Big Bang Theory (Styx album)

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Big Bang Theory
Studio album by Styx
Released May 10, 2005
Recorded 2004
Genre Rock
Length 55:57
Label New Door
Producer Styx
Styx chronology
Big Bang Theory
Regeneration: Volume 1
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1] 2/5 stars [2]
Sea of Tranquility 3.5/5 stars [3]

Big Bang Theory is the fifteenth studio album by the band Styx, released in 2005. It consists of cover versions of classic rock songs.


In 2004, Styx performed a cover of the Beatles song "I Am the Walrus" at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival, where the song was received so well that it was released as a single, reaching the Top 10 in the Mediabase Classic Rock charts.[4] The video featured original bassist Chuck Panozzo as the "eggman". The single's success resulted in the band recording this album of cover songs. The album reached #46 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums, Styx's highest charting album in 14 years.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Am the Walrus" (The Beatles cover)
    • Lead vocals: Gowan
  2. "I Can See for Miles" (The Who cover)
    • Lead vocals: Shaw
  3. "Can't Find My Way Home" (Blind Faith cover)
    • Lead vocals: Shaw
  4. "It Don't Make Sense (You Can't Make Peace)" (Willie Dixon cover)
    • Lead vocals: Young
  5. "I Don't Need No Doctor" (Ray Charles cover, a la Humble Pie)
    • Lead vocals: Gowan
  6. "One Way Out" (The Allman Brothers Band cover)
    • Lead vocals: Shaw
  7. "A Salty Dog" (Procol Harum cover)
    • Lead vocals: Gowan
  8. "Summer in the City" (The Lovin' Spoonful cover)
    • Lead vocals: Shaw
  9. "Manic Depression" (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
    • Lead vocals: Young
  10. "Talkin' About the Good Times" (The Pretty Things cover)
    • Lead vocals: Gowan
  11. "Locomotive Breath" (Jethro Tull cover)
    • Lead vocals: Young
  12. "Find the Cost of Freedom" (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young cover)
    • Lead vocals: Group
  13. "Wishing Well" (Free cover)
    • Lead vocals: Shaw
  14. "Blue Collar Man @ 2120" (rerecording of a Styx song)
    • Lead vocals: Shaw



Additional musicians
  • The Oracle Diva – guest vocals on "It Don't Make Sense (You Can't Make Peace)" and "Wishing Well"
  • Johnnie Johnson – piano on "Blue Collar Man @ 2120"
  • Koko Taylor – guest vocals on "Blue Collar Man @ 2120"


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ review
  3. ^ Sea of Tranquility review
  4. ^ Whitaker, Sterling (2007). The Grand Delusion: The Unauthorized True Story of Styx. BookSurge Publishing. p. 353. ISBN 1419653539. 

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