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Michael Jefferson
7.20.08, 6:26 PM
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XXXII: Stone of Sisyphus (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0018DPC7O/w3pgcoffeeroomss)
1 out of 5 stars
Reviewed for Coffeerooms by Mike Jefferson“Stone of Sisyphus” (Chicago XXXII) is supposedly the great “lost” Chicago album. It should have stayed that way. Rumor has it the suits at Warner Brothers (then the band’s label) were so offended by what they heard they took the tapes and had them hermetically sealed. Rhino Records has bravely broken the 15-year Sisyphus silence, but the suits were right; this rock don’t roll. It’ll leave you feeling stone cold.

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a king punished by Zeus for his trickery -- he stole his brother’s throne, seduced his niece, and betrayed Zeus, the King of the Gods. You can’t fool father nature, so Zeus punished Sisyphus by cursing him to spend eternity rolling a bolder up a hill. Each time Sisyphus pushed the boulder to the top of the hill, it rolled back down again. At least Chicago got the title right. As it says in the liner notes, “Stone of Sisyphus” was supposed to be Chicago’s triumphant return to the top, a risky stab at playing the type of challenging rock fusion they had once made that had dominated the radio. Instead, it rolled back down and knocked the group flat.

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