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Silent Lucidity by Queensryche

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This episode Drew and Dave talk about another 90s classic, Silent Lucidity by Queensryche, but does this 90s power ballad still hold up? They also discuss a potential Power Ballad Week and why that would be much better than Shark Week. Dave still calls Sade, Sade, and the guys give a shout out to Lenny the elf who makes all of their stickers.

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Hey everyone, and welcome to songsgone wrong, where we, along with you, the fans, decide ifthese hit songs got it right or did those songs go wrong? I amone of your host drew Zachman enjoining me as always, as Dave Schultz.Dave, how are you doing, sir? I'm great. Thank you for asking, and I'm going to help you see it through. Oh, Isee what you did there. Yep, I'm good like that. It's whatI do. Yeah, this, this episode, is going to be agood one. There all. I mean, let's be honest, they're all good, you know ex yet this is one of those songs that I havea have a lot to talk about. And Yeah, well, we'll getinto that, but before we do, if you guys haven't done so already, make sure you hit subscribe to make sure get all of our episodes whenthey come out, which in fact, is twice a week, and ifyou could also leave us a five star review, that would be deeply appreciated. And if you do, let us know and then give us your mailingaddress and we'll mail out some songs gone wrong stickers to you. Is ashow of our appreciation. Yep, and I was going to say. Youknow, hats off to Lenny the sticker Elf, who's been working in hislittle tree house around the clock for US manufacturing these stickers. I know he'sbeen very busy. Christmas is right around the corner. But you know what, this guy is dedicated to making sure the five star reviews get the recognitionthat they deserve with an awesome sticker. Yeah, yeah, he works hard, that Lenny. Yep, sure it does. It was when. Yeah, we appreciate it. Well, you know what, we'll give him somestickers to I don't think he wants to see another sticker for the rest ofit's my born life. You might be right about that, HMM. orYou can follow us on twitter or Instagram at songs gone you can drop usan email sgw podcast at gmailcom or visit our lovely website, songs gone wrongcom, where we have our fun videos up. Now we have a we have athink we're up to three right now, which is good. Hopefully by timethis on Narras, maybe I can crank out another one. But yeah, they're like those pop up videos from vhone back in a day, butwe kind of put our own little spin on it, making things fun foryou. That's what we do here, absolutely educate and entertain. That's ourgoal. Now this episode we got a lot to get into, but weare talking about a Chriss is a great song. We're talking about silent lucidityfrom Queens Reich, which was off their album empire, which came out inone thousand nine hundred and ninety and Guitarist Chris Dagarmo wrote this song. Andif you don't know who Chris Da Garmo was, he also toured with JerryCantrell from Alison chain's fame during his one thousand nine hundred and ninety eight solotour and also helped contribute to Cantrell's two...

