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Styx: Kilroy Was Here (A&M)

J. Kordosh, Creem, June 1983

MEET THE Premise. Rock 'n' roll has been banned from this good green Earth by your usual bunch of hypocrites. Woe is everyone. Along comes Kilroy, the last of the great rock stars, to prove good is stronger than not-so-good. Toss in some half-an-entendre characters named Jonathan Chance (good guy) and Dr. Everett Righteous (bad guy) for extra staying power. Set the whole mess to music, or anything else halfway reasonable. Make it an album. Sell it to anyone stupid enough to regard this as any more of a legitimate moral statement than a full-court press. Invest your earnings wisely.

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