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August 28, 2007

“Take Cover” – Queensryche is doing a covers album

Filed under: Music,News — Tom @ 9:14 am

These things are usually the death-knell of good bands, but Queensryche insists that despite the trend with covers albums doesn’t mean they’re not carrying on. There have even been reports that Chris DeGarmo has been writing with Geoff Tate again (apparently he has no plans to record or tour with the band, however.) So we’ll see.

Anyway, Take Cover will be out Nov. 13 and features some interesting choices, at least. I can hear Tate handling Queen’s “Innuendo” pretty well, as well as Peter Gabriel’s “Red Rain,” the Police’s “Synchronicity II,” and even U2’s “Bullet the Blue Sky.” I’m not so enthused to hear them take on Buffalo Springfield’s way overplayed “For What it’s Worth.” I put up with it when Rush did it, but that’s only because I’m a die-hard fan. And no one needs to cover “Welcome to the Machine” – Pink Floyd did the definitive version and I highly doubt any cover will do any justice to the original, no matter how great the band.

Update! Here’s the tracklisting:

1. “Innuendo” (Queen )
2. “Bullet The Blue Sky” – Live (U2)
3. “Synchronicity II” (Police)
4. “For What It’s Worth” (Buffalo Springfield)
5. “Welcome To The Machine” (Pink Floyd)
6. “Red Rain” (Peter Gabriel)
7. “Neon Knights” (Black Sabbath)
8. “Almost Cut My Hair” (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)
9. “Heaven On Their Minds” (Jesus Christ Superstar)
10. “For The Love Of Money” (The O’Jays)
11. “Odissea” (Carlo Marrale & Cheope)



  1. I’m with you on “For What It’s Worth,” Tom. That one has been covered way too many times.

    Comment by Josh — August 29, 2007 @ 8:06 am | Reply

  2. Hah…If you’d heard Queensryche’s cover of Welcome to the Machine at Jones Beach on Saturday night, you’d indeed be retracting your statement.

    Comment by gINO — September 10, 2007 @ 8:11 am | Reply

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