Original Album: Queensrÿche
Track: Queen of the Reich
Originally done in a 1981 demo by The Mob, as the lineup of Chris DeGarmo, Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, and Scott Rockenfield was then known.
Later recorded in late summer of 1982 when they asked Geoff Tate of Myth to record vocals for this EP. So this song technically predates the existence of the official Queensrÿche lineup.
Originally released on 206 Records, the initial reviews of the EP were strong enough that Geoff joined the others full time and the band was signed to EMI, who the re-released this EP.
This song was the basis for the name change, intentionally changed to Queensrÿche to avoid any association with Nazism or the Third Reich.
I hope they will play this tonight, as well as Prophecy, which is an out-take from the Rage for Order sessions and did not appear on this EP until the 1989 re-release…