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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 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
Double Life
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 -

Haven't We Been Here Before -