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Screaming In Digital 187 (Queensryche Fanzine)
SCREAMING IN DIGITAL
The On-Line Queensryche Digest : Volume 187 - 17Apr95
"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 everyone! Sorry for being so late with this issue, but there was a
lot of material to include, and the activities of the holiday weekend
didn't leave me huge amounts of time. Read on...
Poll Results - Bill
News - Don
CD-ROM News - Dan
Queensryche on Rockline - Tim
Taping Sections - Jim
Tour Notes - Dan
Kalamazoo Show - Rich
Kalamazoo Show - Nihal
Bootleg Definition - Brian
Fandom - Nathan
Related Song Titles - Amit
Outdoor Venues - Topher
Kansas City Show - Ray
Cleveland Show - Dave
Waiting for the Show - Stephen
Taper's Section - Barret
Pacific Tour Leg - Nigel
Mindcrime Book - Brian
Singles - Don
Bridge Singles - Glenn
Singles Located - Craig
Astoria Video - Lia
Astoria Bootleg - Mike
Who Killed Who - Jim
How Father William Died - Mark
Soundbite - Beth
Promised Land Blurbs - Scott
Modem Tone? - Andrew
Single Wanted - Steve
Tickets for Sale - Sheri
Queensryche Switchplates - Sue
Ticket for Sale - Maurice
Video Bootleg - John
Neue Regel - News & Reviews
Poll Results - Bill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The voting has concluded, with some unexpected results! 187 of you
voted, down from last years 212. As they say, if you didn't vote,
don't complain. Here are the top albums and songs, as voted by you!
1. Operation: Mindcrime
2. Rage for Order
4. Promised Land
7. Operation: Livecrime
1. Eyes of a Stranger
2. Suite Sister Mary
3. I Don't Believe in Love
4. Take Hold of the Flame
5. Someone Else?
6. Anybody Listening?
7. Roads to Madness
9. The Killing Words
10. Neue Regel
12. Silent Lucidity
13. The Lady Wore Black
14. The Mission
15. Jet City Woman
The oddity in there is that Empire ranked behind Rage for Order
overall, but its songs ranked higher than those from Rage. As I said
before, there were some surprises. Here are this year's awards.
The Shooting Star award goes to The Killing Words, which jumped from
#28 last year to #9 this year. Honorable mention to Neue Regel,
jumping from #23 to #10.
The Falling Star award goes to Revolution Calling and Spreading the
Disease, both top-15 last year, which dropped to 26th and 31st.
The Nobody Loves Me award goes to Blinded, En Force and The Whisper,
none of which received a single vote. Blinded wins the overall award,
having now received zero votes in two polls.
The No-Brainer Vote award goes to Operation: Mindcrime, which was
voted for on the album poll by all but 6 responders. Had I thought of
it at the time, I would have asked for your favorite three albums
To all that voted, thank you again for your participation. Complete
poll results and last year's results available by e-mail to
email@example.com. Comments and questions are welcome at the same
News - Don (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I heard a phone interview with Scott Rockenfield on the radio on April
14th. He said they were rehearsing in Milwaukee, and that their video
for Disconnected should be out in a week.
CD-ROM News - Dan (email@example.com)
The long-awaited Promised Land CD-ROM is getting closer. Michael says
that it should be out this summer, and industry periodicals are
indicating that it may even be out in late spring. The biggest news is
that it's not going to be a CD-ROM, but a double-disc CD-ROM set. It
will be cross-platform, running both on Mac and Windows platforms, and
will contain more than 70 interactive environments. And of course,
there's a bonus track hidden somewhere in there, available only on
Queensryche on Rockline - Tim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Queensryche will be appearing on Rockline Monday, April 17th.
Listeners in the U.S. and Canada can talk to them by calling
1-800-344-ROCK (1-800-344-7625). The show will be broadcast at 11:30
PM Eastern Time, 8:30 PM Pacific Time.
Taping Sections - Jim (email@example.com)
I found a message on America Online indicating that yes, there will be
reserved audio and video taping sections directly behind the consoles.
Feeds from the soundboard won't be available since they don't want to
risk using untested equipment.
Tour Notes - Dan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Type O Negative are only definitely opening for Queensryche on this
leg of the tour. They will probably switch opening bands midway
through, as they did last time, but no names have come up yet for the
next leg. As for the taping sections, there is some concern that
promoters might have arranged them without consulting the band first.
Michael reportedly feels that allowing taping of the show wouldn't fit
very well with the band's stated perspective on bootlegs.
Kalamazoo Show - Rich (email@example.com)
I went to Queensryche's first American tour stop, in Kalamazoo,
Michigan. Unfortunately, this being the first Queensryche concert I've
been to, I don't have much to judge it by. But as far as concerts go,
this is the best I've seen. They performed most of Mindcrime,
incorporating old and new video on the movie screens. Video was also
shot for most of the Promised Land songs they performed, and it was
all very well done. There were a lot of theatrical elements to the
concert, much more than what I've seen on the Livecrime and Building
I missed most of Type O Negative's performance, as my friend and I
were given backstage passes by a local radio station just an hour
before the show. The members of Queensryche all lived up to their
reputation, and were more than willing to talk with fans. I shook
their hands, but didn't have any really meaningful conversation. The
only ones I really talked to were Michael Wilton, who told me to
please call him Mike, and Geoff.
