This short can be found on Disc 2, under Promos, as a DVD Extra on the 2008 DVD _Iron Maiden: Live After Death (1985 video documentary)_ See more »
Bruce Dickinson (I):
Yeah, it's always been a people's band in that sense. We've never really been creations of the media or radio, or anything like that. In fact, if anything, we haven't exactly gone out of our way to please them.
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Here we experience being on the road with Iron Maiden with a day-in-the-life perspective from the World Piece Tour of 1983 and its San Antonio, Texas leg. This is a tiny, albeit fifteen minutes in length, look into the regime of the perpetual life on the road: travel, sound check, interview, show. Here we see the band sound checking to the tunes of "Wrathchild" while the business of getting-ready by the road crew around them is a great visual of the daily proceeds of the rock n' roll routine.
Taking time off and sightseeing at the Alamo, signing autographs and giving interviews, we hear what Iron Maiden are to their audience with Steve Harris and Bruce Dickinson explaining how Maiden, and Metal, pushed its way through Punk by sticking to its principle and ethos. Intercut amongst the interview as it is broken-up in stages to the band performing live to three tracks "Flight of Icarus", "22 Acacia Avenue" and "Iron Maiden", while still reflecting life on the road.
'ello Texas is a small jewel in the vast crown of wealth that can be found on the subject of this British band. Adding it to the "Iron Maiden: Life After Death" (2008) DVD package as an added Extra is a great way to see not just this exceedingly rare footage but to also see the band in full flight from the gruelling nine month world tour that was the World Slavery Tour. If anyone should count themselves interested in the history, legacy and voyage that has been Iron Maiden then adding 'ello Texas to ones curriculum vitae will do them no harm.
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