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Mr.Roboto571985 last won the day on July 28 2012

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  1. I'm kind of surprised that this wasn't mentioned here. But back in early April on his Facebook page, Dennis mentioned that Universal Records, who I guess is in control of the classic Styx albums now, is going to be reissuing All of the A&M Styx albums from Equinox-Caught in the Act on vinyl. The set is expected to be launched on May 12th according to this one website, which I'll post the link. No word on why Edge was left out. They will be released both in a box set as well as individually. I'm sure Best Buy will be a place to go to find them, but so far nothing has been said for that eith
  2. Is this written by or sang by Dennis? Styx: Best Thing Styx II: You Need Love The Serpent is Rising: Jonas Psalter Man of Miracles: Unfinished Song Equinox: Born for Adventure - First song to prove naysayers wrong about Dennis being able to rock or not! Crystal Ball: either Jennifer or Ballerina The Grand Illusion: Castle Walls Pieces of Eight: Queen of Spades - Second song to prove the naysayers wrong about Dennis not being able to rock out! Cornerstone: Borrowed Time Paradise Theater: Best of Times Kilroy was Here: Mr. Roboto, with High Time being second. Un
  3. I think it would be interesting if he could find a guitarist that could do JY's Styx songs and add that third layer to his concerts.
  4. I would like to see him do another album in the style of Styx too, and with his band lineup the way it is, it could be really good. As for which is better? I think there are a few differences other than the title song being a duet in the Candian version and not in the US release. Also, there is that one song on the Candian release was traded for two on the US release. Those are Respect Me on the Can. release vs. Private Jones and There was a Time on the American. The last one is the order of the songs on them. Candian release: 1. One hundred Years from Now 2. This Time Next Year
  5. First I would like to say that I'm happy to see this site back. I had started to wonder what was going on with it. Second is this release separate or altogether?
  6. I'm probably alone in thinking this, but I think that Kilroy was Here is an absolute master piece. The story is so good, even with the offerings from the lip-biting Tommy Shaw and JY (they never really gave much information on how John and Chuck felt about how the band was going at the time, that I've seen) but every song plays out it's roll in the album and it makes it easier to understand if you rearrange the songs on it. On my MP3 player I can do that very easily. Looking at the liner notes gives a big clue on what would go where if you were to rearrange them. I think it helps make the stor
  7. As most of you know, the current version of Styx has made it their mission to avoid anything from Kilroy was Here as possible in their shows. Well that didn't stop them in Columbus, OH, in this video. For those that use Chrome and can't see it, the video is called Crystal Ball Performed by STYX at 2013 Ohio State Fair, July 28, 2013 Notice at the very beginning of the video. It really doesn't change any opinion I have but at least it is one step in a better direction.
  8. ^ With what you said about Gowan doing his solo work in Styx. There are songs that the current version of Styx has put out that I do like. There were a couple new songs on the CYO show that I thought were very good. They were Just Be and Everything All the Time. The co-written song between Styx and REO Can't Stop Rockin' was good. If they would do that more and would focus on bringing new material out I would like them more than I do. But even if a new album were to come out, this wouldn't change very much if at all.
  9. Dennis sure made his mark on Styx, that is for sure. But I think it's funny how the mindless puppets who drink the lemon aid Tommy and JY put out at their shows, and on their Facebook page, just completely dismiss that Dennis had the biggest impression on Styx. No, he didn't do it by himself, but the big songs that made them a household name, were Dennis'. In the late 90's when the flood gates opened from Cartman singing Come Sail Away, every song used has been Dennis' with the exception of Blue Collar Man in Adam Sandler's movie Big Daddy, but even there, most are DDY songs. These mindless pu
  10. I just wonder if anyone else thinks this is strange or weird. It's pretty obvious that I am a fan of Dennis' work in Styx as well as some post-Styx...both times. Come Sail Away was the first Styx song I had ever heard. But I still like Styx too, but I tend to like the concerts where they DON'T play very many Dennis songs, like CYO, where they only played Lorelei and a couple of snippets of some DDY songs in the Medley. I know this is not likely too happen, but if they were to do more like that and come out with new material (which is what started this conversation on the Styx Facebook page), t
  11. A few days ago someone posted a link on the Styx facebook page to a reviewer site that was reviewing a recent conecrt Dennis did in Nashville. I was reading through the comments and a couple of them caught my eye and I thought I would bring them here and give us something new to chew on for a little bit. To set up the scene here is the first one: From a guy named Ed Merritt: DeYoung is such an egomaniac Some named Eric Chenault responed: Well the replacement DeYoung that Styx has now looks like a cocky arrogant egomanic too. He's creepy. These next two are the ones I'm t
  12. ^ Your video didn't show up for me (I use Google Chrome), but found it on Youtube and I thought it was a very solid performance of it, and have been really hoping to hear this from Dennis' band at some point just to make a comparison to how the current Styx performs it and to be quite honest, this was better, I still perfer the original overall though.
  13. Did anyone happen to notice that on future tour dates, that Dennis will appear with Night Ranger and REO Speedwagon? He really seems to be coming around now. One thing that made me want to post this was from the Styx Facebook page, was that Tommy Shaw has a notion for showing up on some of Night Ranger's shows and perform with them, what an interesting situation it would make that even though they wouldn't be on the stage at the same time, I'm sure on more than one occasion Tommy and Dennis would make eye contact with each other. That would be a concert I would want to go to, just to see w
  14. I don't think I have ever blamed Lawrence, how can you? He is just the one they chose to take Dennis' place, if they chose anyone else I don't think the conversation would be any different except with the person in question. As I have said many times, I don't mind the songs that Gowan has brought to Styx. I think they made his solo song A Criminal Mind theirs, that is great. Fields of the Brave and More Love for the Money are great as well. This is where it gets screwy for me. While I don't like what they did and are doing to Dennis and will never spend my money on them anymore, my bei
  15. When the replacing of Dennis first happened was it ever actually intended to be temporary or did they know from the start this was going to be a 'permanent'? I know that at first the band was telling some lies to fans that Dennis would always be welcomed back. Here is what I think they should have done, and if they were any kind of band mates this would have happened: Dennis is severely ill and doesn't feel up to touring at the moment. Make an arrangement with him that until he is better, they (Styx) goes on tour with someone plugged into his spot and once he did get better, pic
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