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Representing The Bay
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"Rocking The USA"
Queensryche were formed in Seattle, USA, by Geoff Tate
(vocals), Chris DeGarmo (guitar), Michael Wilton (guitar), Eddie Jackson
(bass), and Scott Rockenfield (drums) .
....At their live show in
Sacramento they opened with "Open" from the new album Tribe . It
sounded good, more like their later material rather than earlier material. In
my opinion Queensryche has always had more of a British rock sound than
American. Their song "NM156" was next. Songs like Empire, Walking In
The Shadows, and Jet City Women fueled the audience and kept the rocking
....On "Take Hold of the
Flame," he did hit all the notes. Geoff Tate's voice was great as ever I
guess all that opera training is paying off and he hit the high notes whenever
he wanted and was in perfect control. It is rare to see a band with a
"screaming" vocalist match the songs done in the studio during at a
live performance from beginning to end. On all songs, thundering drums and
brutal guitar licks dominate, while introspective lyrics are sung in that
intense but cloying way that only a hard rock singer can properly deliver. The
band also knew what they were there for. Playing to the long-time fans, and try
to pull some new ones off the fence.
....And unlike most bands,
Queensrÿche actually have the production and musical chops to back up
their lofty pretensions. It really was a pleasure to see a well tone band come
together with voice and sound precisely on cue.
They ended with "Queen of the Ryche" and
"Best I Can," which were the encores. Set list, from albums, in no
particular order, were: (1) E.P.: Lady Wore Black, Queen of the Ryche, (2)
Warning: NM156, Take Hold of the Flame, (3) Rage for Order: Walk in the
Shadows, (4) Empire: Jet City Woman, Empire, Best I Can, (5) Operation
Mindcrime: Anarchy X, Revolution Calling, Speak, Eyes of a Stranger, (6) Tribe:
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.Copyright © 2003
:: GEOFF TATE :: CHRIS DEGARMO :: MICHAEL WILTON ::
EDDIE JACKSON :: SCOTT ROCKENFIELD