In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Derek Sutton, a seasoned road manager, talks about concept albums. He focuses on Styx’s concept album, Paradise Theatre. Sutton explains the background of the concept album. Howard Bloom, a press agent, created Paradise Theatre�s concept. Sutton explains that it was good for Styx since it made them look like an intellectual band. However, he also shares his viewpoint on the majority of concept albums. Sutton feels that they are a bit pretentious. He believes that the writers should simply write and then the best songs should be pulled for the album. On the other hand, he points out that if a concept album is created successfully, it deserves attention. However, Sutton claims that there are very few of those in the catalog.