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  Beagle Kennel Dream Reality - Album
Ook nadat de pups verhuisd zijn naar hun nieuwe eigenaren houden we graag contact met hen.
Een aantal van deze verhalen en foto's hebben we verzameld in dit album.
Er is al heel wat afgeschreven over honden en de Beagle in het bijzonder; op deze pagina's geven wij u een overzicht van artikelen, websites, boeken en andere informatie bronnen die het bekijken meer dan waard zijn.
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  Kilroy was here - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kilroy was here is an American popular culture expression, often seen in graffiti.
Kilroy Was Here was the name of a song by the band The Move on their self-titled debut album.
Kilroy, according to this theory, actually means "kill roi" (roi is the French word for king); king and father are identical, so Kilroy is an expression of the Oedipal urge to kill one's father.
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 Kilroy Was Here (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kilroy Was Here is an rock opera/concept album by the rock band Styx.
"Kilroy" was conceived by lead singer Dennis DeYoung as both an album and an accompanying stage show.
While the tour was a financial disaster, the album was a top seller for the band peaking at #3 in the US and went Platinum and sold close to 2.5 million copies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kilroy_Was_Here_(album)   (636 words)

Kilroy Was Here is also the title of a 1983 rock opera/concept album by Styx.
Kilroy is mentioned in Closing Time, the sequel to Catch-22, by Joseph Heller.
The rock group Styx's 1983 album was entitled Kilroy Was Here.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/k/ki/kilroy_was_here.html   (1165 words)

 Kilroy Was Here
The idea behind the album was also created in response to the wild accusations (basically, the accusations of putting backward Satanic messages on their albums) and new regulations (warning labels on their albums) that some legislators tried to impose upon not only Styx, but other falsely accused bands at that time.
Kilroy, however, was still putting on forbidden rock concerts with his band for their loyal fans who opposed the oppressive ways of the devious Righteous.
Unfortunately, Righteous eventually arrested Kilroy by making it appear that he (Kilroy) had ruthlessly murdered a member of the MMM by beating him with a guitar in front of the thousands of “rebellious” rock n’ roll fans who watched while this indecent act was being done.
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 Aversion.com Reviews
Kilroy Was Here casts the singer/guitarist in a light much different than his time in his Celtic rock outfit ever did.
More introspective and personal than anything his band produced, this album shifts away from the direct approach taken in the past in favor of songs that move in somewhat darker circles as they allude to scenes painted with a more subtle touch.
Though Kilroy Was Here is a much more difficult listen than any Black 47, mostly because its restrained atmosphere doesn?t work nearly as hard to win over listeners as outright rock, Kirwan?s trump cards, engaging storytelling, sharp wit and well-read instincts make this album a challenge that?s worth taking on.
www.aversion.com /reviews/print_review.cfm?f_id=452   (362 words)

 Mr. Roboto by Styx Songfacts
The album title, Kilroy Was Here, is a phrase that was graffitied all over the place in the 1940s.
Kilroy found out that his subordinate was over-counting the number of rivets riveted, and then sharing the extra money made with the workers.
Kilroy nipped this in the bud by doing the rivet counts personally, and then writing "Kilroy Was Here" over the areas he'd checked, to keep everyone honest.
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 Black 47 Front Man to Release Solo Album - Aversion.com
Kilroy Was Here, scheduled for a Feb. 27 release on Gadfly Records, features a sound removed from the rock laid down by Black 47, with acoustic guitars, violins and trumpets making up the bands sound.
The album takes on both autobiographical themes as well as pure storytelling, and touches on everything from recreating author Lawrence Durrell’s "weight of memory"—translating milestone memories into song—to exploring erotic themes.
Just because Kilroy Was Here was built around Kirwan’s lyrics, he didn’t neglect the musical side of the record.
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 Reverse Speech
''Kilroy Was Here'' is the brainchild of Dennis DeYoung, Styx's 36-year-old senior member, keyboardist, lead singer, and writer of most of the group's hits.
DeYoung plays Robert Kilroy, a famous rock star who is falsely accused of murdering a protester at an MMM rally and sent to prison.
''Kilroy Was Here'' should have been a half-amusing, half-menacing parable of technology, the rock culture, and modern demagoguery.
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 Scotsman.com News - UK - Kilroy was here: up close and personal
Kilroy doesn’t invade your personal space, he sends in troops and tanks with air support, annexes it and proclaims it part of the Greater Kilroy Empire.
Kilroy’s hand is clamped firmly on the man’s shoulder now, their eyes locked together.
Kilroy is thrown by this, and forced to rely on The Scotsman to translate for some early interlocutors.
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 snarkout: kilroy was here.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Despite the ubiquity of the slogan "Kilroy was here" -- it was common enough during World War II to have served as the title of a period humor collection, not to mention a Styx album -- there's debate over the phrase's origin.
Kilroy was briefly topical (Isaac Asimov wrote a pointless Kilroy story) and never quiet forgotten (more for Chad and the opportunities for visual puns than anything else).
But unlike the smiley face (invented by Harvey Ball), Kilroy's creator may never be fully known; he belongs to all of history.
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 StyxCollector.Com - Center For Roboto Research And Preservation
Roboto, the first single from that album, was a #3 Billboard hit for Styx, and the Roboto character remains an enduring symbol for the band.
I was fortunate, at age 19, I went from leading a 2 dimensional life (the Kilroy film) to living a 3 dimensional life (the live action on stage).
Here there used to be sketches drawn by Stan Winston.
www.styxcollector.com /roboto.html   (1252 words)

