"American Woman" released by the Canadian rock band The Guess Who in January 1970, from their sixth studio album of the same name. On May 22, 1970,
the single was certified as gold by the RIAA. Lead singer Burton Cummings was quoted, "When I said 'American woman, stay away from me,' I really meant
'Canadian woman, I prefer you.'"
Growing up I listened to this song all the time and knew way back then what he meant by that line. I guess then the seed was planted and that's why I
later ended up marrying a Canadian girl. I'd still play this song back when I was married and she hated it till I finally broke down and told her the
story behind the song. Good times. True story!
My younger daughter was and is into Pink so I got to hear her at home, alot but Dad had the bigger amp, speakers & sub to drown it out. She is
definitely unique and there were days I didn't mind listening to her.
Kansas - Dust in the Wind (1978)
The title of the song is a Bible reference, paraphrasing Ecclesiastes 1:14:
“I reflected on everything that is accomplished by man on earth, and I concluded:
Everything he has accomplished is futile — like chasing the wind!"
This song helped me get through the worst period of my life oddly enough... 100% not my style but it served a role.
This song and the show it has become associated with, Supernatural, proceeded to get me out of the place the first song had me in
This song just gets me going every damn time I hear it... the second half, from about 5:40 mins on, is to me the perfect definition of heavy...It
will never get old to me and will always make me headbang.. lol,
First version is live...second version is great with headphones as you pick up various effects that dont translate live..
WoW! Barely made it through your first one. New to me. Holy emotions that is deep!
Kansas - think I heard that song everyday when riding the school bus. Hard to believe they're still touring.
I'm usually not much into the progressive (death) metal bands but some of the older Norwegian bands from the 90s are unique and quite good. Guessing
by your username you're a big fan.
This song is by far one of them. I did listen w/headphones and agree the second is amazing indeed!
This content community relies on user-generated content from our member contributors. The opinions of our members are not those of site ownership who maintains strict editorial agnosticism and simply provides a collaborative venue for free expression.