Originally Posted by Nataku
I'm a big fan of Styx and honestly liked Dennis' solo work in the late 80's.
There is no bigger fan of Styx than myself--when I was 14, I stood in large pool of vomit for 90 minutes because it was close to the stage and was the only chance I had to get up close, and I liked it. Styx didn't need Yoko Ono to break up the band, they had Dennis DeYoung, and he did it all by himself with devastating effect. You can take the biggest asshole who ever posted on this thread, whoever that might be, and he wouldn't hold a candle to the asshole that is Dennis DeYoung. Dennis DeYoung is to assholes what vicuna is to fabrics, a class unto himself, the smelliest turd in a mountain of shit. And his "music" is even worse. Perhaps there is a hidden message that makes sense when you play a Dennis DeYoung record backwards at 78, because there sure as hell isn't anything there when you play one at 33.
Even if I liked Dennis DeYoung--and I really, really don't--I would never publicly admit it. I thought I would retch when Eazy confessed to liking Billy Ocean, who is Frank Zappa, Roky Erickson, Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, John Coltrane and David Bowie all rolled into one compared with Dennis DeYoung.
I'm constantly amazed at the crappy music that people here who otherwise have such impeccable taste think is good. Not long ago, IIRC, someone said they like the Ray Conniff Singers. Seriously, WTF. I'm leaving now to blast some Spinal Tap in the car--I have some last-minute shopping to do.