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30 YEARS AGO TODAY, There was another band that made an entire album one big story. The Who, Pink Floyd, and Rush did it, now Queensryche when they released the rock opera Operation: Mindcrime and set them on the world stage when it arrived on May 3, 1988. The concept album about government corruption, corporate greed and dicey counter-culture revolutionaries, was unprecedented and remains relevant decades after its initial release.

https://youtu.be/CNdOsL4Xe7Q

Lead singer Geoff Tate: "We’re brought up as children to believe that the world is black and white. … And the older you get, you realize that’s a complete lie, and that there’s a loose code that we’re supposed to follow but most people don’t. So it’s kind of an eye opening experience when you realize that the way you were brought up isn’t the way that the world works.”

https://youtu.be/R7xtYIJgPjg

In the 2017 update of the 100 greatest metal albums of all time, Rolling Stone placed the LP at No. 67. Many fans believe Operation: Mindcrime remains Queensryche’s finest hour.

https://youtu.be/E_LDkphPYic

The album reached number 50 on the #Billboard charts. Released during the birth of MTV, the album went gold, then platinum, then double platinum, and it’s just been selling ever since.

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Suite Sister Mary:
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35 YEARS AGO TODAY... Reach the Beach, the Fixx's second album, soared to #8 on the Billboard chart and they got there on the power of three consecutive Top 40 hits, including the #4 smash "One Thing Leads to Another", a biting critique of flip-flopping career politicians.

Singer Cy Curnin: "In some ways, it was simple. Great guitar hook. One-chord song. Enigmatic words that ring as true today as they did then. Lies and politics don't mix, but we always have to suffer these fools. When will they learn that they are our servants, not our masters?"


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25 YEARS AGO TODAY, Winger's "Pull" album released. Appropriate first tune on the album when two years prior, Nirvana's "Smell's Like Teen Spirit" was heard (and seen on MTV) for the first time, and like a light switch, the 80's hair band era was over.

That's the main reason why this 3rd album was their least successful of the three, but is considered their best.

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