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Poll Question: Favorite STYX song and why?
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    Posted: May 14 2008 at 14:32

Yesterday after midnight I started this poll but it was part of the lost material due to a hacker's attack.

So here it goes again, from my favorite song list, I  added an omission and it's "Sing for a Day". If you don't like any of my list, you have the other option.
 
Please explain why.
 
My vote goes again to the fantastic "Lights" due to the excellent vocal work, allso keep Fooling yourself as a close second.
 
Please, the syetem doesn't allow votes to be added so I will have to allow multiple votes so the ones who voted can do it again, PLEASE VOTE ONCE
 
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My all time favourite Styx tune would have to be Suite Madame Blue ,I just find it a very emotional song which has the some of best tempo changes these ears have ever heardTongue

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2008 at 14:53
Fantastic poll, Styx is a very good band!! ClapClap

My favorite is "Fooling Yourself", but that's a tough decision. Seeing this poll (earlier) actually put me in a Styx mood and I just started listening to Crystal Ball right now. Big%20smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2008 at 15:00
Unlike Ivan (and probably most others on PA), I actually like Mr. Roboto.  It must be a generation thing, since it was a pop song from my youth.  That and the fact that I tend to like pop songs from prog bands.  However, my vote goes for other for Come Sail Away.  I'm not really sure why.  Probably, the Sci-Fi nature of the song about traveling on a spaceship.  I also really like Fooling Yourself (Angry Young Man), although the lyrics are pretty depressing. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2008 at 15:10
Originally posted by rushfan4

Unlike Ivan (and probably most others on PA), I actually like Mr. Roboto.  It must be a generation thing, since it was a pop song from my youth.  That and the fact that I tend to like pop songs from prog bands.  However, my vote goes for other for Come Sail Away.  I'm not really sure why.  Probably, the Sci-Fi nature of the song about traveling on a spaceship.  I also really like Fooling Yourself (Angry Young Man), although the lyrics are pretty depressing. 


I really like "Mr. Roboto" as well, haha, but I don't have a generation thing to explain that. Embarrassed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2008 at 15:25
Come Sail Away
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2008 at 15:31
"Man In The Wilderness" by a long shot.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2008 at 15:37
Originally posted by E-Dub

"Man In The Wilderness" by a long shot.

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Like the man said...along with 'Castle Walls' and the live version of 'Suite Madame Blue' from Caught In The Act....Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2008 at 16:03
I voted Serpent is Rising, primarily because I love a good apocalyptic song.  And I was a big Curalewski fan too.  I liked Tommy, but John was just downright bizarre and I think they missed him after Equinox. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2008 at 16:31
C'mon guys! Where's "Lady"?LOL

I don't care if it's not proggy at all: my faves are still "The Grand Illusion" and "Come Sail Away" Hug


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2008 at 17:29
Styx has always been my favorite band, then I got into prog and questioned whether they were or not.  So it is hard for me to say what my favorite song is by them, but I'll have to go with "Queen of Spades" cause I never get sick of it. Other than that I really like "Suite Madame Blue" and "Mother Dear"


also I cannot believe that this poll exists on Prog Archives! Awesome.....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2008 at 18:31
Come Sail Away is arguably their proggiest song, and certainly one of their best, so strange its not listed as a choice, as well as one of their biggest hits, The Grand Illusion.
 
Styx put out about 3 pretty good psuedo proggy albums in the mid 70s but rapidly deteroirated into a slick AOR pop machine after that, with many releases and songs fluffy enough to make Phil Collins look like Marilyn Manson.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2008 at 19:40
"Time after ..Time, a word from lips , I know I'm a fool     for you.... Madam Blue" The soft intro is just so darn good, guitar weaving , voice trembling. Amazing heavy prog pop song.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2008 at 19:43
I went with Pieces of Eight, Ivan.  There was a radio station that used to play that at 6 AM every morning when that album came out  to match the opening vocal line. That was my alarm clockWink
 
 I really like the instrumental break a lot. I thought this might be this last prog song they did.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2008 at 19:54
I'm going to have to go sailing away from this one as I haven't heard any Styx in years.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2008 at 20:15
Crystal Ball for sure. If I can blot out the video, Mr Roboto is quite good, considering the era. One fave of mine that many here might not even think of is " A Day" off of Styx II, by John Curuleski (or something like that).
That album was my first Styx because it included Lady, and remains my favourite to this day.
Of the other overlooked gems, I'd include Father , You Need Love, Far beyond these Castle Walls, Miss America, Renegade.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2008 at 20:54
Of all DeYoung compositions on this list, my fave one is 'Suite Madame Blue', one of the most magnificent mini-epics in the Styx catalogue. I just wish it had more keyboard input (organ + synthesizer) in the parts where the dual guitars dominate, but mostly it is great. I agree with other people here on Crulewski's value in the first part of Styx's career: 'The Serpent is Rising' is one hell of a heavy prog song.
 
My all-time fave Styx track is 'Castle Walls'.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2008 at 20:58
Originally posted by nordwind

My all time favourite Styx tune would have to be Suite Madame Blue ,I just find it a very emotional song which has the some of best tempo changes these ears have ever heardTongue

 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2008 at 20:58
Always been a sucker for early Styx.
Equinox was the first record I went totally Gaga over.
Everything was downhill from there IMHO.Though Crystal Ball (the song) is fantastic.
Over the years I just like Wooden Nickle albums more,when things were more raw and adventurous.
Serpent is my favorite album ,of that era.
Of the songs listed Fanfare is my pick.
Suite madame blue is sensational,as the rest of that album.
Love that first album from when it all began.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2008 at 21:02
OOps,
And meant to say,,
'A day' from Styx 2,is probably my favorite song of theirs all together.
So two votes then,from me.
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