Chapter IV: 1986-1987: Rage for Order Era | Chapter VI: 1990-1992: Empire Era

Chapter V: 1988-1989: Operation: Mindcrime Era
Queensryche circa 1988-1989
By Brian Heaton

After toying with themes on both of its previous albums, Queensryche finally tackled a full-on concept record, delivering an album and story fans and critics put on-par with legendary recordings such as Pink Floyd's The Wall and The Who's Tommy. That album is the much-heralded Operation: Mindcrime.

Operation: Mindcrime is considered a heavy metal masterpiece by most critics and recently landed in the top 100 prog albums of all time, as voted by the readers of Prog magazine. The album features Geoff Tate's operatic vocal range in full effect, displaying the tension and emotion of both Nikki and Dr. X. Ripping guitar leads by Chris DeGarmo and Michael Wilton – both solo and harmonized – are in abundance, while Eddie Jackson and Scott Rockenfield's pounding rhythm section enhances the story's drama. Lyrically, the concept was the brainchild of Tate, who got inspired during his time living in Montreal during 1987 and his observations of a terrorist group while in the city.

Operation: Mindcrime begins with the spoken word cut "I Remember Now," where the main character, Nikki, reflects on his memories of getting involved in a revolutionary group led by "Dr. X." Throughout the opening salvo of "Anarchy-X," "Revolution Calling" and the title track, Nikki becomes an assassin and protester for the organization. As the story progresses, Nikki starts a relationship with a prostitute-turned-nun named Mary.

On the album, Tate and a local singer by the name of Pamela Moore sing the vocals of Nikki and Mary, respectively. Moore was contacted by Queensryche to record the vocal parts for Sister Mary after the band discovered her doing radio and television commercials for a music store she was working at part time in the late 1980s.

In an interview with this author, Moore categorized the experience as "a whirlwind." She remembers getting a call from DeGarmo about the part of Mary and then flying to Montreal the next day, where Operation: Mindcrime was being recorded. Tate and DeGarmo explained the album concept and the Mary character to Moore, handed her a cassette of the song "Suite Sister Mary," and the next day she cut vocals for the track.

"Geoff's vocals were already recorded, so I recorded my parts separately," Moore said. "I think the first time we ever sang the song together was when I toured with them on the [Building Empires] tour."

"Nothing can ever compare to the adrenaline rush you get singing in front of so many fans," she added. "It was then I realized how fortunate I was to have been able to participate in something so special."

As the Operation: Mindcrime storyline moves along, the bond deepens between Mary and Nikki. Dr. X then orders Nikki to kill both the priest and Sister Mary, fearing both had too much knowledge of his revolutionist plans. Mary dies, but the band was coy on how it happened. Was it Nikki? Did someone else kill her? The answer was revealed in Video: Mindcrime, a home video (later re-released on DVD in a special edition of Operation: Mindcrime). If you let the video go past the credits, the answer to the riddle can be found.

The approximate hour-long tale concludes with the epic "Eyes of a Stranger." At the end of the song, Nikki brings the story full-circle, saying "I remember now," harkening back to the opening track, leaving the listener to wonder whether the events actually happened or, as some have suggested, they were just all in his mind.

It was around this time in Queensryche's career when the group started being dubbed "the thinking man's metal band." While the moniker was complimentary in nature, many band members scoffed at the nickname, thinking it pretentious. But the descriptor is still prominently used by journalists when describing Queensryche today.

Editor's Note: A later lineup of Queensryche went on to release a sequel to Operation: Mindcrime in 2006. While Geoff Tate spearheaded the project and claimed in promotional interviews that a sequel to the story was "always planned," that was not the case. The band emphatically stated in interviews from 1989-2005 that Operation: Mindcrime was a standalone story.

Touring for Operation: Mindcrime was a challenge. At first, the record did not sell well. Opening for Def Leppard and then Metallica, the band could not (and ultimately did not, until the next tour) perform the album in its entirety. It wasn't until a video for "Eyes of a Stranger" appeared on MTV that listeners caught on to the story. The video rocketed Queensryche to mainstream attention and the band went from being an underground secret to the rising stars of heavy metal and hard rock in a span of three months.

By April 1989, the band was headlining its own shows across Europe, Japan and the West Coast of the United States to crowds in the thousands. The setlists drew heavily from Operation: Mindcrime, featuring all of the record except for "Suite Sister Mary" and various segues. But the live shows were notable for the performance of songs such as "Prophecy" and "London," which would not be played again by the original lineup of the band.

