The Styx saga continues: Four years after the concept album "The Mission", the band from Chicago reports back with the no less ambitious work "Crash Of The Crown". Even after about five decades in rock orbit, they continue to evolve without losing their identity. Founding member, guitarist and vocalist James "J. Y." Young has his very own take on things and chats candidly about his relationship with Chuck Panozzo, who still occasionally plays bass, and former keyboard leader and vocalist Dennis DeYoung.
"Big Bang Theory", the title sounds like a concept album, but it wasn't. Unless you want to sell an album with cover versions as a concept. "When we released this record in 2005, it was more an inward than an outward signal," says Tommy Shaw, self-critically of the "The Mission" predecessor. "It was a desire and mood project in which we recorded our favourite songs from Blind Faith, Jethro Tull, Free, Jimi Hendrix or Procol Harum. Somehow everything got the Styx stamp, but out of respect not so much that you don't have to hear 'One Way Out' in the Allman Brothers version anymore, but sung by me. Let me put it this way: After the weak 'Cyclorama' of 2003 in retrospect, it brought us back on the right track."
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.