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  1. Carissa
    July 22, 2014 @ 2:09 pm

    This is a great post Ric, it’s amazing that 40 years later this album has stood the test of time and has newer generations of listeners… I completely agree that Hide in Your Shell just may be the best song on the album, have seen Roger Hodgson perform it live in concert a good number of times over the years, somehow his songs sound more fresh and relevant today as if he just wrote them. His concerts have very impressive set-lists filled top to bottom with classics and deep gems…. Roger and Rick wrote their songs separately, with Roger writing the enduring hits such as Breakfast in America,Give a Little Bit,Take the Long Way Home,The Logical Song,DreamerIt’s Raining Again,SchoolFool’s Overture, and the list goes on and on… the best part is he has a US tour run coming up with his band, a whole run of shows in Indiana, PA, NY, CT… I’m seeing several of these shows myself to hear the most of his extensive repertoire!!!


    • Peter Boland
      February 5, 2021 @ 3:23 am

      “with Roger writing the enduring hits”…..sure ..Roger wrote some great songs that have endured .so did Rick, why the complete no mention of his great hits like – “Bloody Well Right”, “Rudy” “Asylum”…just seems strange….both very different writing styles – Roger the more pop and even pre-cursing house music – with Rick very much coming from a more Jazz – Braodway style. Both equally valid writers of great songs


  2. Alpha Dog
    July 23, 2014 @ 9:42 am

    Thanks Rissa,

    Supertramp is one of the most underrated classic rock groups. We will be doing a review of Breakfast In America as the 1979 album of the year in late December.


  3. Roger Hodgson to Tour America This Fall | Modern Rock Review
    October 24, 2014 @ 7:25 pm

    […] December 9th, Supertramp will be releasing a special 40th edition of their classic 1974 album Crime Of The of the Century. This new edition will contain a remastered version of the classic original album along with a […]


  4. PhilB
    December 7, 2014 @ 11:45 pm

    Personally I feel “Crime” is the best song (as does the band) and certainly the solo is a rock rift top ten.


  5. Robbie
    January 11, 2021 @ 4:02 pm

    How ironic. I find the The “unusually long chorded-piano part which seems to do little more than fill in the album’s last few minutes.” the very best part of the album. A master class of syncopation and arrangement.
    One of my most favourite instrumental sections from any band of the time!


  6. Allen Reid Batson
    August 17, 2022 @ 1:55 pm

    Was “School” influential in the making of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”?


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