History Music / Kansas

10th Feb '17 7:53:28 AM Jake18
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* CutSong: "Perfect Lover" was cut from later releases of ''The Best of Kansas''. Considering it never actually appeared on any albums and was exclusive to the earlier releases of ''The Best of Kansas'', no one really misses it.



* EyepatchOfPower: Rich Williams wears one. [[http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large-5/rich-williams-kansas-don-olea.jpg Behold.]]



* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: A box set with multiple discs (and much more music) has been released (though it's also available via digital distribution such as iTunes and Google Play Music).
1st Feb '17 9:28:57 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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* LongRunner: About to hit the 40th anniversary of their first album, and they still play songs from it.

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* LongRunner: About to hit Hit the 40th anniversary of their first album, album in 2014, and they were still play playing songs from it.



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Ranges from 1 ("Dust in the Wind") to 5 ("Carry On Wayward Son", "Portrait (He Knew)") with even a few 6's ("Lightning's Hand" comes to mind). "Icarus II" is, arguably, a 7, with two heavy metal sections.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Ranges from 1 ("Dust in the Wind") to 5 ("Carry On Wayward Son", "Portrait (He Knew)") with even a few 6's ("Lightning's Hand" comes to mind). "Icarus II" is, arguably, a gets up to 7, with two heavy metal sections.
29th Dec '16 6:52:29 PM SparksOfTheTempest
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* NoodleIncident: Robby Steinhardt's first departure from the band was on very bad terms, and to this day no one except those involved knows the exact reason. The story seems to vary depending on who you talk to, though Phil Ehart has suggested that addictions may have had a part in it. Notably, the breakup was so bad that it would be over a decade before Robby and Kerry Livgren spoke to each other again (Robby was notably absent from the 1990 European tour that brought the original members back together).
24th Sep '16 5:51:04 PM Yoshiman400
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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Billy Greer on "Look at the Time" on ''Somewhere to Elsewhere'', his only lead vocal in studio (see Vocal Tag Team). Robby Steinhardt has stepped away from the band on a full time basis, but does show up to sing and play violin on a couple of shows per tour.
* UncommonTime: Many of their songs. While they usually don't get as complex as 7/4 or 5/4, they can get ridiculous at times. "The Spider", for example, begins in 11/16 and goes just about everywhere from there.

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Billy Greer on "Look at the Time" on ''Somewhere to Elsewhere'', Elsewhere'' and "Summer" on ''The Prelude Implicit'', his only lead vocal vocals in studio (see Vocal Tag Team). Robby Steinhardt has stepped away from the band on a full time basis, but does show up to sing and play violin on a couple of shows per tour.
* UncommonTime: Many of their songs. While they usually don't get as complex as 7/4 or 5/4, songs, and they can get ridiculous at times. "The Spider", for example, begins in 11/16 and goes just about everywhere from there.



* VocalTagTeam: Happens on most of their albums. Steve Walsh has sung the majority of the band's output (including all of the hits when he was a member of the band), but Robby Steinhardt has had a role in many of their other well-known songs, such as "Down the Road" and "Miracles out of Nowhere". ''Vinyl Confessions'' was an Elefante/Steinhardt tag team as well. With Steve Walsh retiring and Robby Steinhardt amicably splitting from the band, the team is now carried by Walsh's replacement Ronnie Platt and bassist Billy Greer, usually singing Steve and Robby's parts respectively.

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* VocalTagTeam: Happens on most of their albums. Steve Walsh has sung the majority of the band's output (including all of the hits when he was a member of the band), but Robby Steinhardt has had a role in many of their other well-known songs, such as "Down the Road" and "Miracles out of Nowhere". ''Vinyl Confessions'' was an Elefante/Steinhardt tag team as well. With Steve Walsh retiring and Robby Steinhardt amicably splitting from the band, the team is now carried by Walsh's replacement Ronnie Platt and bassist Billy Greer, usually singing Steve and Robby's parts respectively.respectively (except, of course, those concerts where Robby comes back for a couple of songs).
18th May '16 6:13:37 PM youngbond007
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''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' and ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' fans most likely recognize them as the creators of "Carry On Wayward Son", which is easily one of their most popular songs along with "Point of Know Return" and "Dust in the Wind" (all three of which may be priced slightly higher on digital distribution channels). Other well-known songs from the band include "Point of Know Return", "Play The Game Tonight", and "Fight Fire With Fire".

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''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' and ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' fans most likely recognize them as the creators of "Carry On Wayward Son", which is easily one of their most popular songs along with "Point of Know Return" and "Dust in the Wind" (all three of which may be priced slightly higher on digital distribution channels). Other well-known songs from the band include "Point "People of Know Return", the South Wind", "Play The the Game Tonight", and "Fight Fire With Fire".
Fire", and "All I Wanted".
18th May '16 6:12:26 PM youngbond007
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** ''Power'' and ''In The Spirit Of Things'' mix the classic Kansas sound with 80's pop-rock.
18th May '16 6:11:16 PM youngbond007
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''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' and ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' fans most likely recognize them as the creators of "Carry On Wayward Son", which is easily one of their most popular songs along with "Point of Know Return" and "Dust in the Wind" (all three of which may be priced slightly higher on digital distribution channels).

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''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' and ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' fans most likely recognize them as the creators of "Carry On Wayward Son", which is easily one of their most popular songs along with "Point of Know Return" and "Dust in the Wind" (all three of which may be priced slightly higher on digital distribution channels).
channels). Other well-known songs from the band include "Point of Know Return", "Play The Game Tonight", and "Fight Fire With Fire".
18th May '16 6:06:10 PM youngbond007
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* ProgressiveRock: One of the more mainstream examples in North America.

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* ProgressiveRock: One of Perhaps most famous example to come from the more mainstream examples in North America.United States.
22nd Apr '16 6:04:43 PM CassandraLeo
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** "Point of Know Return" changes time signatures liberally. Verses have 4+4+4+3/4 while choruses have 7+7+4+4/4. There are some measures of straight 4/4 before the choruses.
23rd Mar '16 8:06:47 PM KYCubbie
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* PowerBallad: They have a lot of these. Notable examples include "Dust in the Wind", "Hold On", " Play the Game Tonight", and "The Wall".

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* PowerBallad: They have a lot of these. Notable examples include "Dust in the Wind", "Hold On", " Play the Game Tonight", and "The Wall".Wall", and "All I Wanted".
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