Come Sail away, Come Sail Away, Come and Sail Away with Me…
The other day I posted about growing up in the 80’s. When the daily prompt reflected “Passenger” – immediately I began singing Siouxsie and the Banshee’s, The Passenger. The same thing happened with today’s prompt of Sail – immediately I began singing the song from that 70’s band, Styx. A portion of my very early youth was in the 70’s. I had a young mom, she had me at 19 and was very much into what is now referred to as, “classic Rock.”
This band was included in her huge album collection and I remembered dancing around to their songs around 6 years old…and beyond. (this song was released in 1977) They still play and were local last year – just couldn’t seem to get tickets. They are on my bucket list. Except,
I wonder if the lead singer, Dennis DeYoung, can still reach those ranges. I know the B52s band, the girls would sing so crazy high and do crazy things like the intro to Planet Claire, they can’t do that anymore…but still can do amazing things with their voices -still great to see in concert. However, people like Eddie Money.. can’t. Their voice is gone – same reason, Steve Perry of Journey no longer sings. They just can’t make their voices do the same thing or find a range that works like the B52 girls did.
I know that Dennis DeYoung and Styx split, and Dennis DeYoung can’t use the band name STYX, but can use his name and the words “playing songs of Styx.” The band is going to be at the Rancho Mirage theater, but those Indian Casino concerts cost way too much!
If you don’t recognize this song, you probably will recognize Kilroy or better known as Mr. Robto … computerized voice in the beginning – “Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto” They made commercials with that.