Operation: Mindcrime

Title: Operation: Mindcrime
Release Date: 1988 (EMI Records)
Producer: Peter Collins
Engineer: Paul Northfield
Mixing: James "Jimbo" Barton

Tracklist:

I Remember Now -- (DeGarmo/Tate/Wilton)
Anarchy-X -- (DeGarmo/Tate/Wilton)
Revolution Calling -- (Tate/Wiilton)
Operation: Mindcrime (DeGarmo/Tate/Wilton)
Speak -- (Tate/Wilton)
Spreading the Disease -- (Tate/Wilton)
The Mission -- (DeGarmo)
Suite Sister Mary -- (DeGarmo/Tate)
The Needle Lies -- (Tate/Wilton)
Electric Requiem -- (Scott Rockenfield/Tate)
Breaking the Silence -- (DeGarmo/Tate)
I Don't Believe in Love -- (DeGarmo/Tate)
Waiting for 22 -- (DeGarmo)
My Empty Room -- (Tate/Wilton)
Eyes of a Stranger -- (DeGarmo/Tate)

Key Tracks: Eyes of a Stranger, Revolution Calling, The Mission.















Singles:

Eyes of a Stranger
I Don't Believe in Love

Breaking the Silence
Revolution Calling

Notes: If you're reading this, you're no doubt already familiar with Operation: Mindcrime. Lauded by both fans and critics, the album broke Queensr˙che through to the mainstream. In fact, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden told Maiden leader Steve Harris that Operation: Mindcrime was better than Iron Maiden's concept record Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (Harris disagreed, obviously). See http://teamrock.com/feature/2015-09-04/iron-maiden-album-by-album-in-their-own-words.

Operation: Mindcrime is approximately an hour long, and showcases Queensryche's maturity as songwriters. Released in May 1988, the record expertly combines elements of prog, hard rock, metal to support the varying emotions found in a tale about revolution, manipulation, addiction and relationships. The idea behind the concept was Geoff Tate's. While living in Montreal, the singer overheard various tidbits about revolutionary plots from seedier characters at bars. According to Tate, he was walking home one night, and found himself drawn to enter a church, and the basis for the story that would become Operation: Mindcrime came to him in a flood of imagery and ideas.

After sketching out a rough outline, including the creation of the character "Sister Mary" (who is based on a woman who was dressed as a nun at a club Tate and DeGarmo visited while on tour in Europe for Rage for Order), Tate brought the idea to the band, who were dead set against doing it. Tate eventually won over DeGarmo, however, who immersed himself into the concept, and then convinced the band to give it a shot. The idea finally clicked with all of them, and Queensr˙che started work on the project in earnest.

The Concept

Operation: Mindcrimeis the tale of three central characters: Nikki, Sister Mary, and Dr. X. Nikki, a bit of drifter, hears rumblings on the street about a revolution and gets roped into becoming a hit man for Dr. X, the leader of the revolutionary movement. As the story unfolds, Nikki gets involved with Mary, a prostitute that has "reformed" and become a nun. Mary isn't nearly as "reformed," however, as she "services" the priest over her, before becoming involved with Nikki.

To test Nikki's loyalty, and growing addiction to drugs that Dr. X provides, X tasks Nikki with killing Mary, along with the priest. Nikki meets Mary, but finds himself unable to kill her. The priest is shot, and Nikki ends up finding Mary dead afterward. Nikki then finds himself on the run from the police, who have targeted Nikki as the killer of both, even though the whole operation was orchestrated by Dr. X.

As the story concludes, Nikki finds himself depressed, heartbroken over Mary, and firmly painted as a murderer, all while Dr. X continues with his life. The record ends with Nikki trying to come to grips with who he is. At the end, the listener notes that Nikki is still in a mental hospital. This leads to the inevitable question of whether the story really happened, or was it just a drug-induced dream from an insane person?

Music & Vocals

Musically, Operation: Mindcrime is firmly rooted in the twin heavy metal guitar attack of Chris DeGarmo and Michael Wilton. The band is arguably at the height of its technical prowess here, as DeGarmo and Wilton play off one another not only in trade-off and harmonized leads, but to create huge chords as well.

