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Jun 19, 2004 Jay Mouton Reviews Chatanooga Show
Jun 20, 2004 Pittsburgh, PA
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Jun 25, 2004 VH1 Music First
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Aug 15, 2004 Nick Rogers reviews Styx in Springfield, IL
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Oct 26, 2004 New Orleans In October...
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Jay Mouton Reviews Chatanooga Show...

JUNE 19, 2004

The Chattanoogan
Styx Transcended The Generations
by Jay Mouton
posted June 20, 2004

The group Styx ended their first rocking number and guitarist Tommy Shaw yelled "Hello Chattanooga!" Then the show jumped into drive. The high decibel keyboard sound filled the Riverbend grounds with the opening notes of "Grand Illusion" and the crowd roared in mass approval. I was thrown back a few steps by all of the teenagers in the audience.

Truly, music transcends generations. Styx came into the spotlight in the late 1970s. They had a few years of true fame and then their light seemed to fade. But the group never completely disappeared. They went through some changes, some life experiences, and the drama that follows all of us through our time on earth, but they survived and showed up at Riverbend Saturday night.

Styx broke into their song "To Much Time on My Hands," and I swear everyone around me knew the words to the song. Parents must have been playing Styx songs on their CD players over the last 20 years because I'm sure the song is at least that old. Yes, radio stations keep the "oldies" rock alive, but it's still fairly impressive to see 15 year old youngsters singing songs that are nearly twice their age. Styx kept the music moving and even gave the crowd a vocal challenge to sing along with several lines. Tommy Shaw, guitarist and vocalist in Styx, remarked that he didn't believe that the band had ever played in such an interesting setting-ever. I looked out, over the river, and viewed the beauty of the river, and the bridges, and the boats. I thought how unique. I had counted over 200 boats on the water less than an hour before and it seemed that the number had doubled. I was amazed.

I had seen one of the band's concerts back in 1978. I wasn't a big fan, but a buddy of mine was really into Styx so I got a chance to see them. I liked them, but didn't really get the feeling that I would become a fan-I didn't. What I will add is that a lot of people were Styx fans. The hardcore fans have spread their influence and Chattanooga was out in full force Saturday night.

Let me inform you that the Olgiati, Market Street, Walnut Street, and Veteran's Bridge were all lined with cars and hundreds of fans. I live less than a mile from Riverbend and it took me over 20 minutes to get home-no biggie, it was fun watching the people. Alas, I digress.

The intricate weaving of keyboards and guitars has not waned over the years that Styx has been touring. Since their last show in Chattanooga, in 1983, they have strengthened their hand musically. It would have been impossible for me to listen to Todd Sugerman on drums and not feel that he did not miss a beat. They band pumped him ragged and he played with power and the finesse of years of roadwork. The interplay between keyboards and guitars was as strong as ever and never let up.

The band played past hits and some newer songs. It was easy to see that the members of Styx were all consummate showmen. Perhaps even more impressive to me was that they all seemed to be having so much fun. Few things seem to entice an audience more than a band that enjoys what they are doing. Styx came out swinging and didn't let up until the spotlights faded and the fireworks filled the sky.

My favorite song was "Come Sail Away." The band closed the show with this song and there wasn't a soul in the crowd that didn't seem to be singing along. For me, the song brought back so many sweet memories of my youth. The band ended the song with another of Styx's famous musical crescendos, the lights went out, and the band left the stage to an ovation of applause.

Within a minute or two Styx returned to the stage to play a well-deserved encore. The band played a rocking version of Ray Charles' "What'd I Say" in tribute to the passing of the beloved performer. When the final notes rolled out and faded I looked out over the Tennessee River, at the beauty of the City, and knew that for just a few minutes all was right in this little part of the world.

Jay Mouton



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