Review: REO Speedwagon, Styx, Night Ranger
Our wacky Uncle Steve from Stuck in the '80s took in Friday's Styx/REO Speedwagon/Night Ranger rockfest at the Ford Amphitheatre. And despite a few (okay, a lot of) sound problems, he said the highlights of the night were totally, completely high.
"This is going to sound like the ripest of hyperbole," he writes, "but I want to make a case for Roll With The Changes being perhaps one of the most perfect songs every conceived. It's like a world-record, Olympic relay race, which each band member effortlessly handing off solos to each other. And seriously, when was the last time you found yourself playing "air keyboards" at a concert? Wow. If I had to pick just one REO song to listen to the rest of my life, this is it."
(Above photo of Styx: Not from Friday night. We think.)