Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Styx Album Revue on Pieces of Eight!

All day today I was trying to figure out what to write about. So I figured since I was at Summerfest and seen Styx's in concert I would write about this album.

Seeing them for the first time in concert was awesome. They put on an awesome show and the music I couldn't believe it. I really enjoyed going to see them. I couldn't have asked for a better night out.

Here is what I think about each song on this album-

Great White Hope- This is alright not one of my favorites on the album. The music is good don't get me wrong I do like it.

I'm OK- I like the drums in the beginning. The keyboards is great the music itself is really good. I do like this one.

Sing For A Day- This one is alright. I do like the music but not as much as some of the others.

The Message- The music at the beginning is awesome. This song is great I really like this one it is the beat of the music.

Lord of the Rings- I really like this one. It is really great.

Blue Collar Man- They played this one at Summerfest. They opened with it and this is one of my favorites. I really love the music on this one. I just think the whole song is great.

Queen of Spades- The music is alright but not one of my favorites.

Renegade- This was there final song of the night. When I heard this song I was so happy because I love this song. I just love hearing this in concert it was so awesome.

Pieces of Eight- I like it because you can hear the keyboards and guitar more in the beginning. It is different that is why I like it.

Aku-Aku- This song is alright. It is different for them to do.

I hope everyone likes this revue. I just love listening to the live music better than the studio versions. So I am leaving with a live video of one of my favorites from Styx. I hope to hear what you think of this album!♥


  1. I never picked up Pieces of Eight. My Styx collection was a bit more limited to their earlier material (The Serpent is Rising, Styx II, & The Grand Illusion in particular). I think the only one of their 80s albums I ever picked up was Kilroy Was Here-- oh and their double live album, Caught In the Act. I also picked up their 90s reunion tour live album and the studio album they released in 1999 (the last with Dennis DeYoung). But after DeYoung was fired I lost all interest in the band. A friend of mine burned me a copy of Cyclorama and after listening to half of it I was glad I didn't spend money on it (it makes a decent beer coaster though).

  2. I have most of the Styx albums (all of them up to Caught in the Act) My favorite was their fifth one, Equinox. ("Light Up,"Lorelei" and "Suite Madame Blue" are on that one.) Pieces of Eight is similar feel to The Grand Illusion, although not quite as progressive. Shows the band heading towards the pop direction. Yet, it is a good album.

  3. Don't get me wrong I do like there earlier music too. I just picked this one out because of how they sang Renegade in concert when I seen them. I forgot one more song that they did sing was I'm OK.