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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Q is for Queensryche

Queensryche's best-known song perhaps is The Lady Wore Black, which actually dates back to their first demo tape in 1981, when the band was still called The Mob. Not surprisingly, the demo tape was rejected by record labels. Still, it was popular in the underground and received a raving review in Kerrang Magazine. On the heels of the review and with a new manager who urged the band to change its name, Queensryche released these demos on their own label. In 1983 they were signed by EMI who released the EP as an album with moderate success.

However, the band really did not put itself on the commercial map until around 1986. Perhaps its success can be attributed to the band changing its style more to glam (temporarily) and away from heavy metal. Their most commercially successful album was released in 1990 called Empire. While the grunge years took its toll on their popularity, the band still tours, writes new material and amazingly enough, retains four of its original members.


Raymond Alexander Kukkee said...

GCool post, Alex! Where DO you find these names??? ":)

Alexandra Heep said...

It may be a rhetorical question, but ... I have always been a music lover, so it's not hard to fill the alphabet.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Queensryche! Now you're talking. Been a fan since their very first album. Operation Mindcrime is still the greatest concept album ever. I've been fortunate to see them perform it in its entirety.