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October 09, 2005

Queensryche Concert Review

I just read a review of a Queensryche concert which contained the following:

The show got political at times....

When ever we heard the line "Sign of the times" Geoff would motion toward the screen and we would see rows of military caskets draped with the American flag, and shots of war, bombs exploding, dead bodies, and so on....

"Will someone please let me know if we have spun out of control" - again caskets and war scenes : "Has our captain let go of the wheel" - A shot of George Bush at the Presidential Podium with a confused look on his face....

It figures. I've always felt a strong socialist, even communist, vibe from Queensryche which has always made me feel a bit uneasy when listening to their music (not an uncommon experience when listening to Seattle bands). Mostly, I've just dismissed it as unimportant (pre-9/11, I tended to dismiss political positions contrary to my own as ultimately being benign) and have been able to enjoy them. But this has ended it for me. The best analogy I've been able to come up with to express my feelings on the issue is this: it's like going into a restaurant's lavatory to wash your hands before dinner, and seeing the chef (cook, whoever) emerge from the crapping stall and exit the bathroom to the kitchen without washing his hands. No matter what could show up on your plate, your ability to enjoy it would be fatally tainted. The only option left would be to skip the meal and dine elsewhere.

As for Queensryche, I hope they and Cindy Sheehan will be happy together.

Thanks for the review. I now know not to attend.

Posted by Jeff at October 9, 2005 10:38 AM


u are one heck of an AssHole that pust it mildly and i would use bigger words but i am afraid you would get lost.

Posted by: B at September 16, 2006 07:39 PM

Obviously you do not fully understand the our First Amendment rights. To call anybody socialist or communist because they express views that you do not agree with in just plain ignorant. Maybe you and your asshole buddy G.W. Bush can focus on changing trying to make another constitutional change, instead of focusing onr the real issues - NEEDLESSLY DYING SOLDIERS -IN A WAR WE CAN'T WIN - AGAINST AN ENEMY THAT IS NOT AFRAID TO DIE! I applaud any band that will use their celebrity / popularity to show the truth and take a stand against a meniacal lunatic like G.W. Bush.

Posted by: Brad Ryan at October 10, 2006 04:16 PM

@Brad Ryan: "To call anybody socialist or communist because they express views that you do not agree with in just plain ignorant."

That's true.

But to call that an accurate characterization of anything I posted is just plain stupid.

Posted by: Jeff at October 10, 2006 11:54 PM

i bet queensryche arent any less hypocritical than anyone else out there. its so easy to look at the state of the world and scream "injustice", but what about on a personal level? people are always scamming other people, treating them like shit, cutting them off in traffic. its inconsistent to act like an asshole, then to insist on "peace", and end to war, and all that. what are YOU doing locally (meant rhetorically, not towards any poster here specifically)? and yes, i do act where i can to try to improve where i live. (i realize im very late to this thread, lol). good website, jeff.

Posted by: jason at July 17, 2007 10:56 AM

See QR has not had a decent album since Mindcrime,,,,maybe bands who still sale cds and bring in the crowds can share the wealth with them. I stopped listen to these guys after watching Geoff disrespect the President.

Posted by: me at November 6, 2008 08:40 PM

F**k you to all little leftists on this board. You're children, without the ability to process what's going on round you. Yes, I used to listen to Geoff and company, and can echo what Jeff said.

P.S. Brad, you're the fool. Not Jeff.

Posted by: Whatever at March 6, 2009 04:32 PM

By the way, the revolution IS coming. Just not in the way Geoff would hope. Let's all sing together...

Revolution calling, revolution calling...

Posted by: Whatever at March 6, 2009 05:25 PM

I use to be a huge QR fan. While recently serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, I received a DVD of QR....I was so disappointed to see Tate holding a sign up indicating someone should give Pres Bush oral sex so he could get impeached. I have not listen to QR since that time. Now that I am home, my wife has asked be to go see them in concert. I will never watch or listen to them again. Something tells, be Tate would never hold up such a sign in front of a group of Marines.

Posted by: Former Fan at March 20, 2009 12:43 PM

This review is yet another glaringly obvious example of how the average person just isn't intelligent enough to "get the message" that Queensryche puts out there. But hey, this is America and if you don't like what your hearing then listen to something else.

Posted by: GP at June 1, 2009 06:05 AM

Thank you for not touring with Maiden in 2010. Your band would ruin the entire vibe.

Posted by: I am back at July 18, 2010 05:50 PM

I just made the mistake of buying "Dedicated to Chaos". After listening to the unenjoyable music, I figured I would do a little more checking on their politics, and found this. They suck, as do all lefty pukes. "Operation Mindcrime" is still one of the best albums ever, but I'm done. I always caught the little nit of lefty propaganda, but it could apply to any political view, dissatisfied with the govt. Now they've clearly chosen to go all-in on the dark side. It's nearing 2012 and the Western World is on the verge of collapse and lacks any moral compass, other than twisted Robin Hood morality, due to lefty bullshit. When you hippies and losers grow up you can throw out your Queensryche albums, or delete them, whatever, too. Go listen to this dogshit, with your V mask on, in mama's basement.

Posted by: Sully at October 17, 2011 06:06 PM

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