Operation Mindcrime

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Gasp100, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. Gasp100

    Gasp100 Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    16,700
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    Location:
    North Myrtle Beach, SC


    Amazing! Back when it all still mattered - songwriting, concepts, performance, production...

    :bow
     
    JiveTurkey likes this.
  2. Misterbulbous

    Misterbulbous Member

    Messages:
    5,639
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2009
    Location:
    Lexington, KY
    that hit me like a six ton heavy thing.
     
  3. soundmuppet

    soundmuppet Member

    Messages:
    972
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Location:
    Oregon
    It really is a great album. Great story carried by a tremendous production. I still dig it out and listen to it end to end periodically.
     
  4. Gasp100

    Gasp100 Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    16,700
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    Location:
    North Myrtle Beach, SC
    I haven't heard it in more than a decade I'm sure and I still know every word... how it that possible? I even remember the background Dr.'s names being paged in the beginning of the album.

    :D
     
  5. NorCal_Val

    NorCal_Val Member

    Messages:
    8,166
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Location:
    Woodpile, CA
    A masterpiece.(not a single gaff anywhere)
     
    Gasp100 likes this.
  6. Brad Scott

    Brad Scott Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,247
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2003
    Location:
    Birdland
    I played the HELL out of that album!
     
  7. CC Overdrive

    CC Overdrive Member

    Messages:
    3,839
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2012
    Location:
    South Eastern Massachusetts
    The the best part of that album, is that it still sounds relevant. Sonically, lyrically, and the story.

    I tend to gravitate to the "Live Crime" version though.
     
  8. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Member

    Messages:
    491
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2010
    Location:
    Dirty Jerzey
    I was really into this one for a long time. Steady rotation for probably a year. Then worked back into the older QR material. Which is also good as is Empire. They lost me after that.

    Highlight was seeing them perform MC live in it's entirety with full production. It is captured in the Live Crime release, audio and video. That was a great show, one of the best live shows I have seen.

    Sad that it degenerated to their current state. I'm sure the new lineup is great, but...
     
  9. skhan007

    skhan007 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    7,453
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2007
    Location:
    NoVA
    Love this album. Definitely their pinnacle. I saw them on this tour open for Metallica. I had 4th row seats at the Capital Center and caught Chris DeGarmo's and Eddie Jackson's guitar picks. Still have 'em.
     
    Gasp100 likes this.
  10. bigtone23

    bigtone23 Member

    Messages:
    4,016
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2013
    Location:
    Denver CO
    That album rocked my world when it came out and was in heavy rotation for years.
    Still has the same effect.
     
    sedawkgrep likes this.
  11. UnderTheGroove

    UnderTheGroove Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,256
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Love that album! I listened to it again for the first time in years and it still sounds amazing.

    I also can remember the doctor's names. I always laugh when I hear that same stock audio used in a TV show.
     
    n9ne likes this.
  12. modulusman

    modulusman Member

    Messages:
    1,832
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Great album. I still listen to it a couple times a year.
     
  13. Jimmy B

    Jimmy B Member

    Messages:
    672
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    A near perfectly realized album; I have loved it since the day it came out. It was such a relief to hear this after how disjointed Rage For Order was. As someone else stated, their masterpiece.
     
  14. Mantraoverdrive

    Mantraoverdrive Member

    Messages:
    414
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Location:
    Wilmington, NC
    I wish I could sing like Geoff Tate
     
  15. T Dizz

    T Dizz Member

    Messages:
    16,898
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Location:
    Erotic City MN
    one of my favorite albums ever. Not a dud anywhere. i got to see them do Mindcrime in its entirety back in 91.. or 90,. Same show you see on the home vid they put out back then.

    Then when MC2 came out I saw them do both albums back to back in order!! Sister Mary was there and everything. It was almost like theater, there were props etc. Tate still had it too.
     
  16. McShred

    McShred Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,309
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2012
    So does Geoff
     
  17. RLD

    RLD Member

    Messages:
    6,658
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Location:
    SeaTown
    Interesting...listening to the first few minutes of the OP vid, first thought is the drums sound dated.
     
  18. MONSTER ZERO

    MONSTER ZERO Member

    Messages:
    1,864
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2008
    Location:
    Anywhere but Here
    This album was a Masterpiece. Their best album by far. I saw them on that tour twice and both times completely blown away.
     
  19. Grainslayer

    Grainslayer Member

    Messages:
    1,030
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2014
    Location:
    Canadahahahahaha
    They were a great band.....up until promised land.I could never get into that album and havnt listened to anything of theirs after that.
     
  20. speedemon

    speedemon Member

    Messages:
    2,631
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Location:
    Azusa, CA
    Everyone loved that one!
     

Share This Page