Surprised there wasn't one already. When I was 15, my family and I were in the car, getting ready to leave the park. In this van, there was a radio/tape player in the back seat that plugged into headphones. I put them on instantly and heard the song "Breakfast In America" and loved the song so much! Moments like these don't happen very much, but back then it wasn't so easy to find a band. But about three years later, I did discover it was Supertramp, and they've been in my Top 5 favorite bands throughout the last few decades.... Ken Scott did one hell of a job producing, too! I think Supertramp is the most underrated band ever. Yeah, they had hits and sold a lot, but some of their great stuff was overlooked. I think a lot of it is because the band were faceless; no sex appeal... Never heard about serious problems, no drug problems, no smashing up hotels, pretty normal guys. I don't care for the jann wenner non-rock and roll hall of fame, but for over a decade, I always thought, "If they ever get in, it might be the one time they finally play together" so I'm still waiting, since they're one band with all their members still alive. I think that Roger played his best solos on Rick's songs, and vice-versa.. The guitar solo on "Crime of the Century", "Rudy", and "Waiting So Long" are my favorites of his, with the latest one sounding very Gilmour-esque, even the tone.. My favorite Rick's solos are on "School" and "Child of Vision". I think Roger and Rick both wrote their very best stuff, although I think Rick had a few duds. I also find it kinda ironic that Rick's biggest hit was the song he sounds like Roger with "Goodbye Stranger".. This woman I've known for decades (who has been a fan even longer) even though it was Roger singing "Goodbye Stranger", although it's John who does the highest harmony. Speaking of Helliwell, he played on a Pink Floyd album after Roger left.. David plays the cool solo on "Brother Where You Bound?". Speaking of Roger and Rick, Pink Floyd had theirs, too. Rick was the pianist, didn't get along with Roger. "Famous Last Words" and "The Final Cut" were also released around the same time. My favorite pianists' names all start with an "R" -- Rick Wright, Rick Davies, Ray Manzarek, and Rick Wakeman was great, especially his playing on David Bowie's "Lady Grinning Soul". I somehow stumbled into their official YouTube page, and found an interview I never heard, including a song they did live (cover) that I never heard of.. We had an album-by-album thread last year, and will go album-by-album, and try to post things like interviews and things newly uploaded, or "rare" stuff. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpS0hJ21amjA5eBApEOiIFw "A - You're Adorable" is the song. Listening to "In Conversation" right now and enjoying it. Supertramp -Words Unspoken -Surely -Shadow Song -Try Again -Maybe I'm A Beggar -Aubade / And I Am Not Like Other Birds of Prey -Home Again -It's A Long Road -Nothing To Show I love the vocals, but I think the guitar is really underrated.. Love the hammer-ons, the style, not quite flamenco, but has a Spanish/Middle-Eastern feel on some songs.. My favorite guitar is on "Try Again" and "Words Unspoken" (even though it isn't so prevalent on this song). Indelibly Stamped My least favorite album with Roger Hodgson... I'll rank em in order of favorites 1. Traveled 2. Rosie Had Everything Planned 3. Aries 4. Potter 5. Remember 6. Forever 7. Times Have Changed I really don't like the other three songs at all... Actually, I only like the first two songs. "Aries" just goes on too long without many changes. Actually, I think "Hooked On A Problem" is very much like "Ain't Nobody But Me" My least favorite album with Roger Hodgson... I'll rank em in order of favorites 1. Traveled 2. Rosie Had Everything Planned 3. Aries 4. Potter 5. Remember 6. Forever 7. Times Have Changed I really don't like the other three songs at all... Actually, I only like the first two songs. "Aries" just goes on too long without many changes. Actually, I think "Hooked On A Problem" is very much like "Ain't Nobody But Me" Crime Of The Century Does anyone know Roger's contribution when it came to the writing part on the song "Crime of the Century"? I think for "School", Rick did the "Don't do this, don't do that..." part. And what a piano solo - my favorite! It's interesting, because each guy seems to play their best solos on the other guys' song... Roger's best guitar solos are on "Crime of the Century", "Rudy", and "Waiting So Long", while Rick's is "School" and "Child of Vision".. I like that; instead of just withholding their best for their own song. Now, time to rank them in order.. -Crime of the Century -Rudy -School -Hide In Your Shell -If Everyone Was Listening -Asylum -Bloody Well Right -Dreamer Crisis? What Crisis? My 2nd favorite Supertramp album.. Maybe not the best sequencing, though. Personally, I like albums to start out with a kick. Just a Normal Day A Soapbox Opera Another Man's Woman (this would have been a better starter) The Meaning (I love the Helliwell solo a lot) Sister Moonshine Two of Us Lady Ain't Nobody But Me Easy Does It Poor Boy Even In The Quietest Moments -Babaji -From Now On -Fool's Overture -Give A Little Bit -Lover Boy -Even In The Quietest Moment -Downstream I like this album, but I think the disparity in quality is wider than "Crime" to "Crisis?".... Luckily, they bounced back on their next album. Breakfast In America 1. Gone Hollywood Good starting song. I love the middle, when the drums go out, but my favorite is when the drums come in... "If we only had time" 2. Logical Song Always loved this song. The lyrics, especially. The singing is great. It's all great. 3. Goodbye Stranger A girlfriend of mine was a huge Supertramp fan, but thought this was Roger singing. It's funny that Rick's most well-known song sounds a bit like Roger, high-falsetto voice. 4. Breakfast In America 10/10 - I'll never get sick of this song. 5. Oh, Darling Never liked this. 6. Take The Long Way Home I liked this song more in my youth. 7. Lord Is It Mine I like it. 8. Just Another Nervous Wreck Didn't care for this. 9. Casual Conversations It's alright. 10. Child Of Vision I like this song, especially how it starts with the aggressive Wurlitzer. I like the lyrics, and I think this is Rick's 2nd best piano solo after "School" Famous Last Words --- probably their most underrated album. I love it. 1. "Crazy" Roger Hodgson 4:44 -A great opener... Catchy, cool lyrics, but I would have cut short that long outro. 2. "Put On Your Old Brown Shoes" Rick Davies 4:22 -I couldn't stand this song as a teen, but I kinda like it now. Especially the "rap". 3. "It's Raining Again" Hodgson 4:24 -Never liked this song, never will. There's about 20 seconds of it that is pretty good (when the drums cut out) 4. "Bonnie" Davies 5:37 -Used to listen to this a lot on my drives to college.. The piano embellishments are beautiful. 5. "Know Who You Are" Hodgson 5:00 -Beautiful song. Amazing chords. "My Kind of Lady" Davies 5:15 -Never liked this much, except the "Oh my honey..." "C'est le bon" Hodgson 5:32 -I like it, but 5:32 is a bit long for this song. "Waiting So Long" Davies 6:35 -One of my favorite Supertramp songs. Probably Roger's best guitar solo. Very Gilmour-esque "Don't Leave Me Now" -Love this song. The drum beat helps it out. The vocals are great, very emotional and pleading. This also features one of Roger's best guitar solos. After Roger's departure, I've only liked a few songs... The song, "Brother Where You Bound?", "Better Days" and "Slow Motion". It's too bad Rick felt they didn't have the harmony (after Roger wanted to play on the 40th anniversary), but it's good to see him still alive, and playing with G.E. Smith not too long ago in a small pub. Have to give a thanks to Stanley "Sam" August Miesegaes, who financed them (well, Rick anyway) until they got "big" with "Crime of the Century", and I think they gave him a "Thanks, Sam" on the album. If I get another trial of newspapers.com, I'll try to find some articles, interviews, something!