Bruce Dickinson - Tattooed Millionaire
A Sneak Peek...
And this time, on Bruce Dickinson's first solo album which came out on May 8, 1990.
Today in 1990 Bruce Dickinson released his first solo album "Tattooed Millionaire".
The project began when Dickinson was asked to record a song for the film "A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child", in 1989.
He wrote the song "Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter" and turned to guitarist Janick Gers to record the song with him.
Gers was previously part of the band "Gillan" and part of the "Gogmagog" supergroup, which included singer Paul Di'Anno and drummer Clive Burr, both former members of "Iron Maiden".
This fruitful collaboration between Dickinson and Gers created an "appetite" that led to the expansion of the project to a full album.
The album included 10 newly written songs, regardless of the song "Bring Your Daughter ... to the Slaughter"ת which was included in the film's soundtrack and was not included on this album. A different version of the song was eventually recorded by "Iron Maiden" and appeared on the album "No Prayer for the Dying" released in October 1990.
All songs on the album were written by Dickinson and Gers, except for a cover version of the song "All the Young Dudes"ת written by David Bowie and performed by "Mott the Hoople" and the song that seals the album "No Lies", which was written solely by Dickinson.
The style of the album is different from the musical direction of "Iron Maiden" and mainly includes hard rock songsת rooted in simpler compositions than the progressive ones of "the mother band".
During the recording of the album, Gers was asked to join "Iron Maiden" as a replacement for guitarist Adrian Smith, who left the band that year, following disagreements over the musical direction, thinking he could not contribute to the band.
It is interesting to note that Nikki Sixx from "Motley Crue", claims in his book "The Heroin Diaries" that the album's theme song was written about him after sleeping with Dickinson's wife.