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Danzig – “Skeletons”


Danzig – “Skeletons” (2015)

“Skeletons” is a covers record by Danzig that has been discussed publicly going as far back as 2010. The first single for the album was unveiled online on the Danzig website in 2012, but it wasn’t until November 27th, 2015 that the album was finally released. Totaling ten tracks with a running time just over 36 minutes, it’s a bit puzzling how such an album could take as long as it did to get released, but so be it. In reading interviews with Glenn Danzig I got the impression that the album was recorded piece by piece over the years with the band never fully committing to just go into the studio and pound through it. And considering a covers record probably isn’t expected to move a ton of units or make a lot of money, there likely was no sense or urgency with the record at any point in time.

When it comes to art, it really doesn’t matter how long something takes to get done, only the finished product matters. Of course, when it comes to a covers record we’re talking a lesser form of art. These are songs all written by someone else and recorded a long time ago. And though artists often like to boast, Danzig included, that they’re bringing something new to a song they cover, the truth is the songs are largely unchanged. In the case of the songs contained on “Skeletons,” most of the songs sound as they were originally recorded but with added down-tuned guitars and Danzig’s voice in place of the original singer. Listen carefully and you’ll pick out some slight variations in the lyrics, but it’s nothing major. And there are some tracks altered more than others, the most obvious being the Elvis cover “Let Yourself Go,” which basically turns a rock-a-billy track into something more resembling a punk track with a sinister groove.


The cover for the album’s single, “Devil’s Angels.”

“Skeletons” gets to benefit from a couple obscure tracks. The two lead-off tracks, “Devil’s Angels” and “Satan,” are not likely to be known by most listeners making them feel like all new songs. “Devil’s Angels” features former Misfits guitarist Doyle in an uncredited role and features a sound that may or may not answer the question of what a Misfits record in 2015 would sound like with Glenn and Doyle onboard. It’s a fast, uptempo number with really only one hook, but the song ends before it becomes overplayed. “Satan” is from the film Satan’s Sadists, so if you’ve seen that you may know the song, but chances are you have not (I certainly haven’t). “Satan” is more of a blues-based number and the lyrics invoke the Lucifuge era tracks “Killer Wolf” and “I’m the One.” The single release of “Devil’s Angels” features a version of “Satan” that’s just Glenn and an organ. I didn’t care for that version but the album version of the song is pretty rockin’.

Other covers stand-out, including the ZZ Top track “Rough Boy” and the Aerosmith cover of “Lord of the Thighs.” The latter is probably the most surprising inclusion on the record as I never took Glenn Danzig for someone who would be familiar with some of the more obscure tracks from Aerosmith. “Lord of the Thighs” was always an oddball in the band’s library, with its bouncing guitar riff way ahead of its time. Danzig’s version of the song is obviously tuned lower giving the riff a more driving quality to it. Steven Tyler’s vocals on the song come across as seductive, and at times, even a little playful, while Danzig’s are more commanding and dominating which isn’t all that surprising, all things considered. Danzig’s cover of the Everly Brothers’ “Crying in the Rain” closes things out and it’s a nice little downer (in mood) of a track to end the record, though I do wish there was a little more emotion in Glenn’s vocals, but it’s a nice little cover. The only song I really wasn’t all that taken with is Danzig’s Sabbath cover, “N.I.B.” In the case of that track, it’s just a song that’s been done too much before. It even has its own cover by Primus featuring Ozzy on vocals that probably improved the original more than anyone else could ever hope to (not that the goal of a cover is really to improve a song). With Sabbath’s vast catalogue, it just seems like there are songs more suitable for Danzig to cover. Danzig’s take on “N.I.B.” doesn’t bring anything new to the table, it just swaps out Ozzy for Glenn and Iommi for Tommy Victor, which is a clear downgrade as Victor’s noodling outro is more distracting than anything.


In addition to the standard CD digipack release, “Skeletons” is also being released on vinyl in numerous variants.

The production on recent Danzig releases has been spotty, at best, and the same is true for “Skeletons.” Some of the vocals sound too distant and hollow, with the worst probably being the opener “Devil’s Angels.” Some tracks, like “Action Women,” seem to put the instruments and vocals in competition with each other and they all just seem to be rising in intensity throughout the song. The worst overall track in terms of production is probably “With A Girl Like You” which just comes in so much lower in volume when compared with the surrounding tracks. In some respects, the production adds a garage feel to the album which seems appropriate for a covers record. “Crying in the Rain” has a muted softness that actually works with the material. All in all, for a Danzig record, the production is actually fine and arguably better here than it was on the past two proper Danzig albums.

