Carry on wayward son...



Kansas is an American band formed in 1973 and originally composed of Steve Walsh, Robby Steinhardt, Kerry Livgren, Rich Williams, Dave Hope and Phil Ehart.


A group that released his eponymous debut album a year later in 1974, an album that unfortunately went somewhat unnoticed despite being classified. Ditto for "Song for America" ​​and "Mask" in 1975 despite a much more favorable ranking ...


They will have to wait for the year 1976 and the release of the album "Leftoverture", album which will give them their first global hit with the title "Carry on wayward son".


Success confirmed and amplified the following year in 1977 with the release of the album "Point of know return", album which will sell more than 4 million copies in the United States alone and whose flagship single will be "Dust in the wind". A single that will be released a year later in 1978.


The rest of the adventure will get somewhat complicated with the half-hearted release of the album "Monolith", an album with certain success but which will be unable to produce any global hit.


And things really weren't going to get any better after that as the band released a number of albums during the 80s, 90s and 2000s but none of them enjoyed the success of the mid-70s albums.


They will experience a last major success with the single "All I wanted" in 1986 but it will indeed be the last for the group ...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Can I tell you 1974

  • Song for America 1975

  • Carry on wayward son 1976

  • Point of know return 1977

  • Dust in the wind 1978

  • Portrait (He knew) 1978

  • Lonely wind 1979

  • People of the south wind 1979

  • Reason to be 1979

  • Hold on 1980

  • Play the game tonight 1982

  • Right away 1982

  • Fight fire with fire 1983

  • Everydoby's my friend 1983

  • Perfect lover 1984

  • All I wanted 1986

  • Power 1987

  • Can't cry anymore 1987

  • Stand beside me 1988

  • Desperate times 1995

  • Hope once again 1995

  • Throwing mountains 2020

  • The absence of presence 2020

  • Memories down the line 2020



Clips :


1974 ... a first title which will pass somewhat under the radar. It is clear that they will have to raise the level of play somewhat to hope to be able to compete on an equal footing with the best ...



1975 ... change of year but no notable change in terms of results in the Charts. They will have to continue to work again and again ...



1976 ... after 2 years spent looking for each other and trying to find the style and the sound that go well, the group finally seems to have found what was lacking to finally join the big leagues. Big leagues that they integrate in an ideal way with this title !



1977 ... a sequel which will not equal the success of the previous title but which clearly proves that the group is now in working order and that he certainly does not intend to stop there !



1978 ... but it was without counting on THIS title ! A title with absolutely sumptuous finesse, yet the opposite of their usual style, and which nevertheless will give them a place of choice in the musical Pantheon at the end of the 20th century. MAS-TER-FUL !



1978 ... how to compete with the previous gem, is what we call a near impossible mission. Hence a result in the Charts necessarily lower ...



1979 ... let's face it, the band will never repeat the feat achieved on "Dust in the wind". But what he continues to deliver is far from without interest, it is clear ...



1979 ... a year 1979 which will not be remembered as their best vintage, but which allows them all the same to continue to believe in it. It's already that...



1979 ... the last title of the decade. A decade of 70 which will have seen them hatch and then which will have consecrated them in a masterly way. It remains to be seen what the next decade has in store for them ...



1980 ... the beginning of the 80s which really sees them struggling. It must be said that they have not really taken the measure of the new musical trends of the moment. Hence a slight disaffection on the part of the public ...



1982 ... it will take them two years to succeed in more or less adapting to the expectations of the general public. A healthy recovery that will allow them to catch up with the leading pack. For how long, good question ...



1982 ... the group relapses directly behind. A group which will have spent its time doing the yoyo, as much during the 1970s as during the 1980s. The very high level does not make any gifts and they will have learned it at their expense ...



1983 ... this does not prevent them from continuing to believe in it and to move forward at all costs during the 1980s. Especially since their sound and their style are now perfectly trendy. At last...



1983 ... there are titles that work and those that work much less well. So in your opinion, what category this one will belong to ? At the second unfortunately ...



1984 ... single title year and the most limited success. The group is really struggling to find its place during this decade of the 80s and alternates between good and bad without stopping ...



1986 ... the title that will save the decade and not just a little. We thought that the case was closed concerning them but it was bad to know them. The proof !



1987 ... the comeback at the head of the leading pack did not last long. The group signs here its last major title and is preparing to disappear from the radars for good ...



1987 ... the group does not demerit, far from it but the delay taken with the competition is now impossible to fill. Hard law of the trade ...



1988 ... this time will be the last when the group will make talk about him. The end of the 1980s saw them gradually die out and nothing, and no one, could change anything ...



1995 ... seven years will separate this title from the previous one. The group attempted a totally improbable comeback during this decade of the 90s, a comeback that unfortunately failed ...



1995 ... the group is really too far removed from the latest musical trends of the moment and this return to forceps was doomed in advance ...



2020 ... who would have thought they would try to come back again ? Nobody, that's for sure and yet they are back in this decade of 2020. Incredible but true ...



2020 ... and rock grandpas are far from ridiculous. When we know that they are on average 50 years older than the competition at the moment, their return commands respect, it's clear ...



2020 ... since they were able to rise from their ashes twice, we suspect that this time will not be the last. When is the next ...?



Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_(band)

Official Website :

https://www.kansasband.com/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/en/artist/1385

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/user/kansas/featured