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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:38 PM

View PostThe K Man, on 21 June 2017 - 07:28 PM, said:

I have been converted as well; it is a lot better than I thought it would be. They definitely channel the classic Styx vibe for most of the record and there are 5-6 legitimately really good Styx tunes on here (with most of the rest being good, and only a couple skippers).

The only skipper I know of is on Gilligan's Island!  PERFECT RECORD!

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:41 PM

Skipper was also a generic soda made for Safeway back in the day.  It's a Dr. Pepper flavored carbonated beverage.

Speaking of back in the day, I used to work at Safeway in Alamo back in the mid 80's.  Some rich dude who lived there would always drive his incredible STYX van to the store!  It was red and black.  The sides of the van both had the "Pieces Of Eight" album cover spray painted it them!  It was EPIC!!!!  Wish I had a picture!

Sorry Duck!  STYX RULES!!!!  But your STYNX moniker is classic!!!!

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:41 PM

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Dang. Now I want to listen to it.

You must!!

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:43 PM

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I finished it.  It's NOTHING revolutionary.  it's exactly what you'd a expect a styx album to be.  No chances took.

now that reads as a criticism but it's not.

good album.  I enjoyed this more than anything else post Paradise Theater, The Outpost is freakin' brilliant.

and Lawrence Gowan wasn't annoying.  Cause i think he's awful live.  just AWFUL.  not here though.  he's ok.

i give this 7/10

Mick

Well stated!!  I'm glad they didn't take chances.  The old school vibe is just what the doctor ordered.  Sometimes bands should just stick to what they are good at writing!!  AMEN TO STYX!!

This album gets 10/10 for me.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:38 AM

Watching Styx Live In Vegas tonight on Blu!  Amazing behind the scenes.

Rock N Roll is a hard ass fuckiing business.

STYX is one of the hardest rocking and working bands in the world.

I will love them forever.

They are still playing.  

Y&T is still playing.

Different members but still put out quality music.

Perhaps Geddy and Alex should just say FUCKK IT and get a new drummer.

We have all been obsessing about what famous drummer Ged and Al should ensnare.

But fukk that concept.

I am willing to bet all of you Rush prog snob knobs and my corn on the cob besties on here that if Ged and Al really do get together they will try out an UNKNOWN DRUMMER!


Makes sense!!! DUH!!!

This idea might not be original but who cares.  It just came to me.

RUSH will continue again.  With another unknown drummer.

It's a pattern right?


If Geddy and Al really do tryouts for a new drummer I'm going.

And I suck compared to so many awesome drummers who are on here.

But fuckk it.

Life is short.

Perhaps I'm just full of shite again.

But wow.

What a concept.

The two best friends trying out drummers again for a new band.

I'm in.

Literally.

Are you?


Rutsey
Peart
And now the next drummer in RUSH could be you!

Signed,

"Didacts & Narpets"

Can you drummers play that?

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:54 AM

I've had The Mission on in the car all day, yep, pretty much all killer, v little filler.

I always felt that Rush could release good/great albums well into their later years, and they did.

But, Styx? f**k no. What a lovely surprise.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 01:28 PM

I can safely say Radio Silence will be stuck in my head for months.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:11 PM

I wasn't much of a fan of Gone Gone Gone by its lonesome and still don't believe it to be a top tier song, but it is better now in context and following Overture.  

About the only song I'm really apathetic about is Trouble With The Big Show and not because JY sings it (I actually do not hate his voice as some do), but because it's this weird, short, pretty schizophrenic transition piece.  Kinda wish he'd had a single showcase song like These Are The Times, the amazing song from Cyclorama.  But it's all a bit of picking nits really.  Fantastic album.

My highlights are Locomotive, Khedive, The Outpost, Red Storm, Radio Silence, and The Greater Good...with no disrespect to the unmentioned tunes as well.  

Really strong album.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:55 PM

Full disclosure - I am not that big of a Styx fan. They either make me cringe or they impress me. The cringe worthy wins out.

With that said, I am halfway through The Mission... holy... shit. It's a wonderful time warp back to my junior high school days when Styx was all the rage. This is the Styx that definitely impresses.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:59 PM

View PostReRushed, on 22 June 2017 - 02:55 PM, said:

Full disclosure - I am not that big of a Styx fan. They either make me cringe or they impress me. The cringe worthy wins out.

With that said, I am halfway through The Mission... holy... shit. It's a wonderful time warp back to my junior high school days when Styx was all the rage. This is the Styx that definitely impresses.

i  highly agree.  it's styx at their uh.....Styx-y-.....est, lol

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:34 PM

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I wasn't much of a fan of Gone Gone Gone by its lonesome and still don't believe it to be a top tier song, but it is better now in context and following Overture.  

