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Samson (with Bruce Dickinson) - 5. Mr. Rock And Roll (Birmingham 1980)

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Published on Oct 16, 2008

Samson (with Bruce Dickinson) - Odeon Theater, Birmingham, England, Feb. 7, 1980.

Mr. Rock And Roll

Bruce Dickinson - vocal
Paul Samson - guitar
Chris Aylmer - bass guitar
Barry Graham ''Thunderstick'' - drums

[Lyrics]

I'm running around from town to town
Playing the clown, you know it makes me happy
Playing so loud, got my head in the clouds
Just to play music loud, if it makes you happy

But may I play my guitar
And end up as star
Just for Mr Rock`N`Roll

I doing alright, I've been drinking all night
I even had a fight, cause it makes me happy
Blowing the fuse, just playing the blues
You know you just can lose, if it makes you happy

But may I play my guitar
And end up as star
Just for Mr Rock`N`Roll

Haven't you see
I want a steady feel
Just for Mr Rock`N`Roll

Mr Rock`N`Roll
Mr Rock`N`Roll
Mr Rock`N`Roll
Mr Rock`N`Roll

Playing so loud, got my head in the clouds
Just to play music loud, if it makes you happy
I doing alright, I've been drinking all night
I even had a fight, cause it makes me happy

But may I play my guitar
And end up as star
Just for Mr Rock`N`Roll
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'Mr. Rock And Roll' is a song from the first Single ''Mr. Rock And Roll'' by Samson, released in 1978.
An alternative issue of the single was released by Laser with 'Primrose Shuffles' in 1979, and as a EP in 1984.

Samson was a British hard rock band formed in 1977 by guitarist and vocalist Paul Samson. They are best known for their first three albums with future Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, then known as "Bruce Bruce", and drummer Thunderstick (real name Barry Graham), who wore a leather mask and performed on stage in a metal cage. Drummer Clive Burr was also member of the band, both before and after his tenure with Iron Maiden. Drummer Mel Gaynor also had a successful music career being a member of Simple Minds for over 20 years.

In a gig by hard rock band Samson at Bishop's Stortford, Dickinson came onstage and performed one of their songs, "Rock Me Baby".He was offered the job as the band's vocalist immediately.They released their debut album, Survivors, in 1979 on an independent label. Dickinson did not appear on the original version, as it had been completed two months before he joined them.During his time in Samson, he went by the name "Bruce Bruce", derived from Monty Python's Bruces sketch.The other band members knew they had improved things by hiring Dickinson, but it took some time for the fans to "catch up".Dickinson was shocked after finding out that all rock performers were not as great artists as he had thought them to be.Most of them, like Samson, didn't think of popularity, but just "to have a good drink, a good shag, and take some drugs". It was very difficult for him to relate to that kind of living.He had smoked before, but in Samson it was more like a habit. Dickinson had to smoke joints in order to communicate with other band members. He called it, "the price that had to be paid", as it was a step towards his goal being a rock n' roll singer.

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