Styx was at the height of its success in the early 1980s, with their '81 concept album PARADISE THEATRE transforming the band into huge arena rockers. So in 1983 they decided to test out a different format, … Full Descriptionproducing this full-length concert film, which was shot during their Kilroy Was Here tour. The show is highly conceptual, and is based around a dystopian future society that isn't allowed access to rock music. Among the hits included are "Too Much Time On My Hands," "Come Sail Away," and "Mr. Roboto."
Styx was one of the titans of the hugely popular AOR movement – along with Boston, Foreigner, Journey, and REO Speedwagon – embraced by the U.S. mainstream in the late '70s and early '80s. The end of the Chicago-based band's peak period coincided with one of the most ambitious and notorious projects of the time, the 1983 concept album Kilroy Was Here…
This is a fantastic album, overflowing with 80's influences! If you are a fan of 80's bands Whitesnake, Iron Maiden et al, you'll love this! The vocals, guitar and lyrics will have you fondly remembering skintight jeans, long permed hair and head-banging at the local youth club!
Early funk from The Commodores - a group that spent so much time sleeping later, it's hard to believe they could be so funky early on! There's plenty of that bass-heavy style that would later dominate many Motown combos at the end of the 70s - but the group's really in control of the groove on this one, without any of the cliches that such bassery could lead them into. Lionel Ritchie contributed one nice smooth soul number, «This Is Your Life», and the rest of the album includes «Let's Do It Right», «Wide Open», «The Bump», «Look What You've Done To Me», and the pop funk classic «Slippery When Wet».