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Kansas - Leftoverture CD (album) cover




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4.22 | 1016 ratings

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4 stars A white trash dude named Cleatus askes his slutty girlfriend Brandy to get married. The're in a K-Mart parking lot and listening to 'their' song: Dust in the Wind.

Oh man, I saw sooo many country guys trying to impress girls by playing this song on their cheap guitars. And of course, the girls fell for those guys, 'cause guys knew the making out potential of this song. And then the legends wrotes itself. Kansas became THE band who wrote Dust in The Wind. Man I always disliked that sound quite sincerely. So when I finded out that out that this song was not a good representation of their overall work, I bought Leftoverture.

To my surprise I didn't knew they wrote Carry On Wayward Son. I mean, I knew the melody, but I didn't known Kansas wrote it. Once again, my jaw kinda hardened as I realized that I perhaps wasted my money. But then came Miracles Out of Nowhere, Cheyenne Antem and the highly honorable Magnum Opus. Bam! I was sold to this super album. I didn't knew how good this band was before. And to find an american band who rocks this good and also could teach a lesson or two to ELP and Yes got me more happier.

The song writing is excellent. They use a very great range of keyboards, some xylophone, dirty guitars when needed and when the viola kicks in, it sets the whole thing on fire. I'm happy to own a piece what America did best in the 70's. Honestly, I'm very impressed by the quality and yet accessible work of Kansas.

A surprisingly good record with a somewhat low amount of cheesyness. If you want two North American band of the 70's, I'd say to go with Rush and Kansas.

Menswear | 4/5 |


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