Ah, Damn Yankees Shaw Styx!
Today The GTC would lie to wish, guitarists & songwriter extraordinaire, Tommy Roland Shaw a very Happy 60th Year of life!
There is a lot we could say about your efforts to save Styx from going all ‘pop-goes-our-band’ in the 80s and maybe a few things about Shaw Blades (w/ Jack Blades – Night Ranger/Damn Yankees).
But we’d like to thank you, on this day of your birth, for the good-time supergroup, Damn Yankees. A band, for some long lost reason, I just didn’t want to like.
But is was hard to ignore the power of the rock you, Michael Cartellone , Ted Nugent and Jack Blades put out. Tracks like “Bad Reputation”, “High Enough”, “Come Again” and “Coming Of Age” were enough to change my alt-rock leaning brain. I agree with me when I say Damn Yankees wasn’t near as good as your solo work, but DY was a darn good party in my ears.
So, thanks Mr. Shaw for the all the rock over the past, near, 40 years!
Enough of that, let’s hear something from you…