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lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Feb 14, 2018 10:14
 

 Segue wrote:
OMG I like a Supertramp song!!!!!!!!!!!! RP works miracles. {#Roflol}

 
This ENTIRE album is freaking awesome, and get's an 11 rating!  And what a great opening track....followed by Bloody Well Right.  You really should listen to the entire thing, if not on a GREAT system, then at least decent headphones.  It's one of the best concept albums made by a group not called Pink Floyd.  T

And I also am sad about the decline in enthusiasm for HI-FI these days...heck, digital files themselves leave a lot to be desired....then add Bluetooth and well....this on Vinyl with good power and speakers will blow your mind!  PEACE and Long Live RP!!


MM_Prague
(Tábor, Czech Republic)
Posted: Jan 26, 2018 5:44
 

 mread wrote:
When I was a teenager in the 70's I would visit high-end stores just to fantasize about owning audiophile grade gear.  Lord knows I had no money for the good stuff, but one could dream.  Those stores always had sample music to show off the equipment, and more than one store had this album because the production was so clear — lots of ear candy when played at volume through the right speakers.  If you play this through ear buds, even today's best, what you hear is simply not the same.

Apparently fewer young American listeners care about this now ... A guy being interviewed on the radio said he travels the world (I can't remember why now, but it was unrelated to music) and pops in to high-end audio stores whenever he gets the chance.  He observes that in north American stores, only old-ish guys are shopping for high-fidelity (when was the last time you heard that term?) gear.  He only sees young shoppers when he's abroad, especially the far east, Korea, Japan, etc.
 
I worked in an electronics shop in the very early 1980s for a year after graduating from high school, and this is one of the songs I used to demo stereo systems. I remember we had a pair of Klipschorn speakers that this song really came alive on. No one ever bought them, but everyone was impressed.
Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Jan 26, 2018 5:40
 

To me 7 - Quite Likeable  almost 8
pinto
(west meade)
Posted: Sep 29, 2017 10:34
 

 ciarataylor wrote:
2 hits of acid and a hit of MDA.  Off to a Supertramp concert you go.

 
How many brain cells do you still have?  You can probably count 'em by now.
Webfoot
(Eugene, Oregon)
Posted: Sep 29, 2017 10:32
 

 ToddBradley wrote:
I so love it when Bill lines up two songs in a row that not only are in the same key but use the same chord progression. That's something Pandora or Spotify or Amazon could never do. I just heard these two back-to-back:

Woodkid - Boat Song
Supertramp - School

It does make me wonder if Woodkid ever listened to Supertramp and if they consciously or subconsciously ripped off Supertramp's riff.

 
I was going to say the same thing about Mad World followed by School.  Bill is a genius!  Support sent.
ToddBradley
(Boulder, CO)
Posted: Sep 19, 2017 7:26
 

I so love it when Bill lines up two songs in a row that not only are in the same key but use the same chord progression. That's something Pandora or Spotify or Amazon could never do. I just heard these two back-to-back:

Woodkid - Boat Song
Supertramp - School

It does make me wonder if Woodkid ever listened to Supertramp and if they consciously or subconsciously ripped off Supertramp's riff.
Segue
(Almost Paradise)
Posted: Aug 24, 2017 17:38
 

OMG I like a Supertramp song!!!!!!!!!!!! RP works miracles. {#Roflol}
countyman
(Pittsburgh Where Stanley lives now)
Posted: Jul 30, 2017 4:50
 

Clarion State College daze. {#Sunny}
DuranAir
Posted: Jun 29, 2017 10:40
 

 CDextrous wrote:
One of the greatest piano breaks of all time. Awesome stuff.  DuranAir agrees!!!

