When Was The Last Time You Played This Album?

Styx “Styx”

Today’s Cool Album of the Dayis the debut album by “Styx.”

This release was such a HUGE deal for my friends and I. Not that it was anything ground breaking or musically more significant than other releases. This was a huge deal for mainly one reason. Styx were local lads. They were from the neighborhood, from the Parish. It was a big deal to guy that used to play ‘guitar masses’ at your church actually release something that you could toss on your turntable.

The album started with a suite called ‘Movement For the Common Man.’ It contained a small part of Aaron Copeland’s ‘Fanfare for a Common Man’ but was mainly remembered for a section where they interviewed people on the street and placed some of their comments about young people into the songs. Usually with not the intended humor!

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