 Styx   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Kilroy Was Here followed, yet another concept album, which brought them close to repetition.
A watered-down pop-rock album with a big-budget production, its success came on the back of their previous album rather than on its own merits.
As one of the tracks on the album stated, the group were self-evidently "Not Dead Yet".
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 DuQuoin State Fair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
From here on Styx albums had an added degree of accessibility and moved towards a more commercial approach.
The album became their most successful ever, and also stayed at number 1 for three weeks on the album chart.
As one of the tracks on the album stated, the group were self-evidently 'Not DeadYet'.
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 G21 POWERSSOUND - "Kirwan's Celtic Solo Gem"
Easily the album's masterpiece is "Life's Like That, Isn't It?" All the elements meld for an enduring and soulful story of a father's return from the sea and introduction of his son to music.
Here's how much I liked this CD: I played it every day for a solid week, never having to employ a barf bag.
While there's nothing in the new album which is bad, there's not enough of the very good to be found either.
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 sciforums.com - What was the first album you ever bought?
First album was MC Hammer, Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em followed promptly by Vanilla Ice, To The Extreme.
My first album I ever bought with my own money was Millenium by the Backstreet Boys.
First worthwhile album I bought would have to be The Wall.
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"Kilroy Was Here" marks the debut solo release from Larry Kirwan, lead singer and songwriter for the popular Irish-American rock group Black 47.
With "Kilroy Was Here," he combines the experience of both worlds.
For this album, Kirwan chose a more intimate sound than Black 47, favoring violin and trumpet, while acoustic double bass powers the rhythm tracks.
www.rhodeirish.net /reviews/cdreview/08-01_kirwan.htm   (240 words)

 Mr. Roboto
In an attempt to contact Kilroy, Jonathan jams the airwaves of the MM network, replacing a mind control session with outlawed footage of a Kilroy concert.
The album “Kilroy was here,” by the group Styx tells a fictitious story about a world famous rock star named Kilroy.
Kilroy’s hope is reborn and he escapes inside one of the “security guard” robotos.
www.styxnet.com /styxlyrics/roboto.htm   (1276 words)

The band's latest and most ambitious album, "Kilroy was Here," advances Styx's reputation as a socially conscious group.
The plot behind the show (and the latest Styx album "Kilroy Was Here") centers around Kilroy, a famous rock star, and Dr. Everett Righteous, founder and leader of the MMM (the Majority for Musical Morality).
The entire Kilroy concept is a direct response to the new conservatism that has developed over the past years.
www.racerrecords.com /Styx/statement.html   (1924 words)

 Kilroy review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
On my part, I think that Kilroy was Here was a very good album...
Kilroy was Here tour had an unusual production with elaborated dialogues on scene, something quite new for Rock n' Roll fans.
I can tell that this album was surely the number one reason for STYX' going apart, but not because of its quality but for its originality.
www.abacom.com /~henrid/Reviews/Kilroyangl.htm   (177 words)

