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SUPERTRAMP

Supertramp

 

Crossover Prog

3.46 | 219 ratings

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Sinusoid
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3 stars This album always seemed to have carried some sort of mystique to it; it's as if SUPERTRAMP was telling me, ''Hey, you know the Supertramp that produced CRIME OF THE CENTURY? Well, I'm much different and I bolster a more progressive type of sound. Not many know about me. Come on, you know you want to listen.'' Okay, the album didn't actually talk to me...

The least I can say is that if you really like the classic Supertramp sound, this will surprise you. Note that only Rick Davies and Rodger Hodgson are here from future Supertramp (although proggies will love the fact that future King Crimson collab Richard Palmer-James plays guitar here), and compound that with the abundance of Hammond organ and more obvious bass guitar lines.

The songs are mixed batch. One that visitors and members of the site ought to notice is the epic thingy in ''Try Again''. It's not really an epic per se, but more like a psych/rock jam with some free-form stuff in the middle. There are a couple of nice riffs here, but they happen for too short of a duration and the rest tends to dawdle aimlessly.

The two ''Surely'' bits are the highlights of the album for me, particularly the poignant opener (a rare compliment coming from me). The foot stompin' anthems of ''Nothing to Show'' and ''It's a Long Road'' and the spacious ''Birds of Prey'' are the other strong tracks for me with the latter being the one song here I can see fitting on a classic Supertramp album. However, the rest not mentioned are rather unmemorable; particular slops going to ''Maybe I'm a Beggar'' where Richard Palmer-James gives a rather sloppy vocal performance.

This is of interest to some progsters with a scope of adventure as well as Supertramp groupies trying to discover the source of their creative works. If you don't mind the goonier moments, this is a real pleasure.

Sinusoid | 3/5 |

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