Wednesday 10 April 2019
Styx - Kilroy Was Here (1983)
The 11th album from this US band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of synths, guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals.
They got help from some woodwinds on this album too.
I was in the middle of reviewing all/most of the Styx albums one year ago before I stopped. The albums bored the life of me and I could not continue.
But I have decided to review the final four Styx albums I have got now....
... Starting with Kilroy Was Here.
Styx employs three vocalists here and the dry, horrible 1980s sound.
The music is AOR and pop/rock. It is based on cheap hooks, melodies and riffs. Everything here sounds cheap, nasty and overly commercial. It is bubblegum AOR and rock/pop music.
Kilroy Was Here is simply a forty minutes long embarrassment.
This album is a turkey and has been included in my collection of turkeys. This is an utterly horrible album.