 Rolling Stone : Styx: Kilroy Was Here : Music Reviews
Both Kilroy Was Here and Frontiers do at least lend the impression that these two groups are taking giant steps of some sort.
Styx has always gone in for a somewhat showy sound, and Kilroy Was Here finds their writing at its Broadway best; unfortunately, while the melodies carry the all-purpose sparkle of a stage musical, the songs lack the sort of unity expected of a genuine theatrical production.
Roboto" is easily the catchiest tune on the album, but given the nature of its lyrics, it's hard to imagine anyone unfamiliar with the overriding concept making sense of it.
www.rollingstone.com /artists/styx/albums/album/131527/review/5940986   (1060 words)

 Brave New World
Every album this classic STYX line-up has recorded has achieved gold or platinum status, including their most recent, 1997's Return To Paradise on CMC International Records - a live album recorded during their reunion tour in 1996 (during which they played for more than 600,000 loyal and devoted STYX fans across the country).
This is their hardest rocking album since Pieces of Eight, and it proves once again that STYX is a band whose energy cannot and will not be deterred by time or changing market trends.
In April, the album Paradise Theatre is released, soon reaching platinum success (STYX now has four consecutive platinum albums "under their belt") and remaining at #1 on the U.S. charts for three weeks.
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 Album Kilroy Was Here by Styx - AOL Music
Album Kilroy Was Here by Styx - AOL Music
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Everything about the album 'Kilroy Was Here' by Styx including album title, track listings, release dates, guest artists, record label info and user reviews on AOL Music.
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 Larry Kirwan"Kilroy Was Here"
Gadfly Records is proud to announce the release of ãKilroy Was Here,ä the debut solo release from Larry Kirwan, lead singer and songwriter for the popular Irish-American rock group Black 47.
With "Kilroy Was Here," Kirwan chose a more intimate sound than Black 47, favoring violin and trumpet, while acoustic double bass powers the rhythm tracks.
Displacement is the theme in "Fatima," in which an immigrant Muslim girl falls in love with a Christian and must decide on the claims of family or America.
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 Amazon.com: Kilroy Was Here: Music: Larry Kirwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
''Kilroy was Here'' is quite the stylistic departure from his previous work, with a brass section, fiddles, and guitar in tight ensemble.
If I had to choose my favorite songs, I would go with ''Molly'', ''Kilroy was Here'', ''Life's Like That, Isn't It?'', ''Girl in the Rain'', ''Spanish Moon'', and ''Walkin' With Her God''.
''Kilroy was Here'' depicts the lonely, transient state of any World War II serviceman on leave, in search of a little companionship: the man who did not want to spend his furlough in some crowded, noisy bar.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000589E7?v=glance   (1505 words)

 Cyberpunk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the same era, Styx released the concept album Kilroy Was Here (1983), the story of a rock star living in a dark future where music has been outlawed.
Here, the setting is still that of the dystopian near future; however, it also incorporates heavy elements of fantasy literature and games, such as magic, spirits, elves, and dragons.
Shadowrun's cyberpunk facets were modeled in large part on William Gibson's writings, and the game's original publishers, FASA, have been accused by some as having directly ripped off Gibson's work without even a statement of influence.
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 ezFolk Media Store   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The last Black 47 release was a big flop to me. It was reggai based and lacked the depth of the first few albums (problem the record companies doings).
Telling a story is an art at which Kirwan excels, as I have learned from listening to his work with Black 47, and also from his excellent CD, ''Keltic Kids''.
''Kilroy was Here'' is quite the stylistic departure from his previous work, with a brass section, fiddles, and guitar in tight...
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 Red Sneaker Records - Used Vinyl 33RPM Records and CDs
Although Dennis De Young's concept about man being replaced by robots in the near future failed to get off the ground, Kilroy Was Here still harbored two of the band's best singles.
It was the song's mechanically spoken chorus and slight disco beat that made it Styx's fifth Top Ten single up to that point, overshadowing the rest of the album's tracks.
The saxophone playing from Steve Eison gathers some redemption, cropping up here and there, but even some decent guitar work from Shaw and Young can't save the rest of the album.
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