass lines in my first year playing. Didnt seem like there were enough songs to feed my learning frenzy back then. Saw Iron Maiden on the Powerslave tour. The one and only time....

Oh! And Wasted Years is my favorite bass line to jam along to. Planning to purchase the new Fender Steve Harris P-bass sometime after August.
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