...thousand and two album degradation trip.Also, he co found that a super group called spies for Darwin. Haveyou ever heard of them? Dave smiles for Darwin? I have not.They were I didn't know about them until maybe a couple of years ago,but basically it was a they only had like a small EP, maybe likesix or so songs on there and that was it. But I checked themout and they that group comprised of members from Queens Reich right. So theyhad Christa Garmo in there. You had some other members from Alison chains andsponge. You had Sean Kinney and Mike Einez from Alison chains, the drummerand Bass player, and Viny Dombroski, the singer from sponge. So neatlittle super group that I didn't know about. It's, like I said, untila couple of years ago it wasn't bad. The little EP they hadout it was okay, okay, cool, not that not the best super groupout there. But yes, spies for Darwins, I just found thatto be like an interesting combination because they had members from a couple bands thatI like all of them. So you haven't fully sold me on them.I mean you like, yeah, they're a little bit of a super group, they're okay, but they're no, yes, you know, yeah,I mean they're not velvet revolver or audio slave. You know, they're notright. They're not at that level at all. But it was, itwas okay. I'm not really selling them because I don't think it was thatfantastic. But well, you've only been talking about it for ten frigging minutesalready. It's worth checking out just to just to say, Hey, Icheck them out. It's also a good trivia because, like, nobody knowsabout that. So there you go, right dropping information. But yeah,so silent lucidity Du what are some of your memories of this song? Ihad a friend, well, I still have him as a friend, butyou know how life goes. You don't get to see people from your youthas much as you would like to. Well, we're in a pandemic day, we don't see anybody. This is this has nothing to do with thepandemic. Has Everything to do with my personality, understand. But he wasa massive Queens Reich Fan. Anywhere we went, road trips, hanging outin his apartment, whatever the case, maybe Queens Reich was always blasting andI couldn't say I was the biggest Queens Reich fan at the time, butI was always exposed to them. Well, I'm glad you're exposed to them andnot exposing yourself in other ways. That happened that day, but whilelistening to Queens Reich. Well, listen, the police records are sealed, okay, and I'm not cracking those bad boys open for anybody. So Icarry on. My friend. You can keep digging, but you're in thewrong hole. Keep you. I keep that locked up. But yeah,I remember this song came out, you know, I remember shadows Stevens pimpingthis out on American top forty. I remember the video. I remember thevideo and then I got away from it for a little bit. But thenwhen I became a dad, like I randomly listen to it again and itkind of hit me in another way, and we'll get into that with thelyrics. But I mean I've been listening to the song for the better partof thirty years now. Vhone actually ranked...

...this as the twenty one best powerballad. Dave, I'm Naski. What do you think the number one powerballad was per mov h one? Oh boy, and that's and this isfrom like the S to, I'm sorry, s s two thousand and ten.Wow, I don't know if I even want to take a stab atthat. I I was going to kind of think or I was going totry to talk about at one point during the show. So I guess itis no better time than now. How the early s had some power balladsfrom hard rock, eye artist that did very well, whether it was Mama, I'm coming home from Ozzy Osborne and what was the one from Metallica atthe time? Nothing else matters. Nothing else matters, you know. Andthese were huge, massive hits. And I almost want to say nothing elsematters because Metallica was probably, or you know, is, one of thebiggest music artist of all time. But really that's just, you know,flailing around wild guests. So why don't you tell me and our listeners?What did the Almighty vh one designate as their number one ballad, power balladof all time? I was surprised, but number one was open arms byjourney. Really, yeah, I don't Huh. Don't know how I feelabout that, but I don't know. I don't know either. Actually,you know, it's one of those things where I kind of when you.You said it was ballads, though, right, not just power ballads.I think it was power ballads because for me, journey like they a lotof the catalog is power ballads. And Yeah, it's not like they werelike heavy or anything like that. No, exactly. Like a power ballad tome is like when the band is like heavier ish and then they kindof you know what, let's go soft for a little bit. Yeah,that's exactly right. Yeah, it's kind of like saying, Oh, well, what's the best yacht rock song of all time? And then, youknow, maybe a sweet freedom will hold on. We might talk about themand the feet will talk about that song in the future. But I wasgoing to say it's just like saying Christopher Cross, Oh, yes, everysong he did. You know what I mean, right, but but youget an I'm saying where I want. If you were, if I wasgoing to make the list, it would have to be kind of like deviatingfrom their material a little bit and exploring different avenues, and then I go, okay, that was unique, that was special because it's not what theywould, you know, ordinarily do. It's not what made them or whattheir sound is primarily about. Yeah, but I would different kind of cat, you know. So who knows this? Why no one asked me to makeany lists. They don't want me to do that. That's hey,you know what? I know? I agree with you because, as Iwas looking over that list, I was like, so they did. Sothey did not have sigon kicks, love is on the way on there andthe top twenty five. I feel like that should have been MMM more thanwords by extreme not on there, which I'm calling BS. They had,and this is why I'm kind of like upset about they had, only Godknows why, by Kid rock at nineteen. So I feel like this list wasorshit to begin with, but what Yack. But yeah, anyway,some of those bands I was talking about right, like extreme and psigone kick, just like Queen's Reich. A lot...

