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Screaming In Digital 183 (Queensryche Fanzine)
SCREAMING IN DIGITAL
The On-Line Queensryche Digest : Volume 183 - 20Mar95
"Futuristic 'Rychean discussion." - Michael Wilton
"Quite entertaining to read." - Chris DeGarmo
Produced in cooperation with the Queensryche Campaign fan club.
Hosted by Internet Online Services, a division of IDT.
Edited by Dan "Shag" Birchall
FTP : ios.com, /pub/users/qryche
WWW : http://www.ios.com/~qryche/
Screaming in Digital - Editor's Note
Hi again, everybody! The guys are in Asia this week, and I know a few
of you are on that side of the world, so if you do get a chance to see
them in concert, please let the rest of us know. I've updated the WWW
tourdates page to reflect the dates announced for the next two months,
but the information received thus far doesn't cover most of the
venues. If you're aware of specific venues in North America, please
drop a line.
Our statistical mad scientist, William (firstname.lastname@example.org), is
conducting his annual song and album poll. If you haven't already done
so, e-mail him the names of your top 5 Queensryche songs, numbered 1
(favorite) to 5, and your top 3 Queensryche albums. Ties are allowed
for the songs, but not for the albums, and the poll ends at the end of
March, so don't delay!
One last thing - Screaming in Digital's readership, after dropping off
when I changed mail-handling programs in January, has rebounded and is
now in the four-digit range again. If you have friends who used to
receive SiD and are wondering why they haven't gotten it in weeks,
suggest that they send a note with their first and last name - I'll
make sure they're added to the new subscriber datbase.
Bridge CD Single - Stu
Queensryche in Sweden - Terry
Article Pointer - Oliver
Tapers' Section - Pat
Austin, Texas Date? - Kathy
Queensryche's Religion - John
Show Length - Michael
Dr. Seuss Connection - Oliver
Cleveland Concert - Caron
Unplugged Set - Jim
Milan Video Bootleg - Alfredo
Collectibles - Reagan
Scarborough Fair B-Side - Stu
Japanese Promised Land - Ken
Type O Negative - Gerhard
Type O Negative - Jim
Type O Negative - John
Real World in Mindcrime - Matt
Screaming in Digital Meaning - Jim
Queen of the Reich Video - Jim
Tickets for Sale - Kevin
Address Labels - Kat
Neue Regel - News & Reviews
Bridge CD Single - Stu (email@example.com)
Bridge has finally arrived in the record stores this week as a CD
single with three live tracks from the Astoria show included -
Damaged, The Killing Words and The Lady Wore Black. Also out this
week, though my store didn't have them, are a cassette single and a
7-inch picture disc with a giant poster. Out next week will be the
second CD single with three other live tracks from the London gig -
Silent Lucidity, My Empty Room and Real World - to accompany the
album version of Bridge.
This business of releasing two CD singles for each release has become
almost the norm in the UK in recent years, as it is seen as a good way
of getting the fans to buy more than one copy of the single and thus
boost the song up the charts. Soundgarden, Bon Jovi and Thunder have
all done this recently with Thunder, or should I say EMI, making sure
that you have to buy all 4 formats - the maximum allowed in the UK -
to get all the previously unreleased or live tracks included with the
Queensryche have now done this for their last 3 UK releases. First of
all there was the Silent Lucidity re-release with a mixture of studio
and live tracks on the two CDs, including Last Time in Paris, then we
got the releases for I Am I and Bridge. I Am I was a bit of a
promotional balls-up really in that you had both CD singles with the
same tracks though one had the 3-D glasses. I ended up buying both
singles by accident and was disappointed to find out I paid out twice
for the same thing. EMI must have a huge stockpile of these glasses to
get rid of, as A Better Man by Thunder was released a couple of years
ago with them included as well.