It was quite an experience. Queensryche has been my favorite band for
a long time; meeting them and then seeing an incredible concert is
something I won't forget. The concert is worth it whether you have to
drive 10 minutes or 2 hours; it's great to see them live. They had
some technical difficulties, but it would be hard to say anything else
bad about it. It's worth it, what more can I say?
Kalamazoo Show - Nihal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Amazing and overwhelming - these two words describe Queensryche on
Friday night at Wings Stadium. This is the first time I have seen
them, and I have been a fan for about 7 years. I missed them when they
toured with Metallica. Then when they toured for Empire, I was in
India on vacation for 3 months, and I missed them again. This time, I
made sure nothing would get in my way of seeing Queensryche. They
played for about 2 hours and 20 minutes. Type O Negative started 10
minutes late and only played 4 songs. The lead singer was quite funny
talking to the crowd. After about 20 minutes, the lights went off and
Queensryche started. Those 2 hours & 15 minutes were the fastest in my
life. I want more; my hunger for Queensryche still aches. So I will
see them again. If you like Promised Land a lot, then I believe you
will really enjoy this concert. I wished for more of the older
material, but I am still happy with what they gave us. Basically, the
whole concert mixed Pink Floyd and U2's Zoo TV, but with the best band
in the world playing. I hope everyone enjoys the show as much as I
Speak - Comments & Questions
Bootleg Definition - Brian (email@example.com)
I think that the definition of bootleg is a recording of a band
recorded and released without permission of the band or band's
company. I believe that they will technically not be considered
bootlegs unless they are mass-produced and sold for a profit. Even so,
I'm sure that people recording them will still consider them boots. I
would, what else would you call them?
Fandom - Nathan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I wasn't a devoted Queensryche fan until recently, but this will be
the year for me to pick Queensryche as my band of the year. About two
weeks ago, my friend Mike challenged me to figure out who killed Mary,
and I have a newfound appreciation for the band and their message.
Mike's a very devoted fan; he got us front-row tickets to the Peoria
show. We're both looking forward to a great show.
Related Song Titles - Amit (email@example.com)
I want to know if there is any connection between I Will Remember, the
last song on Rage for Order, and I Remember Now, the first song on
Operation: Mindcrime. Did the band do this deliberately, or was it
Roads to Madness - Tours & Shows
Outdoor Venues - Topher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The show at the Gorge at George, WA, is an outdoor venue in a natural
amphitheater of the Columbia River Valley. Set against vivid cliffs
and the setting sun, it is possibly the most beautiful venue on Earth.
It only seats about 10,000 including the picnic areas - or general
seating as they are better known.
Kansas City Show - Ray (email@example.com)
I will be attending the May 2 show in Kansas City. Anyone else that is
going, please e-mail me. I'd love to meet some more fellow 'Rychers in
the area. I have second-row center stage tickets, with the possibility
of backstage access!
Cleveland Show - Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anyone going to the Cleveland show tomorrow, I will be in Section 2,
5th row on the floor - stop by and say hi.
Waiting for the Show - Stephen (email@example.com)
To date I've heard two bootlegs from the current tour and am rabidly
foaming at the mouth to see Queensryche in person again - it has been
quite a while. I won't discuss details of the bootlegs as some here
have asked not to know what's in store, but it's a great set list
spanning their entire catalog.
I had heard a Type O Negative song or two on the radio and was not
terribly impressed, but last winter I saw them open for Danzig and
they were quite good. They interacted with the crowd a lot and had a
great sense of humor. Their most recent album, Bloody Kisses is
definitely not standard fare, very dark with all the songs blending
together, even a twisted cover of Seals & Croft's Summer Breeze. I
hope they're still on the bill when they come out east.
Taper's Section - Barret (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am planning to attend the May 11th show here in Boise, Idaho, and I
was wondering if anyone knew anything about a taper's section. Here in
Boise, it's hard to get information about things like this, and some
of the radio stations don't know anything, either. If you have
information about this, please e-mail me.
Pacific Tour Leg - Nigel (email@example.com)
Does anyone know if Queensryche are planning on adding a Pacific leg
to the tour? Even if they came as close as Australia, I'd try to find
the $2000 necessary to get there and see the show. Being stuck at the
bottom of a country that hardly ever gets international acts, I'm kind
of starved for good live shows, and making Queensryche the first big
act I see live would be phenomenal.
Spreading the Disease - Info & Resources
Mindcrime Book - Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I read something about there being a Mindcrime book, and was wondering
if the book contains a lot of information about what actually happens
in Mindcrime, and if not, what does it contain? Pictures? Mindcrime
tour information? Where can I get it, if it's still available?
