Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Album Rock

Album Review

Styx was only a year in the grave before lead singer Dennis DeYoung ventured out on his own with his solo debut, Desert Moon. The solo record does not represent a significant stylistic departure from Styx's brand of pop/rock, although the emphasis is heavier on the pop and not as heavy on the rock. DeYoung continues his gut-busting vocal strategy, belting out his notes. The singer also supplies the keyboards, of which there are plenty -- this is a mid-'80s record, after all. Tom Dziallo handles the wailing electric guitars and arranged the cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Fire." The album yielded a Top Ten hit in "Desert Moon."
Evan Cater, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Don't Wait for Heroes
  2. Please
  3. Boys Will Be Boys
  4. Fire
  5. Desert Moon
  6. Suspicious
  7. Gravity
  8. Dear Darling (I'll Be There)
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