What can you say about a guy who’s already had two lineup changes before his new “Queensryche” has even played a single gig? As usual, I’ll let Geoff say it all…
GEOFF TATE – GT EPK (2012)
EPK: “Electronic Press Kit”, something an artist releases to the media to promote themselves. See above.
Although this has been out for months, it was only recently that Uncle Meat brought it to my attention. While he was over recording our most recent video, he said to me, “LeBrain, you have to see the Tate video. This thing is ridiculous.”
So I watched. And I laughed.
“Oh yeah. I love my job.”
“I guess I’m an experience junkie.”
Trying to look cool? Check.
“I usually take a couple of motorcycles on tour with me…ride between cities.”
Stuff nobody cares about? Check.
“Oh there’s my beautiful wife, Susan.”
Nothing in here about spitting at drummers, getting in fights, or carrying bladed weapons though! Do you want to see something really funny? Skip ahead in the video to 2:38.
“Oh, wait, watch this.”
And then he does this lame “jump”. I mean, if he was David Lee Roth and did that cool spiral kick thing, that would something worth waiting and watching for. Not…whatever that was at 2:38.
Don’t take it from me though! Here’s some quotes from my esteemed Sausagefest colleagues.
Grant: “Got about three minutes in before vomiting all over my keyboard. The ‘Two Girls One Cup’ of personal biographies.”
Scottie: “WTF was that…”
Iron Tom Sharpe: “Imagine what that cock seepage would be like if he was still good (and relevant) and they hadn’t sucked for the last 15 years…Nothing is sadder than seeing your heroes as they really are…”
Dave: “He was always a cheeseball. The guys around him simply obscured that.”
Meat: “Music’s latest train wreck. So awful you just can’t look away.”
That’s all. That’s all I can stomach.