...of people's first taste of them was, you know, probably due to a power ballad that made its way tothe mainstream, right. But if you listen to all those bands, they'renot soft rock bands at all. You know, if you listen to theLizard from Saigon Kick, which is what love is on the way is offof that out that albums awesome, by the way, and it is heavy. Love is on the way is not representative of what they do, andmaybe we can talk about that song on, you know, a future episode ofsongs gone wrong. But more than words, same thing. We shouldalso talk about that song, but you know, the same thing. Youknow, extreme is a little bit of a heavier group and that song isnot representative of what we do. I think we should do like power.We should like power ballad week on. There just kind of like shark week, but power ballad week. I feel like we should do that. Iwould not be opposed to that. The power ballad power our who lasting afull seven that you say? Yes, this list what does crank out episodesall day. If Lenny can make some tshirts along with those stickers and wecan have like a whole thing going on, a whole event, maybe we'll beas big a shark week eventually. You never know, probably bigger.I think people like power ballads more than sharks. I don't know, Idon't know. I think so anyway. Yes, and they right. Youhave more than words by extreme. You know, that's their heavy band.And you have Queens Reich here silacidity, and then he listened to empire.You're like, Oh, these guys pretty much rock. You know, syeacidity is not, you know, representative of their overall catalog, but itdoes show what they can do. But sight lucidity peaked at number nine onthe US billboard hot one hundred back in June of one thousand nine hundred andninety one. And overall, silent city has been streamed over thirty six milliontimes on spotify and Queens Reich has over eight hundred and fiftyzero monthly listeners.So digging into the chart a little bit, for that particular week back in Juneof ninety one, the top five had these jams there. Number onewas I don't want to cry by Mariah Carey. Two was more than wordsby extreme so another power ballad made the hot one hundred at the same time. Three was I want to sex you up by color me bad. Weare absolutely going to talk about that song on this show. For is love'sa wonderful a wonderful thing, by Michael Bolton, and five is rush,rushed by Paula Abdul. And then rounding got the top ten. Number sixwas I like the way the kissing game by high five. I remember thatone. Number seven was losing by religion, by Ram. Eight was touching meon that long by Cathy Dennis. Nine was the aforementioned silent lucidity,and ten was rhythm of my heart by Rod Stewart. Boy, I rememberthat song, as those probably everybody's mom but some other great tunes on achart that week were power of Love, love Hower by Luther Vandross. Sucha silky, smooth voice that Luther had. Twenty one was joy wide by rockset, another great tune. Twenty three was playground by another bad creation. I feel like that is a song gone wrong, episode into making.Twenty nine was right here, right now,...