Queensryche in Sweden - Terry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
While working in Sweden a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to see
Queensryche. They were phenomenal! The place only held about 2000
people, and I was able to get right in the front row, two and a half
feet from the stage. Of course, I had to spend half the time trying to
stay right in front. In the states, there's no way I'd have the
opportunity to get that close, so this was quite an experience. They
played for nearly two hours, with no opening band. My favorite part
was the opening sequence, for those who have been able to see them
already. I can't wait until they play in the states so I can see them
We grabbed a bite to eat before the show, and a couple of guys from
the crew were at the next table. We heard them say something about
having some kind of trouble getting into the country, and doubting
that they would return to Sweden.
By the way, my Rhode Island license plate is QRYCHE. I'm 28, and my 30
year old fiance is embarrassed to drive my car. ;-)
Article Pointer - Oliver (email@example.com)
In the new issue of EQ - a magazine for project studio musicians -
there's an article from Scott Rockenfield on the making of Promised
Land. I just got it and haven't yet read it.
Tapers' Section - Pat (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A local station just announced the Queensryche date here in Omaha (2+
hours, yes!) and also quickly mentioned that there is going to be a
tapers' section available. Does anyone know whether there is going to
be a patch directly into the soundboard or is it just a section where
you can set up some recording equipment and hope that you used a
Any taping section at all would come as quite a surprise from
Queensryche, as they've expressed their distaste for bootlegs
in the past. Of course, their feelings seem to be at least
partly based on the inferior sound quality of many bootlegs, so
perhaps they've decided that since bootlegs will be made no
matter what, they might as well sound decent. -sh
Speak - Comments & Questions
Austin, Texas Date? - Kathy (email@example.com)
Does anyone know when or if Queensryche and Type O Negative will hit
Austin, Texas? I need to see this show.
Queensryche's Religion - John (firstname.lastname@example.org)
About five years ago, I read somewhere that Queensryche were rumored
to be male witches. I've no idea what could lead anyone to believe
this. I don't think they practice any religion - do they? - and don't
see what could lead a person to think that they support witchcraft.
Some of Queensryche's earlier material - particularly songs on
albums prior to Operation: Mindcrime - features themes and
overtones which could be interpreted as occult-oriented by
Show Length - Michael (email@example.com)
Does anyone know if the addition of an opening act for the U.S. tour
will impact the actual time Queensryche is on stage? Hopefully they
will not shorten the 2 hour and 15 minute set they've been doing alone
in Europe to accommodate an opening act I've never heard of. Also,
does anybody know when the U.S. tour will reach the New York or New
Jersey area? Will they be playing arenas like Madison Square Garden
and the Meadowlands, or smaller venues like the Beacon Theatre and the
Garden State Arts Center? Based on the complete lack of airplay they
get here, I can't imagine them selling out 15,000 seats or even close
Dr. Seuss Connection - Oliver (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I was sitting in the orthodontist's office, waiting to get my braces
put on, and for fun I picked up The Birthday Book by Dr. Seuss,
because, face it, Dr. Seuss rules. I had never seen this one, and had
a few minutes to kill. The book is good old Dr. Seuss, and it's
basically a "feel good because it's your birthday, and you're
special," kind of thing. But all the way through it is the phrase, "I
Am I." I couldn't believe it. Any thoughts?
Roads to Madness - Tours & Shows
Cleveland Concert - Caron (email@example.com)
I got a ticket to see Queensryche Tuesday, April 18th at the Cleveland
State University Convocation Center. As of March 13th, tickets were
still available through Ticketmaster and the CSU box office.
Spreading the Disease - Info & Resources
Unplugged Set - Jim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The songs shown on the Unplugged show were I Will Remember, The
Killing Words, Della Brown, Silent Lucidity and The Lady Wore Black.
It was quite simply the best Unplugged show eMpTyV has ever done. But
will they show it? No... they've got to re-run the same old stuff.
It's almost like they forgot it was made.
Around the time the Unplugged show was recorded, Metal Edge
magazine reported that the band had also performed Anybody
Listening? and Scarborough Fair. Unplugged versions of these
songs have never been broadcast or released. -sh
Milan Video Bootleg - Alfredo (email@example.com)
I wanted to let you all know that I filmed the Milan, Italy show on
March third. 125 great minutes of amazing music!