“Skeletons” is a nice little collection of songs that not only work individually but actually arrange well with each other to form a credible album. My expectations, even as a longtime Danzig fan, were actually pretty low so I’m happy to say they’ve been exceeded. And I guess if you like Danzig covers then there’s good news as the band isn’t done recording other people’s songs. During the recording of this record, the band did several additional Elvis songs that Glenn Danzig decided would make sense to just release separately as an EP. It’s being referred to as “Danzig Sings Elvis” and I really hope he rethinks that title. It makes me think of Anne Murray. There was also an additional song released online a couple of years ago, a cover of the Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra duet “Some Velvet Morning” that Danzig recorded with Cherie Currie of The Runaways. The song was cut from this release and the rumor was it had something to do with Hazlewood’s estate. I don’t know if they just plain didn’t want the song being covered by Danzig or if they were demanding a larger than normal royalty or whatever, but the song is readily available online and I don’t think anyone is really missing out. It would have been the worst track on the album had it been included. There is a new Danzig album also being worked on and it’s expected sometime next year, but with Danzig you should never hold your breath. For now, we have 36 minutes of cover songs to bridge the widening gap between releases.

Top Tracks

  • Devil’s Angels
  • Satan
  • Crying in the Rain

Ranking the WrestleMania Main Events (29-20)

images-202It’s that time of year when WWE programming is officially declared as being “on the road to WrestleMania!”  This year, WrestleMania will be on April 6th and the main event will likely be a triple-threat match consisting of WWE Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton, Batista, and Daniel Bryan.  I say “will likely be” because technically Bryan needs to defeat Triple H in a one-on-one contest earlier in the card to secure his spot in the main event, which feels like a certainty considering the hostile crowd reactions of late towards the original main event of Orton and Batista.  No matter who is in the main event, this WrestleMania will be historic for the simple fact that it’s WrestleMania XXX.  Back in 1984 when the first WrestleMania hit pay-per-view it was considered a huge gamble for the then World Wrestling Federation.  The fact that we’re approaching the 30th edition of this event is remarkable.

WrestleMania is the big one.  For the WWE, it’s the Superbowl of professional wrestling.  And as we’ve learned over the years, just because the Superbowl contains the top two teams in the NFL each year, it doesn’t mean we’re about to see the best game of the year.  WrestleMania, and its main event in particular, is guilty of that same phenomenon.  WrestleMania has been host to some of the best matches in professional wrestling history, some of which have been main event matches, but there have been a whole host of bad ones too.  The early events are particularly guilty of this as the main event was dominated by Hulk Hogan.  Hogan is arguably the most popular wrestler in history.  Kids loved him because he was basically a super hero in the ring, but from a wrestling perspective he was awful.  His arsenal of moves was pedestrian and his no-sell antics were cartoonish.  For wrestling fans, particularly modern ones, his matches are terrible.

Hulk Hogan was involved in some capacity with the WrestleMania main event a record nine times, all of which occurred within the first nine WrestleManias.  WrestleMania IV was the only one he did not compete in, while WrestleMania IX was billed as Bret Hart versus Yokozuna, only for an impromptu match between Hogan and Yokozuna to come together after the fact (it lasted for all of a minute).  And in those eight matches Hogan participated in, he only would lose one.  Yes, Hogan dominated the early period of WrestleMania.  Since his departure, other wrestlers have come close to matching the amount of main events that Hogan amassed.  Triple H has logged six main event appearances while Shawn Michaels has managed five.  John Cena, who currently is very much active in the WWE and not likely to quit anytime soon, has also managed five giving him a legit shot at matching, or even surpassing, Hulk Hogan for main event appearances.

Hulk Hogan was synonymous with WrestleMania for the better part of its first decade.

Hulk Hogan was synonymous with WrestleMania for the better part of its first decade.

