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Q&A: Rich Williams of Kansas Talks History, Houston and Will Ferrell

Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 29 May 2008

IN THE REALM of classic rock warhorse bands, few have managed to straddle genres like Kansas. Fist pumping FM rock anthems ('Carry On Wayward Son', 'Point of Know Return', 'Play the Game Tonight') share CD and concert stage space with much more detailed proggy fare ('The Wall', 'Journey from Mariabronn'), and – of course – the only monster power ballad with an electric violin solo ('Dust in the Wind').

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