Mar 4, 2017
Styx - Kilroy Was Here (1983) - Part 1
This week, Brian pays a visit to his childhood friend Beil to
talk about an album they discovered simultaneously way back in 1983
- "Kilroy Was Here" by mid-western rockers Styx! This was the
band's 11th album but their first to be affected by the blossoming
New Wave sound of the early 1980s.
Part 1: Background
The two chums discuss the storyline
of this concept album and list a few of the experiences and
encounters that led bandleader Dennis De Young to create the world
of Robert Oran Charles Kilroy and his nemesis Dr. Righteous.
And of course, no conversation can be had on the subject of Styx in
the early 80's without mentioning all the juicy conflict and
turmoil that was going on behind the scenes.
Part 2: Personal History
Was this the first Styx album owned by each of the friends?
Who was the mysterious school teacher that sparked Beil's interest
in the band? And can you find Brian's karaoke standby song on
Part 3: Track by Track
The lads take a listen to side one of
"Kilroy" and discuss each song in just the kind of detail that will
make a Styx fan want to rebel against the Majority for Musical
Morality! Enjoy commentary and gain invaluable insight into
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