The lyrics to "Glass Onion" are pretty terrible.

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Post by lysander » Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:36 pm

RefD wrote:for some reason this thread makes me think about every Styx song i have ever heard.

and that's most of them, i'm afraid.
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Post by RefD » Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:54 pm

lysander wrote:
RefD wrote:for some reason this thread makes me think about every Styx song i have ever heard.

and that's most of them, i'm afraid.
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Post by JGriffin » Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:59 am

oh, these are the best of times.
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Post by lysander » Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:27 am

My vote for best Styx lyric:

"On board I'm the captain, so climb aboard."

He must have been really board when he wrote that.

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Post by johnny7 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:04 am

lysander wrote:My vote for best Styx lyric:

"On board I'm the captain, so climb aboard."

He must have been really board when he wrote that.
Yes, that one always made me feel like stabbing a knife in my foot.

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Post by alex matson » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:26 am

johnny7 wrote:
lysander wrote:My vote for best Styx lyric:

"On board I'm the captain, so climb aboard."

He must have been really board when he wrote that.
Yes, that one always made me feel like stabbing a knife in my foot.
My God, I can't believe this. That song was playing at work yesterday and I went on a mini tirade about how this song represents everything that was wrong about the seventies. And that line in particular! You know that thought by Hunter Thompson about the cultural wave cresting and then rolling back to California? I think there may be a connection. The exact moment may have been when Dennis DeYoung said

"Lads!"

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Post by RefD » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:40 am

alex matson wrote:
johnny7 wrote:
lysander wrote:My vote for best Styx lyric:

"On board I'm the captain, so climb aboard."

He must have been really board when he wrote that.
Yes, that one always made me feel like stabbing a knife in my foot.
My God, I can't believe this. That song was playing at work yesterday and I went on a mini tirade about how this song represents everything that was wrong about the seventies. And that line in particular! You know that thought by Hunter Thompson about the cultural wave cresting and then rolling back to California? I think there may be a connection. The exact moment may have been when Dennis DeYoung said

"Lads!"
every time someone mentions Hunter Thompson i think of Bill Murray.

and then i think of Chester Thompson:
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Post by alex matson » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:18 pm

As do we all, Ref D. As do we all.

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Post by b3groover » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:18 pm

The question in my mind is who influenced who? Did Dennis DeYoung influence ELP and Peter Sinfield and their "Pirates!" from Works, Vol. I or the other way around? Both records were released the same year.

I think "Pirates!" is far more laughable and cringe-inducing than Styx's "Come Sail Away" not only for the lyrics but the pretentious use of a full orchestra as a back-up. Just check these lyrics:

http://www.songsouponsea.com/Promenade/ ... rates.html


As for "Glass Onion", I've always viewed it as a tongue-in-cheek reaction to fans trying to find hidden and profound meaning in all the Beatles' lyrics.
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Post by JGriffin » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:27 pm

I've said it before: ELP could have been an awesome band, had they simply replaced three of their musicians and written/recorded entirely different music.
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Post by RefD » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:16 pm

dwlb wrote:I've said it before: ELP could have been an awesome band, had they simply replaced three of their musicians and written/recorded entirely different music.
some people feel the same way about Rush and The Police.

i'm not one of those people, however.
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Post by jborsma » Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:50 am

dwlb wrote:I've said it before: ELP could have been an awesome band, had they simply replaced three of their musicians and written/recorded entirely different music.
:lol:

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