Following his departure from the band in 1982, he went on to a very brief stint with Alcatrazz, alongside former Rainbow singer, Graham Bonnet, and virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen. He then joined the French band, Trust, performing on “Trust IV” and “Man’s Trap”.
In late 1983, he formed Clive Burr’s Escape which later became Stratus. The band featured Bernie Shaw (Uriah Heep), Tino & Chris Troy (Praying Mantis) and Alan Nelson. They released their only album “Throwing Shapes” in 1984, which proved to be a complete failure and the group split shortly after it’s release.
That year, he was part of the supergroup Gogmagog, which featured Clive’s former Iron Maiden bandmate, Paul Di’Anno, alongside Def Leppard guitarist Pete Willis, bassist Neil Murray (Whitesnake/Black Sabbath), and future Iron Maiden guitarist, Janick Gers (then ex-White Spirit and Gillan). The group recorded just one EP and “I Will Be There” and never performed live.
The next few years were quiet for Clive, with his career seemingly over, until he recorded an album with London-bases NWOBHM act, Elixir. Originally released as “Lethal Potion”, the album was reissued in 2004 as “Sovereign Remedy” (the album’s first-planned name). Burr was subsequently replaced for the live dates, and once again, found himself in need of a band.
The call came in 1988, when he teamed up with Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Bernie Torme (Ozzy Osbourne), and Marc Russell. The group recorded their debut album, “Bloodied, but Unbowed”, but with the rise of Grunge, they failed to secure a record deal. The album remained unreleased until 1996.
In 1995, Burr reunited with his former Stratus bandmates, Chris and Tino Troy, as well as former Iron Maiden colleague Dennis Stratton, replacing Bruce Bisland in Praying Mantis. This tour resulted in the live album “Captured: Alive in Tokyo City”, but Bisland returned to the band just a year later. This all-but saw the end of Burr’s career, partly due to his Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.