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Re: New Styx album

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:30 am

Any new music is welcome at this point. At least it's not another album of covers. "Gone Gone Gone" is simplistic, but catchy, Better than nuthin.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby Baron Von Bielski » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:13 am

Toph wrote:Look at the ultimate classic rock interview.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/tommy-sh ... view-2017/
Tommy is clearly still on drugs. He loves to glorify them. Every addict that I've known and every treatment program that I am familiar with NEVER tells you to glorify your usage. Tommy does it every chance he gets. What a loser. Go smoke another bowl.

Please tell me you're making a joke.

And plenty of addicts in recovery talk openly about instances when they were using, almost romanticizing.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby ChicagoSTYX » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:03 pm

The writers

Overture TS
Gone Gone Gone JY, TS, Will E
Hundred Million Miles From Home LG, TS, Will E
Trouble At The Big Show JY, TS, Will E
Locomotive TS
Radio Silence LG, TS, Will E
The Greater Good LG TS, Will E
Time May Bend TS, Will E
Ten Thousand Ways LG, TS
Red Storm TS, Will E
All Systems Stable LG, TS, Todd S, Will E
Khedive LG
The Outpost LG, TS, Will E
Mission To Mars TS
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Re: New Styx album

Postby Baron Von Bielski » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:46 pm

Did I read that they're also putting out a 5.1 surround mix of the album as well? That would be excellent.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby Monker » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:18 pm

Who is Will E?
ChicagoSTYX wrote:The writers

Overture TS
Gone Gone Gone JY, TS, Will E
Hundred Million Miles From Home LG, TS, Will E
Trouble At The Big Show JY, TS, Will E
Locomotive TS
Radio Silence LG, TS, Will E
The Greater Good LG TS, Will E
Time May Bend TS, Will E
Ten Thousand Ways LG, TS
Red Storm TS, Will E
All Systems Stable LG, TS, Todd S, Will E
Khedive LG
The Outpost LG, TS, Will E
Mission To Mars TS
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Re: New Styx album

Postby ChicagoSTYX » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:45 pm

[quote][quote="Monker"]Who is Will E?
[quote="ChicagoSTYX"]The writers

Overture TS
Gone Gone Gone JY, TS, Will E
Hundred Million Miles From Home LG, TS, Will E
Trouble At The Big Show JY, TS, Will E
Locomotive TS
Radio Silence LG, TS, Will E
The Greater Good LG TS, Will E
Time May Bend TS, Will E
Ten Thousand Ways LG, TS
Red Storm TS, Will E
All Systems Stable LG, TS, Todd S, Will E
Khedive LG
The Outpost LG, TS, Will E
Mission To Mars TS[/quote][/quote][/quote]

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Re: New Styx album

Postby ztyxlynne » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:08 am

I cant wait to hear more music off of this new album. I really hope they are going back to the progressive and concept roots. Should be cool.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby Cassie May » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:10 am

Monker wrote:Who is Will E?


Will Evankovich is a long-time collaborator of Tommy's, going back to Shaw Blades days. He played acoustic with Tommy and Jack at their live shows, he helped produce some of Tommy's solo stuff, and most recently played with Tommy at his solo Contemporary Youth Orchestra show last May. I know there's a lot more he's done, but that was all I could think of off the top of my head.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby Cassie May » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:15 am

Toph wrote:What a freaking hypocrite Tommy Shaw is! The guy who couldn't stand concept albums and left the band as a result of it now decides to do a concept album? What a joke.

And speaking of jokes, what a sophomoric effort...."Gone, Gone, Gone." How about "Went, Went' Went" - as in went to the dumpster.... what a load of crap.

IT SUCKS! But what would you expect out of these guys. Looking forward to Dennis DeYoung's new album which will blow this pile of steaming dog manure away.


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Re: New Styx album

Postby yogi » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:00 am

Just like jock itch
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Re: New Styx album

Postby ChicagoSTYX » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:56 am

Anyone see Styx interviewed on ABC news this morning? I missed it.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby brywool » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:29 am

Some things never change. Death. Taxes. Toph.

I think the new tune's great. I certainly dug it more than "Difference In the World" which didn't do much for me. Totally psyched for the new album. I also thought "Tommy's okay about a concept album?" - but then I thought, yeah... since it was 34 years since the last one, he's entitled to change his mind. I'm just glad it's not a live or covers album.

