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h8rhater
(Couldn't care less why you h8 this song)
Posted: Jan 08, 2018 12:13
 

 nimblehorse wrote:
There's something about this album cover art & predictive programming for 9-11.

So if you reverse the image like in a mirror the twin towers have the two letters  U & P from 'Supertramp' at the top of each tower, now 9 & 11 if you follow me.

Then there's the grinning hostess holding up a glass of orange juice at the approximate point where the planes are alleged to have impacted the buildings & your witnessing all this from the window seat of a commercial passenger plane, very surreal.

There are more clues on the other side of the album cover but i forget now...& all this from an album released in 1979

Just though id mention that...{#Curtain}

 
I think you're ready for that tin foil ensemble.  Don't forget the hat.
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Aug 10, 2017 14:49
 

I know nobody cares and I'll still comment...because I really dig this song.  My wife (friend at the time) turned me into a fan, and we've seen ST in concert once (Rick doesn't like playing in the states, so we caught them in Kelowna BC; Superb!) and we've seen Roger 3 times (once in the 3rd row and we got a set list which was cool) with hopes of seeing him again soon.

It was about 17 years ago that she had me listen to Crime of the Century in full...and well it's a freaking AWESOME album.  Breakfast in America has a few good tunes, of course the classic rock FM staples (like this one) and the title track (one of those songs that often is misnamed, like Baba O'Riley or Another Brick in the Wall II) and while this is my fav ST song, CotC is in my 10 top albums list.  

With all that said, I'd LOVE to hear my wife's fav track off CotC; Hide in Your Shell.  If it's not in the RP library, I'll submit it and hope it isn't rejected like the last few.  LONG LIVE RP!!


h8rhater
Posted: Aug 10, 2017 12:44
 

 bstevens1951 wrote:
A great song, and a great album 38 years ago. Turn on any Classic Rock radio station tomorrow and you will hear it once, maybe twice.  Please, stop the madness.

 
Or, alternatively, don't turn on a Classic Rock radio station tomorrow and enjoy the old classics when they come on more infrequently elsewhere (like here). 
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Aug 10, 2017 12:34
 

 Toke wrote:
I fully agree Lazarus its simply Timeless I enjoy them now as much as I did all those years ago. And 7:4 on the Richter scale is a very good score here on RP which goes to show there are more positive listeners than negative.
 
Everybody in my hotel room loves this classic song, and this great album that withstands the test of time...  love Radio Paradise...  hope life if grand for you Toke...
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Aug 10, 2017 12:30
 

Amazing how how indifferent I was to bands like Supertramp and ELO back in the day. I love them now.
pinto
(west meade)
Posted: Jun 10, 2017 5:34
 

 VH1 wrote:
Nostradamus predictet the 3. World War and the Illuminati govern the divided corporate states of neo-feudal murrika, Inc.

 
Oh, no!!! NOW what do we do????
CDextrous
(Newcastle, UK)
Posted: Apr 10, 2017 5:35
 

I can't ever get bored of Supertramp. One of the most varied and versatile bands ever. This is a classic - particular the clarinet vs harmonica break in the middle. Awesome.
kcar
Posted: Nov 07, 2016 21:42
 

 Typesbad wrote:
Many times when Bill pulls out an old overplayed song I don't mind.  Hearing one in this context often causes me to give the song a fresh listen.  Most of the Fleetwood Mac Rumors songs occasionally played hear are a good example.

Not working with this song I'm afraid.  Wouldn't mind hearing "Even in the Quietest Moments" though.

 
I know that there are Supertramp fanatics, but this is about the only song of theirs I could stand. Unfortunately, it got overplayed and I still can't listen to it 'til the end. 

 ¯_(ツ)_/¯ 
bstevens1951
(Bar Harbor, Maine)
Posted: Oct 07, 2016 16:04
 

A great song, and a great album 38 years ago. Turn on any Classic Rock radio station tomorrow and you will hear it once, maybe twice.  Please, stop the madness.
VH1
(near Alpha Centauri, then the next left!)
Posted: Jul 20, 2016 3:18
 

Nostradamus predictet the 3. World War and the Illuminati govern the divided corporate states of neo-feudal murrika, Inc.
stunix
(You have to rate the bad ones to make the good ones you rated count.)
Posted: Jul 05, 2016 3:05
 

 nimblehorse wrote:
There's something about this album cover art & predictive programming for 9-11.

So if you reverse the image like in a mirror the twin towers have the two letters  U & P from 'Supertramp' at the top of each tower, now 9 & 11 if you follow me.

Then there's the grinning hostess holding up a glass of orange juice at the approximate point where the planes are alleged to have impacted the buildings & your witnessing all this from the window seat of a commercial passenger plane, very surreal.

There are more clues on the other side of the album cover but i forget now...& all this from an album released in 1979

Just though id mention that...{#Curtain}

 
so, busy then?
nimblehorse
(Fife / Scotland)
Posted: May 02, 2016 1:57
 

There's something about this album cover art & predictive programming for 9-11.

