Andy Sneap Says Maiden "Changed My Life"In an interview by Dan Tobin of Earache.com, Andy Sneap, the producer of 'Tenth Dimension' and 'As Live As It Gets' by B L A Z E, talks about his work:
"Maiden were a huge influence in their day, Derby Assembly Rooms, May 10th 1982, Beast on the Road tour, that night changed my life! As soon as I'd witnessed that I knew that's what I wanted to do.
Do you ever catch yourself in awe of the people you are working with (…) ?
No not really, I find it refreshing to find these guys are still down to earth, to be honest. I gave Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith a lift to their hotel a few years ago, and we sat outside and just talked about metal and what was going on with music in the US. I couldn't shut them up actually. It was cool that people who I once looked up to, valued and agreed with my opinion.
Its all down to doing the simple things well, and thats why a lot of the older guys are better because you had to be able to play in their day."
Also, for Roy Z fans, here's a line of envy by Sneap:
"An album I would have liked to have done…..the new Priest would have been nice but Z got to it! Good for him."
Thanks to Blabbermouth for the head's up
Me too !! MAIDEN HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!
Yep, and it's those that are able to play that last.
T´know, I wish Andy wouldve done the Priest album as well. I´m not a fan of Roy as a producer, not at all. I dissapprove of his muddy sounds. Andy is the greatest metal producer of this day, possible exception Charlie Bauerfiend.