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Supertramp - Famous Last Words CD (album) cover




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5 stars Hang-over & Break-up

How do you follow-up the masterpiece "Breakfast in America"?? The answer was you couldn't have complete song-writing collaboration and unision like Supertramp enjoyed in BIA. The partnership of Rodger Hodgson and Rick Davies was pulling in all directions in this album.

It's a bit self-indulgent as they knew they were breakin up, with "Oh no, it's raining again Too bad I'm losing a friend." and ending the album with "Don't leave me now".

"It's Raining Again" is Hodgson's tribute to his old pals in a catchy pop tune, that doesnt fit in "musically" with the rest of the album's darker tunes, even if the sentiment is there.

Don't know why this song is so hated by reviewers, its a throwback to the BIA thrilling saxophone solo, and lyrical words....Maybe reviewers are thrown off by the nursery rhyme at the end; the childlike innocence is all but gone from the band now.

I guess at some point, progressive rock wanted its prodigal son to fail, and pop needed to distance itself.

Not as good as BIA but now as bad as people think.

4.5/5 stars

chas2u | 5/5 |


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