As far as the WWE is concerned, Cena or Triple H probably already holds the record.  That’s because the WWE often likes to declare multiple main events for WrestleMania (which is why when discussing Stone Cold and the Rock you will often hear it said that Austin vs Rock is the only match to be included in the main event three times at WrestleMania, even though it was the final match of the night only twice).  As far as I’m concerned, the main event is a singular phrase, and therefore, there can be only one per card.  For this feature, I’ve decided to rank the final matches on each WrestleMania card one through twenty-nine to name a best match.  It should be said that a list of the twenty-nine best WrestleMania matches would likely look very different.  After all, some of the most talked-about matches in the history of the event did not occur in the main event.  I’m talking about matches like Steamboat vs Savage, Undertaker vs HBK, or any of the many ladder matches that have taken place over the years at WrestleMania.  Coming up with the thirty or so best matches would just be too daunting a task for me, but with the help of the brand new WWE Network, revisiting and ranking the best main events is a task I think I can handle.

29. Lawrence Taylor vs Bam Bam Bigelow (WrestleMania XI)

When it comes to WrestleMania, one thing fans are certainly assured of is a celebrity appearance or two.  Vince McMahon seems to love it when he can get a celebrity to participate in his events as a way of legitimizing what the WWE does, even if most of these appearances are looked-down upon by his hardcore fan base.  This trend began with the very first WrestleMania and continues today.  When a celebrity takes on the form of a guest ring announcer or valet most fans can excuse it, but when they get in the ring?  And when that celebrity is in the main event?!  It’s nothing short of awful.  To his credit, professional football player Lawrence Taylor doesn’t embarrass himself in the ring against Bam Bam Bigelow, but the two hardly put on on a match worthy of occupying any main event, let alone the main event at WrestleMania.

28. Hulk Hogan and Mr. T vs Rowdy Roddy Piper and Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff (WrestleMania)

The very first WrestleMania was the riskiest, and to make sure the event was a success, McMahon recruited any celebrity he could and even found one to include in the main event.  Mr. T, star of The A-Team, made numerous appearances for the WWF and was able to attract a lot of attention from the mainstream media.  Piper was able to get legitimate heat and people genuinely wanted to see Hogan and Mr. T kick he and Paul Orndorff’s ass.  The crowd was into it, which is the only good thing I can say about this main event.  Other than that, it’s awful.  Mr. T looks the part of a wrestler when he’s standing still, but when he tries to get involved he’s sloppy and out of place.  The other guys are unable to direct him and coach him to a decent match.  Hogan and T come out on top, but it’s not a fun ride getting to the finish.

Hulk Hogan vs King Kon Bundy at WrestleMania 2 has never been confused with a "classic" Mania match.

Hulk Hogan vs King Kon Bundy at WrestleMania 2 has never been confused with a “classic” Mania match.

27. Hulk Hogan vs King Kong Bundy (WrestleMania 2)

It’s somewhat surprising that WrestleMania has been the success that it is considering two of the first three matches on my list are occupied by the first two WrestleMania main events.  Hogan was able to avoid being in, what I consider, the worst main event in WrestleMania history, but the next few spots aren’t going to be too kind to the Hulkster.  This match appears in this spot not because it’s awful, but mostly because it’s so uneventful.  It took place in a steel cage and I can’t decide if that helped or hurt it as it limited what the already limited competitors were able to do.  Bundy was a mountain of a man whose size limited what Hogan could do to him.  He was also too big to scale the cage walls, not that he and Hogan were likely to orchestrate a big spot from up high even if he could.  At least Hogan won by going over the cage instead of out the door, because it always sucks when a cage match ends without someone at least climbing over it.

26. Hulk Hogan vs Sid Justice (WrestleMania VIII)

If you wanted to find a silver lining for the previous match, at least it was for the WWF Championship so that gives it some buzz.  This match between Hogan and Sid Justice was a non-title match, but the fans didn’t seem to care as they were pretty loud and solidly behind the Hulkster.  Sid is about as limited in the ring as Hogan, and when two big men with limited arsenals clash there just isn’t much room for a good match.  By now, Hulkamania was nearing its expiration date and the Hogan formula was well-established which meant there were no surprises, aside from the match ending in a DQ victory for Hogan.  This was a pointless main event at a forgettable WrestleMania.

