A band that just doesn't get enough attention around here is Queensryche.
While watching Metal Mania (VH1 Classic over the weekend) I caught the video for "Jet City Woman." This is, by far, my favorite Queensryche song.
While I wouldn't say the progressive band is 100% glam, some of their 80s hits teetered on the spandex wave of success. Queensryche was formed in Washington State in 1981. The band started as The Mob, but changed to Queensryche early on and eventually landed a deal with EMI. The band first released the self-titled Queensrÿche in 1983, but didn't hit it big until Operation: Mindcrime in 1988. This was followed by Empire, which features the hit "Silent Ludicity." After this success, the band went through some line-up changes and released several more albums.
The current Queensryche line-up features singer Geoff Tate, guitarists Michael Wilton and Mike Stone, bassist Eddie Stone and drummer Scott Rockenfield.
Here's the video for "Jet City Woman" from the hit Empire. The track is our official song obsession of the week.