 


wgsu_1978
(I hate Hitler, racism and lima beans. I don't hate music.)
Posted: Jun 24, 2017 9:00
 

"Schooldays" by Gentle Giant and Rush's "Subdivisions" are both better songs on the subject. And yet ...
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Jun 19, 2017 7:31
 

Wow. 
I'm catching that the Woodkid and the Supertramp tracks have similar opening and through-line melodies. 
Someone's paying attention. 
GreggH
Posted: May 19, 2017 21:05
 

Fun band
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Apr 24, 2017 10:15
 

 willmcnaught wrote:

average rating 7.9 Please DO go to your music service! {#Beat}  OVER  2100 rated!!!!!   minority you are S-curvy   {#Moon}

 
Being a "minority" does not make one wrong, particularly about trite, schmaltzy treacle like this song.
CDextrous
(Newcastle, UK)
Posted: Apr 19, 2017 8:55
 

One of the greatest piano breaks of all time. Awesome stuff.
lizardking
(about an 11 hour drive south to Paradise)
Posted: Apr 19, 2017 8:54
 

 S-curvy wrote:
I don't often go here:  Frickin' vomitrocious '70's tripe following other frickin' vomitrocious 70's tripe from Rush.  The double-tap leads me to turn off RP and switch to my music server.

 
Are you still listening to your own music server? 
Hoping so! 
ciarataylor
Posted: Feb 02, 2017 21:52
 

2 hits of acid and a hit of MDA.  Off to a Supertramp concert you go.
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay, where the Cuban gentlemen sleep all day)
Posted: Jan 22, 2017 9:28
 

 mread wrote:
When I was a teenager in the 70's I would visit high-end stores just to fantasize about owning audiophile grade gear.  Lord knows I had no money for the good stuff, but one could dream.  Those stores always had sample music to show off the equipment, and more than one store had this album because the production was so clear — lots of ear candy when played at volume through the right speakers.  If you play this through ear buds, even today's best, what you hear is simply not the same.

Apparently fewer young American listeners care about this now ... A guy being interviewed on the radio said he travels the world (I can't remember why now, but it was unrelated to music) and pops in to high-end audio stores whenever he gets the chance.  He observes that in north American stores, only old-ish guys are shopping for high-fidelity (when was the last time you heard that term?) gear.  He only sees young shoppers when he's abroad, especially the far east, Korea, Japan, etc.
 
Maybe because the difference in high end vs average is so very small these days? In the old days it was AM vs FM vs vinyl and you could see giant differences if you ran your vinyl through a good amp and some intense speakers, instead of your car radio.

These days, with music files and no hiss and good (not great) car and home radios being plentiful, it seems like an extravagance to hear a couple of Hz that you otherwise didn't notice were missing.

I remember being incredibly persnickety about getting a car system once I started making money - but once you're in an average car with ambient noise, the delicate details are irrelevant and it was a waste of money.
In a home - especially if you're not going to lie down and pay attention to the music, is the extra green spent on the stereo anything more than bragging rights? 
ecojot
Posted: Jan 22, 2017 9:25
 

Crime of the Century is always in my list of top 10 albums - every track is perfect. Same for Crisis what Crisis.  
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay, where the Cuban gentlemen sleep all day)
Posted: Jan 22, 2017 9:24
 

 willmcnaught wrote:

average rating 7.9 Please DO go to your music service! {#Beat}  OVER  2100 rated!!!!!   minority you are S-curvy   {#Moon}

 
No need to attack a critic. Defend the music instead.
ScottishWillie
(The Scottish Lowlands)
Posted: Jan 17, 2017 8:24
 

Didn't get Supertramp back in the day, but have to say I quite enjoyed that.


dkwalika
(Upper Midwest)
Posted: Jan 17, 2017 8:23
 

college daze loud piano
maxjboxer
(Minneapolis, MN)
Posted: Dec 27, 2016 17:57
 

I always say that thank goodness tattoos were not popular in my youth or i would have Supertramp across my arm.
willmcnaught
(Eugene Oregon)
Posted: Dec 22, 2016 16:26
 

