Interesting- are you referring to live performances or studio releases from GT? I must say that I didn't enjoy anything from what I heard of the 'Operation Mindcrime' band. I'd quite like to see him live next year, though.The more time passes, the more I tend to appreciate Geoff Tate more than Queensrÿche (which was not the case at all in 2012, I admit). That's also probably because Todd LaTorre gets on my nerves and because QR hasn't released anything really worthy of their reputation since the 2013 self-titled album.
I particularly agree with your last sentence.Interesting- are you referring to live performances or studio releases from GT? I must say that I didn't enjoy anything from what I heard of the 'Operation Mindcrime' band. I'd quite like to see him live next year, though.
On the other hand, whilst I do like the post 2013 version of Queensryche, I have to admit that it doesn't really sound much like the band in its heyday. Professionally made, slick sounding and slightly generic modern metal.
Yeah, as I said earlier in the thread, I wasn't aware that there had been another fall out. Certainly not good for credibility.This... until Todd LaTorre started speaking as if he were the leader of the band and Rockenfield's QR 2020 experience.
Re: fans of The Warning liking Toddsrÿche, I’m not a big fan of The Warning, but I sure do like me some Condition Hüman and especially The Verdict. The latter album is right up there with the band’s run from O:M through Promised Land, IMO.I didn´t want to stain the 1988 album poll thread so I´ll reply here, after @Black Bart ´s post.
Yes, I absolutely love The Warning! Together with O:M, Empire and Rage For Order the best of the Tate years. I´d rank all 3 LaTorre albums higher than Promised Land until Dedicated To Chaos and Tate´s pale solo stuff.
I agree there are a few sour spots, but generally short spurts, at the end of a phrase or so. He is pretty much in key throughout (although when I saw him, Hand on Heart's verses were way off), and I think overall this is a great performance.Hmm, he sounds flat on large parts of it to me, though he does hit the big notes. Still, good for him for giving it a shot.
A very good interview indeed. He really seems to have mellowed. And though not surprisingly, his referring to Chris as "captain at the wheel" is also good to hear. Thanks for sharing.Really, really good interview. Aside from the quality and extent of the stuff he's saying, Geoff seems a lot more easy going and complimentary than when he was in Queensryche. It's obvious from history (and I guess, known) he didn't really like being in the band for like half of his tenure, starting around Promised Land, but he seems to be in a good place. What I would give for one last album and tour with the original band....