Glenn Tipton says:
“We wrote it on the spot. Unlike our other albums, we weren’t fully prepared when we starting cutting British Steel, so many of the songs were written as we went along.
“With Rapid Fire, I think we just wanted to jolt the listeners and really grab them. Our attitude was, ‘All right, people. No mucking around. Here’s an album you’re going to listen to.’”
KK Downing says:
“What’s amazing is, the whole album was written and recorded in 28 days, so we probably should have called the record Rapid Fire. That’s how fast we were going.
“It’s a cool track. I remember that we played it on stage last year and I thought, Wow, this is a really unusual song, composition-wise. It holds up extraordinarily well.”