My favorite band has gotta be Styx. I love “Crystal Ball”, “Lady”, “The Best of Times”, “Mr. Roboto”, “Don't Let It End” and “Show Me The Way” in particular. Great music like that just isn't made very much anymore.
2000 NBA Eastern Conference Champions Indiana Pacers
The first 2 min of Come Sail Away are among the coolest chunks of rock music ever. And Babe is among the best corny cheesy love songs ever, almost to the level of anything mid-tempo or slower by Journey.
I agree with everything everyone just said. I've heard all those songs, and love them to death just as much as the ones I mentioned.
I recently got a Styx album, containing extended versions of ten Styx songs-- and recorded live in the place it all started, Chicago. It is amazing. I have always loved the atmosphere of live albums.
Best part of the whole album for me (and there are many great ones): During “Come Sail Away”, the audience twice sang the end of a phrase, “to carry on”. The response was amazing. I love when the audience does that.
Overall, I'm in Styx mark-out bliss right now. If there's a special place in heaven for Styx fans, I'm at a level just slightly higher than that at this moment. LOL...
“Bow-wow-wow, yippee-yo-yippee-yay, Oil of Olay all day, every day!”
Personally I think their best song is their version of "A Criminal Mind," originally a solo hit for Dennis DeYoung's replacement Lawrence Gowan. But then I'm just glad to see DeYoung gone! He was the Hulk Hogan of the music industry... holding down some of the most talented musicians around (Tommy Shaw and James Young.) You can tell just by listening to the "Styxworld" album that Tommy and JY are having a blast performing without him holding them down.
As for actual Styx songs I'd have to vote for "Renegade" and "Lady" as my favorites.
Once you start down the smark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.
Yun Cheolsu (FKA Cactus Jon) Foley Mark Raven Mark Kane Mark Hardy Mark Just Plain Mark Author Musician and High Priest of the Temple of Spork
CBC Radio THREE? I knew there were ~TWO~ CBC Radio stations...but three? In what metropolitan areas? I'm always thankful for the CBC, for they bring me the goodness that is the Royal Canadian Air Farce!