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    Posted: October 01 2019 at 11:40
As the titles says, do any of you guys know of any bands that sound like Styx from 1972 to 1978, or like Kansas's first five albums.

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How about Journey, Toto, REO Speedwagon or Foreigner?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Iacób Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2019 at 11:58
Well, no I looking for Prog Bands that had a similar sound.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2019 at 12:29
well, you might enjoy Enchant.
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Thanks for the suggestion, I'll have to go try them out sometime.

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The American band Ambrosia might appeal to you if you like Styx and Kansas.
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There are songs by Swiss-Italian group Clepsydra that sound Styx-ish, chiefly in the style of the vocalist being at times like Dennis de Young

This would be Styx best song if they had done it Big smile




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2019 at 14:54
Well...though some might disagree , I would try some of the Neo Prog bands if I were you.
They are more sophisticated but not by much at times.
Marillion (Hogarth era), IQ, Arena, Pendragon, etc...

This might be 'heavier' but is it really..?



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Maybe, Saga fits the bill.  They are kind of a Prog/AOR type band.




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You might well like Utopia.

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I felt that Spock's Beard's last album, Noise Floor, was a really good Prog/AOR mix. Made me think of Kansas. Current lead vocalist Ted Leonard is also lead vocalist of Enchant. Flying Colors might be another band to look at. Guitarist Steve Morse was in Kansas for a couple of albums in the 80s.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2019 at 15:54
I agree with RushFan4 - Saga are very similar in style to Styx.
My favourite Saga song is "Careful Where You Step"
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2019 at 16:40
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

I agree with RushFan4 - Saga are very similar in style to Styx.
My favourite Saga song is "Careful Where You Step"
 

probably my fave too...but  "Don't Be Late" or "It's Time" are close
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Sorry for the late reply, I just wanted to say thanks guys for introducing me to all these great bands.
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Another vote for Saga.
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It Bites are also a good choise very varried heavy artsy and powerful.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gr8dane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2019 at 04:53
Zon - Astral Projector. Total Styx clone.
Shake & bake.
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Canadian 70s rock band Rose.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2019 at 20:03
Now I don't think Poor Genetic Material sounds especially like Saga, but in this, perhaps my favourite song by them, Phil Griffiths sounds alot like the Saga vocalist.  BTW, Phil is the son of Martin Griffiths the vocalist of the legendary Beggars Opera, and he inherited a great voice.

The first part of the song may sound like a rather ordinary rocker, but it transforms itself into something sublime and caused me to re-evaluate the whole piece



 

edit:  just realized the thread is about Styx not Saga...oops


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Thanks for all the suggestions guys, and that Poor Genetic Material song was pretty cool.
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