Dennis DeYoung - And the music of Styx

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Thursday, September 25, 2014
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Dennis Deyoung brought his band to Los Angeles to record a concert for AXS-TV. Styx is the legendary rock band from Chicago which has been very famous in the 70’s and the 80’s. However you can’t call them one of my favorite bands. Dennis Deyoung was the vocalist, keyboard maestro and genius behind some of their hits. Now he is playing with young musicians and he is covering Styx! For me it doesn’t work! As we expect from a live album, the classics are all here! “Grand Illusion”, “Lady”, “Mr. Roboto”, “Rocking the Paradise” and “Come sail away”. Dennis sounds good, though he is a 67 year “old” man his voice still sounds as in the earlier years. The song “Sweet Madam Blue” is introduced by Dennis as one of his favorite Styx numbers!

“Desert Moon” can’t captivate me, it sounds really boring! (Desert Moon: Dennis’s solo hit). It would be better there was more of Dennis singing his Styx numbers rather than trying to cover all of the big hits using ANOTHER vocalist!! Maybe enjoyable for the real fans, I am not one of them!