...by Jesus Jones. Thirty three wasvoices that care, by voices that care. You remember that one?No S bar for me, will you? I think it's like voices that careare crying out loud. That doesn't do much for me without the whole, you know, the rhythm to it. So anyway, another great ballad wasI'll never let you go by steal heart at thirty nine. That waslike some solid leftover s cheese. I learned. But yeah, when youlook at it right there is, you know, couple ballads, you knowpower ballads in there in the top forty and there was two of them inthe top ten. So I feel like that's a I feel like there's alot of good songs on that hot one hundred list, but overall there's definitelysome some similarities there. Sure. Yeah, like I said, this song isoff the album empire and I think it's one of the slower songs righton the album. Overall, I think the album's pretty damn good. Yeah, I think we can both agree at slaps. Yes, I mean empire'sa great song with through on jet's Jet City woman, Great Song. GreatSong. There's a lot of good songs and our empires fantastic. But whatare your thoughts on the album overall, I mean besides the slappiness? Well, the thing is, I when you ask my memories, I told youI had a friend who was a massive fan of Queens Reich. Yeah,and it's one of those things where, just by proximity, I had tolisten to him. I never needed to own an album because anytime I washanging out with this guy, there were always on. Now, the albumitself, I think, and this is one of those testaments to how goodit is, has survived the test of time wherein you can pop it onnow and it sounds even better than it did when it originally came out.And one of the main reasons why I bring this up is I do notlike songs that are way too long for their own good. If I lookat a track and I see it's like eight minutes long or something, Igo, Oh God, why, why does anybody need to craft an eightminute long song, unless you're tool or high on drugs. Seriously, butif you listen to tol you might be both. It's fair, very fair. But the final song on Empire is called anybody listening, and this songcomes in at seven minutes and forty two seconds, but you would think whenyou listen to it it's too short because it is just pierced your chest echoon the drums which, for some reason, if we look at our are archivesof the songs we've talked about. Any time there's an echo effect ondrums, I'm always in. I'm like, yeah, I don't know why,it's like. I like it. The lyrics are great, the vocalsare great, everything in that song. Just if you would ask me,like what is one of the best songs everage to ended album, anybody listeninghas to be high up there for me. So Vah one K, if youneed to make a list on final tracks on a record, I guessyou can call me. We can work from there, or you don't.We could. We can make a playlist.

Oh No, Yep, you know, that's that's that's my department right there. I'm like yeah, belie, if you play make a playlist of last songs and an album one ofthose last songs has to go first and then it loses its power, getsdeluded. Can't have what if? But what if? What if I justlike record myself just saying this is the playlist, so that way that trackgoes first and then but then it goes secon you know, any musical secondit's not. It's not. The doesn't close the show anymore. I don'tknow. I guess we could look into it, but I'm kind of againstit, at least on the surface. Let's talk to lenny about to seewhat he says. I think Lenny's busy making sticks for those five star reviews. Yeah, we don't really give him. We don't like give him any breaksto it. We should probably let him off for Christmas Day slave labor. Yeah, yeah, I'm not agree. I mean that that album is fantastic, but lyrically, I'll tell you what, Dave, this is aI feel like this is a doozy here. You know, you know me andhow I love the dig in a lyrics. I feel like this isa good one. Now I'm going to jump ahead a little bit and kindof spoil what the songwriter wrote this about, and that is lucid dreaming. So, along with our good friends over at creed, this is the SecondSong we've actually talked about that deals with lucid dreaming, along with hire.Now, with that being said, there's a lot to unpack here at also, I think this song is much better than higher, just to get thatout there now. The song starts off with what seems like maybe a parentsgoing in to check on their child who is having a nightmare. You knowthey start with Hush, don't you cry, wipe away the tear drop from youreye. You're lying safe in bed. It was all a bad dream spinningin your head. I feel like I can identify with a lot,since our our youngest, was like a horrible sleeper for two years. Ilove her dearly, but for two years it was just like every night youwould get up like two or three times and then again recently, actually,she's for now, but like the over like September and October, she waslike getting up every night. I don't know why, but but if like, the song kind of helps me understand like where they're coming from, youknow, instead of getting angry, kind of this song actually helps kind ofkeep me calm and help appreciate what they're going through and just be empathetic,you know, like when I would go in and try to get my youngestback to sleep after they woke up and start crying, I would just pickthem up walk around a house for like thirty minutes, forty five minutes,and and honestly, like this song we kind of be playing in my head. You know, it's like it's like a good little Lullaby Song, youknow, and I feel like it's appropriate for that moment and I feel likeit's you know, I don't know, it's a good tune and I feellike, from like a parenting standpoint, this song is very appropriate. Okay, well, I'm actually kind of impressed because, you know, we're awarethat you live in a palatial estate and that you have, you know,really big property. So it's amazing that you carry a child all the waythrough that, you know, labyrinth of yours that you call a home andsome pretty good exercise. I hope you had a playlist for that lucidity.No, yeah, I would just like play that song in my head andthat would be about it. But yeah, it's that. We und see.I would just like like walk,...

