Re: Styx World vocals
Posted by: Captain Can Man ()
Date: July 04, 2001 09:21AM

Wow! I am spreading lies?? Actually, I just watched the VH1 special and heard the crap about Dennis's material come right out of Tommy Shaw and James Young's mouths. Might I suggest you find a tape of it and rewatch it to get the facts straight. I suppose you are going to tell me that Tommy and Ted Nugent didn't make fun of "Babe" either when I saw Damn Yankees live back in the early 90's. I guess I can't believe my own eyes and ears. Tommy is more of a rocker, Dennis is more of a balladeer. The contrast between the two writing styles is what made Styx so wonderful and different from other bands. Dennis never complained about Tommy's songs so why in the hell does Tommy complain about Dennis's songs?

And he doesn't just complain dude....he rubs it in Dennis's face. He compares it to Barry Manilow and makes fun of "Babe" in concert, (The only # 1 song that Tommy has been involved with in his whole career I might add) and then he spouts out things like "I just couldn't think of any songs to write about Robots". Tommy is an ungrateful jerkoff and I'm sorry you can't see that. I haven't made up any lies, I have only repeated what Tommy Shaw said and did.

Dennis was the one who had the vision for Styx and he led them to success with "Lady" before Tommy was even in the band. Styx was Dennis's baby from the start. Tommy came into an already successful project that already had a band leader who was directing their career on a certain path. Tommy definately added alot to the band and they would not have been as successful if Tommy hadn't joined but they already had a captain. I don'y think Tommy could ever accept that fact. Look at Dennis's track record! Every Styx record was masterminded by Dennis. All of the different concepts, everything that made them successful. Come on, wasn't the whole "Paradise Theater" idea cool as hell? You know it was, we all loved it! Then Dennis makes one mistake with the "Futuristic" idea and Tommy has never let him forget it. He made one great move after another catapolting Styx into major fame and then makes one mistake and has his head lopped off!

I know Tommy is not completely to blame, I have heard that Dennis was a major tyrant in alot of ways. But what I saw on that VH1 special was a very humbled Dennis who would do anything to be back in the band that he started. I truly believe in the concept of forgive and forget.

I think the big problem with Styx was everyone wants to be the boss. Dennis and Tommy both should have put their egos asside and thought about their fans. Now we're all stuck with a shell of the band that we grew up with.

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