On Jan. 19, 1981, Styx released their 10th album “Paradise Theater”. The album h…
Written by megarock on January 19, 2018
On Jan. 19, 1981, Styx released their 10th album “Paradise Theater”. The album had of four singles that charted. “The Best of Times”, written by Dennis DeYoung, went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Too Much Time on My Hands”, written by Tommy Shaw, went to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, Shaw’s only top 10 hit for Styx. “Nothing Ever Goes as Planned”, written by DeYoung, went to #54 on the US Pop Chart. “Rockin’ the Paradise” — written by DeYoung, Shaw and James Young (JY) went to #8 on the Top Rock Track Chart.
The song “Snowblind” (lyrics by Young, music by Young and DeYoung) was an attack on drug addiction. The track would come under fire for alleged backward messages and was branded by Tipper Gore’s PMRC as “Satanistic”. James Young (JY) and DeYoung denied this on the In the Studio episode devoted to the making of Paradise Theatre.
Paradise Theatre became Styx’s only US #1 album. It was the band’s fourth consecutive triple-platinum album, and the last multi-platinum album by the band.
For this LP, the band and their promotion team were at the top of their game.
Happy 37th Birthday to “Paradise Theater”!!!!!