...walk around laps in the circle inour family room. That's pretty much what I would do. Okay, soget my steps in at zero in the morning. But you know, sothe song kind of starts off like they're talking about a parent helping to,you know, sue the child, and then it shifts gear slightly more intothat lucid dreaming. Perhaps that's where Jeff says you know, it's a placewhere you will learn to face your fears or trace the years and ride thewhims of your minds commanding in another world. Suddenly you hear and see this magicnew dimension which that sounds more like lucid dreaming there. But then thechorus kicks in where it says I'll be watching over you, I'm going tohelp you see it through, I will protect you in the night, I'msmiling next to you, and silent lucidity. That kind of sounds more like aparent watching over and helping your kids. I feel like there's kind of likea dual theme here. I guess you can say Stalker. could bea crazy person who broke in your house and is watch you sleep. Couldvery well be. I don't think it's that, but you never know.Hmm, you never know. But my favorite, my favorite line in thesong is where he says if you open your mind for me, you won'trely on open eyes to see. That's that's such a great line. Andthat line there right can be open to even more interpretation because you know me, I love, you know, overanalyzing the shit out of everything. Butthat could be about lucid dreaming. But I feel like they're also could belike a religious tone to a little bit, you know, just kind of goingoff of like faith a little bit. But I think this, the waythey wrote it, is probably more lucid dreaming, but if you didn'tknow that ahead of time, it could be interpreted a couple different ways.And then during the solo there's this like weird I don't know if you could, it's tough to make it out, but there's this like weird, almostdistorted voice that says visual lies, your dream, recorded in the present tense, put it into a permanent form. If you persist in your efforts,you can achieve dream control. So that, I think right there that leans towardsthat lucid dream theme. And then at the end of the song,Jeff Tate, who's the lead singer for Queens, right at least at thattime, sayings around trip journey in your head. Master of illusion, canyou realize your dreams alive, you can be the guide. So I feellike they kind of wrap it up and I feel like that's you know whatabout the whole hug me bit? You even bring that up, what hugme bit, when you're just talking about the the spoken word part. Yeah, and right at the end of that you hear the woman come in andsay hug me. I thought she was saying help me. I thought Iwas hug me because I'd rather have a hug than help. I mean,I guess that like zero in the morning, you know, if you're having abadroom, I would like a hug too. Yeah, well, thatalways. The reason why I bring that up in particular is because for methat's like a throwback to operation mind crime, one of their previous albums, whichwas really my think, one of my first exposures to a concept album, which was really cool, because now that kind of stuff doesn't impress mevery much, but when you're younger or you're a teenager, or at leastin my case, I was really wild by that, like, Oh myGod, each song is intertwined and it works together to make a larger story, when normally you think of songs like...

