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  • OT: Why the hate for Kansas? (The band)

    Head and shoulders above Yes and many other prog bands in my opinion!

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    Another great prog song:

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      I love the Robin Trower-ish guitar solo in this one:

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        My prog band covers Dust in the Wind and Hold On. I saw them about 15 years ago at The Caravan of Dreams in FTW and stood about 10-15 feet from the guitar player Rich Williams. Loved the eye patch. He looked like a pirate. PRS - cord - Marshall stack. Awesome.

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        • #5
          They were a'ight. Didn't/don't hold a candle to Yes though.
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          • #6
            I saw 'em back in the late 80s with Steve Morse on guitar. Great show, great band.

            Better than Yes? Well, they had a bit more commercial appeal, but I wouldn't say they were/are better.
            Last edited by SteinbergerHack; 10-13-2018, 04:04 PM.
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            • #7
              Pretty horrible.
              But I thought Yes was highly over-rated, too.
              Dust always had me lunging for the dial to any other thing at all.
              Nausiating.
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              • #8
                I never thought enough of either to by an album, but "Carry on...etc" was fun to play.
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                • #9
                  I liked them okay at the time. Haven't thought much of them since the mid 70s though. Better than Yes? No I don't think so.

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                  • #10
                    I don't hate them...I just don't like them.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Hoddy View Post
                      I don't hate them...I just don't like them.
                      I just don't understand all the declarations of hate concerning other musicians. I can't even work up hate on most rappers. Gangsta rap and Ted Nugent are another category. I don't remember who it was, but someone said or wrote, "there are two kinds of music, good and bad. If it's well done, so be it, that's someone's expression."

                      Having said that, I know two of the members of Kansas. I played in the jr. high band back in Topeka with Dave Hope, who played tuba. Bass lines started early for him. He's the only guy who persuaded me to skip school with him to go skateboarding. I also know Kerry Livgren, who is a really sweet and humble man, and a pretty genius songwriter.
                      "This is the kind of arrant pedantry up with which I will not put."

                      ...Winston Churchill

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                      • #12
                        some of it is very good and some is pretentious tripe
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                        • #13
                          I saw Yes in 1978(Tormato) and Kansas about 1981. IMO, Yes was far more entertaining.
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                          • #14
                            I own and like the 1st album with John Brown on the cover.

                            Leftoverture got overplayed on the radio to the point i hated it.

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                            • #15
                              There didn't seem to be any flow.

                              Too contrived. Just didn't move emotions.Non organic feel.

                              As to Yes, same.

                              ELP was better.

                              Not by much.

                              If I don't feel like bitch slapping one of my tower fans, I'm not interested.



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