"One area where DeGarmo and Wilton particularly distinguish themselves is in the orchestration of their rhythm parts," said John Walker of Dinosaur Rock Guitar. "Their approach is closest to [Judas Priest's Glen] Tipton and [K.K.] Downing's: two players using dissimilar tones and different chord inversions to separate themselves in the mix. But DeGarmo and Wilton take this approach further by combining two different chords to create one complex chord. When they do this, DeGarmo normally takes the lower part, and Wilton stacks a higher part over the top of it. This is hard to do without creating sonic mud. But by separating their sounds spatially and using different timbres, they achieve definition."

See http://www.dinosaurrockguitar.com/node/17.

To help further that definition between the two players, the guitars of DeGarmo and Wilton are at times separated in the mix, with DeGarmo appearing in one channel, and Wilton the other (specifically on trade-off solos). Each play to their collective and individual strengths on Operation: Mindcrime, with Wilton handling some of the more aggressive leads ("Speak," "Revolution Calling," "The Needle Lies," etc.), while DeGarmo provides solos for the more emotive songs ("The Mission," "Suite Sister Mary"). The two harmonize or trade-off on most of the others.

While the guitars are a huge part of the record, don't forget the contributions of Eddie Jackson (bass) and Scott Rockenfield (drums) on Operation: Mindcrime. Both are playing arguably the most aggressive rhythms of their careers on the album, providing a steady, yet complex backdrop for the story to be told. Guitarists are often noted for helping drive the emotion of a song, but on Operation: Mindcrime, the rhythm section holds significant responsibility in this regard.

It should also be noted that the record is circular (much as how The Warning was supposed to be) in that the end fades into the introduction of the first track.

Geoff Tate gives arguably the most storied performance of his professional life on Operation: Mindcrime, both as a singer and a lyricist. Tate showcases all areas of his operatic range and a penchant for taking on character roles and delivering them with conviction. Pamela Moore lends her sultry vocals on "Suite Sister Mary," breathing life into a character that fans would praise for decades to come. Tate and Moore sing separately and in harmony on the track, providing a captivating climax to the Operation: Mindcrime story.

Regarding Pamela Moore, at the time she was working in a local music store and lending her voice to various commercials. DeGarmo heard her voice on one of those commercial, and sought her out specifically for the role of Sister Mary. Moore didn't actually sing with Geoff in the studio, however. DeGarmo and Tate explained the story to her, and handed her a tape upon arrival in Montreal. She tracked her vocals the next day. See http://anybodylistening.net/4.html for more on that.

Recording

Originally, Neil Kernon was going to produce Operation: Mindcrime, reprising the producer's role he held on Queensr˙che's previous record, Rage for Order. He got tied up with producing Dokken, however, and the band instead turned to Peter Collins, and a team of Paul Northfield and James "Jimbo" Barton to handle the production, engineering, and mixing, respectively, on the album. Michael Kamen, who did orchestration on The Warning, handled orchestration on Operation: Mindcrime as well. The record was recorded in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, and in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The choir vocals were handled by the "Moronic Monks of Morin Heights," who doubled, in their spare time, as the staff of Le Studio in Montreal. ;-) Anthony Valentine played Dr. X, Debbie Wheeler was the hospital nurse, Mike Snyder's voice was used as the TV anchorman, and the late Scott Mateer played Father William.

Album Factoids

The ending of "Eyes of a Stranger" on the album differs from how the band used to end it live. During live shows, Queensryche came up with a way (after they were done recording the record) to reprise "Anarchy-X" to close "Eyes of a Stranger" before the sonic montage and ending of "REVOLUTION" and "I REMEMBER NOW" lines concluded the story. Fans dubbed this added section "Anarchy-xtra." The reprise was consistently played from 1988-1997, and heightened the dramatic finale of Operation: Mindcrime, and usually, the main set of the band's shows. It was changed somewhat once DeGarmo left the group in 1997, and the current version of Queensr˙che typically does not play it.

Credit-wise, some may not know it was actually Michael Wilton that came up with the chorus to "Speak" -- "Speak the word. The word is all of us."

The album was remastered and re-released with some live bonus tracks in 2003, and then released as a 25th Anniversary box set in 2013.