...a little individual poems, if youwill. Yeah, with each has like a different tone or a set tokind of like Hook you in and maybe to sell a record. But withwith them doing operation mind crime, they're like, no, we are goingwe quit. This whole thing mapped out, we've written this mini novella and we'reputting it in music form and at the I mean seriously, I thoughtthat was super cool. Yeah, I think that. So I think sheis saying help me, and I think that's from a hell razor movie ifI'm not mistaken. No, let's hug me. Okay, I'm going tosay what I want to say and I'm going to say anyway I want tosay it, and right now I'm saying hug because I need one. Okay, I mean, I would given to you, but I'm I'm not alenny. Yeah, tell him to put the stickers down and give you ahug hog. May I, Leonard, maybe have to be formal with him. Calm, Leonard, Leonard, Leon are the Sticker Elf. It's kindof like that Jeff Tay spelled the GEO FF. I believe I just didthat correctly, but correct I always thought that was like a funny way toSpell Jeff. I'm like, come on, for Real, it's like gee off, geoff, just some that F I knew. So growing up Iwas a big hockey fan and I feel like there are a lot of hockeyplayers that spelled jeff that way. Yeah, like Jeff Sanderson, Jeff Court,and I feel like there's a couple couple jeffs that spelled it that way. I don't know, I got a problem with that. It's like,because I was that person who called shode a sade for years. Oh Boy, yeah, oh boy is right, and then like I was like yeah, Sade is okay, and the like who the hell are you talking about? And like you know, you need me, like the desert, NEATMS, the rain or whatever the hell of the song was, and they'relike no, like no, that's that shod day. I'm like, well, where the way the shot? Where is the shot come into it?How does that even? You know? Come on, now, I hearyou, now, I hear you. So, yeah, fucking Jeff Tait. I will say this, though. He's from Germany, right. Ithink. Actually, you know what, I believe you might be right,but I haven't discussed the origins of Queen's break and probably since this song cameout with that that good Pala Mine. Okay, so as far as,like, yeah, where he's from, I couldn't say with with a hundredpercent certainty. So I don't want to like mislead people. For All youknow, I could just say Mars. But I was in a band whenI was a teenager and we would abandon all I'm kind, not officially.I I would jam a bit with a couple of my friends. US justplay guitar by myself. Okay, a sad sounds, which sounds yeah,I was yeah, sounds very sad, but we like it. It's funplaying Gutsar. No, no, it is. Don't get me wrong people. The reason why I bring this up, drew, is because normally bands gettogether out of locality, right, you know somebody went to high schoolwith somebody or your friends with friends of somebody. Can you imagine the thesheer luck? It's like a lottery ticket, because JEFF TATE is an UN fuckingbelievable vocalist. Like he is outstanding.

Could you believe or can you imagine, rather starting a band and someone being like, Oh yeah, Iget a guy who's willing to sing on a few tracks for us see ifit works out, and they bring over Jeff Taite, you like, Idon't know, man, dollars, signs are you popping up in your eyeballslike an old s cartoon or something? You know, yeah, we're gonnahit the big time with this guy, GAAR ownteed. Well, I meanthey did. I mean this this album, I think, was their best sellingalbum. So well, yeah, again, as it should be.It's a great record. I want to see it. I mean when Iknow, when I used to jam with with other kids who's are like yeah, people of marginal talent, or even, in my case, yeah, he'sokay, he's not great. Yeah, Jeff fucking tate. Yeah, evenI had I have to swear when I say his name is. That'shis middle name. Actually. Yeah, well, Jeremy is German for incredible, because seriously, that's just like I you would never want to stop jamming, you never want to stop playing with him in your bag, unless he'sa complete psycho, but even then you let it happen. You'd be like, be crazy, jeff sounds like joff. It's okay, because you sing sogood, I don't care. It's like dating a really hot chick whojust might be nuts. He's put up with with certain things because they're they'regorgeous, right. Yeah, it's I mean, my friends not used tocall it the Randy Moss Syndrome. You know, Randy Moss was, youknow, terror, you know, outside of the fields, you know he'salways getting into trouble or doing something stupid, but the guy was a monster likeevery single game and he was an absolute game changer for the Vikings andeventually the Patriots. But I mean, so you just kind of put upwith his bullshit. And Yeah, it's Herrell Owens like that kind of player. Yeah, that's exactly what that's exactly what happened with Jeff. Take hewent from Minnesota and he went to Oakland. He kind of sucked, but thenhe went to New England and he said Yeah, and then he hadit was old self. Then he had a really good quarterback. Yeah,there you go, good old Jeff. Yeah, that maybe the Second Fand Jeff means fucking. So yeah, yeah, I what it is.Yep, get that right. Kiddo. That's like. Who Was it PearlJam there? So they were called Mooky blaylock before they became Pearl Jam andthey forget who, like the original singer was. But then they knew somebodyfrom the the Chili peppers and he was like, Oh, I know aguy in San Diego, and it wound it being Eddie vetter. So thenEddie sent like a demo tape to the guy from the Chili peppers and thenI think it was the drummer before, Chad Smith, if I'm not mistaken, and so that they he passed out along to the guys from prol jamlike yeah, we should probably get them up here, and that's that.Yeah, but see, that's a little some years later. Right. That'scool, don't get me wrong, but that's not like being in the sametown as somebody else. You just getting together smoking butts, drink it afew beers and hanging out in the garage and then flow Jeff fucking tate showsup. If this, well, I mean this was yeah, Oh,yeah, I know this guy in a...

