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Screaming In Digital 188 (Queensryche Fanzine)
SCREAMING IN DIGITAL
The On-Line Queensryche Digest : Volume 188 - 24Apr95
"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
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Screaming in Digital - Editor's Note
I'm a day late and a dollar short as usual, but I found out that
Queensryche did their first in-store appearance in five years today at
Rolling Stone Records in Chicago. I hope some of the Chicagoland fans
made it to the event! Unfortunately, word from EMI is that no more
in-stores are planned - yet.
In the "good news" department, members of Queensryche are coming to
Cyberspace. This Thursday, look for a Queensryche private room on
America OnLine. It will be opening around 6:30 Pacific Time (9:30
Eastern Time). Next month, a "Queensryche Night" is being planned on
Hollywood Online. And the first of a series of appearances on IRC
should take place within then next few weeks. More details as they
Glasgow Show - Michael
Kalamazoo Show - John
Kalamazoo Show - Don
Cleveland Show - Shawn
Cleveland Show - Dave
Dayton Show - Rich
Dayton Show - Damin
Peoria Show - Brian
Cancelation of Tour Dates? - Emily
Set List? - Jim
CD-ROM - Emily
Rockline Luck - Dave
Low Warning Rating - Dave
Helloween? - John
Sounds Perfect - Christopher
Salt Lake City Show - Tracy
Someone Else? Live - Brendan
Bridge Singles - Michael
Tablature - Michael
Operation: Empire - Lax
What to Call Bootlegs - Kathy
Who Killed Who? - Michael
Nikki Damaged? - Brendan
Unplugged Availability? - Michael
Rockline - Randy
Tickets Available - Sheri
Ride Wanted - Keidra
Networked BBS Forum - Don
Neue Regel - News & Reviews
Glasgow Show - Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I was in Glasgow, Scotland to see 'Ryche's first date on their current
World Tour. I had heard from various sources that they were a great
live band, but I was skeptical. So often bands which sound good in a
studio don't match up when they perform live. But Queensryche blew me
away. It was not your normal rock band making as much noise as
possible, the boys produced some amazing sound backed by some cool
special effects. Overall it was a great experience. The friend I was
with had never even heard of Queensryche before the concert but he
liked them so much that the very next day he went out and bought
Promised Land. The next time they come to Scotland - please make it
soon, guys - I will be the first to buy a ticket.
Kalamazoo Show - John (email@example.com)
The Kalamazoo show was excellent. From what I heard, the band
rehearsed for 3 days in Milwaukee. In a phone conversation with a
local radio station, Geoff said that it was a good show, and 98% of
things went according to plan, which was better than they expected.
If there was any doubt about Queensryche being vampiric in their
earlier music, it is dispelled in concert, with scary footage of Geoff
flashing vampire teeth and watching himself on stage. They sounded
very CD-like in performing their music, which I enjoy in a band. And
Geoff plays a mean sax! It was worth the 2.5 hour drive, all in all.
I really don't understand why they picked Type O Negative to open,
though. I thought their singing was terrible, and each of their songs
was 10 minutes long. I also heard from a fan that they're racist, and
the comments they made between songs made this obvious. Queensryche
seem very non-racist, so why would they so vigorously go after Type O
for an opening act?
Kalamazoo Show - Don (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I went to the show in Kalamazoo and it was all there. Queensryche was
better than I had expected, and Type O Negative was pretty sweet also.
Both had surprises that I didn't expect. I guess that's what concerts
are for - to catch you off guard. I hope to see them again at the
Palace on the 28th, but unfortunately don't think I will.
Cleveland Show - Shawn (email@example.com)
The Cleveland show was spectacular. I saw none of the technical
difficulties I have been hearing about, and the videos were excellent.
My girlfriend wondered if Geoff being the center of all the video and
most of the songs caused any animosity among the group.
Geoff was excellent and the band just rules. The show rocked through
most of the favorites, but didn't include any songs from Rage for
Order or the EP. Surprisingly, they did play my all-time favorite, NM
156. They did almost all of Mindcrime and all of Promised Land.
Cleveland Show - Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The crowd at the Cleveland show was small, maybe 6,000 in a venue that
can hold 14,000. The multi-media show was killer, and won't
disappoint, but they didn't play my favorite tune, Queen of the Reich.
After the show, the band bus pulled up to the fans and the band
members signed autographs and took pictures, a nice gesture. I gave
them some printouts of the digest and they were very appreciative.
They were in Cleveland for 3 days, and did Rockline live from there on
Monday night. I met a couple people who were taping the show. If any
of them are reading this, please e-mail me some information on what
bootlegs you have.
