SuperTramp?

Wednesday, and I’m off sick! Yeah me! I haven’t had a day off for a decade, so don’t think I’m a slacker, I couldn’t get my socks on this morning cos of backache, but tomorrow, I’ll have some pills and go back I expect, I got to go to work, or else I don’t know what the hell to do with myself! So here I am, and I’m thinking what to do? I got the whole day to myself, so I listened to a podcast, was ok, then I thought I’ll look up some Supertramp songs, its something I been meaning to do for years cos I quite like them – ok, its 2019, not 1979, and yes, it does take me a while to get round to somethings. I just played the Logic song, and Dreamer, and Breakfast in America, they were ok, but not over impressed, then I just played Its Raining Again, and that I do like!

Its got the best tune I think, then you got Give a little Bit, thats not bad is it?

The themes of their songs is what makes them popular I think, it all seems quite mature and good willed, its no good being punk, and going “Give a little bit (you bastard)” It doesn’t sell, and anoho, its just a plain ridiculous way to go about things.

Songs like the Logical Song,

Well anyone could have done that and been successful, and it was Supertramp what did it, pretty clever! Tell me who I am, Tell me!! Calling me a radical! 

This is a bit weird, 

WTAF?

Moving swiftly on, 

I don’t really like this sort of thing, seems a bit pointless once you heard it. Quite like the Dreamer song tho

They really nail it with the wisdom in the lyrics, yes, they are very good, oft overlooked I’d have thought? I dont think about Supertramp for years on end, and probably won’t think of them for years more to come – so thats that done and dusted for a bit at least – they’re shit! I dont care for them at all, I much prefer a bit of Fleetwood Mac, better band, more messed up undoubtably, but I cant even play a whole Supertramp song without getting fed up with it.

I’m the same with REM, really admire them and what they do and love it but its the same, I cant play a whole song without thinking, hmm, I wonder what else I could do? LOL Weird huh? I had this flatmate who liked them, he explained why they are so good, so I thought OK, I’ll take that onboard, and every time I heard them, I really listened, but then Id drift away thinking about how good it was, and forget what I was doing. When I listen to Fleetwood Mac, I’m always thinking, ah, this sounds good, then I’ll hone in on the drumming, or the bass, or the signing, but with Supertramp and REM, I just think “oh yeah, where was I?” Then I go and do something else – which is what I’m going to do now! Well, at least its not time wasted, I mean, if it gets you to go and do something better, it can’t be bad can it?

 

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  2. laurelwolfelives · February 6

    Hope you start feeling better! 👍

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    • Ogden Fahey · February 6

      Thanks Laurel, seeing the doctor was a good start, sooner this fades the better, it’s really awkward when it comes to putting socks on!

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      • laurelwolfelives · February 6

        I just got back from the eye doctor and I look like I’m on drugs….thank goodness for spell check.

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      • Ogden Fahey · February 6

        Oh dear, I hope its not going to slow down your writing – hope its soon better XX

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      • laurelwolfelives · February 6

        Me too! I couldn’t even see my brick walkway when I got home. LOL

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      • Ogden Fahey · February 6

        Keep taking the pills, if they’re giving you any! 😀 😀

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      • laurelwolfelives · February 6

        Shucks! It might have been tolerable if they had given me some pills…but they didn’t even offer! I’m not bad to take them anyway. My doctor always yells at me when I’m hurt and refuse pills. Most of them rev me up instead of calming me down…something I inherited from dear ole mom. 🥴

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  3. draculauren · February 18

    Ahaha, your thoughts on this are funny. I do like me some Supertramp (And REM!) but I’m no super fan. However, you didn’t even post my favorite ST song, “Cannonball.” Give it a listen and see what you think. Gets me DANCIN’! It’s jazzy. Around 2:10 mark there’s an especially nice section. I do prefer Fleetwood Mac without a doubt, though! Good call.

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    • Ogden Fahey · February 18

      Well that Is an interesting song! You know your ST! Bit jazzy for me tho, I like “Its Raining Again” best, I love the Sax break out lead at the end especially, but also, when the song comes on at the start, it just carries me into it every time! Its just got all the right notes in all the right places!

      I wonder if you might like Gerry Rafferty? He did an album I played quite a bit, I just loved his voice on it.

      Here’s one, Dave Edmunds, sounds a lot like Gerry Rafferty, “Girls Talk” Got a more new wave feel, this was charting when I was off on my awfully strange odyssey Christian holiday for unaware nubiles!!!!

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      • draculauren · February 27

        I do kinda like the Dave Edmunds song you posted here. I listened to a couple Gerry Rafferty songs and YES Baker Street, long version – good stuff. 😀 Thanks for reminding me of that. Nice sax!

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      • Ogden Fahey · February 27

        Oh every time I hear that song I’m carried into it – its originally by Elvis Costello, (I didn’t know that)

        What I like about Gerry Rafferty, apart from the fab Baker Street which obviously drew me in, a couple of albums of his were he’s just doing this music so well, better than anyone I ever heard in that sort of night time bluesy thing!

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  4. Ogden Fahey · February 27

    I cant believe they make such a good sound without an orchestra! 🙂

    [Edit] Are you familiar with the sax solo on Hazel O’connor song Will You? Its awfully good! 🙂

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    • Ogden Fahey · February 27

      I think music is better than art in many ways, if I could do a picture as good as a song I’d be happy, but thats never going to happen, so I might as well just stay grumpy! 😀 😀

      I knew a writer who said pictures are better than writing, which is also debatable – weird subject! A picture is a single moment isn’t it, whereas a song or a story is a span of time, so you cant compare the 2 or 3 really, but anyhow, it was an interesting comment 🙂

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