Search and Destroy: Queensryche

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Oh man, poor bastard:

King-Diamond 4 points 1 hour ago

Never thought I would see this here. Queensryche has been a bit of a household legend in my immediate family. In fact, I'm actually named after Geoff Tate.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 29 November 2012 22:22 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...
one month passes...

I haven't listened to Operation Mindcrime since I had it on cassette, and I dumped off nearly all of my cassettes pre-2000. Listening to it now, expecting the worst, it's actually not as awful as I'd thought it might be. I feel less like as goofball listening to this right now than I would any Rush concept album.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 24 April 2014 23:10 (six years ago) link

these guys have released 14 studio albums now

christmas candy bar (al leong), Thursday, 24 April 2014 23:31 (six years ago) link

tate really used to have a tommy wiseau thing going.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Thursday, 24 April 2014 23:35 (six years ago) link

he was a big fan of the t-shirt/sportcoat look

dollar rave club (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 25 April 2014 14:47 (six years ago) link

five months pass...

I am fortunate enough to have the "Revolution Calling" boxset which has the debut EP and first six albums with a ton of bonus stuff (and a CD-ROM game I never played). I am unfortunate enough to have a commute that is usually more than an hour long each way to my job. So I broke out the box for my commute and I came to two conclusions:

1) The debut EP might be the best metal Extended Play ever released. All four songs are amazing. And they would never sound like that again.

2) Don't sleep on "Rage For Order." The heshers love the earlier stuff and "Mindcrime" was of course a game-changer but "Rage" was the transitional album between the two ideas that has some of the brawn of the earlier stuff but also saw them taping into more heady ideas (including "Gonna Get Close To You," a cover from Candaian diva Dalbello, the original of which I never heard until very recently thanks to YouTube).

Everything after "Mindcrime" is at best spotty, but through and including that, this band was a force.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 18 October 2014 06:01 (five years ago) link

Mindcrime RULES.

When I lived in Seattle, I did a lot of volunteer work for both JAMPAC (Krist Novoselic's music political action committee) and No Vote Left Behind (a Vote for John Kerry organization run by Steve Mack from That Petrol Emotion). Queensryche helped us out with a lot of fundraising stuff. Geoff Tate is an enormous asshole, the rest of the guys are very cool.

They lost the plot when Chris De Garmo quit.

The Velvet Fog called me a motherfucker (Sandy), Saturday, 18 October 2014 06:56 (five years ago) link

Geoff is an enormous asshole? You don't say...

― it's all fuck what sit says, we'll do our own thing (Matt #2), Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:03 AM (1 year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

how's life, Saturday, 18 October 2014 12:34 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

i totally forgot how awesome Operation: Buttcream is.

those triumphant harmonized leads in "Revolution Calling" plus Geoff ratcheting in intensity in the pre-chorus.

even the rap bit in Spreading the Disease is dope.

but lately for me it's all about the EP. Queen of the REiiiiiccccchhhh

Neanderthal, Friday, 15 July 2016 12:21 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

God it's a shame that Tate sounds like a vivisected muppet now.

Actually it's more funny than sad

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 03:40 (one year ago) link

Really? That's a shame. I had a good karaoke experience with "Silent Lucidity" last time.

oh, shut up and listen, will you? (Sund4r), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 03:52 (one year ago) link

Lol i sing that one often

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 03:59 (one year ago) link

I really like Condition Human. it's a pretty inspired return to Queensryche form and new vocalist La Torre is a much better singer than Tate at this point.

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 04:42 (one year ago) link

I should listen. I was sceptical regarding Tate-less Queensryche.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 19:45 (one year ago) link

Did someone say he sounded like a Muppet?

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 20:24 (one year ago) link

the new one is...also pretty good? and also metal like the last one?

they should never ever reconsider a Tate reunion if it is offered even if they mend fences.

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 2 March 2019 15:48 (one year ago) link

I’ll rep for “speak” with its awesome riffs

calstars, Saturday, 2 March 2019 15:56 (one year ago) link

Also the OM cover is great

calstars, Saturday, 2 March 2019 15:56 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Now who will come to wash away my sins, clean my room, fix my meals, wipe my ass, walk my dogs, clean my shoes, wash my car, clean my other rooms, BE MY FRIEND?!!!

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 03:55 (one month ago) link

Had a Bert for a hair-do, yeah you looked pretty cool

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 21:25 (one month ago) link

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