Lexx Luthor - Queen Of The Reich (Queensrÿche cover)
Performing at the Second Annual Cliff Jackson Memorial Jam at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday January 7, 2012. Cliff Jackson was the lead singer of Steel Standing until his life was cut very short by a senseless act of violence. Lexx Luthor was formed in 1984 in Kinston, North Carolina. Quote from Bam Bam on NC Scene: "If you were anywhere near the North Carolina scene back in the mid eighties you'd know the name LEXX LUTHOR meant "Rolling Party!" Formed back in the late fall of 1984, the band took its first formation under the guidance of bassist Joe Baker, drummer Neal Dennis, Guitarist John Bateman, Guitarist Todd Jackson, and vocal virtuoso Mickey Wetherington. Busting straight out of the non-existent music scene in Kinston, NC the guys rode through every club and Hell-hole across the state. Boasting a set of cover tunes that included a heavy blend of Metallica, Queensrÿche, Metal Church, Dio, Pat Travers, Saxon, Motorhead, Celtic Frost and more. They caught on quick with audiences who were dazzled by the precision in which they played the songs, plus the spectacle which became the stage show they would become known for". Musical influences... Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Jesse Bolt, Driver, AC/DC, Maxx Warrior, Wrathchild America, Thin Lizzy and Buster Brown. Todd Jackson - lead guitar Noble O'Rourke - guitar Scott Davis - bass Jason Patterson - drums Tony Williams - vocals Other band members has included Robert Sledge, Eric Fearrington, Mark Whichard, Dennis Bauer and Sully Erna. Written by Chris DeGarmo, "Queen of the Reich" was first recorded in 1981 for a demo tape by "The Mob", later known as Queensrÿche. The song is the basis of the band's new name. The spelling was altered from "Queensreich" to avoid connotations with Nazi Germany.