AND... When Dennis releases a new track, and if it's good, I'll be just as jazzed.

They don't get along. Doesn't mean I can't enjoy the output of both camps and be interested in their releases.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby Baron Von Bielski » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:38 pm

Themed or concept albums are what Styx is known for. I'm glad they chose to do a concept record. The first single sounds like Styx. Especially the chorus. Good, creative guitar leads. My only gripe is I wish the song was longer. Best lead vocal I've ever heard from Gowan.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby ChicagoSTYX » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:32 am

I heard a couple of good interviews with the band yesterday on the radio. They talked about the recording process and how it was all done old school with the whole band in the same studio on analog equipment and vintage equipment working out the songs and writing together. There was no "mailing in the parts" on this album. The packaging is also a throw back to the days when you bought an album and it came in a gate fold cover with an insert, lots of pictures, and liner notes. (I'm definitely getting the vinyl). The guys rally put a lot of effort and thought into this project. It will also be available in 5.1 surround.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby Baron Von Bielski » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:48 am

I haven't seen the 5.1 for sale though. That's what I really want. I already ordered the CD and vinyl. But I'm going through a surround sound kick so I gotta have it!!
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Re: New Styx album

Postby RumTumJM » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:34 am

I actually know a few people who have heard the entire album, since I work at SiriusXM. I have been told that it really is a classic sounding album and that we shouldn't be let down.

The funniest thing is that I tried to get a listen of one of these "preview copies", but apparently they were temporary files, that "self-destructed" after a certain point.

Also, I had the pleasure of meeting the guys, while they were here. All were really cool. But I must admit, love him or hate him, Gowan truly is a personable guy. While some might call it sacrilege, I had all of them sign my Grand Illusion vinyl. (Yes. I included Gowan. It seemed like a decent thing to do, since I respect and love what he done, in regards to the big picture.) I was pleasantly surprised when he, himself, made sure that I knew that he WAS NOT on the album. When, I told him a already knew but wanted to include him anyway, he modestly signed it in the corner, while Tommy & JY signed in the middle. Therefore, say what will want about the guy, but I've come to realize that he's a pretty damn classy guy, who seems to get his place in the big picture of Styx.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby Archetype » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:11 pm

I'm surprised that Ricky Philips doesn't have any writing credits. He's actually quite the accomplished songwriter.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby masque » Tue May 02, 2017 4:39 am

yogi wrote:Just like jock itch


I was thinking he's more like MRSA.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby ChicagoSTYX » Wed May 03, 2017 12:11 pm

After seeing the YouTube video of The Khedive with just the piano, it will be interesting to see what they did with it as a band.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby Toph » Fri May 05, 2017 4:30 am

Baron Von Bielski wrote:
Toph wrote:Look at the ultimate classic rock interview.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/tommy-sh ... view-2017/
Tommy is clearly still on drugs. He loves to glorify them. Every addict that I've known and every treatment program that I am familiar with NEVER tells you to glorify your usage. Tommy does it every chance he gets. What a loser. Go smoke another bowl.

Please tell me you're making a joke.

And plenty of addicts in recovery talk openly about instances when they were using, almost romanticizing.


You are clueless. Absolutely clueless.
As part of the recovery process, addicts are encouraged to speak about their usage and how it led them to a bad place. They are NOT, I repeat, NOT encouraged to romanticize it. Tommy seems to have taken the latter path. That's why I question whether a recovery truly has taken place.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby ChicagoSTYX » Fri May 05, 2017 8:28 pm

They have been playing Gone Gone Gone first every concert since the album was announced. Great way to get people to pay attention to the new music.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby yogi » Fri May 05, 2017 11:50 pm

[quote="ChicagoSTYX"]They have been playing Gone Gone Gone first every concert since the album was announced. Great way to get people to pay attention to the new music.[/quote]





Sure wish POTH was!


Riddle me this.........

What is the difference between Froy & Poth??????????

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Re: New Styx album

Postby Boomchild » Sat May 06, 2017 3:05 am

ChicagoSTYX wrote:They have been playing Gone Gone Gone first every concert since the album was announced. Great way to get people to pay attention to the new music.


