Monday’s Top Three Queensryche, Roy Harper & Swans

Queensryche-Operation-Mindcri-593883 QUEENSRYCHE Operation: Mindcrime (1988 UK 15-track LP, the third studio album by the American progressive heavy metal band. This is a concept album and a rock opera, its story follows a recovering drug addict who becomes disillusioned with society and becomes involved with a revolutionary group as an assassin of political leaders. Glossy picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inner.


ROY HARPER & JIMMY PAGE Whatever Happened To Jugula? (1985 UK 8-track vinyl LP, fantastic collaboration of the two innovators of rock music, also featuring Tony Franklin [humorously listed as performing 'Electric bass, numerous oustanding visits to the mirror, and well worth listening to'], son Nick Harper, Ronnie Brambles, Steve Broughton & Preston Heyman sharing drumming duties and with Keyboards & engineering by Nik Green ['Horrific facial contortions, a few cans of Special Brew, even more Home Brew, & even more residue – and a keyboard genius'], complete with original glossy photo/lyric inner and the very rare 4½" square crackback sticker of the album artwork, which is printed to resemble the template of an unfolded Rizla [a famous brand of cigarette rolling papers in the UK] packet.


SWANS The Burning World (1989 Japanese issue 10-track promo sample CD, issued to radio stations and reviewers ahead of the actual release date, including The River That Runs With Love Won't Run Dry & God Damn The Sun. Manufactured in the US and exported to Japan, comes with a fold-out picture sleeve with Japanese fold-out insert, obi-strip which is attached to the case which has a promo sticker on the reverse 22P2-3025)

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