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Boomchild

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  1. I also am a die hard Styx fan but, I never really liked the current version of Styx. I don't care for Gowan's performance on DDY's material and I feel that Todd over complicates things. Add to that, there was something special about the colaboration between DDY, JY and TS. With DDY out of the picture I feel something is lost. You can't recreate it with a replacement. I would agree that DDY and his band do a better job of staying true to the matetial. But again, becuase it's not the three of them together it's not exactly the same. I have found it hard to have an interest in TS' solo stuff since the split. Mainly due to how they treated DDY. They chose making money over the health and welfare of a band mate. That to to me speaks volumes to who they are as human beings. While I am hopeful for new material from DDY, I'm not sure about his motivation to do it. That is based on his comments about the offer from Frontiers. So we will see. As far as new material from the current Styx, I could care less about it. Again, with the absencse of DDY it won't be the same. That's not to say the music would be bad. Just not my cup of tea. Anyway, when it comes to new material from them, they have been like the boy who cried wolf. I think they are mainly content to touring the back catalog and the money that brings. Which I think is why there has been very very little new output from them. As far as a reunion goes, I feel the same. If it did happen, I think it would be purely for the money aspect. I think it's clear that they are unable to get past the problems they had together for it to be a true reunion.
  2. So I just ordered the box set and it shipped today. I ordered it from Elusive disc since they have a good sale price on it right now. They are out of stock as of now but, if you are interested in getting this the price may be worth the wait for them to have it restocked. Here's a link: http://www.elusivedisc.com/Styx-The-AM-Albums-1975-1984-180g-9LP-Box-Set/productinfo/AMLP71988/
  3. Your reply almost seems like a list of reasons to shut down the site.
  4. Someone posted a link to this on another site. It's a Styx tribute band doing Grove of Eglantine. as the keyboardist comments, to the best of his knowledge, Styx never performed this song live. Check it out, it's fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW2lPsKBt5Y
  5. Maybe DDY changed the lyric from the original. He has done that. Just listen to some of the Huntchback performances on Youtube and compare them to the CD version he did.
  6. Since it has been so dead around here it makes me think that no one is interested in discussing DDY and what he is doing these days. I question whether anybody here has been going to see his shows since their not posting about it here. It's sad. The irony of it is that DDY has recently become more active online then he has been in the past. Maybe even that is too late.
  7. So has anybody here seen DDY's show since the new drummer has been in the band? If so, what are your thoughts?
  8. it's intersting that he left Respect Me off the U.S. relaease instead of just leaving it on there with the other songs added.
  9. Congrats DDY. As always, it is great that you are still bringing us the joy of your music. Hope that you will be bringing us new music in the very near future! Hope you are having "The Best of Times" on your birthday.
  10. I really enjoy heaing about what's behind the creation of his songs. It's also great to see him being active on posting to his FB page. Based on his commnets in the past about the internet in general I wouldn't have expected him to be doing so.
  11. Wonder if this is just a short term solution while he seeks out a permanent replacement? Since I didn't see anything from those shows, I have no idea what the guy filling in is like.
  12. Well that seems to clarify the what is happening. This is a shame. Hopefully Dennis will be able to find a replacement that is as good as Tom was.
  13. I think it was in a comment posted by someone on DDY's Facebook page. A Facebook user that is and not DDY.
  14. It is disappointing when this type of thing happens. But as you said you would rather see DDY doinf his thing at 100%. Nothings worse then seeing an artist struggle through a performance just because he\she is obligated to. On a side note, I read somewhere online that Tom Sharpe was going to be absent from the band for a while. Not sure if this is true or if it releated to these postponed shows.
  15. This article focuses on DDY's statement that because of Babe, bands like Journey and Foreigner were able to do "straight ballads" and still have careers. What do you think? http://somethingelsereviews.com/2015/01/09/styx-dennis-deyoung-journey-foreigner/
  16. Here is a new interview Dennis did for Hinsdale Magazine. https://issuu.com/hinsdalemagazine/docs/hmjan2015_9b363dd6417b3b/1?e=0
  17. They certainly need DDY more when it comes to sync rights approval. When speaking in terms of being able to tour and sell tickets that's a different story. They have shown it's not the same case when it comes to that. Whether they are as good as they were with DDY is a personal prefrence. From a business stand point, his outsing has not effected Styx on a large scale. This is mainly due to the fact that casual fans, which is their core fanbase at the moment, doesn't care if the band is all original. Their blocking the rights for RTP exposes what kind of people they really are. They seem to be insecure, petty and vindictive. JY comes to mind more so then TS on this topic.
  18. I would agree that it is his strongest solo release to date. Rubicon is one of my favs off that album. Speaking about the two versions of this release, does anyone feel one is better then the other? It is interesting that DDY went and changed it in between the releases. If he does decide to make another ablum, I would not mind him doing it in the "Styx style". I believe he could pull it off without it seeming like a weaker attempt then OYFN.
  19. When it comes to this type of thing, all writers involved in the material have to agree. So it was either TS, JY or both that would not approve it. As to why, it is anyone's guess. Personally, I can not see where it was going to give DDY some kind of advantage over the current Styx. It seems to me they will always have the major advantage over DDY simply because they own the Styx name. Some may say it is because DDY's perofrmance comes off better then the current Styx'. If that is the reason, then I would say that his former band mates are very insecure.
  20. Well if that is the case, it's a two way street. Meaning, the next time TS and JY have to come to DDY for a similar request , maybe DDY won't be so quick to grant permission. For example let's say that they want to sync CSA. This situation is just so petty. Especially, at this stage.
  21. Correct me if I'm wrong, I had the undrstanding that the publishing company represents the artist(s) and the artist(s) don't always get directly involved. So could it be possible this did not come directly form TS or JY?
  22. This is certainly an intersting situation. I doubt we will ever know exactly what the situation was. It seems to me that there could be several reasons this occurred. I wonder if the publisher wanted more money for the rights to use it then DDY was willing to pay. After all, people can listen to the performace on the CD, so it's mot like they were able to prevent DDY from putting out a receording of their performace of the song.
  23. Thanks for posting this. I knew he had this problem. He's mentioned it in the past or I think Suzanne did at one point. Either way I don't think it was mentioned before that it was John who made the error.
  24. Here's a link to an interview on AXS' site. According to Dennis it was actually done for Guitar World. http://www.axs.com/dennis-deyoung-discusses-infectious-new-live-album-desert-moon-and-sty-27875#slide=2 I don't recall DDY mentioning before that he was asked to write material for the movie "Dune". So I found this tid bit interesting.
  25. So I had the chance to watch the Blu-ray tonight. Overall, I think the show was excellent overall. They all seemed to bring their A game to this event. It was well shot and the audio is great. This band that DDY has put together does a very good job of emulating Styx. As much as you can. Nothing beats the original. But we all know that is no longer possible. Standouts for me were DM, SMB and DLE. Speaking of DLE, I think the acoustic version brings a whole different vibe to the song. I mean that in a good way. While I still have reservations about DDY putting the TS material in the set, I do think that August does a very respectful job. I think the standout here for him was CB. I have yet to listen to the CD's so it will be interesting to see if the concert comes off as well as it does on the video. On a side note, I would have thought the release of this concert would have spwaned more people sharing their reviews and comments here. Maybe there are more people passing this release up then I thought would.
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