Just Plain Good Music

@suziecat7 (3392)
Asheville, North Carolina
June 6, 2016 6:12pm CST
One of my favorite bands from the 1970s is Kansas. It's just plain good music. Two of their most popular songs are "Dust in the Wind" and "Carry On Wayward Son". Both songs have been performed by many other musical artists in different genres and have been the soundtracks for various movies and television shows. No wonder - it's good stuff. One thing I know about us old-timers. Our music was the best. I don't think anything offered these days compares though I do like Bruno Mars. The sheer artistry of music -making at that time was amazing. So here's what I've been listening to - thought I'd share.
Kansas' official audio for 'Carry On Wayward Son'. Click to listen to Kansas on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/KansasSpot?IQid=KanCOWS As featured on The Essent...
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
7 Jun 16
I love the lyrics of "Dust in the wind". The band drifter apart many years ago, it's a shame, they were really good.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
8 Jun 16
They drifted apart in the 80's. I always wonder what beautiful music they would have made if they had stayed together.
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@LadyDuck (181864)
• Switzerland
9 Jun 16
@suziecat7 Many big groups drifted apart when they were succesful.
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• Eugene, Oregon
6 Jun 16
They were great! I wonder how long they stayed together an played? I hear them often on Pandora.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
7 Jun 16
Apparently the original band drifted apart in the early 80s. Too bad.
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• United States
7 Jun 16
You are 100% correct. This is great music. I miss great music. Pop is so shallow.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
8 Jun 16
It is mostly pretty shallow. I try to find new artists to like but there are very few.
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• United States
9 Jun 16
@suziecat7 You are more adventurous than I am now. I just listen to what I know I like. Never disappointed this way.
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• United States
7 Jun 16
one'f my fav's durin' the day, seems the bands i enjoyed the most didn't stay together fer long. thankfully we've still access to their music.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
8 Jun 16
Yes, it's great to be able to find all that good music.
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@DWDavis (15037)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
7 Jun 16
Kansas was one of the great bands of the 1970s, that's certain. I still enjoy their music far more than anything written or recorded in the last 10 to 20 years.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
7 Jun 16
Agreed - there was a lot of talent then.
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@josie_ (8018)
• Philippines
7 Jun 16
The lyrics of "dust in the wind" is meaningful. Unlike some of today's non-nonsensical "music" that kids listen to nowadays.
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@suziecat7 (3392)
• Asheville, North Carolina
7 Jun 16
That's true - both the lyrics and the music has more meaning then much of the "light" fare today.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
9 Jun 16
Is it just us getting old? When I was a teenager I can remember my dad saying that "our" new music was garbage. Now here we are saying the same thing about modern music. I asked a friend about this. He say he believed that it's not the same. That the music of our day is better than today's music. One thing I noticed about today's music is they don't seem to have constancy. A lot of them repeat the same words over and over. So what if the guy's stuff is in the closet to the right? Tell me more that just that. Can you imagine how Dust in the Wind would sound if all they sang was, "It's just dust in the wind" over and over?
@Bluedoll (17050)
• Canada
9 Jun 16
They were good ones. We always need to pick and choose?