Dennis DeYoung became a reluctant solo artist in 1984, after the break-up of his band, Styx.
These videos reflect songs from his three solo albums from the 1980's. Besides having a stellar, one-of-a-kind voice, Dennis proved he was very ready for his close-up on video.
The standout is "Desert Moon", which was a top ten single and one of the most popular videos on MTV in 1984. It mirrors the reflective, you-can't-go-home-again theme of the song. And, of course, there is the famous red Mustang.
"Don't Wait For Heroes" has some of the trademark wacky humor of DeYoung, plus an interesting story and it is just a great song on its own.
"Call Me" is a moody, atmospheric set piece using the paintings of American artist Edward Hopper as inspiration for its theme of loneliness and its muted tones of red and green. Again, a great, soulful Dennis DeYoung song.
"Boomchild" is a wild, effects-filled look at the whole Baby Boom generation. It is chock full of boomer references and it is fun just to watch and pick them all out. As clever a video as was ever on MTV/VH1. Again, Dennis looks great, and the song is filled with themes that resonate today. I do not think there has been a better summation of the whole boomer experience than the lyrics in this song.
A standout video collection. A must-have if you are any kind of Classic Styx fan or enjoy the work of Dennis DeYoung.