Or get the bathroom break and beer run taken care of right away. 8)
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Re: New Styx album

Postby gr8dane » Sat May 06, 2017 9:15 am

Boomchild wrote:
ChicagoSTYX wrote:They have been playing Gone Gone Gone first every concert since the album was announced. Great way to get people to pay attention to the new music.


Or get the bathroom break and beer run taken care of right away. 8)


Apparently Dennis and Suzanne will be signing 'a Love Foretold' in the washroom,while Styx is on stage.LOL.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby Boomchild » Sat May 06, 2017 10:02 am

gr8dane wrote:Apparently Dennis and Suzanne will be signing 'a Love Foretold' in the washroom,while Styx is on stage.LOL.
:lol: :lol: :lol:


If this is true, then it's a smart move. Since this is where the audience heads to anytime most classic rock artists whip out new material.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby Monker » Sat May 06, 2017 5:55 pm

Toph wrote:
Baron Von Bielski wrote:
Toph wrote:Look at the ultimate classic rock interview.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/tommy-sh ... view-2017/
Tommy is clearly still on drugs. He loves to glorify them. Every addict that I've known and every treatment program that I am familiar with NEVER tells you to glorify your usage. Tommy does it every chance he gets. What a loser. Go smoke another bowl.

Please tell me you're making a joke.

And plenty of addicts in recovery talk openly about instances when they were using, almost romanticizing.


You are clueless. Absolutely clueless.
As part of the recovery process, addicts are encouraged to speak about their usage and how it led them to a bad place. They are NOT, I repeat, NOT encouraged to romanticize it. Tommy seems to have taken the latter path. That's why I question whether a recovery truly has taken place.


You sound like you speak from experience of being an addict. What are you recovering from? An addiction to fantasizing of being DDY's eunuch slave? Fantasies of getting some compensation from DDY for your inane posts here? Or, are you simply addicted to being an asshole?

At Tommy's age, if he wants to reminisce in an article about pot smoking in his youth, I think he's entitled. This is about the most ambiguous thing to latch on to...only a piece of shit like you would do that.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby Monker » Sat May 06, 2017 6:01 pm

masque wrote:
yogi wrote:Just like jock itch


I was thinking he's more like MRSA.


It seems he's more like the Shingles.

You catch his disease at some time and you have to live his irritating, itching, puss spewing symptoms...and then it goes away and you hope it is forever over. Only it returns later in life as the same annoying disease with different symptoms.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby BRETT5150 » Sun May 07, 2017 9:33 pm

I can't wait for this too land. It will be in my local store so I'm pretty anxious. A new album finally.
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Re: New Styx album

Postby ChicagoSTYX » Tue May 09, 2017 4:45 am

On the album cover in small print is MCMLXXII - MMXVII which is 1972 - 2017

Also on the cover is: LBY - MEK - JS - EBP - SEG - MUS. Any ideas what that could be???
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Re: New Styx album

Postby Fact Finder » Tue May 09, 2017 10:07 am

https://www.axs.com/interview-styx-surp ... ate-118190

Interview: Styx surprises with album announcement, sets summer tour dates


Peter Roche - AXS Contributor

By: Peter Roche | AXS Contributor| May 3, 2017| 5 days ago

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AXS: The cover art is predominantly red—makes sense—with lots of Easter Eggs. The portal of the spaceship looks like a record on a turntable. And the years of the band are etched in Roman numerals, and there’s the medallion with your names floating in the zero-gravity. But I was confounded by the set of six initials. Not sure what’s going on there, because they aren’t your initials.

LG: You picked up a lot! Yeah, the initials! [ed. note: Gowan told us what the initials meant, but we agreed to keep safeguard the secret] Maybe at some point it’ll become more of a thing! But yeah, when we first looked at the cover art, we thought, “Let’s get some fun things in there.”
That’s what I love about the old album covers. Like when I looked at the Pieces of Eight album cover, at the time they looked so enigmatic. The looks on their faces, coupled with the Easter Island heads! What’s the connection? It was very intriguing. I just think the coup de grace was that surrounding all the space junk surrounding the portal, you’ve got that tone arm! Because the album’s going to be on vinyl, too, with a big gatefold thing! We’re on that new vinyl craze [laughs]!
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