Iron Maiden rendered Samson a footnote, as mega-vocalist Bruce Dickinson did time with the band prior to hooking up with Eddie’s crew. Early Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr was in Samson for a bit, too.
The 1986 compilation Head Tactics was an effort to profit from Dickinson’s superstar status, which makes sense. It’s a good album and a must have for NWOBHM fans.
But that cover, Sweet Lombardi’s Ghost. Could you have spent more than thirty minutes on this hunk of junk? Maybe I’m just not a football fan, but Head Tactics is going into the Bad Album Cover Hall Of Fame.