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« on: November 11, 2015, 02:07:23 PM »
Styx began their recording career on wooden nickel records in 1972, with Dennis DeYoung, James Young, John Curulewski, and Chuck and John Panozzo as their core founding lineup. This lineup released:
Styx (1972)
Styx 2 (1973)
The Serpent is Rising (1973)
Man of Miracles (1974)
Equinox (1975) A&M records
These albums featured a blend of rock/prog and art rock which if you've never heard these earlier albums ,they are very worth checking into. Lady, a later big hit was first recorded on Styx 2. Lorelei and Suite Madame Blue both come from Equinox. Prior to the 1975 Equinox tour John Curulewski left the band. His replacement Tommy Shaw would complete the classic lineup of the band and they would soon take off on their nearly ten year multi platinum stretch that is regarded as this bands finest hour.
Crystal Ball (1976)
The Grand Illusion (1977)
Pieces of Eight (1978)
Cornerstone (1979)
Paradise Theatre (1981)
Kilroy was here (1983)
Caught in the act (Live- 1984)
All worthy of being in everyone's record collection, ESPECIALLY the first five of those. Following the 83 tour DeYoung's differences with Shaw and Young reached it's peak and the band split up.
The band would reunite with Glen Burtnik standing in for Shaw, who was commited to Damn Yankees at the time for the Edge of The Century album which produced the hit Show Me The Way, after which the band split once more only to return again in 1995 this time with Tommy Shaw back along side Dennis, JY, Chuck Panozzo, and Todd Sucherman replacing John Panozzo (who was in bad health at the time and later passed away) They did a remake of Lady, released a greatest hits album and began the Return To Paradise tour which was a huge success and spawned the two disc live set and DVD of the same name. The band released the album Brave New World in 1999 which did not fare too well and led to the disagreements between DeYoung, Shaw and Young, which led to DeYoung being replaced by Lawrence Gowan on keyboards and vocals. Styx has continued on to this day with the lineup of Gowan/Shaw/James Young/Todd Succherman/ Chuck Panozzo (when health permits) and Ricky Phillips. This lineup has released one album Cyclorama (which did not fare well) and several live albums. Still a good concert draw and a worthy band to catch on the road. I've seen them a few times , never disappoint live. Dennis DeYoung also tours as Dennis DeYoung: performing the music of Styx, and he and his band are very worth seeing live (as I have) as well.

I'll start out tossing up a few of the early tracks as some may have never heard them before.

Carrie Ann (Styx 2)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvZ52kLoqQA

You Need Love (Styx 2)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0nCnTAVcDU

A day (Styx 2)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDHyWj5tFQU

Movement for the common man (Styx 1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NBZTkPxWek&list=PL2B58E63F5795B5A5

The serpent is Rising (The serpent is Rising) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X487oCwS6UI
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Re: STYX
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2016, 10:11:43 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2016, 10:06:20 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 10:26:35 PM »
Styx/REO Speedwagon and Don Felder tour dates announced, there's a seat at the Borgata on August 12th with my name on it  8)

 http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/styx-reo-speedwagon-and-don-felder-to-join-forces-for-united-we-rock-tour/
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 10:36:48 PM »
I see that I started with some early material here but never followed up with what I'd consider their best material, so now is as good a time as any.

Suite Madame Blue:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGXYiIDTPDI

Crystal Ball:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b-i0XknSnM

Crystal ball live 1978: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSuQbF9suqA

Suite Madame Blue: Live 1976 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNZLi-xC7-g

Claire De Lune/ Ballerina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNZLi-xC7-g

Miss America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYikyYL0S00

Miss America Live 1981 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAnOI1Yp_LA
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2017, 10:41:45 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2017, 01:06:53 AM »
Styx has a brand new album coming out in June. A apparent concept album that sounds pretty damn interesting and the premier of the first new tune sounds pretty good. Definitely looking forward to checking this one out. I may have grab tickets to their August Atlantic City show now  ;D
Album is called the Mission, new song Gone, Gone, Gone in the link below.
Love me some J.Y.  :D
  http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7767899/styx-the-mission-exclusive-premiere
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2017, 12:51:45 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2017, 03:35:22 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2017, 01:22:36 AM »
I like most of what I have heard so far from The Mission. I won't go as far as to say it's as good as Pieces of Eight, The Grand Illusion, Crystal ball, or Equinox, but it is a very good well done record this many years down the road with a different co-lead singer and half the band being different personnel. very solid record.

Here is a good interview with Lawrence Gowan from CRR.

    http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/show_interview.php?id=1226
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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2017, 10:51:06 PM »
I for one would like to see one more tour with Dennis DeYoung, as he suggests they should do in this interview.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ex-styx-frontman-dennis-deyoung-wants-one-last-tour-with-former-bandmates/
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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2018, 02:03:27 AM »
Dennis DeYoung playing The Grand Illusion in it's entirety for 40th Anniversary on this years tour dates. Must see, his band is really good I've seen them twice. Closest show to me is Bethlehem Pa but it's a Saturday night  :-\ hopefully he adds a closer show.

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/original-styx-vocalist-dennis-deyoung-announces-the-grand-illusion-40th-anniversary-tour/

http://www.dennisdeyoung.com/tour/
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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2018, 06:34:26 PM »
Not to be outdone, Styx, Joan Jett and Tesla tour date package announced. That's a good lineup package.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/styx-joan-jett-the-blackhearts-and-tesla-announce-u-s-tour/

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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2018, 02:09:47 PM »