Yeah, Kansas is still around too. We know because we've seen
advertisements for their new album, Freaks of Nature, which is billed
as "the first studio album from Kansas in over seven
years." (Why they couldn't have made it eight is not clarified.) We know
almost nothing about Kansas. We don't know who is or was in it, and we can
name exactly two of their songs: "Carry on My Wayward Son"
and "Point of No Return." But we feel as if we know them from
the text of their ad, which sounds like it comes from a band who has taken a
few hammerings over the years and is a little defensive about it:
"To those freaks of nature who never give up
Who never stop honing their craft
Who never change with the fads
Who never lose sight of their dreams
And who never quite conform to being normal
Kansas dedicates this album to you."
We couldn't have put it better ourselves.