About the only song I'm really apathetic about is Trouble With The Big Show and not because JY sings it (I actually do not hate his voice as some do), but because it's this weird, short, pretty schizophrenic transition piece.  Kinda wish he'd had a single showcase song like These Are The Times, the amazing song from Cyclorama.  But it's all a bit of picking nits really.  Fantastic album.

My highlights are Locomotive, Khedive, The Outpost, Red Storm, Radio Silence, and The Greater Good...with no disrespect to the unmentioned tunes as well.  

Really strong album.

Agreed about Trouble at the Big Show.  The chorus is nice, but JY's vocals are pretty bad.

The back to back of Time May Bend and Ten Thousand Ways is really good.  That kind of snuck up on me.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:38 AM

I love the record. It's a true, "Styx Album", and it sounds like a Styx album. Glad they recorded it all to 2" tape, because it has "that" sound.
Solid songs, great vocals, great playing, tells a story, and it sounds good. If you're a Styx fan, you'll like it.

One interesting note: Since the album was recorded all analog, it smooths everything out a little too evenly (this is normal). And like most recent recordings, whether analog or digital, it was mastered to sound better on radio, Mp3 or headphones, because of the increased compression that those mediums offer. SO, my point is, if you want the album to really Pop, then rip it to 320kbps Mp3 and have a listen. You'll be shocked at how much certain instruments come out, especially the drums.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 08:05 PM

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View PostPresto-digitation, on 22 June 2017 - 02:11 PM, said:

I wasn't much of a fan of Gone Gone Gone by its lonesome and still don't believe it to be a top tier song, but it is better now in context and following Overture.  

About the only song I'm really apathetic about is Trouble With The Big Show and not because JY sings it (I actually do not hate his voice as some do), but because it's this weird, short, pretty schizophrenic transition piece.  Kinda wish he'd had a single showcase song like These Are The Times, the amazing song from Cyclorama.  But it's all a bit of picking nits really.  Fantastic album.

My highlights are Locomotive, Khedive, The Outpost, Red Storm, Radio Silence, and The Greater Good...with no disrespect to the unmentioned tunes as well.  

Really strong album.

Agreed about Trouble at the Big Show.  The chorus is nice, but JY's vocals are pretty bad.

The back to back of Time May Bend and Ten Thousand Ways is really good.  That kind of snuck up on me.

No way Jose!  I don't agree with you on James Young.  I would never compare James to Ace, but I always look forward to the Ace songs on KISS records.  I always look forward to a James Young song on a STYX record.  Like "Heavy Metal Poisoning" and "Half Penny Two Penny" are JY staples.  He is a big piece of STYX.  He has great energy, he's a great guy, a great guitarist, and a great singer.

"Trouble At The Big Show" is a wonderful James Young song and for those of you who can't stand it, relax, it's on 2 and a half penny minutes.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 08:49 PM

OK, I'm just beyond excited that all of you (well, maybe it's only 10 of you, but still) love this as much as I do, I thought I was the only Styx nerd here....

I agree with mostly everyone. Trouble with the Big Show is a typical JY song and probably my least favorite. I love Locomotive, Red Storm, Radio Silence and Gowan's piano on Khedive is brill.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 08:55 PM

I will say it's gone up for me.

Best Styx album in a LONG ass time''

9/10

Kansas surprised me too with their recent record,  who cares if it's really nothing new.

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 02:20 AM

Just walked back from the show!

All I have to say is that I was shocked tonight!

Don Felder opened up and blew everyone away.

He played all the old Eagles hits and did the track off of "Heavy Metal."  The greatest animated film ever!  JMO!


Tommy Shaw came out and played guitar and banjo on "Take It Easy" with Don.  Epic,

Then Todd came out and played tambourine and the REO guitar player came out to play on Hotel California!  

Felder of course brought out his white double neck for that song!

STYX was amazing too.  I wanted more of "The Mission"  but the set was great as always.  

As for REO, I have no comment.  Well.... ok....


THEY SUCK!

Don Felder blew them out of the water.

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 01:12 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 23 June 2017 - 08:05 PM, said:

View PostThe K Man, on 22 June 2017 - 07:34 PM, said:

View PostPresto-digitation, on 22 June 2017 - 02:11 PM, said:

I wasn't much of a fan of Gone Gone Gone by its lonesome and still don't believe it to be a top tier song, but it is better now in context and following Overture.  

About the only song I'm really apathetic about is Trouble With The Big Show and not because JY sings it (I actually do not hate his voice as some do), but because it's this weird, short, pretty schizophrenic transition piece.  Kinda wish he'd had a single showcase song like These Are The Times, the amazing song from Cyclorama.  But it's all a bit of picking nits really.  Fantastic album.

