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
The Mission
(2017)The Mission2017
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 and the first covers 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"


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