Dayton Show - Rich (email@example.com)
I saw the Dayton show on 4/22, and it was excellent. I saw the
Building Empires tour in 1991 but this show was better, because they
played their best stuff and had more to chose from. They have a whole
bunch of new video footage for the new album and it kind of has a
theme to it. They did every song on Promised Land, 3 songs from
Empire, 5 from Operation: Mindcrime, 2 from Rage, and 2 from The
Warning. The middle of the show really kicks, with a continuous
arrangement of their best hard tunes. The ends are slower, but still
very good. They played for about 2 hours and the light show was
incredible. So go see it, it's the best concert I have ever seen.
Dayton Show - Damin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Saturday's concert in Dayton, Ohio was incredible! Camping out for
tickets was well worth it - I was the first one in line at the box
office. They played every song off Promised Land, distributed
throughout the show and combined with stage/wardrobe changes and an
elaborate multi-media presentation which will hopefully be featured on
their upcoming CD-ROM. They also performed a mini Mindcrime set and
selected tracks from their other albums. The entire band played
superbly for 2:15 and there were no noticeable technical difficulties.
The opening act was impressive, entertaining and very loud in their 40
The Good - Geoff Tate is the most phenomenal front-man in rock music
since the prime years of Queen and the late, great Freddy Mercury. An
awesome voice, a great stage presence and plenty of intangibles put
him at the pinnacle of greatness. Interestingly, with his new haircut
and goatee he kind of resembles Freddy. Chris DeGarmo and Michael
Wilton are the best guitar tandem anywhere, enough said. Eddie Jackson
and Scott Rockenfield are arguably the most underrated rhythm section
in the music business. Eddie is seldom in the spotlight - on and off
stage - but few others can deliver bass lines so powerful and
esthetically pleasing. Scott is simply incredible - a virtuoso of
virtuosos on percussion.
The Bad - I would like to have heard more from Rage for Order, but I
can understand the need to limit older material and focus on promoting
the new album. The visual effects may actually have been too
spectacular. It was sometimes difficult to choose whether to watch the
band or the video screens.
The Ugly - Geoff, in one of many wardrobes, wearing nothing but black
biker shorts, black shoes and socks... and a belt?
When Queensryche comes to your area, don't miss it. You won't be
Peoria Show - Brian (email@example.com)
I had high hopes for the Queensryche show on the 23rd in Peoria, and I
was definitely not disappointed! I have never seen a more spectacular
show. The lights, the screen images, the special effects, and most of
all, the band. The music was phenomenal, and the screens and set
changes brought everything to life. All I can say is that it was more
than a concert, it was an experience!
Cancelation of Tour Dates? - Emily (firstname.lastname@example.org.Edu)
A friend told me that he heard on MTV that Queensryche may cancel
their tour dates due to low ticket sales. Does anyone know anything
about this? If so, please let the rest of us know.
I checked with Queensryche's publicity person at EMI, and her
exact words were, "No, no no no no." They're not cancelling
Speak - Comments & Questions
Set List? - Jim (email@example.com)
Does anyone out there that's been to Kalamazoo show know the play
list? I'm very curious as to what is going to be played. Please e-mail
me if you have the information.
CD-ROM - Emily (firstname.lastname@example.org.Edu)
Does anyone know anything else about the CD-ROM? I have been looking
for it but no one knows anything about it so far. I would appreciate
it if anyone can tell me when, where, and how I can get it.
You should be able to get it this summer - it's not out yet.
There was some information on it in last week's digest, and
there should be more coming in the very near future. -sh
Rockline Luck - Dave (email@example.com)
I am still having good and horrible luck with Rockline. Last time
Queensryche was on Rockline, I got through, talked to the call
screener, and was patiently waiting to ask my question when the show
ended. I waited on hold for 40 minutes and did not get on the air. I
wasnt even allowed in the drawing for the stuff they gave away.
Last night, I got through close to the beginning of the show, and was
surely going to get on the air. Waiting for the call screener to make
his way down to my line, I listened to the phone ring on the other
end. After a minute and half or so, a recorded message came on and
said "We're sorry, your party is not answering. This call will be
disconnected." And then it hung up on me! Talk about a painful
Queensryche song interpretation. I was Disconnected.
Low Warning Rating - Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I can't believe that Warning came below Empire and Promised Land in
the poll. It's my favorite album - I can listen to it again and again
and again. The drumming is absolutely fabulous; you'd think
Queensryche had changed drummers since Warning, because the drumming
on the other albums sounds so different. I like all the songs on
Warning except for the last song, which I think is sort of
anticlimactic for the ending. I'm seeing Queensryche on May 20th and
21st, and I hope they'll play at least one song from Warning.
Helloween? - John (email@example.com)
Are there any Queensryche fans who also like Helloween? They have a
definite Queensryche influence. If you like them, and have any news on
them, please e-mail me.
