25 Great Moments in Rock Drumming: Clive Burr, “Run To The Hills”

25 Great Moments in Rock Drumming – Day 7: Clive Burr, “Run To The Hills,” from Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden

From the opening hi-hat beats of “Run To The Hills,” Clive Burr begins breaking down the bulwark that would push the Iron Maiden ship into New Wave of British Heavy Metal legend. Burr and bassist Steve Harris blast out of the gates like charging buffalo, galloping and gaining speed, kicking up huge clouds of sonic dust. It is Burr’s athletic and powerful technique, matched with superb timing, that keeps the song on edge, without plunging over.

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