...big band and he said it thathe knows a guy who sending a day demo tape. You know, I'msaying, though, I can I get when your colla jam was in Seattle, whereas vetter was in Mookie blaylock was in Seattle. Yeah, and vetterwas in San Diego. Well, Queens Reich is in fact from Washington.So that's right. There's a little tie right, that we can tie itall together in a nice little bow, Yep, and come back to reality. Now. That's right. I'll tell lenny to wrap us a bow,Yep. But yeah, I mean basically, like I saw up before, aguitarist, Chris Dagarma, wrote about that concept and also said, youknow, basically just opening up the doors to your subconscious mind and learning howto master your dreams. And that was in a Crang magazine Article Back fromone thousand nine hundred and ninety. So yeah, Lucid dreaming is better thanhigher. But that's what silent CIDIT. He's all about. MMM, indeed, not as good as getting high, but it's better than higher. I'venever. I've never done that and we hear it songs gone wrong. Youknow, we always pass on grass sometimes and you know, stay clean.Crack as Wat kids come into the Lli, guys come hang out with Dave fromsongs gone wrong. Yeah, you're hanging out with lenny too long.All right, lad, he's hanging out with me. Certain my happenings forus to do that sound so voice. Let's carry on, shall we have? All right, Dave, so let's get into our final verdicts here.So silent lucidity by Queens Reich. What do you think? Do you thinkthis song is a legit hit, or do you think it is a songgone wrong? Okay, full disclosure here. We plan on doing this song onthe show. I went on a complete queens right binge. It wasthe only thing I listened to for like a week and a half straight.I couldn't get enough queen's Rake and they have some awesome songs, some realbangers, and this tune power ballad is okay, but it's not something Iwas really thirsty for. When I was chugging down all that Queen's Reich,I was like, well, yeah, you know it's at our right,did he? But it's not my favorite, did he? I think even onthis album itself of empire, there are way better songs. The majorityof songs, I think, are better than silent lucidity. I can seewhy it did in fact chart as high as it did. But yet again, I mentioned earlier, empire is held up incredibly well, really really well. But does that mean I still want to hear silent lucidity? I thinkI'd rather hear Jet City woman twenty one times in a row before I listenedto sulentucidity again. So for that reason and that reason alone, and hopefullyyou guys can understand my logic. I'm terrible explaining myself half the time,so hopefully you can pick up my vibes. But I'm going to lean song goingwrong. How dare you? Yeah, filthy animal, I see what you'resaying. Okay, good, at...