Sounds Perfect - Christopher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
After my friend and I saw Queensryche on their Building Empires tour,
my friend commented to me that they sounded too perfect and identical
to the album. He suggested that a lot of what we heard was
pre-recorded, to go along with all the other sounds throughout
Mindcrime. I thought they sounded fantastic myself, but I would hate
to think they weren't making all the music right before my eyes.
Roads to Madness - Tours & Shows
Salt Lake City Show - Tracy (email@example.com)
I am anxiously looking forward to Queensryche coming to Salt Lake City
May 10th. I've got front row center seats, and am counting down the
days 'till they arrive. This will be my first time seeing the group
live; during the Building Empires tour - sixth row center - I
unfortunately couldn't make it. There is no way I'm missing this show.
What's the deal with taping sections? If anyone knows the rules,
conditions, et cetera, please e-mail me and let me know the details.
I'd love to get a copy of the show.
Someone Else? Live - Brendan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To those who have had the intense pleasure of seeing the North
American tour thus far, do they play the full band or piano version of
Someone Else? Either one would be incredible in concert.
Spreading the Disease - Info & Resources
Bridge Singles - Michael (email@example.com)
I have just recently purchased the 2 CD singles of Bridge with some
London Astoria recordings as the B-sides. I loved the new
interpretations of some of the older songs, although I have to agree
that The Killing Words did lose a bit in the translation. However, I
thought the version of The Lady Wore Black was superior to the
original. It came across as being more refined and stylish than the
version on the Queensryche EP.
Tablature - Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Like many other fans, I play the guitar and enjoy trying to play
Queensryche songs. I have music for a few of their songs from the
Nevada guitar tablature archive, and am looking for more. I have found
Silent Lucidity, Anybody Listening, One More Time, Take Hold of the
Flame, Neue Regel, The Killing Words, Waiting for 22, and The Lady
Wore Black. I'd be happy to send these files to others in return for
any other tablature files they have.
Operation: Empire - Lax (email@example.com)
I was surprised to note that there is an official release called
Operation: Empire. I looked around record stores in the New Jersey
area and just was not able to find it. Being a fanatic fan of
Queensryche, I want that box set badly. Does anyone know where in the
entire world I can get it? I have friends in England, Canada and
Australia who will hunt for it for me, but I need some leads.
Operation: Empire is a limited-edition set - only about a
thousand copies were produced. Naturally, it's very hard to
find, and for a complete set you might have to pay considerably
more than the original $100 price. -sh
The Whisper - Discussion
What to Call Bootlegs - Kathy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I talked to a friend who's big into the Grateful Dead - who have been
allowing fans to tape shows for years and years - and the tapers in
their neck of the woods prefer the term "live audio" rather than the
negatively-connoted "bootleg." I personally would call them bootlegs,
The Killing Words - Interpretation
Who Killed Who? - Michael (email@example.com)
From my perspective there can be no argument that Nikki killed Father
William. However, I feel that Nikki certainly didn't kill Mary. They
fell in love, and he decided to stop killing, then he found Mary dead.
Surely Doctor X's underground movement had her killed and set it up to
look like Nikki had done it, to punish him for turning his back on
Nikki Damaged? - Brendan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Has anyone noticed how well Damaged works as an epilogue to Mindcrime?
It works perfectly as a self analysis of what Nikki did.
Anybody Listening? - Advertisements
Unplugged Availability? - Michael (email@example.com)
I hear a lot of talk of Queensryche's Unplugged performance, but is it
available anywhere? It certainly isn't available in Scotland.
Rockline - Randy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I'd like to get copies of the last two Rockline shows with Queensryche
on them. I have a few boots that someone might like for trade or maybe
we could trade for blanks. You're call. Send reply if you'd like to
see my bootlist.
Tickets Available - Sheri (email@example.com)
Last chance for tickets for this Friday's show at the Palace of Auburn
Hills in MI, April 28. The seats are located in Sec 126 Row A. Selling
for face value ($25 each) or whatever offer you're willing to make.
E-mail me to make arrangements.
Ride Wanted - Keidra (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I'm looking for someone, anyone that could possibly drive me and a
friend of mine from the Queensryche show in Madison, WI on Tuesday to
Beloit, WI. This is really important to me because I have no way of
getting back home from the show, and I would really appreciate if
someone would be able to give us a lift. Please e-mail me if you can
Networked BBS Forum - Don (email@example.com)
If anyone out there runs a BBS and carries networked discussion areas,
I have one called RycheNet, supporting Queensryche and related music.
If you have a BBS and want to carry it, leave me e-mail with your name
and board number and I'll give you a call. You can also check out my
BBS at (616) 887-2732.
That's all for this week - hopefully next week will bring even more
interesting news. Don't forget to write!
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