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Permanent Record Podcast

Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

Mar 4, 2017

Episode 10: 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 this album?

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 ...
Mr. Roboto
Cold War
Don't Let It End
High Time
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