...least somebody does. I'm all right. So I kind of feel the same way. But let me let medig into this here. So right when we do the show we try tokeep nostalgia out of our rulings, right, you know, we try to justtalk about the proper merits of a song. But there are a fewsongs where that's really tough to separate the nostalage or from, you know,the good qualities of the song, and I feel like silent this city forme, is one of those songs. I do think it's a good songon its own and yes, maybe my verdict might be clouded ever so slightlyby my own nostalgia here, but I still think it's still a good songand a legit hit on its own. Now, is it my favorite songof their's? Kind of a close tie. I like a real world. Isthis their best song? I would not say it is. I thinkreal world's actually a better song, which is author album promised lands and alsoon the last action hero soundtrack. Amazing Soundtrack. But that's all great song. Also, empire, like the song itself, is a great song.I think overall that's a better song than silentlacidity. But I think silent Lacity itself is great musically, lyrically, it's well written, makes you thinka little bit. It's good stuff. So I'm going to rule that thisis an absolute legit hit. Yeah, you know that means we gotta turnto the John Q public. We sure do. We sure do. Solet's see what the fans have to say about silent lucidity from Queens Reich.All right, we have the fan vote. Dave, okay, and eighty onepercent, the overwhelming majority here, said that this song is a legithit. Hey, I'm down for that. That's cool. Yeah, so wedid get some good feedback to we have Ryan Boem, who goes byat Ryan Boem, said one of the best rock ballads ever written. Ican, I can agree with that. Irish Keith at Tis Meself, youknow, said I love that song so much that I went out and boughtthe album, but then thought the album was other shite. Well, Ireturned the album, even though I still love that song. I've heard ittoo often now and delete it from one of my playlists. Still it's alegit hit. So okay, I feel like he was very angry. Yeah, I can't agree with them on the album. I think that's one ofthe reasons why I said it was a song gone wrong, because I thinkthere's so many better songs on empire than this one. So we're all entitledto our own opinions. Yeah, now, I mean I feel like Keith isright where he says like he's heard it too often. Now I feellike, yes, this song did get quite a fair amount of airplay.Also, like the video on MTV and vh one was constantly on. Yeah, but yeah, what can you do? Yep, Tom GIA at. Iam Poly Nique said so, glad you asked. I was a hugefan through the s and introduced them to so many friends, but that albumand song really turned me off. Their...

...music had a certain intensity and urgencyin the s that was lost after mind crime. They changed. Or maybeI did fair assessment. Okay, I appreciate that. Tom Jed Shafer atstreets a Jed said, if for no other reason, you got to respectthe band that, during the hair metal air have the balls and do apower ballot about lucid dreaming. So yeah, it's a good point. And lastI have Tim Kendall at Seventeen Candle said, wow, the song fityour criteria. Alrighty, it's legit. Why? It's a great song.They did capitalize on the hard rock formula, but it's not a sappy ballad.On the other hand, I rarely want to hear it anymore. I'veused it as a bathroom break song five times since two thousand and fourteen.Still Solid. Okay now, yeah, yeah, all right, you know, I don't know. I get it. It's one of those things too.When you think about power ballots, is stuff this song doesn't have todo with romance right, correct, and usually that that's the the recipe.The thing is a queen's Reich. A lot of their songs are about thatand they're heavy or they're harder. So, you know, it's one of thoseone of those things where I just I don't know, man, GreatSong, just not my song. That's fair. I feel like I couldkeep defending myself. Hey, man, I don't know what I'm doing here. It's all right, but that's pretty much it. Anything else you wantto add? Yeah, I'm going to. Actually, I want to cite abetter song off the album and say to all the fans out there,first off, I appreciate the the fact that you guys take time out ofyour day to listen to her humble little program and don't slam the door onyour way out. Don't leave without saying good, good boy. That soundedgreat. Thanks. Thanks, me and Lenny even working on that. Andthe true I gotta visit that Tree House. No, you don't. Okay,all right then, I will steer clear from that. See. Yes, please, do. You're not invided. You're one of the good guys.We don't want to have to corrupt what's going on over there and thesticker making madness. Hey, what's going on there? Goodna come. ThenI come back home the completely change. Man. Yeah, yeah, typeslike my wife is. My wife was like, what happens? Yeah,you look like you just like for band member a crazy town. Oh God, no, yeah, fucking crazy town. Well, do that anyway. No, that's not going to happen. I need to go take a showerafter just even saying the word creezy down. Okay, it's a Brentley Gilbert.Fuck him too. Yeah, both of them combined. Imagine that likea mutant. You boy. We're getting some strange stuff over there. Keyblereells, we kick them out and we're up to some wacky shit. Thethrop on my mouth clean it anyway. Rins. Well, guys, thankyou very much for a listening to songs...

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