I think 1989 was a little late to be using those big dumb Billy Idol synths, I thought most people were moving on to CMIs and synclaviers and shit by 1986-88. But the Beach Boys were never on time with their trends were they now?
The albums between Schoolboys In Disgrace and Low Budget are all better than Show Biz thru Soap Opera, I know that much.
Cox kind of made Walker on a lark--he stumbled upon an article about Walker in some bleeding heart magazine or something.
Did Harris ever do any other "evil" versions of his typical stoic square jawed all-American leader character? That was a really good idea for him in 1987, going from John Glenn to William Walker. I guess there's stuff like The Rock but I don't really want to watch that.