Their have been many artists mentioned on this list flying the Progressive Rock banner on this list who appear to have little chance to be induction. Kansas is one of those groups, though when we hear from some people that they were not exactly a Progressive Rock band we don’t entirely disagree.
The music of Kansas at its most basic was a fusion of Progressive Rock and American Boogie Rock. It found itself a huge fan base but it is also found its share of detractors. Although Kansas had a distinctive sound in their early work that garnered them two Classic Rock staples (Dust in the Wind & Carry On My Wayward Son), they have been despised critically for years. The fact that their two hits are somewhat mocked in Will Ferrell films does little to enhance their reputation. A nomination to the Hall might just be the best they could hope for.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
U.S.A. (Topeka, KS)
Why They Will Get In:
They are an American band with some success which does help.
Why They Won’t Get In:
They are too critically despised.
Song for America (1975)
Point of Know Return (1977)
Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:
Journey From Mariabronn (From Kansas, 1974)
Song for America (From Song for America, 1975)
Carry on My Wayward Son (From Leftoverture, 1976)
Dust in the Wind (From Point of Know Return, 1977)
Point of Know Return (From Point of Know Return, 1977)