Top Ten Reasons Why Kansas is One of the Greatest Rock BandsOk, so maybe Kansas isn't one of the greatest rock bands in YOUR Opinion, but still. I made this list because I already made one on why Iron Maiden was a great band, and I saw other people making lists about their favorite bands, so It's time I tell you about one of my favorite bands, Kansas. Yes, Kansas. The best Progressive Rock band in America (Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, and King Crimson are all from the UK, and I didn't say North American because Rush is from Canada, which is from North America).
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I have heard of other flute playing rock bands such as Jethro Tull, and bands such as Yes and Rush sound similar. However, how many times will you hear a violin-playing rock band. I haven't heard of any other bands so far. They also do not sound anything like your average band, and if they had keyboards, they sounded much different than those of other progressive rock bands.
I have never heard of this band and never listened to that band. - Fandomstuck
For a groundbreaker in electric rock violin, try Sugarcane Harris.
Agree with it - zxm
Although not nearly as talented as Rush, Robby Steinhardt is pretty great at violin, and Phil Ehart is a great drummer, with a great drum solo in Incomudro (Hymn to the Atman). Steve Walsh is also a great singer and keyboardist.
Not only that, but those lyrics aren't even the main focus in a lot of their songs, and they still did a pretty good job. Carry On Wayward Son and Miracles out of Nowhere both have great lyrics.
When many think of Kansas, they just think of those two songs. However, songs such as Journey From Mariabronn, Lamplight Symphony, The Pinnacle, Miracles out of Nowhere, Magnum Opus, Lightning's Hand, and A Glimpse of Home are all great songs.
Not a bad songwriter, but nowhere near the best actually, since Steve Harris, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and Roger Waters are all better. He is also a pretty good guitarist.
Unlike other bands like Metallica, they didn't get very bad, and even their newer music, including the songs from their new album are still pretty good. Oh, and speaking of Metallica, Kansas also wrote a song called Fight Fire with Fire that was released ONE Year before Metallica's Fight Fire with Fire. I still like Metallica's song better though.
Just listen to his drum solo in Incomudro (Hymn to the Atman).
I never thought I would say this, but he's actually a better singer than Bruce Dickinson.
Too bad he lost his right eye in an accident with fireworks. Never play with fireworks little kiddies reading this.
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