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Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime


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#1    supervike

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:14 PM

So, 25 years ago this month, Queesnryche, a progressive rock band from Seattle, released what IMHO, is the best Hard Rock Album of all time.


The album was a concept album which tells the story of a young man, who is lured into being a hitman for a  Revolution via drugs.  Ultimately, realizing his wrong doings, tries to stop and loses his sanity among other important things.

Anyhow, I dug it out again after all these years and have been listening to it for a couple of weeks.  I'm amazed at how it rings true after all these years.  This album could have been written today and still be right on to the current political climate.

Lyrics like:

Fighting fire with empty words
While the banks get fat
And the poor stay poor
And the rich get rich
And the cops get paid
To look away
As the One Percent rules America.

The music, lyrics, and production of this album just meshed perfectly and formed this release that really goes beyond just 'an album'.

If you've never heard it, check it out.  If you are familar with it, do like I did and re-experience it.

It's well worth the time.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:43 PM

I think this song by Bread still holds true.


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Sure gets funny thinkin' 'bout money
Makin' my daily bread,
The more you make, the more they take
You never seem to get ahead,
You break your backs just to pay your tax
Then you don't like the way that it's spent,
Somewhere back we jumped the track
This isn't what the governmeant...

Bet my now I've made a hundred thou
But I ain't saved a dime,
The IRS came out best
They got my money every time,

It caín't be fair when the millionaire
Never has to give them a cent,
Sad to say we've lost the way
This isn't what the governmeant ...

Then the war , don't know what for
Somebody said it had to be fought,
I'se sposed to go but I said no
'Cause I'se afraid I might get shot,
but here I am on my hands and knees
scrubbin' in my dungarees
I got burned but I finally learned
This is what the governmeant

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:47 PM

View Postsupervike, on 13 May 2013 - 06:14 PM, said:

So, 25 years ago this month, Queesnryche, a progressive rock band from Seattle, released what IMHO, is the best Hard Rock Album of all time.


The album was a concept album which tells the story of a young man, who is lured into being a hitman for a  Revolution via drugs.  Ultimately, realizing his wrong doings, tries to stop and loses his sanity among other important things.

Anyhow, I dug it out again after all these years and have been listening to it for a couple of weeks.  I'm amazed at how it rings true after all these years.  This album could have been written today and still be right on to the current political climate.

Lyrics like:

Fighting fire with empty words
While the banks get fat
And the poor stay poor
And the rich get rich
And the cops get paid
To look away
As the One Percent rules America.

The music, lyrics, and production of this album just meshed perfectly and formed this release that really goes beyond just 'an album'.

If you've never heard it, check it out.  If you are familar with it, do like I did and re-experience it.

It's well worth the time.

Yes, Operation: Mindcrime is most definitely one of my top hard rock albums of all time!

I have listened to it many, many times and never get tired of it. It is on my list of albums that you would pick to have with you if you were stuck on a deserted island and could only have a limited amount of music with you. Provided you had power of course.

I believe they are from the city of Bellevue right across Washington Lake on the other side of Seattle though.

Get three coffins ready.

My mistake, four coffins.

Separation of corporation and state!




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