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Silent Lucidity – Queensryche

Silent Lucidity – Queensryche

Boasting one of the all-time greatest metal vocalists in the multi-octave Geoff Tate (he had studied opera), Queensryche stormed out of the gate in 1983 with a four-song EP titled Queen of the Reich that was re-released a short time later on EMI. Unfortunately, Queensryche’s debut album, The Warning, found the band bunting rather than swinging for the fences (although “Take Hold of the Flame” featured a stunning vocal performance by Geoff Tate and was … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Rock

Oh Babe What Would You Say – Hurricane Smith

Oh Babe What Would You Say – Hurricane Smith

Author’s note: Let’s take a break from heavy metal one-hit wonders and take a look at this little ditty, almost forgotten now but when it was a hit, it was one of those songs that embedded itself in your ear like an annoying mosquito, and you just couldn’t get the stupid thing out of your head. The seed for this article was sown during an overnight trip I took recently, and as I pulled out … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop

Top 5 Pig Songs for the Swine Flu Pandemic

Top 5 Pig Songs for the Swine Flu Pandemic

The porcine plague is real. Swine flu is now circling the globe and spreading quickly. The World Health Organization says we are very close to a full-fledged pandemic. There’s nothing funny about the flu (regular, bird, swine, etc.). Just your run-of-the-mill flu kills 36,000 people each year in the United States alone. But what strikes me as curious about the swine flu epidemic is the concept of “social distancing” described in a story on MSNBC. A … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 2000s, Lists