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Carry on Wayward Son

From the Album The Best Of Kansas
February 23, 1999 | Format: MP3

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Why?? because I had never heard this song until I started watching that show. I hadn't heard of the band Kansas, until I googled the song. I love the guitar rifts in the song because they're awesome. I listen to this song while driving, working out and walking. I never get tired of listening to it. Now I've been checking out more songs from this group. So again thank you Supernatural for making old school rock songs hip again.
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Judging by the reviews left on this song, it seems that many people were introduced to it via the TV show "Supernatural." While I'd heard the song before, thanks to both my mom (a music nut) and a school bus driver who insisted on keeping the radio on an oldies station all the time, I didn't particularly love it until I, too, started watching "Supernatural." For a show whose focus was on two brothers hunting demons, vampires, ghosts, and other creepy creatures, it certainly features a LOT of classic rock and older but still awesome music. And at the end of every season the show plays a recap of the season's events right before the season finale... and said recap is invariably accompanied by this stirring number.

I haven't listened to anything else by Kansas, but if "Carry On Wayward Son" is any indication, they were a pretty epic band. "Carry On Wayward Son" balances out the more energetic portions of the song with some slightly slower, more low-key bridges that have an almost thoughtful sound to them, and are mostly piano instead of the guitar-and-drums of the rest. Not all songs can hit this balance successfully, so props to the songwriters for this. And while no "Bohemian Rhapsody," it is a lot more musically complex than most songs of today. Whatever happened to these songwriters anyhow...

A classic rock number that's enjoying some newfound popularity thanks to "Supernatural," this is a great song for both classic rock fans and "Supernatural" fans to enjoy... or heck, any fans of quality music. They don't write 'em like this anymore...
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I had loved this song when I was little but had forgotten this classic until one day I was watching an episode of SouthPark (specifically Guitar Queero)it was playing this song and now because of an immature, dumb and incredibly hilarious show I have been brought back to the good ol' rock n roll.
Thank You SP
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Always loved this song! Got motivated to finally buy it after hearing it (yet again) on Supernatural. The beat and guitar just feel good, and excellent harmony as well.
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One of my favorite songs by Kansas.
I keep hearing it on old reruns of "Super Natural"
which is a great TV series. I know it seems goulash,
but it is about the brothers mission they are on, cause of their Dad.
song so right for them.
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I like this song since I started listening to it from the CW series Supernatural. It is good from the beginning and middle, but seem to be mostly music in between.
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High quality version of a great song! You can hear all the notes and different instruments. Really a pleasure to listen to!
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More time has been spent analyzing these lyrics than most any others. There has to be some kind of spritual significance hidden somewhere in there. If you a child of the '70's you know this song and must add it to your collection. If you love progressive rock or classic rock, you'll love this. But then you knew all this anyway. (I bought the mp3 as a stop-gap. Unsure whether I'll transcribe my vinyl to mp3, then cd or buy the cd compilation and get better sound quality than I can produce and Amazon's Cloud Auto-Rip.)
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