Kansas' self-titled debut album was released in March of 1974, nearly an entire year after it was recorded.  The album defined their signature sound, a mix of American style rock combined with complex, symphonic arrangements with changing time signatures.  Robby Steinhardt's violin was a distinctive element of the group's sound and set them apart from other progressive rock groups of the era.

Sam Talkington met with the guys from Kansas, and told him a little bit about the "smoke and mirrors" that are involved with performing for television shows.  Play the audio below to hear the story, as well as a little information about the album cover itself.