May 10, 2005
Frontiers Records
Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Hard Rock

Album Review

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.
Rob Theakston, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. I Am the Walrus
  2. I Can See for Miles
  3. Can't Find My Way Home
  4. It Don't Make Sense (You Can't Make Peace)
  5. I Don't Need No Doctor
  6. One Way Out
  7. A Salty Dog
  8. Summer in the City
  9. Manic Depression
  10. Talkin' About the Good Times
  11. Locomotive Breath
  12. Find the Cost of Freedom
  13. Wishing Well
  14. Blue Collar Man @ 2120
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