 S-curvy wrote:
I don't often go here:  Frickin' vomitrocious '70's tripe following other frickin' vomitrocious 70's tripe from Rush.  The double-tap leads me to turn off RP and switch to my music server.

 
average rating 7.9 Please DO go to your music service! {#Beat}  OVER  2100 rated!!!!!   minority you are S-curvy   {#Moon}
willmcnaught
(Eugene Oregon)
Posted: Dec 22, 2016 16:24
 

Thx RP a classic indeed {#Sunny}
ai63
(Montreal, Canada)
Posted: Dec 17, 2016 14:49
 

Dog-eared Audio magazine reviews in hand......with parents at Audio store.......entire summer job savings.......
rommesw
Posted: Oct 14, 2016 11:42
 

I wonder how many milliseconds it takes those people who know this on average to recognise this one. A few milliseconds more it takes me that all these memories come up with the partys we celebrated dancing and singing song. And how many more years it will be played and it still sounds to me as if it was produced just yesterday.
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Oct 14, 2016 11:36
 

 you're coming along  michaelc wrote:
Worked at a record store in my misspent youth.
this came in . . . .it was wow.
crank to 11. . . sell 3 copies each time.

 I miss that time.

 


michaelc
(Walnut Creek, CA)
Posted: Aug 12, 2016 15:32
 

Worked at a record store in my misspent youth.
this came in . . . .it was wow.
crank to 11. . . sell 3 copies each time.

 I miss that time.
S-curvy
(Lovely Alameda, the Isle of Style)
Posted: Aug 12, 2016 15:31
 

I don't often go here:  Frickin' vomitrocious '70's tripe following other frickin' vomitrocious 70's tripe from Rush.  The double-tap leads me to turn off RP and switch to my music server.
cayenne
(in over my head)
Posted: Aug 12, 2016 15:28
 

Damn, I was hoping this was going to be the theme from Bloodline.
molson
(Santa Rosa, CA)
Posted: Aug 11, 2016 12:01
 

Really surprised I never blew out any speakers or my eardrums playing this puppy over the years, classic awesomeness!!{#Music}
jmblasco
(Madrid, Spain)
Posted: Jul 25, 2016 0:14
 

My I put a 11 ?
einsteinstoe
(edge of the idaho batholith~salmon river mtns.)
Posted: Jul 14, 2016 14:38
 

Bill, NICE transition to Pink Floyd is exactly what my mind expected. Supertramp School made me think of Floyd.
jmblasco
(Madrid, Spain)
Posted: Jul 14, 2016 14:33
 

Lo más.

Que 16-17 años, ....
 
NorthernLad
(Sendai, Japan)
Posted: Jun 17, 2016 22:57
 

I may be a senior citizen and my hearing is gone, but that song still resonates crystal clear, like back in the day as a youth, wearing a pair of Koss,  the bass murmur of my turntable, and the best air piano solo of all time
fitmartin
(mountains, rivers, and forests southeastern British Columbia)
Posted: Jun 12, 2016 17:26
 

Yesssssss!
markybx
(Oud Amsterdam)
Posted: Jun 10, 2016 3:35
 

{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano} {#Drummer}
tallboy1968
(Singapore)
Posted: May 22, 2016 3:50
 

 Grammarcop wrote:
Yes, dear. I'll turn it down in a minute.

 
Was just cranking this up and reading your comment right when my wife entered the room and asked me to turn it down. Thanks for letting me quote you. 
kylieh
(Gibsons, BC, Canada)
Posted: May 11, 2016 16:30
 

First album I ever listened to, I was 8!  I hadn't a clue...
VH1
(near Alpha Centauri, then the next left!)
Posted: Apr 15, 2016 7:46
 

My all time favourite absolutely favourite band of this genre! {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Clap}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}
tunehammer
Posted: Apr 14, 2016 20:18
 

This is such a great rock & roll tune similar to others coming of age in this era great memories of this cranked at parties
Grammarcop
(A place with fresh water and great beer)
Posted: Apr 09, 2016 14:30
 

