Songs I Like by Bands I Don’t- “Dust In The Wind.”- Kansas never interested me. They were popular for a short period of time in the late 70’s- early 80-s and then they were more or less like their song- Dust In The Wind. They are still hanging around – probably playing this summer at some shed near you with REO Tricycle and that ilk. I must confess of their seven Top 40 hits I did like one- Dust In The Wind- which became their biggest hit- reaching #6 in 1978. The song was written by band member Kerry Livgren- and the title was taken from the Bible- Ecclesiastes
I reflected on everything that is accomplished by man on earth, and I concluded:
Everything he has accomplished is futile — like chasing the wind.
The only real cool thing about Kansas was the cover of their debut album- the self-titled Kansas with the famous painting of one of my heroes- John Brown with the Bible in one hand and the rifle in the other- by John Steuart Curry.