Mar 11, 2017
Episode 11: Styx - Kilroy Was Here (1983) - Part 2
Last week, Brian and Beil began a discussion of the 1983 concept album "Kilroy Was Here" from Styx, the late-Seventies powerhouse who were trying to make their way in the 1980s. This was the band's 11th record but the first to be released in and influenced by the fledgling New Wave movement.
Part 3: Track by Track
Each of the five tracks on side two are discussed, along with the topics of hidden backwards messages, Japanese Shamisen, guitar-shredding machines, and which other Styx albums we would rather listen to than this one.
Heavy Metal Poisoning
Just Get Through This Night
Haven't We Been Here Before
Don't Let It End (Reprise)
Part 4: Final Grade
Each of our hosts try to be a little bit over-dramatic as they award "Kilroy" a final grade on a scale of 1 to 5 record adapters, you know, those things you used to have to use to play 45s....
Part 5: Extra Credit
We mentioned many times over the course of these two episodes how badly the members of Styx were getting along at the time of this album. Now we ponder the question: Was it a good thing that this version of the band broke up after this album and wouldn't play together again for another 12 years??
See the videos we discuss at :
Heavy Metal Poisoning - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWe1T5OdfrQ
Haven't We Been Here Before - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEzLfPwl5cg
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