Video: Mindcrime

Title: Video: Mindcrime
Release Date: 1988
Directed by: Chris Painter, Marc Reshovsky ("Eyes of a Stranger" video)
Starring: Dennis Henning (Nikki), Ray Jarris (Father William), Milan Melvin (Dr. X), Chantelle Sims (Sister Mary)
Produced by: Matt Murray and Juliana Roberts

Tracklist:

I Remember Now
Anarchy-X
Revolution Calling
Operation: Mindcrime
Speak
Breaking the Silence
I Don't Believe in Love
Waiting for 22
Eyes of a Stranger

Approximate running time of 40 minutes.

Notes: Queensryche released Video: Mindcrime on Sept. 26, 1989. The VHS contained the videos shot for Operation: Mindcrime, including, after the credits, how Sister Mary ultimately met her demise. (It blinks on the screen during an alternate video take for "I Don't Believe in Love.")

After the success of the "Eyes of a Stranger" video, the band was told by EMI it could either release one more video and have a promotional campaign for it, or shoot a series of videos connecting the Operation: Mindcrime story and release it as a standalone home video. The band chose the latter. It was released on VHS, and also on Laser disc in Japan. Video: Mindcrime was finally put on DVD in 2013, as a part of the 25th Anniversary deluxe box set edition of Operation: Mindcrime.

The Operation: Mindcrime Tour (1988-1989)

Queensryche began its tour in support of Operation: Mindcrime opening for Def Leppard on the tail end of its tour for Hysteria and later, Metallica on the "Damaged Justice" world tour. By late April 1989, however, Queensryche was firmly established as a legitimate headlining act, thanks to the airplay of "Eyes of a Stranger" and "I Don't Believe in Love" on MTV.

As one would expect, the setlist drew heavily from Operation: Mindcrime, peppered with "Queen of the Reich" as the opening cut, and "Take Hold of the Flame" mixed into the set. "Walk in the Shadows" was also rotated in once in awhile. Queensryche made a concerted effort as an opener to represent as much of Operation: Mindcrime as possible, likely because they wanted fans to understand it was a concept album.

While Queensryche held its own on both support legs, they didn't really mesh with Def Leppard's poppier brand of hard rock. And then when Queensryche jumped on the Metallica tour, they weren't quite heavy enough for Metallica's thrash audience. Queensryche generally won fans over with its own aggressive set, but Metallica's loyal fans made them work for it. Metallica was given the nickname of "Alcoholica," but they weren't the only band on the bill at the time. Apparently the thrash titans annoited Queensryche as "Krellryche" during this period, allegedly due to the band's fondness for cocaine (although that has never been verified by Queensryche).

When Queensryche played headline shows (briefly in Nov. 1988, New Year's Eve 1988 in Seattle, North Carolina dates in Feb. 1989, and then their own month-long European, Japan and U.S. west coast tour in Spring 1989), the band played all of Operation: Mindcrime except for "Suite Sister Mary" and the segues "Waiting for 22" and "My Empty Room." In the early headline shows, "Queen of the Reich" was the lead track, but during the actual headline tour, "NM 156" became the opener and "Queen of the Reich" was in the encore. To vary things up in Japan, the band swapped in "Prophecy" and "Surgical Strike," particularly since they played multiple nights in Tokyo.

Here are examples of the opening and headlining sets on this tour:

Opening Set
Headline Set (May tour)
Queen Of The Reich
Anarchy-X
Revolution Calling
Operation: Mindcrime
Speak
Spreading The Disease
Take Hold Of The Flame
Breaking The Silence
I Don't Believe In Love
Eyes Of A Stranger
NM 156
Screaming In Digital
The Whisper
Walk In The Shadows
Chemical Youth (We Are Rebellion)
London
No Sanctuary
I Remember Now
Anarchy-X
Revolution Calling
Operation: Mindcrime
Speak
Spreading The Disease
The Mission
The Needle Lies
Electric Requiem
Breaking The Silence
I Don't Believe In Love
Eyes Of A Stranger
Queen Of The Reich
The Lady Wore Black
Take Hold Of The Flame