So if you reverse the image like in a mirror the twin towers have the two letters  U & P from 'Supertramp' at the top of each tower, now 9 & 11 if you follow me.

Then there's the grinning hostess holding up a glass of orange juice at the approximate point where the planes are alleged to have impacted the buildings & your witnessing all this from the window seat of a commercial passenger plane, very surreal.

There are more clues on the other side of the album cover but i forget now...& all this from an album released in 1979

Just though id mention that...{#Curtain}
ozzie1313
Posted: May 02, 2016 1:43
 

Au contraire! Certainly not one of the my favorite bands being Dead/Dylan/Band/Who/Airplane/Zeppelin/Tull.... focused. Still, this is an energetic, spirit lifting tune that got my attention then and great to hear it now.{#Daisy} 
terryd
(England)
Posted: May 02, 2016 1:38
 

I saw Mr Hodgson sing this at the Royal Albert Hall last Friday evening and it sounds even better live.

The intervening years have mellowed the voice slightly and the band that he now plays with are excellent.
bokey
Posted: Feb 28, 2016 8:39
 

 Foot wrote:
1 > stunk then, stinks now

 
For real.I cringed when I heard the first couple notes.The guys voice is awful,I mean horrible.
MJdub
(Bay Area, CA)
Posted: Jan 27, 2016 18:31
 

Love the soprano sax
Johnny_Wave
(California, baby)
Posted: Nov 25, 2015 23:05
 

*barf*  this band sucks
Foot
(NorCal / Wine)
Posted: Oct 25, 2015 17:55
 

1 > stunk then, stinks now
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Sep 24, 2015 9:39
 

ICK!!
gregr79
Posted: Jan 15, 2015 14:21
 

Personally I like this album and where it fits in the time frame of my youth. 

For those who think it was played to often consider this:

Radio DJ's were the catalyst for how OCD began....

Caller requests Take the Long way home
DJ Plays said request
Another Caller requests Take the Long way home
Another DJ plays said request
repeat Ad infinitum for a year or two and Bam  - Clear Channel gets the idea that if a song is popular just play it every few hours to keep all callers happy and before you know it if a listener doesn't call in to request another artist or song then by golly it must be OK to keep the ones we have in heavy rotation as our listeners are happy and calm and our advertisers are spending loads of $$$ so it must be good.  After all people like what they like and if one channel isn't playing it then I'll surf to another till I find it in their rotation.  Fast Forward to ITunes and it might be interesting to look at the percentage of a song such as Take the Long way home from this era and compare how many of us old geezers downloaded it again as an MP3 so we could play it whenever we wanted to go back in time on that long road to our mis spent youth.

When I finished writing this I came back to RP and a little gem of a song  by Heart called Barracuda -  ever heard of it?  ;-) 

Burn it to the wick Barracuuuuuda.......

True Story


PopKombo
(Up Against the San Gabriels)
Posted: Jan 15, 2015 13:58
 

Thanks again Mr. Goldsmith for an excellent set.
Typesbad
(Not quite Orange County CA)
Posted: Sep 12, 2014 12:48
 

Many times when Bill pulls out an old overplayed song I don't mind.  Hearing one in this context often causes me to give the song a fresh listen.  Most of the Fleetwood Mac Rumors songs occasionally played hear are a good example.

Not working with this song I'm afraid.  Wouldn't mind hearing "Even in the Quietest Moments" though.
Toke
(Bournemouth UK)
Posted: Sep 12, 2014 12:46
 

 Lazarus wrote:
I remember when so many songs on this album got heavy air play on so many radio stations when the album was released all those years ago...  these songs have withstood the test of time, and they are as profound and beautiful as ever...  this album is a real treasure to this day...  love it all...

 

I fully agree Lazarus its simply Timeless I enjoy them now as much as I did all those years ago. And 7:4 on the Richter scale is a very good score here on RP which goes to show there are more positive listeners than negative.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Aug 12, 2014 6:33
 

 douglaseinck wrote:
sick of this song getting too much air time ...PSD

 
Funny, I was "sick of this song" the first time I heard it, 35+ years ago, and I heard this song incessantly back then.   I was specifically annoyed by its cloying, elf-like vocals and nursery rhyme melody, at a time when I was listening to sounds very different from this.  Still, I knew a lot of folks who liked it then and can see why people still like it - I guess it's a good song, just not for me.  Different strokes...Rock on, castrati!
douglaseinck
(Seattle)
Posted: Jun 10, 2014 16:01
 

sick of this song getting too much air time ...PSD
rdo
(DC)
Posted: May 10, 2014 8:24
 

 Lazarus wrote:
I remember when so many songs on this album got heavy air play on so many radio stations when the album was released all those years ago...  these songs have withstood the test of time, and they are as profound and beautiful as ever...  this album is a real treasure to this day...  love it all...