The Building Empires tour program and the book included in the
Operation: Livecrime boxed set both contain photos, and the
libretto - lyrics and plot - of the Mindcrime story. -sh
Singles - Don (email@example.com)
I bought the I Am I and Bridge singles at the Dayton, Ohio Best Buy
store. I've also seen lots of ads for Queensryche singles and imports
in the Goldmine magazine. Goldmine can be found at record stores or
subscribe at (715) 445-2214. The I Am I video is available on VHS from
Jewel Records; it can be ordered at (214) 255-5624.
Bridge Singles - Glenn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Yesterday I received the two UK CD singles for Bridge. I guess I could
say that I'm a little disappointed with a few of the tracks. I was a
bit surprised that during Damaged the samples that appeared on the
album version were still present - I would have preferred them not to
be present in the live version. I assume this version of The Killing
Words was similar to the one they did for Unplugged - not that I have
ever heard the Unplugged version - and I felt it lost some intensity
that it should have. The same goes for My Empty Room, all credit to
the guys for approaching it from a different angle, but this version
lacks all of the intensity it had on Livecrime, which is a shame. On
the other hand, I think that Real World came across well. I'm upset
that I missed out on the 7" Picture Disc and the special edition I Am
I CD single, but it seems I can order both from Alta Mira, a outfit
somewhere in the USA that has an email address email@example.com - I
have ordered stuff from there previously and it's all kosher.
Singles Located - Craig (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I figured I'd never see the CD singles for I Am I and Bridge, but lo
and behold, at Best Buy in Kansas City today, I found the 2-CD Bridge
set, another different Bridge single, and the I Am I single. I bought
them right away, and they're great. The full band version of Someone
Else is outstanding, especially the introduction and some of the
guitar harmonies. Are the lyrics for Dirty Lil' Secret available
anywhere, or is it time to sit down with headphones and a notepad?
Astoria Video - Lia (email@example.com)
I'm a 'Rychette who attended the Astoria gig last year and am
desperate to get my hands on a copy of the video bootleg mentioned
in an earlier issue by a fellow fan in the United States. Can anyone
give me a contact name - preferably in Britain - where I can get a
copy, in PAL format if possible?
Astoria Bootleg - Mike (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I have a copy of the Astoria bootleg too, but I don't think it's
anywhere close to being a soundboard recording. What might throw a few
people off is the fact that Geoff mentioned that they were recording
the show - but this CD is not from their recording. I have both the CD
and a video from the show, and they sound so suspiciously close that I
believe that the CD is taken from the video.
The Whisper - Discussion
Who Killed Who - Jim (email@example.com)
Here's my attempt to explain who killed Mary and Father William. Nikki
killed Father William, as indicated by the lines in Suite Sister Mary,
"The priest is cold and dead, on his knees he fed, the holy water red,
as he died he said Thank you, I just watched him bleed." On the other
hand, the band's left Mary's death vague so we can all debate until
we're blue in the face, unless you believe the "suicide" message at
the end of Video: Mindcrime.
How Father William Died - Mark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I have to disagree with the idea that Dr. X killed the priest. The
lyrics in Suite Sister Mary - namely, "he fed from my barrel of
death," - show that Nikki did at least kill the priest. Now, Mary, on
the other hand...
The Killing Words - Interpretation
Soundbite - Beth (email@example.com)
The soundbite at the beginning of Operation: Mindcrime can also be
heard in the background during hospital scenes on the soap opera One
Life to Live.
Promised Land Blurbs - Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Does anyone know what is said at the end of Promised Land just before
the person goes for a walk? I'd dearly like to know, because I'm just
stuffed for ideas.
Modem Tone? - Andrew (email@example.com)
Has anyone else heard a modem tone before the chorus in My Global
Mind, just before Geoff sings, "so I turn my gaze to another place?"
Anybody Listening? - Advertisements
Single Wanted - Steve (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I'm looking for the Anybody Listening? single with Scarborough Fair on
Tickets for Sale - Sheri (email@example.com)
I have two tickets for the Michigan show in Auburn Hills on Friday,
April 28th. I am willing to sell at face value or best offer. Anyone
interested please e-mail me as soon as possible to make arrangements.
Queensryche Switchplates - Sue (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I make and sell creative switch plates - the backing behind light
switches. I have over 5000 images, including many of Queensryche, all
in color. I decoupage them onto the switch plates, then use many
layers of high gloss varnish to make the durable, washable and
attractive. If anyone is interested, just let me know what size you
are looking for, and the style of the switch plate. Prices range from
$5 to $11.
Ticket for Sale - Maurice (email@example.com)
I found out that one of my friends who was going to the Rosemont
Horizon show on April 26th has to work and can't make it. So I've got
an extra ticket, on the floor, near the soundboard. I just want to get
rid of it, so if anyone wants it at the price I bought it for ($31),
Video Bootleg - John (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I videotaped Queensryche in Saginaw, MI on 4/15/95. The show is 130
minutes long and was shot on a tripod. I also filmed opener Type O
Negative. That show was also shot on a tripod and is 40 minutes in
length. I'm looking for high quality video trades - no audio, please -
so if you're interested, send me your list. If you have nothing to
trade I will trade blanks and postage. I can only tape in the NTSC
format. For more information, check out my WWW page at
That's all for now - see you all again next week.
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