Today’s music video of the day is one of the three videos that were shot for Iron Maiden’s Man On the Edge. This was one of the first Iron Maiden songs on which Blaze Bayley sang and it was also one of the first that he wrote for the band. The lyrics were inspired by the film Falling Down. That’s the film in which Michael Douglas plays an engineer who snaps. Bayley felt that the film worked as a parable for the frustration that comes from losing a job and the lyrics reflect that.
This video was filmed on location at Masada, Israel. It was directed Simon Hilton, who also directed videos for Robert Plant, The Chemical Brothers, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Alice Cooper, David Bowie, and a host of others. Hilton was one of those directors who everyone seems to have worked with at least once.