Thursday, January 21, 2010

Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son

Kansas is an American Progressive Rock band which became popular in the 70s. They have remained a classic rock radio staple and a popular touring act in North America and Europe.

Todays tune is picked from the bands fourth album "Leftoverture", released in 1976. The album begins with the hit single "Carry On Wayward Son," a song which has become a classic rock anthem. Kerry Livgren wrote the song as a sequel to the final song, "The Pinnacle," from the previous album, Masque. Because of this song's popularity, Kansas is often misclassified as an AOR (Album Oriented Rock) band, when in fact the majority of their catalogue (at least with their original line-up) is progressive rock. The album is a nice piece of Rock, nice melodies and interesting lyrics mixed with good riffs and alot of keyboard, check it up, you can listen to it on Spotify.

Todays tune is "Carry On Wayward Son", because of its lyrics, the song is often misnamed as "Carry On My Wayward Son".
Its the greatest single Kansas did, a song that is powerful, pompous, ridiculous and catchy all at once.

More info @ Kansas Official Website

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