Clive Burr, the former drummer of Iron Maiden and Desperado, died on 12 March 2013 at the age of 56.

Bloodied But Unbowed Desperado - Bloodied But Unbowed (Destroyer) 1996

1. "Hang 'em High" (4:51)
2. "Gone Bad" (3:44)
3. "The Maverick" (5:06)
4. "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter" (7:11)
5. "Calling for You" (4:54)
6. "See You At Sunrise" (5:53)
7. "There's No Angels Here" (4:54)
8. "Made for Trouble" (3:45)
9. "Ride Thru the Storm" (4:30)
10. "Son of a Gun" (5:34)
11. Emaheeval" (4:25)
12. "Easy Action" (3:52)
13. "Heart of Saturday Night" (3:53)

Dee Snider, Marc Russell, Clive Burr, Bernie Tormé

The legendary Deperado CD. After the demise of Twisted Sister, Dee Snider went on to start the "Desperado" project in 1989. Snider, teaming up with ex-Gillan guitarist Bernie Torme, ex-Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr and bassist Marc Russell to create an album for Elektra Records. Ready for release in '89, Elektra decided to shelve the album about two weeks before the initial unveiling.

This is a direct quote from Bernie Tormé's site:
"Well, it took years out of all our lives, though for me 99.9% was pure pleasure. It was a great album, great singer, great band, but unfortunately for us, a shit record company. Hey, its just my opinion."

I'd have to agree. This is a great, heavy album, with a commercial appeal, sounding like a beefy follow-up to "Love is for Suckers". After listening only twice I can't even fathom what the record company was thinking. Perhaps the "big hit" wasn't there. I don't know, I'm just glad it finally was released.

I've never heard of Destroyer Records, the record company that finally did release this disc. There is no copyright information, so I can only assume that this was finally released by one of the band members, most likely Dee Snider. "Emaheevul," "Gone Bad," "Calling For You," and "Ride Through The Storm" have all reappeared on other Dee Snider projects. "Heart of Saturday Night" is a Tom Waite cover. This disc sold consistently for around $30 on eBay until it was finally officially released under the title "Ace" some years later.

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