My highlights are Locomotive, Khedive, The Outpost, Red Storm, Radio Silence, and The Greater Good...with no disrespect to the unmentioned tunes as well.  

Really strong album.

Agreed about Trouble at the Big Show.  The chorus is nice, but JY's vocals are pretty bad.

The back to back of Time May Bend and Ten Thousand Ways is really good.  That kind of snuck up on me.

No way Jose!  I don't agree with you on James Young.  I would never compare James to Ace, but I always look forward to the Ace songs on KISS records.  I always look forward to a James Young song on a STYX record.  Like "Heavy Metal Poisoning" and "Half Penny Two Penny" are JY staples.  He is a big piece of STYX.  He has great energy, he's a great guy, a great guitarist, and a great singer.

"Trouble At The Big Show" is a wonderful James Young song and for those of you who can't stand it, relax, it's on 2 and a half penny minutes.

Okay, let's be serious.

I like James Young and he is a key component to the Styx sound, but a great singer? LOL, right.  His vocal style is basically "carnival barker" style, which worked when he was younger on some songs, like Miss America or Snowblind or Lords of the Ring, but at his age now, it just sounds ridiculous.  When they did all of The Grand Illusion, he sounded god awful doing the "Hahahaha, Superstars" part in Superstars that DDY originally sang.  I am sure there is a reason he barely does any lead vocals on the new album (or has never done much lead vocals in general).  "Great singers" get more than a token song per album.

Edited by The K Man, 24 June 2017 - 01:13 PM.


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 02:11 PM

JY's a great player.  but a singer.....it always sounds like's trying to hack up phlegm.

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 02:29 PM

View PostThe K Man, on 24 June 2017 - 01:12 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 23 June 2017 - 08:05 PM, said:

View PostThe K Man, on 22 June 2017 - 07:34 PM, said:

View PostPresto-digitation, on 22 June 2017 - 02:11 PM, said:

I wasn't much of a fan of Gone Gone Gone by its lonesome and still don't believe it to be a top tier song, but it is better now in context and following Overture.  

About the only song I'm really apathetic about is Trouble With The Big Show and not because JY sings it (I actually do not hate his voice as some do), but because it's this weird, short, pretty schizophrenic transition piece.  Kinda wish he'd had a single showcase song like These Are The Times, the amazing song from Cyclorama.  But it's all a bit of picking nits really.  Fantastic album.

My highlights are Locomotive, Khedive, The Outpost, Red Storm, Radio Silence, and The Greater Good...with no disrespect to the unmentioned tunes as well.  

Really strong album.

Agreed about Trouble at the Big Show.  The chorus is nice, but JY's vocals are pretty bad.

The back to back of Time May Bend and Ten Thousand Ways is really good.  That kind of snuck up on me.

No way Jose!  I don't agree with you on James Young.  I would never compare James to Ace, but I always look forward to the Ace songs on KISS records.  I always look forward to a James Young song on a STYX record.  Like "Heavy Metal Poisoning" and "Half Penny Two Penny" are JY staples.  He is a big piece of STYX.  He has great energy, he's a great guy, a great guitarist, and a great singer.

"Trouble At The Big Show" is a wonderful James Young song and for those of you who can't stand it, relax, it's on 2 and a half penny minutes.

Okay, let's be serious.

I like James Young and he is a key component to the Styx sound, but a great singer? LOL, right.  His vocal style is basically "carnival barker" style, which worked when he was younger on some songs, like Miss America or Snowblind or Lords of the Ring, but at his age now, it just sounds ridiculous.  When they did all of The Grand Illusion, he sounded god awful doing the "Hahahaha, Superstars" part in Superstars that DDY originally sang.  I am sure there is a reason he barely does any lead vocals on the new album (or has never done much lead vocals in general).  "Great singers" get more than a token song per album.

I understand what you are saying about his vocals but to me they are "great" for Styx.  All of the vocalists in STYX create a "great" sound together.   They compliment each other together as one. ??Dennis/Gowan Shaw Young.  GREATNESS!  

I absolutely don't agree at all.  I had fifth row center last night.  James nailed his part on "Miss America."  An EPIC song.  To each their own.  I'm very serious.  I love James Young.  I just scored a 6th row ticket to see STYX in some small indian casino in Jackson!  It's the same venue where I saw Ace Frehley.  I can't believe STYX is playing this small joint.  Can't wait!

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 02:53 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 21 June 2017 - 09:41 PM, said:

Skipper was also a generic soda made for Safeway back in the day.  It's a Dr. Pepper flavored carbonated beverage.

I drank many a Dr. Skipper back in the day!

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