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NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 14: Tommy Shaw of Styx performs at Inspire Nashville 2: A Celebration for Possibilities, Inc. at Marathon Music Works on October 14, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Today (September 11th) is Tommy Shaw‘s birthday. Many give most of their attention to Styx regarding his musical career, but we’d like the acknowledge his involvement of perhaps one of the most unique supergroups of all time, Damn Yankees, in particular the fantastic time capsule that is the video for the band’s smash hit “High Enough.”

Remember when music videos had plots?!  Better yet…remember music videos?!  It’s certainly difficult to forget this one.

A couple on the run…

A police standoff…

Ted Nugent inexplicably chomping on gum the entire video AND his involvement in the video’s “twist ending…”

One thing is for certain:  Shaw sure does know how to craft a grand, sweeping hit song.

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.