HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, KILLERS
Invisible Oranges reminds us that yesterday marked the thirtieth anniversary of the release of Iron Maiden’s sophomore album (and final release with vocalist Paul Di’Anno), Killers.
When reached for comment, Killers told MetalSucks, “Holy shit, dude, I can’t believe I’m thirty. Where did my twenties go? There’s so much I wanted to do that I didn’t get to… I think I’m having a quarter-life crisis.” We tried to reassure Killers that its thirties would be better than its twenties, as it became more self-confident and aware of its abilities and its place in the world, but all it said in reply was, “Easy for you to say, dude, you’re not another year closer to death!”
Geez. For an album with a dude getting butchered on the cover, Killers sure is a whiny pussy.
ANYWAY, even with Bruce Dickinson, we love this record. Invisible Oranges has a pretty in-depth collection of photos of all the ways in which Derek Riggs’ legendary cover art (if you never have before, read Justin Foley’s interview with Mr. Riggs here) has been used over the years (sneakers, dresses, tattoos, and, uh, stained glass windows among them), but we’re gonna keep the celebration a tad more simple… here’s the band doing “Wrathchild” live with Di’Anno back on the original tour in support of Killers‘ release. Enjoy!