25. Hulk Hogan vs Sgt. Slaughter (WrestleMania VII)

The main event for WrestleMania VII was supposed to mirror the conflict in Operation Desert Storm with the American aligned Hulk Hogan taking on the champion and Iraq sympathizer Sergeant Slaughter.  Slaughter was portrayed as a turncoat and traitor to America, which helped get the crowd into it.  In the ring, it was just another Hogan match where two guys wail on each other for ten minutes or so before Hogan “Hulks up” and takes care of business.

WrestleMania VI was hyped as The Ultimate Challenge by the WWF.

WrestleMania VI was hyped as The Ultimate Challenge by the WWF.

24. Hulk Hogan vs The Ultimate Warrior (WrestleMania VI)

Some things that seem awesome when you’re a kid appear totally different through the eyes of an adult.  By WrestleMania VI, Hulkamania was running wild.  The super hero thing was working for Hogan, so why couldn’t it work for someone else?  Enter the Ultimate Warrior, who was basically an even more cartoonish version of Hogan.    He did everything Hogan did but just seemed crazier and looked more wild with his flowing locks and wild tassels.  He was impressive looking to me when I was a kid, but when I look at him now he just looks like a steroid junkie.  In the ring, he was arguably worse than Hogan as his arsenal consisted of clotheslines, shoulder tackles, and slams with the guerrilla press followed by a running splash being his version of Hogan’s big boot and leg drop.  He would even “Hulk-up” like Hogan, often running in place or grabbing the ropes for power, according to the announcers.  The whole show of the Warrior was ridiculous, and it’s no surprise he didn’t have the lasting power that Hogan did.  This match is now mostly just notable for being the only time Hogan lossed clean as a baby-face to someone.  Considering how much of a rip-off the Warrior was, it’s almost shocking that Hogan agreed to it.  The match itself is terrible, with Hogan either teasing a heel turn at one point or just plain forgetting that he was supposed to sell a leg injury.  Warrior even botches the press slam, but at least his splash looked okay.

23. Brett “The Hitman” Hart vs Yokozuna (WrestleMania IX)

Vince McMahon, and the rest of the wrestling industry, seems to love big men.  They’re viewed as attractions on their own and usually don’t even need an interesting opponent to be a draw.  Unfortunately, they’re also usually terrible in the ring due to their size.  Yokozuna is one such big man.  Billed as over 500 pounds, he’s every bit that and more.  He was supposed to be a sumo wrestler, though like most gimmicks, this was untrue but it didn’t matter because he looked the part.  He was huge and fat, and as a result, he couldn’t do much in the ring, and when he did, he became winded pretty quickly.  Brett Hart, one of the all-time great technical wrestlers, deserved better for his first WrestleMania main event.  Hart’s the type of performer that can elevate a poor opponent, but there was no elevating Yokozuna.  You either liked the spectacle or did not.  I did not, and this match is a series of clotheslines and rest holds.  Hart did manage to apply the sharpshooter, though it was kind of silly looking.  After the match ended in a Yokozuna victory, his manager Mr. Fuji quickly challenged Hogan to a match that the Hulkster would win in less than a minute.  This ridiculous finish is why I rate this match as slightly worse than the next one…

Yokozuna was a very big man.

Yokozuna was a very big man.

22. Brett Hart vs Yokozuna (WrestleMania X)

A rematch of WrestleMania IX, only with the roles reversed with Yokozuna now the defending champion.  Both guys had to wrestle a match on the undercard, and the short-of-breath Yokozuna had even less stamina than usual for the main event.  This match is actually probably worse than the one at WrestleMania IX, but without the stupid finish.  Instead Hart wins and a bunch of wrestlers come out and celebrate with him.  Yokozuna, mercifully, never appears in another WrestleMania main event.

21. Triple H vs Randy Orton (WrestleMania XXV)

This was a joyless match.  Both guys are solid technical wrestlers, with Triple H probably being the better of the two.  Neither guy is so good that on paper this would be expected to be a classic, but a good, solid match was certainly likely.  I don’t know why these guys didn’t try to put on a better showing.  It was the main event of WrestleMania XXV for crying out loud!  Instead, this was a main even fitting of television.  They just don’t do anything to make it feel special, and adding to the lack of atmosphere is the fact that the crowd isn’t into it.  Both guys immediately blow through their special moves and a lot of the early part of the match consists of both men laying on the canvas.  It picks up slightly in the second half, but never to an exciting level.  This match just sucks, and for now, is the last main event Triple H has appeared in at WrestleMania.