 
I agree, it has stood the test of time.   The "test of time" is one of those objective measures that impresses a lot of people as being something like a conclusive measure.   It's not, really.  A lot of crap (IMHO) withstands the test of time, so I am always quite wary of this measure.  But I agree this is a great song from a great band.  I should also mention that many great songs are forgotten quite soon.
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Apr 08, 2014 23:34
 

I remember when so many songs on this album got heavy air play on so many radio stations when the album was released all those years ago...  these songs have withstood the test of time, and they are as profound and beautiful as ever...  this album is a real treasure to this day...  love it all...
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 8:16
 

 ccjemmett wrote:
When it came out I was disappointed. It was a bit comercial after their early stuff but there sure is alot of good music on this album.

 
When something makes it big and inspires many imitators, writers call it "commercial".  If this had been obscure, then it would be called "overlooked talent" or something similar.
cdysthe
(Round Rock, TX and Oslo, Norway)
Posted: Mar 08, 2014 8:15
 

Kaboom! Back in high school making out with a girl listening to this song. It stands the test of time. Not sure about the girl and myself for that matter {#Angel}
winqxara
(Portugal)
Posted: Feb 21, 2014 17:25
 

I saw Supertramp Live on 80s in Portugal Cascais. Fantastic Show!
ccjemmett
(Toronto)
Posted: Jan 03, 2014 17:05
 

When it came out I was disappointed. It was a bit comercial after their early stuff but there sure is alot of good music on this album.
whoatcitynet
Posted: Jan 03, 2014 17:02
 

I can't really figure a way to politely comment. This is an example of why an awful lot of '80s music really sucked. OK, so it was the end of the '70s, but still.
jmsmy
(Music Town, Klein, Texas)
Posted: Nov 01, 2013 12:23
 

"Paris" just came out on Blu-Ray.
It's an awesome LIVE show from 1979. 
h8rhater
Posted: Nov 01, 2013 12:23
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
This album sucks. Way to sugary sweet.

Play Crime of the Century.

 
idiot_wind knew them before they were "big".
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Jul 30, 2013 12:34
 


This song squeezes my gizzards...  love it...
 
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Jun 28, 2013 16:16
 

Great song....There is an act out now called "Fun."  that has a radio hit called Carry On that sounds a lot like Supertramp.   What I find striking about radio today is how few good songs are making it as hits.  This song by ST was a mega hit.  I remember it well.  I don't think we really have this kind of talent brewing today going for making hits...the really talented ones are all doing experimental stuff....for some reason, the most talented rock stars no longer want to do this kind of thing...
sajitjacob
(Christchurch NZ)
Posted: May 27, 2013 20:28
 

Douglas Quaid's robot disguise head in Total Recall is surely the same actress as the waitress on the (brilliant) album cover.
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Apr 26, 2013 12:06
 

 kingart wrote:
And the cover art is, sadly, a true collector's item. 
 

Wow...  you're right...

this song is soooo good for the ears...

this whole album is marvelous...  love it...

kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Apr 26, 2013 12:00
 

And the cover art is, sadly, a true collector's item. 
msymmes
(Toronto, CA)
Posted: Apr 26, 2013 11:59
 

Agreed !

 

intraear wrote:
This is a classic, all you haters. Love it!

 


grant
Posted: Apr 26, 2013 11:58
 

A classic form a nearly bygone era . . . or so it seems.  Child of Vision is another great "deep cut" from this album.
intraear
(nor cal)
Posted: Feb 22, 2013 13:30
 

This is a classic, all you haters. Love it!
idiot_wind
Posted: Feb 22, 2013 13:27
 

This album sucks. Way to sugary sweet.

Play Crime of the Century.
coccyx
Posted: Feb 22, 2013 13:27
 

A special place in my heart...steep river canyon, moose country, the wild north...I will visit again someday...
dmcfadyen
Posted: Feb 22, 2013 13:25
 

Never liked it much the first time around. {#Eh}
jools
(Brighton UK)
Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:14
 

Reminded of how good Supertramp sound.
metod
(Canada)
Posted: Sep 22, 2012 11:26
 

I saw playing Roger Hodgson a few years ago in Montreal. Amazing concert! Just him and a saxophone guy. He's ageing so gracefully...and his voice is so beautiful, crystal clear, I'd say better than before :)
crazyossi
(Wittenberge , Germany)
Posted: Sep 18, 2012 15:32
 

Thank you for playing this Band !!!
socalhol
(Seattle)
Posted: Jul 17, 2012 17:32
 

Ahhhh.....  I never really got into Supertramp EXCEPT for this album!  Logical Song is my favorite, and this one a close 2nd — though I also still enjoy listening to the whole thing, beginning to end.  Just like we did at the slumber party back in the day.  Good times
HazzeSwede
(Vinyl Land)
Posted: Jul 02, 2012 4:26
 

 BillG wrote:

For some reason we had the radio edit in our library. That's fixed now.
 
Still,just had some 25 sec silence when my PSD played the song. {#Wink}