Alfredo has been warned that we'll all now ask for copies. -sh
Collectibles - Reagan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I only have a few Queensryche things, but if anyone wants to be on my
mailing list, just reply. I've got a Japanese laserdisc of an old
concert with The Lady Wore Black, et cetera, and a bootleg CD. I'm
supposed to be getting a brand new bootleg from the Promised Land
tour. It's from December 1994, I think.
Scarborough Fair B-Side - Stu (email@example.com)
Last week someone asked what single could you find Scarborough Fair
on. In the US it was on Anybody Listening? while in the UK it was
found on Empire.
Japanese Promised Land - Ken (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I bought the Japanese version of Promised Land, which includes 2 bonus
tracks. The first is Real World, from the Last Action Hero soundtrack.
The second is Someone Else, the full-band version. It's 7:11, and has
more lyrics than the piano version. Does anyone know all the words?
The Whisper - Discussion
Type O Negative - Gerhard (email@example.com)
I wish Type O Negative had opened for Queensryche in Europe. They're a
really cool, heavy band with some nice touches. They've put out a
couple of albums, including Origin of the Feces, which is probably the
funniest live album ever, with the audience yelling at them to f--k
off, glass breaking, and the police stopping by. They also did a track
on the Black Sabbath tribute album, and made the best - and longest -
cover version of Paranoid I've ever heard. They're worth seeing,
though not like Queensryche at all.
Type O Negative - Jim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Type O Negative as an opener is a nightmare come true. They must be
the goofiest and one of the most ridiculous, idiotic bands ever.
Listen closely to their lyrics. It would be so great if they just
skipped the opener and played for 2+ hours. Or how about Fates
Warning, King's X, Savatage, or Dream Theater. I just can't deal with
Type O at all. I'll wait until they're done before I take my seat.
Type O Negative - John (email@example.com)
For those who don't know them, Type O Negative are an outstanding
dark/noir thrash band. They used to be Carnivore, and I highly
recommend the Carnivore album Retaliation, especially the songs Jack
Daniels and Pizza and S.M.D.
Ah, once again Queensryche encourage their loyal listeners to
explore new genres. It's always interesting to see the unusual
acts they select as openers. -sh
Real World in Mindcrime - Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I've thought Real World would fit well between My Empty Room and Eyes
of a Stranger since the first time I heard it, and I'm glad to see
that the guys in the band appear to think it fits well there as well.
It definitely sounded like it belonged on Mindcrime.
The Killing Words - Interpretation
Screaming in Digital Meaning - Jim (email@example.com)
Screaming in Digital seems more like a "fear technology" song than
anything else, along the lines of NM 156 and Surgical Strike, back
when the band was in their "bleak future" stage. It makes a nice
transition for the otherworldly strains of I Will Remember, with it's
"Enjoy the view... you're being watched, you know," feel. Gee, the
guys aren't too computer-friendly, are they? Makes one wonder about
what the CD-ROM's going to contain.
Actually, some of the guys are really getting into the whole
technological side of things. They're not diehard net-addicts
like us, though - yet. -sh
I Will Remember - History
Queen of the Reich Video - Jim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
After having seen the Queen of the Reich video for the first time
recently - thanks, Liz! - I think I can see why the band chose not to
include the entire video on Building Empires. It's a perfect example
of the "Gee, this ought to look neat!" philosophy of early 80's
videos, with the same post-apocalyptic theme that about a dozen other
videos had at the same time. I think they were a bit embarassed to
include it in the collection, but hey, everybody's got to start
Anybody Listening? - Advertisements
Tickets for Sale - Kevin (email@example.com)
I have two tickets for the Chicago show at the Rosemont Horizon on
April 26th. One is in section 3, row 18, seat 8; the other is section
111, row BB, seat 7. I'm asking face value, first come first served.
Address Labels - Kat (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To all who have ordered Queensryche return address labels and are
trying to get hold of me, please note that my e-mail address has
changed. If anyone new is interested in these labels, drop me a line!
That's it for this week - keep in touch, and see you all again next
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