Thursday, September 6, 2007

Mr. Roboto ... in the Hall of Fame

Beware, the end is nigh ... the Apocalypse is upon us.
The latest sign? Styx guitarist, Tommy Shaw, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Nope, not the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, but the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

That's right, dear readers ... the man who helped unleash Mr. Roboto upon the world is from Alabama. The might and majesty of Styx is debatable ... but what is not is the fact that Shaw's axe skills are the only thing that helped make this group even kinda cool.

"Babe." "Lady." those sappy abominations are the evil doings of Dennis DeYoung.
"Blue Collar Man," "Come Sail Away" and (the skate-rock classic) "Too Much Time on My Hands" are all the workings of Shaw ... along with fellow fret man, J.Y. Young.