Friday, January 7, 2011

JDIZZY's 365 # 242: Carry On Wayward Son

Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas (1976)

The year before punk broke, the American charts were blessed with the last great prog single of the seventies. It was by Kansas, a band that had worked hard to make a name for themselves on their first three albums. With their fourth, Leftoverture, they had hit pay dirt. Leftoverture is one of my favorite albums of all time. Besides Styx, Kansas is the greatest American prog band of all time. As with most of their peers, their best material is from the seventies. Any of their releases from the decade are well worth searching for, as most of them have been remastered with bonus tracks in recent years. There's a lot more to these guys then "Dust In the Wind", even though that song's much better than it gets credit for.

You think this is good? Check her out doing Rush!!

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