DATE LOCATION VENUE
September 7, 1988 Jackson, MS Jackson Coliseum
September 8, 1988 Baton Rouge, LA LSU Assembly Center
September 10, 1988 Biloxi, MS Gulf Coast Coliseum
September 11, 1988 Tallahassee, FL Leon County Civic Center
September 12, 1988 Lakeland, FL Civic Center
September 13, 1988 Lakeland, FL Civic Center
September 14, 1988 Macon, GA Unknown
September 15, 1988 Chattanooga, TN U.T.C. Arena
September 17, 1988 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace
September 18, 1988 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace
September 19, 1988 Toledo, Ohio Sports Arena
September 21, 1988 East Rutherford, NJ Meadowlands Arena
September 22, 1988 East Rutherford, NJ Meadowlands Arena
September 23, 1988 East Rutherford, NJ Meadowlands Arena
September 25, 1988 Philadelphia, PA The Spectrum
September 26, 1988 Philadelphia, PA The Spectrum
September 28, 1988 Worcester, MA The Centrum
September 29, 1988 Worcester, MA The Centrum
October 1, 1988 Hamilton, ONT., CANADA Copps Coliseum
October 2, 1988 Wheeling, WV Civic Center
October 9, 1988 Atlanta, Ga. The Omni
October 13, 1988 Copenhagen, DENMARK KB Hallen
October 15, 1988 Helsinki, FINLAND Ishall
October 17, 1988 Stockholm, SWEDEN Solnahallen
October 18, 1988 Oslo, NORWAY Skedsmohallen
October 19, 1988 Gothenburg, SWEDEN Frolundaborg
October 21, 1988 Munich, GERMANY Rudi-sedmayerhalle
October 22, 1988 Saabrucken, GERMANY Saarlandhalle
October 23, 1988 WĂĽrzburg, GERMANY Carl-diem-halle
October 24, 1988 Hannover, GERMANY Niedersachsenhalle
October 26, 1988 Cologne, GERMANY Sporthalle
October 27, 1988 Dortmund, GERMANY Westfalenhalle 3
October 28, 1988 Heidelberg, GERMANY Rhein-Neckar
October 29, 1988 Brussels, BELGIUM Forest National
October 31, 1988 Paris, FRANCE Le Zenith
November 1, 1988 Frankfurt, GERMANY Festhalle
November 2, 1988 Stuttgart, GERMANY Schleyerhalle
November 3, 1988 Regensburg, GERMANY Donauhalle
November 5, 1988 Leiden, HOLLAND Groenoordhal
November 7, 1988 Hanley, UK Victoria Hall
November 8, 1988 Nottingham, UK Rock City
November 9, 1988 London, UK Town & Country Club
November 15, 1988 Toledo, Ohio Sports Arena
November 17, 1988 Chicago, IL Pavillion
November 18, 1988 Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati Gardens
November 19, 1988 Columbus, Ohio Ohio Centre
November 21, 1988 Madison, WI Dane County Coliseum
November 22, 1988 Milwaukee, WI Mecca Arena
November 24, 1988 Indianapolis, IN Market Square Arena
November 25, 1988 Detroit, MI Cobo Arena
November 26, 1988 Cleveland, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
November 28, 1988 St. Louis, MO Keli Auditorium
November 29, 1988 Kansas City, MO Municipal Auditorium
November 30, 1988 Oklahoma City, OK Myriad
December 2, 1988 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
December 4, 1988 Phoenix, AZ Memorial Coliseum
December 5, 1988 San Diego, CA Sports Arena
December 7, 1988 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Arena
December 8, 1988 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Arena
December 10, 1988 San Francisco (Daly City), CA Cow Palace
December 11, 1988 San Francisco (Daly City), CA Cow Palace
December 12, 1988 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
December 13, 1988 Fresno, CA Selland Arena
December 16, 1988 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Palace
December 18, 1988 Denver, CO McNichols Arena
December 31, 1988 Seattle, WA Center Arena
January 11, 1989 Knoxville, TN Civic Coliseum
January 13, 1989 Memphis, TN Mid-South Coliseum
January 14, 1989 Birmingham, AL Jefferson Civic Center
January 15, 1989 New Orleans, LA UFO Lakefront Arena
January 17, 1989 Waco, Texas Heart O' Texas Coliseum
January 18, 1989 Odessa, Texas Ector County Coliseum
