Big Bang Theory

Big Bang Theory

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by Styx
     
 

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Like 2004's less than stellar Cyclorama, those looking for this to be the big Styx record that will catapult them back into the mainstream will be sorely disappointed in the contents of this record. It's not a CD of new material, rather, it's a 14-song collection of covers from some of the band's influences and all-time rock favorites.…  See more details below

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Like 2004's less than stellar Cyclorama, those looking for this to be the big Styx record that will catapult them back into the mainstream will be sorely disappointed in the contents of this record. It's not a CD of new material, rather, it's a 14-song collection of covers from some of the band's influences and all-time rock favorites. Starting with a live recording of the Beatles' "I Am the Walrus," the band works its way through the great rock & roll songbook with safe, relative ease. Also included are the Who's "I Can See for Miles," the Lovin' Spoonful's "Summer in the City," Blind Faith's "Can't Find My Way Home," Jimi Hendrix's "Manic Depression," Jethro Tull's "Locomotive Breath," and Free's "Wishing Well." All fine choices, and in combination with Styx's usual clean production and relaxed atmosphere around the usually serious album format makes Big Bang Theory a record that die-hard fans will enjoy and casual fans might regard as a passing novelty stopgap in between records.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2005
Label:
Imports
UPC:
8024391024720
catalogNumber:
1024720

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Styx   Primary Artist
Koko Taylor   Vocals
Johnnie Johnson   Piano
Tommy Shaw   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
James Young   Guitar,Vocals
Larry Gowan   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Chuck Panozzo   Bass,Group Member
Ricky Phillips   Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Todd Sucherman   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
James "Jockey" Young   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Oracle Diva   Vocals

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Ian Anderson   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Paul Rodgers   Composer
John Sebastian   Composer
Steve Stills   Composer
Styx   Producer,Engineer,Remixing,Audio Production
Pete Townshend   Composer
Steve Winwood   Composer
Gary Brooker   Composer
Paul Kossoff   Composer
Phil May   Composer
Tommy Shaw   Composer
Dick Taylor   Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer
Steve Boone   Composer
John "Rabbit" Bundrick   Composer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Elmore James   Composer
Simon Kirke   Composer
Gary Loizzo   Producer,Engineer,Remixing,Audio Production
Keith Reid   Composer
Marshall Sehorn   Composer
Chris Shepard   Engineer
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Wally Allen Waller   Composer
Steve Weeder   Engineer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Tetsu Yamauchi   Composer
Jo Armstead   Composer
Mark Sebastian   Composer
Stewart Holverson   Engineer

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Big Bang Theory 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is just a fabulous job that they have done, redoing these songs, tommy shaw's voice..on cue, jy throws down, and the heart thumping ricky phillips bass is amazing! lawrence does a fantastic job with his vocals and todd..ever the beat, goes above and beyond!!! buy this cd!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is great from start to finish. Styx do fine covers of some classic songs, giving them their own flavor without ruining the essence of the original. "Summer in the city" and "I am the walrus" are two of my personal favorites. I definitely reccomend this one without any reservations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though not usually a fan of cover albums, I was quite impressed with "Big Bang." Styx did a fine job of selecting and performing each song on the album and it makes for a rather enjoyable listening experience. If you are a fan of classic rock, this is definitely a must have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is fantastic. I have only had it for a day but have listened already countless times. Its a really cool concept: covering songs and artists that inspired you. Styx didnt take it lightly either, each song is incredibly well done. You will definitely enjoy this one, trust me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This may not be songs wtitten by Styx but it is still a major hit. I bought the first day of release and have listened to it many times. Being a big time styx fan I don't think think they could possible put out a bad album. Try it . It is really diferant