Styx - Pieces of Eight (Ltd. Ed. Gray Vinyl)
- May 2020 Classic Rock Record of the Month
- Limited Edition Gray Vinyl
- Only 1,000 copies pressed!
- Ships between 5/31 - 6/7
PROG-ROCK at it's finest. This is a one-time pressing and only 1,000 units will be released worldwide.
Styx's feisty, straight-forward brand of album rock is represented best by "Blue Collar Man" from 1978's Pieces of Eight, an invigorating keyboard and guitar rush - hard and heavy, yet curved by Tommy Shaw's emphasized vocals. The classic album also includes "Renegade." Led by the talents of Dennis DeYoung (vocals/keyboards), Tommy Shaw (vocals/guitar), and James J.Y. Young (vocals/guitar), Styx became one of the most successful FM/Arena Rock bands in the U.S. during the latter half of the '70s and into the early '80's. With brothers Chuck (bass/vocals) and John Panozzo (drums), the band ruled the airwaves for a decade before their split in '84. DeYoung's distinct vocals and pop oriented material worked well against Shaw's edgier material, garnering the band important airplay on FM and AM radio stations.