January 20, 1989 Lubbock, Texas Lubbock Coliseum
January 21, 1989 El Paso, Texas Special Events Centre
January 22, 1989 Amarillo, Texas Civic Centre
January 24, 1989 Beaumont, Texas Civic Center
January 25, 1989 Corpus Christi, Texas Memorial Coliseum
January 27, 1989 Col Shreveport, LA Hirsch Memorial
January 28, 1989 Tulsa, OK Expo Square Pavillion
January 29, 1989 Manhattan, KS Bramlage Coliseum
January 31, 1989 Abilene, Texas Civic Center
February 1, 1989 San Antonio, Texas Convention Center Arena
February 3, 1989 Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center
February 4, 1989 Houston, Texas Coliseum
February 5, 1989 Dallas, Texas Reunion Arena
February 7, 1989 Little Rock, AK Barton Coliseum
February 8, 1989 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Civic Center
February 10, 1989 Lakeland, FL Civic Center Arena
February 11, 1989 Daytona Beach, FL Ocean Center
February 12, 1989 Miami, FL James L. Knight Center
February 14, 1989 Fort Myers, FL Lee Civic Center
February 15, 1989 West Palm Beach, FL Auditorium
February 17, 1989 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 18, 1989 Atlanta, GA The Omni
February 19, 1989 Greensboro, NC Coliseum
February 20, 1989 Winston-Salem, NC Bailey's Music Garden
February 21, 1989 Raleigh, NC Switches
February 23, 1989 Greenville, NC A.J.'s
February 24 (22?), 1989 Hickory, NC Cadillac's
February 25, 1989 Fayetteville, NC Cumberland Co. Auditorium
February 26, 1989 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Coliseum
February 27, 1989 Savannah, GA Civic Center
March 1, 1989 East Rutherford, NJ Meadowlands Arena
March 2, 1989 Bethlehem, BA Stabler Arena
March 4, 1989 Pittsburgh, PA Civic Arena
March 5, 1989 Binghampton, NY Broome County Arena
March 7, 1989 Rochester, NY War Memorial
March 8, 1989 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
March 9, 1989 Landover, MD Capitol Center
March 11, 1989 Norfolk, VA Scope Arena
March 12, 1989 Philadelphia, PA The Spectrum
March 13, 1989 Buffalo, NY Memorial Auditorium
March 15, 1989 Troy, NY RPI Fieldhouse
March 16, 1989 Worcester, MA The Centrum
March 17, 1989 Hartford, CT Hartford Civic Center
March 18, 1989 Syracuse, NY War Memorial
March 29, 1989 Providence, RI Civic Center
March 30, 1989 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
April 1, 1989 Moncton, NB, CANADA Moncton Coliseum
April 3, 1989 Sydney, NS, CANADA Centre 200
April 4, 1989 Halifax, NS, CANADA Metro Centre
April 6, 1989 Ottawa, ON, CANADA Civic Center
April 7, 1989 Toronto, ONT, CANADA Maple Leaf Gardens
April 8, 1989 Hamilton, ONT, CANADA Copps Coliseum
April 10, 1989 Quebec City, PQ, CANADA Colisee De Quebec
April 11, 1989 Chicoutimi, PQ, CANADA Centre Georges Vezine
April 12, 1989 Montreal, QUE, CANADA Montreal Forum
April 14, 1989 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena
April 15, 1989 Saginaw, MI Wendler Arena
April 16, 1989 Dayton, Ohio Hara Arena
April 18, 1989 Peoria, IL Civic Center
April 19, 1989 Green Bay, WI Brown County Arena
April 20, 1989 Peoria, IL Civic Center
April 21, 1989 Bloomington, MN Met. Center
April 27, 1989 London, UK Hammersmith Odeon
April 29, 1989 Arnhem, NETHERLANDS Rijnhal
April 30, 1989 Dortmund, GERMANY Westfalenhalle
May 4, 1989 Tokyo, JAPAN Kosei Nenkin Hall
May 5, 1989 Tokyo, JAPAN Kosei Nenkin Hall
May 6, 1989 Tokyo, JAPAN Kosei Nenkin Hall
May 7, 1989 Tokyo, JAPAN Nihon-Seinen Hall
May 8, 1989 Osaka, JAPAN Kosei Nenkin Hall
May 11, 1989 San Diego, CA Starlight Bowl
May 12, 1989 Irvine, CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheater
May 14, 1989 San Jose, CA San Jose Civic Auditorium
Sept. 14, 1989 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater


1988-1989 Operation: Mindcrime Era Scrapbook

Band Photos


Operation: Mindcrime Era B&W 1


O:MC Era B&W 2


Dr. X/Sister Mary Promo Shot


Operation: Mindcrime Era Promo Shot 1


Operation: Mindcrime Era Promo Shot 3


Operation: Mindcrime Era Promo Shot 4


Operation: Mindcrime Era Promo Shot 5


Operation: Mindcrime Era Promo Shot 6


Operation: Mindcrime Era Promo Shot 7


Operation: Mindcrime Era Promo Shot 8


DeGarmo/Tate Promo Shot


Tate/DeGarmo Promo Shot


Wilton/CDG Promo Shot


QR Live (circa 1988/1989)


Tate/DeGarmo Live (circa 1988/1989)


Houston In-Store 1
Feb. 4, 1989


Houston In-Store 2
Feb. 4, 1989


Houston In-Store 3
Feb. 4, 1989


Unkonwn In-Store 1 pt. 1


Unkonwn In-Store 1 pt. 2


Unkonwn In-Store 1 pt. 3


Unkonwn In-Store 2 pt. 1


Unkonwn In-Store 2 pt. 2


Unkonwn In-Store 2 pt. 3

Article Scans


Guitar
(Sept. 1989-pt.1)


Guitar
(Sept. 1989-pt.2)


Guitar
(Sept. 1989-pt.3)


Guitar
(Sept. 1989-pt.4)


Guitar
(Oct. 1988-pt.1)


Guitar
(Oct. 1988-pt.2)


Guitar
(Oct. 1988-pt.3)


Guitar
(Oct. 1988-pt.4)


Guitar
(Oct. 1988-pt.5)


Guitar
(Oct. 1988-pt.6)


Guitar
(Oct. 1988-pt.7)


Unknown (Mindcrime Era)
(1989)


Guitar
(March 1990 pt.1)


Guitar
(March 1990 pt.2)


Guitar
(March 1990 pt.3)


Guitar
(March 1990 pt.4)


Guitar
(March 1990 pt.5)


Guitar
(March 1990 pt.6)


Guitar
(March 1990 pt.7)


RIP
(Feb. 1989 pt. 1)


RIP
(Feb. 1989 pt. 2)


RIP
(Feb. 1989 pt. 3)


RIP
(Feb. 1989 pt. 4)


RIP
(Feb. 1989 pt. 5)


Powerline
(May 1989 pt. 1)


Powerline
(May 1989 pt. 2)


Rock Scene
(1988 pt. 1)


Rock Scene
(1988 pt. 2)


RIP
(Nov. 1988 pt. 1)


RIP
(Nov. 1988 pt. 2)


RIP
(Nov. 1988 pt. 3)


RIP
(Nov. 1988 pt. 4)


Modern Drummer
(Aug. 1989-pt.1)


Modern Drummer
(Aug. 1989-pt.2)


Modern Drummer
(Aug. 1989-pt.3)


Modern Drummer
(Aug. 1989-pt.4)


Modern Drummer
(Aug. 1989-pt.5)


Modern Drummer
(Aug. 1989-pt.6)


Modern Drummer
(Aug. 1989-pt.7)


Kerrang 212
(Nov. 5, 1988-cover)


Kerrang 212
(Nov. 5, 1988-pt.1)


Kerrang 212
(Nov. 5, 1988-pt.2)


Metal Edge (Nov. 1989)


Rock Beat
(Aug. 1988 pt.1)


Rock Beat
(Aug. 1988 pt.2)


Concert Shots
(Jan. 1990 pt.1)


Concert Shots
(Jan. 1990 pt.2)


Concert Shots
(Jan. 1990 pt.3)


Bravo (Germany)


Heavy Rock (Spain)-pt.1


Heavy Rock (Spain)-pt.2


Blue Jean, 1990


Sounds Cover May '88


Metal Hammer CDG


Billboard Cover March 1989


Classic Rock Show Review


Metal Hammer Cover Nov. 1988


Paul Elliot Review 1988

Misc. Scans


Operation: Mindcrime Advertisement


Operation: Mindcrime Tour Poster


Video: Mindcrime Promo Poster


Operation: LIVEcrime Promo Sheet


Operation: Mindcrime Promo Ad


"Eyes of a Stranger"
Promo Ad


Operation: Mindcrime Ad


MC Tour Promo Ad


Overseeing the Operation Ad


MC Tour Ad 2


MC Tour Ad 3


Operation: Mindcrime Ad 2


Who Killed Mary?


MC Bumper Sticker


Speak the Word
Bumper Sticker


"I Don't Believe in Love" Flyer


"Revolution Calling" Postcard


Mindcrime Holiday Postcard

Copyright 2018, AnybodyListening.net. All Rights Reserved.