I have been recently transfering all my CD collection onto my PC, and finally got to the "S"'s, where of course I ran across my "Girls with guns" CD. From seeing what the recent prices for this CD have been, it may pain some of you to hear that I bought my copy at a used CD store back in "88" or "89", for a whopping .99 cents. Any way, this is a very solid solo effort from Tommy. Back in 1984, when I first heard "Girls with guns", I ran out and bought it in cassette right away. Along with "Girls with guns", "Heads up", and "Outside in the rain", these three songs alone make it more than worth owning. Those three songs would MAKE any Styx album a stand out (much as "Crystal Ball" did for the album of the same name, and "Renegade", and "Blue Collar Man" did for "Pieces of Eight). I don't know if this CD was ever re-issued along the way, but my A+M copy still sounds great even by today's standards.
On a side note, I also remember seeing Tommy on MTV back in 1984 talking about the GWG's video. He said they originally made a video with Tommy and his band jumping up and down and bouncing around all over the place. He said after he'd wathced it, he felt sick about it and so they re-shot the video with the black and white, filmed in one take with no breaks in the video, version. Yes, I do believe this is Tommy's most solid solo effort, and still feels great to listen to 21 years later.