- Well, I went over to the Kansas site & downloaded the studio demos of Kansas
I must say that I enjoyed them quite a bit.
I didn't think too much of the vocalist or (especially) the lyrics - but they
weren't something that I ruined it for me.
The whole thing sorta reminded me of VERY early Happy The Man (Beginnings)
crossed with more "In the Wake Of Poseidon" Crimson & esp. Van Der Graaf
I didn't hear ANY Soft Machine in their sound whatsoever.
I haven't heard that much Kansas (although I bought the first album on the
advice of Rob LaDuca) & I've heard the hits of course, but this was a pretty
credible slab early 1970's progressive rock. Fun!
Thanks for pointing this out Bob.