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    Supertramp

    Just heard a Supertramp tune on the radio. I liked alot of their music and it reminds me of my youth.

    Does anyone know whatever happened to them?

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    They just kind of dwindled down to nothing, according to www.allmusicguide.com ! I know they've been covered by The GooGooDolls and a few of their songs are on commericals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FH
    They just kind of dwindled down to nothing, according to www.allmusicguide.com ! I know they've been covered by The GooGooDolls and a few of their songs are on commericals.

    Forgive my ignorance but what tunes did The Goo Goo Dolls cover?
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    I meant just the one they're doing now: Give A Little Bit.

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    Roger Hodgson/Supertramp With Orchestra

    Went up to Casinorama last night and watched Roger Hodgson perform with an Orchestra for only 33 dollars Canadian. Roger's voice is still amazing, with none of the usual signs of wear and tear that the rock and roll lifestyle has inflicted upon many other singers. It's truly a remarkable voice.

    Roger Hodgson was one of the two lead vocalists of the rock group Supertramp until 1983. He sings all the "high" sounding parts. Hodgson is the main writer of worldwide known single hits such as "The Logical Song", "Dreamer", "Give a little bit" and "It's raining again".

    It was moving to hear many of Supertramps greatest songs played with a respectably sized group of strings, percussion and brass supplying impecably tasteful accompanyment via well written arrangements. He ended the night with "Fools Overture", prior to the encores, which featured an amazing adaptation of "Give A Little Bit". It was beautiful to hear such an endearingly simple song so tastefully orchestrated.

    I highly recommend watching this particular Hodgson tour if it comes to your town. It is well worth the money, whatever the price may be.

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    Breakfast In America is another classic album born out of band strife (ala Rumours and dare I say, Fair Warning) - you all know the hits ("Goodbye Stranger", "The Logical Song", "Take The Long Way Home" plus the radio classic "Breakfast In America") but the other songs are great too. Good production that holds up even today - back when people knew how to produce records (amazing that bands could do so much more with less back then - now we have all this fancy equipment and albums frequently sound like shit). Don't know if the CD I have is remastered or not - nothing on it indicates that. Anyway, was watching some clips on YouTube yesterday - saw a cool clip of Roger Hodgson solo (with one other dude) playing "Child Of Vision" and a live clip from '83 of "Goodbye Stranger" - didn't realise that Rick Davies sang the falsetto parts of the song - always attributed that to Hodgson. A friend of mine bought the album when it was out, but as kids we couldn't get into it. But now I love it.

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    Let's get this thread really going.

    My best bud has recently got me into them (after some delay on my part). Now I'm crazy about 'em, and getting moreso all the time. They're definitely in my top six or eight favorite bands.

    Couple days ago I ripped ...Famous Last Words... to my laptop. It was their last album with Roger Hodgson. It's pretty damn good. And the last track, Hodgson's swan song--Don't Leave Me Now--is fucking SPECTACULAR.

    Any other big fans out there?
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    I caught on to Supertramp at the time of "Crime of the Century".

    They were big in Canada long before the US caught on with "Breakfast in America."

    I'd have to list "Even in the Quietest Moments" as my favorite album.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janthraxx View Post
    Let's get this thread really going.

    My best bud has recently got me into them (after some delay on my part). Now I'm crazy about 'em, and getting moreso all the time. They're definitely in my top six or eight favorite bands.
    Couple days ago I ripped ...Famous Last Words... to my laptop. It was their last album with Roger Hodgson. It's pretty damn good. And the last track, Hodgson's swan song--Don't Leave Me Now--is fucking SPECTACULAR.

    Any other big fans out there?
    wow...pretty strong testimonial. I had never really noticed them until a handful of years ago when 106.9 became an eighties station. For the first month or so they ran no commercials and were playing some real gems. They'd dip into the late seventies a little here and there too. Supertramp was on pretty strong rotation back then. I like the guy's voice a lot and their songs seem to really stand apart from a lot of music that was coming out at the same time.

    good band. There on my list of "bands I need to dig deeper into."
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    wow...pretty strong testimonial. I had never really noticed them until a handful of years ago when 106.9 became an eighties station. For the first month or so they ran no commercials and were playing some real gems. They'd dip into the late seventies a little here and there too. Supertramp was on pretty strong rotation back then. I like the guy's voice a lot and their songs seem to really stand apart from a lot of music that was coming out at the same time.

    good band. There on my list of "bands I need to dig deeper into."
    Could i suggest starting with "Crime of the Century"?

    The albums previous to that were, in my opinion, not very strong.
    "Crisis, what Crisis?", "Moments", and BIA are all very good.
    "Paris" is a strong live disc as i recall as well.
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    Still need to get more of their stuff. I only have Breakfast In America and The Very Best of Supertramp. One of these days I'll need to get Crime Of The Century and Even In The Quietest Moments at the very least...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FH View Post
    They just kind of dwindled down to nothing, according to www.allmusicguide.com ! I know they've been covered by The GooGooDolls and a few of their songs are on commericals.
    And along with that, Gym Class Heroes used a couple bits of the song for one of their own:

    It's not a direct cover, but it's there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    Still need to get more of their stuff. I only have Breakfast In America and The Very Best of Supertramp. One of these days I'll need to get Crime Of The Century and Even In The Quietest Moments at the very least...
    Yes. Those two are my favorites. Crime of the Century is a stunning progressive album, with one of the strongest closers (the title track) of any album, ever.
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    If ya'll haven't heard it, I highly recommend Roger's first solo album, 1984's In the Eye of the Storm. The title track is spectacular, as good as about anything Supertramp did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janthraxx View Post
    If ya'll haven't heard it, I highly recommend Roger's first solo album, 1984's In the Eye of the Storm. The title track is spectacular, as good as about anything Supertramp did.
    I remember that album having a couple of good songs, but i also recall being a little pissed at him for leaving the band, and neither the solo artist of the group had any real success afterwords.

    Then about a year later, another singer left another favorite band, and i was pissed at him to.
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