20. Macho Man Randy Savage vs The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase

Randy Savage spent the better part of the 80’s playing second fiddle to Hulk Hogan, even though he was clearly the superior wrestler.  His match with Ricky The Dragon Steamboat at WrestleMania III is one of the all-time classics.  Come WrestleMania IV, the WWF finally saw fit to put the strap on him, but of course, Hogan was involved.  DiBiase was one of the great workers of his generation and a classic heel.  Given different circumstances, these two could have had a great match, but the format for WrestleMania IV was not conducive to that.  WrestleMania IV consisted of a tournament for the vacated title (Hogan and André the Giant battled to a double DQ which is why he wasn’t in the main event) which meant both Savage and DiBiase had wrestled multiple times already.  As a result, the main event was pretty conventional, with both Hogan and The Giant getting involved on the outside.  Savage would get the win with the flying elbow drop, setting the stage for a year-long storyline that would lead into WrestleMania V.

Queen – The Crown Jewels

Queen - The Crown Jewels (1998)

Queen – The Crown Jewels (1998)

My blog, affectionately titled The Nostalgia Spot, is definitely centered towards video games and movies.  Every now and then though, I like to post about music.  Here is one such post.  Queen is a band most are likely quite familiar with, even if it’s just for a song or two.  The “Bohemian Rhapsody” scene from Wayne’s World may be the best rock-inspired scene ever created and “We Are the Champions” basically concludes every major championship in America.  I always knew The Beatles were more popular in the US than they were in the UK, but I was still surprised to find out that Queen can boast having the all-time best-selling album in the UK (though I think it’s only fair to point out, Queen’s top album is Greatest Hits, while an actual album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band represents The Beatles).  The point being, Queen has a claim as one of the biggest acts in the world, though the band is definitely bigger outside of the US than it is within.  Queen is a band that I’ve always had a fondness for, and yet up until recently I only owned compilation albums by them.  I set out to remedy this and was a bit disappointed to find out that current CD releases for the band are a bit pricey, as are the recently remastered box sets.  I dug a bit deeper though and was able to find a brand new copy of their box set The Crown Jewels and I couldn’t be happier.

The Crown Jewels was first released in 1998 to commemorate the band’s 25th anniversary dated back to the release of the first Queen album.  I don’t know how long it was in production for but considering I was able to find a still sealed version in 2013 I would guess it was in production for at least a few years.  Box sets aren’t always huge sellers so it’s not shocking to find some hanging around years after release.  I imagine it’s no longer in production now, having been replaced with a new line of remastered sets titled Queen 40.  Those new sets seem pretty cool, but The Crown Jewels was the best way to get as many Queen albums at once in one purchase.  It contains the first 8 studio albums from the band:  Queen, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, News of the World, Jazz, and The Game.  Each disc comes packaged in a cardboard sleeve to replicate the original vinyl release, albeit in a smaller form (that’s what the label claims, anyways, it’s entirely possible this was the most cost-effective way to package each disc).  There’s also a booklet containing the lyrics from each album as well as a brief bio from Matt Pinfield (remember him?).  The whole thing is housed in a blue, velvet-trimmed box that makes for a sturdy and attractive way to store everything.  Everything sounds great too.  I’m no audiophile, but Queen were masters of production and often ahead of the game so these albums have aged well.  The remastering of these albums didn’t knock anything out of whack and all of the levels sound appropriate.

Queen is John Deacon, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and Freddie Mercury.

Queen is John Deacon, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and Freddie Mercury.

It’s nice that packaging is solid but really it’s rather extraneous because the works within speak for themselves.  The music is what matters most and was the only thing I particularly cared about.  These eight albums represent the band’s best work, though the late entry Innuendo may be worthy of inclusion in that discussion.  At any rate, most agree the band dropped off for a bit with the album Hot Space, which arrived after The Game (I’m ignoring the soundtrack Flash Gordon) when their music embraced a bit too much of the current pop scene.  The albums here are wonderfully varied leading to many people having a different opinion on which one is best.  I’m not sure I can pick one, though there are a few that definitely feel like they’re lesser than their brothers.  I figured I’d do a quick rundown of each album presented here before wrapping things up:

Queen – The debut, and one that failed to find much success.  Queen’s first two albums were mostly ignored by the press, but they’re both worth listening to.  Queen’s first effort is the lesser of the two as the band had yet to find it’s true calling.  The lyrics are mostly fantasy inspired and this was before Queen had a robust production budget as well.  There’s some decent tracks here, but this is definitely the album I’ve listened to the least since purchasing the set.

