One of the best bass players of rock and roll history, the found and leader of Iron Maiden, Steve Harris already a legend. Millions of albums sold with the band and thousands of concerts made in many decades.
And to honor him and to really hear his technique, you must watch the video below that you will hear his isolated bass on the classic “The Trooper”
The song was written by Steve Harris and is based on the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava 1854, which took place during the Crimean War and inspired by Lord Tennyson’s poem of the same name.
The track has been the subject of much praise since its release, with AllMusic describing it as “an all-time genre classic that boasts guitarists [Dave Murray] and [Adrian Smith’s] most memorable harmonized lead riff, plus that trademark galloping rhythm,” while Mick Wall comments that it is the song “which most Maiden fans from those days still recall first when you mention the Piece of Mind album.”
Despite the popularity of the song, it was the single’s B-Side, a cover of Jethro Tull’s “Cross-Eyed Mary”, which managed to gain a substantial amount of airplay on US radio, becoming one of the band’s few tracks, along with previous single “Flight of Icarus”, to do so.
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