Monday, January 26, 2015

"Right Away" by Kansas

Song#:  1148
Date:  08/21/1982
Debut:  85
Peak:  73
Weeks:  6
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Kansas got back into the Top 20 for the first time since 1978 with the #17 "Play the Game Tonight" from their LP "Vinyl Confessions." However, this second single brought a halt to the album's progress when it failed to make it out of the basement of the chart. Loss of their audience was certainly felt when "Vinyl Confessions" became the band's first album not to get certified gold. 

ReduxReview:  This is an odd song. It starts off with with some Foreigner-ish rock, then shifts down to Supertramp mode.  And then the section before the instrumental break and final chorus had a real Broadway feel. In other words, it's all over the place. However, they do a good job holding all of it together. It's very interesting and I do like it, but this is not a good single choice.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Ever watch The Weather Channel? Their famous weather "on the 8's" is a short forecast, usually local info, that comes up every 8 minutes. It is accompanied by instrumental music. Most of the time it seems to be some kind of smooth jazz. But a song from Kansas has been used for the segment. Instrumental sections from the 10-minute epic "Song for America," the title track from the band's second album, have been used as the background music for "on the 8's." The 1975 album track was originally edited down to around 3 minutes and released as the third single from the album. It did not chart.


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