Yes, dear. I'll turn it down in a minute.
SeriousLee
Posted: Apr 09, 2016 14:30
 

Oh well now you just made my day!!!
flyboy50
(Austin TX)
Posted: Feb 11, 2016 13:06
 

Gay teenage angst at its best.  Love these guys.
mread
(Sun Diego)
Posted: Feb 11, 2016 9:56
 

When I was a teenager in the 70's I would visit high-end stores just to fantasize about owning audiophile grade gear.  Lord knows I had no money for the good stuff, but one could dream.  Those stores always had sample music to show off the equipment, and more than one store had this album because the production was so clear — lots of ear candy when played at volume through the right speakers.  If you play this through ear buds, even today's best, what you hear is simply not the same.

Apparently fewer young American listeners care about this now ... A guy being interviewed on the radio said he travels the world (I can't remember why now, but it was unrelated to music) and pops in to high-end audio stores whenever he gets the chance.  He observes that in north American stores, only old-ish guys are shopping for high-fidelity (when was the last time you heard that term?) gear.  He only sees young shoppers when he's abroad, especially the far east, Korea, Japan, etc.

arserocket
(Achterham)
Posted: Feb 06, 2016 5:35
 

 BCarn wrote:

That's okay. You don't have to understand the appeal. We do.

 
TRUE...{#Hand}
Clark_Novato
(Novato, CA)
Posted: Jan 05, 2016 17:41
 

 KudaRey wrote:
Every time I hear this song it reminds me of the first time I heard it. Senior in High School, at the Hollywood Sportatorium in South Florida. I remember being pretty bzzzd {#Drunk}sitting in the audience waiting for a band I can no longer recall to begin to play. Suddenly, this song started to play and it snapped me and everyone else out of our stupor. {#Dancingbanana_2} It was not being played yet on WSHE, (the only cool radio station at the time) and none of us had ever heard it before. It made such an impression that I still remember that moment vividly, but not a damn thing about the actual band we were there to see or any other thing about the concert. Funny how memories work. {#Ask} Became a fan of Supertramp from that moment forward, finally seeing them a couple years later when I was stationed in the USAF in UK. Still have the light blue "Supertramp - Even in the Quietest Moment - Europe 77" tee shirt. Hard to believe I actually fit it once. {#Embarassed}

 
great high school memory.  we must be of a similar age.  Breakfast in America I clearly associate with Wilmington Friends School.
clwguy
Posted: Dec 20, 2015 7:32
 

it'stakeme 40 years to notice how Pink Floydsoundingthis song is.anyoneelse hearing it?
KudaRey
(Honolulu)
Posted: Dec 02, 2015 20:08
 

Every time I hear this song it reminds me of the first time I heard it. Senior in High School, at the Hollywood Sportatorium in South Florida. I remember being pretty bzzzd {#Drunk}sitting in the audience waiting for a band I can no longer recall to begin to play. Suddenly, this song started to play and it snapped me and everyone else out of our stupor. {#Dancingbanana_2} It was not being played yet on WSHE, (the only cool radio station at the time) and none of us had ever heard it before. It made such an impression that I still remember that moment vividly, but not a damn thing about the actual band we were there to see or any other thing about the concert. Funny how memories work. {#Ask} Became a fan of Supertramp from that moment forward, finally seeing them a couple years later when I was stationed in the USAF in UK. Still have the light blue "Supertramp - Even in the Quietest Moment - Europe 77" tee shirt. Hard to believe I actually fit it once. {#Embarassed}
Dinges,_the_Dude
(below sea-level, N52°37', E4°88')
Posted: Nov 04, 2015 1:36
 

 Steely_D wrote:
Palate cleanser after that Rush.

As soon as the harmonica hits I stop what I'm doing and pay attention. Waiting for the scream... 

 
Agree! And turn up the volume...!