Queensrÿche in 1988 gave us the rock opera Operation: Mindcrime.

It tells the tale of Nikki who succumbs to the underworld of crime. We learn of his love of a nun, Sister Mary, who later gets killed. The lyrics of "Spreading The Disease" speak of prostitution. So I wonder if she was the prostitute.

The underworld boss instructs Nikki to kill her, making me think she is a loose end, possibly already having had untoward relations with the boss.


Yes. The lyrics of the song Spreading the Disease make this fairly clear and Chris Degarmo said of the song in a track by track breakdown:

Geoff Tate does a vocal rap about the indoctrination process, and the songs >brings in the character of Mary who is a former prostitute.

source: http://www.users.totalise.co.uk/~bigoleg/queensryche/om/features/om_inhis.html

  • Hi aceshigh, can you please post relent parts here along with a summary in case the link no longer works one day?
    – Dom
    Aug 13 '18 at 19:29
  • This is not a reliable source; it is a fanboy website from the early-mid 90's. Aug 13 '18 at 19:53

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