Queen IIQueen II was mostly maligned by the press.  I can’t tell if they preferred the first album or if they just expected bigger things.  Regardless, I actually like the album quite a bit.  It’s not their best, but it has some interesting arrangements.  “The March of the Black Queen” is a cool little number and I’m practically begging for 3 Inches of Blood to cover “Ogre Battle.”  This album is Queen’s most prog-like which probably makes it more acceptable now than it was when originally released.

Sheer Heart Attack – This is the album that kick-started everything.  It contains the band’s first hit “Killer Queen” as well as other now recognizable tracks like “Now I’m Here” and “Stone Cold Crazy.”  This also is probably the band’s heaviest and most rock-oriented release.  It’s a great album to listen to while driving and a good one to keep coming back to because of the variety in the tracks, something that would become a hallmark for just about every Queen release.

A Night at the OperaSheer Heart Attack put the band on the map, while A Night at the Opera catapulted it to number 1.  Casual fans will recognize several tracks from this release including “I’m in Love With My Car,” “You’re My Best Friend,” and of course “Bohemian Rhapsody.”  There are some other, lesser tracks that stand out too such as the opener “Death on Two Legs” and the ballad “Love of My Life.”  A very good album, but I couldn’t help but feel it’s a tad overrated.  I find other albums in this set work better as complete albums.  The presence of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” one of the all-time best songs ever conceived, definitely helps this album out a lot.

A Day at the Races – It’s tough to follow-up a mega-success like A Night at the Opera, and it sounds like Queen basically tried to create a sequel.  In style, the two albums are very similar right down to the cover artwork.  Sequels are rarely as good as their predecessors though, and the same is true for A Day at the Races.  While it contains perhaps Queen’s best opening number, “Tie Your Mother Down,” the rest of the album fails to live up to expectations.  By any standard, this is still a good album, but by Queen’s it’s a bit lesser.

News of the World – This is one of the more interesting albums in the set, or at least, I found it to be.  Perhaps the band felt the production on the previous albums was too glossy, because this one is fairly bare-bones.  There’s less vocal layers, fewer complex melodies, and some songs just sound like they could have been done in one take.  This helps it to stand out amongst a collection like this and for the better.  Not because this approach is necessarily better than the others, but because it suits the material.  This album contains some familiar tunes as well as a few less-heralded songs that stand out such as “Spread Your Wings” and “It’s Late.”  It also contains the punky “Sheer Heart Attack” which lives up to it’s name-sake.  This one turned out to be one of my favorite albums in the set and is one not to be missed.

Jazz Jazz brings things back to the sound of A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races  but fails to capture the magic of the former.  It’s a touch better than the latter though, and more casual fans will be happy to find “Fat-Bottomed Girls” and “Bicycle Race” among the songs on this set.  “Don’t Stop Me Now” is another classic and the band’s best party song, but other tracks just fall a bit flat for me.  And good luck making sense of “Mustapha.”  This album just might be the band’s silliest.

The Game – If there was a surprise album for me in this set, it was The Game.  For whatever reason, I didn’t expect much of this album but ended up finding a delightful little gem.  It’s a bit softer than the other albums but the melodies the band made use of are, at times, pristine.  Basically, the first six tracks are just killer and complement each other well.  The album stutters a bit in the last act, but the closing number “Save Me” makes up for it and sets up a nice bookend with the opener.  This one is also one of Queen’s shortest albums as it comes in at under 36 minutes.  At least it makes good use of those 36 minutes.  It’s also the only Queen album to reach number 1 in the US, so maybe it isn’t as overlooked as I thought.

All in all, this is a great collection of music.  If you’re someone looking to get into the band, this would be a worthwhile set to track down.  I suppose digital distribution might be cheaper, but I’m the type that needs a tangible copy of any music, movie, or game that I buy.  Nonetheless, Queen is awesome; this set is awesome; listen to Queen!

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