Sunday, December 25, 2016

Song #181: "AD 1928/Rockin' The Paradise"--Styx (1981)

Merry Christmas!

Well, no, we didn't try to "time" the countdown so a cool Christmas song would appear today. It is the way it is.

Today, we travel back in time to early 1981, when Styx released the concept album "Paradise Theatre", about the life and death of a theatre, the people and places associated and surrounding it. From it, we've already heard "Snowblind" in the countdown, and "Too Much Time On My Hands" was among the final cuts.

But the first song "suite" on the LP ends as my second favorite song from Dennis DeYoung and the gang, kicking off "Paradise Theatre" in a fantastic way. This was, by the way, Styx's only #1 album in the United States, which makes me wonder what kept "Pieces Of Eight" from topping the charts a few years earlier.

There's one more Styx song to go here in the countdown. Any guesses?

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