Tag: Supertramp

Thursday 3/18/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Supertramp – Slow Motion (2002)

Slow Motion is the eleventh and final studio album by the English rock band Supertramp, released April 23, 2002.

In North America, Slow Motion was only available via mail-order from the band’s website, released on their own label.

The song “Goldrush” was actually written in the early 1970s under the first Supertramp line-up, and was used as the opening number in all their shows prior to Crime of the Century. The band had tried to record it on several previous occasions, but had never before been able to recreate it in the studio to their satisfaction.

“Slow Motion” – 3:50
“Little By Little” – 4:30
“Broken Hearted” – 4:28
“Over You” – 5:06
“Tenth Avenue Breakdown” – 8:57
“A Sting in the Tail” – 5:17
“Bee in Your Bonnet” – 6:27
“Goldrush” – 3:06
“Dead Man’s Blues” – 8:26

Rick Davies – harmonica, keyboards, vocals
Mark Hart – guitars, keyboards, vocals
John Helliwell – saxophone, woodwinds
Cliff Hugo – bass
Bob Siebenberg – drums
Lee Thornburg – horns, background vocals
Carl Verheyen – guitars
Jesse Siebenberg – percussion, background vocals

Thursday 1/14/2021 1:30am ET: Feature LP: Supertramp – Free As A Bird (1987)

Free as a Bird is the ninth studio album by the English rock band Supertramp, released October 13, 1987.

The album was a turn of direction of sorts, with most of the songs stepping back from their progressive rock sound, employing synthesized dance beats and rhythms. Chief songwriter Rick Davies later recalled, “Free as a Bird was an experiment to try and be modern and build it up with computers and drum machines and have people come in one by one, which makes you lose the band spirit a little bit.”

1. “It’s Alright” 5:01
2. “Not the Moment” 4:37
3. “It Doesn’t Matter” 4:53
4. “Where I Stand” Davies, Mark Hart 3:42
5. “Free as a Bird” 4:25
6. “I’m Beggin’ You” 5:30
7. “You Never Can Tell with Friends” 4:19
8. “Thing for You” 4:00
9. “An Awful Thing to Waste” 7:50

Rick Davies – piano, organ, synthesizers, Fender Rhodes, vocals
John Helliwell – saxophone, brass
Dougie Thomson – bass
Bob Siebenberg – drums, percussion

Friday 11/27/2020 11:30pm ET: Feature LP: Supertramp – Is Everybody Listening? (01)

Is Everybody Listening? is a live album by the English rock band Supertramp, released in 2001.

“School” – 6:17
“Bloody Well Right” – 6:50
“Hide in Your Shell” – 6:52
“Asylum” – 7:05
“Sister Moonshine” – 5:21
“Just a Normal Day” – 4:09
“Another Man’s Woman” – 7:47
“Lady” – 8:58
“Dreamer” – 3:30
“Rudy” – 7:25
“If Everyone Was Listening” – 4:35
“Crime of the Century” – 6:08

Rick Davies – piano, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
Roger Hodgson – guitar, electric piano, keyboards, vocals
John Helliwell – saxophone, clarinet, keyboards, vocals
Dougie Thomson – bass, additional backing vocals
Bob Siebenberg – drums

Wednesday 11/4/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Supertramp – Famous Last Words (1982)

…Famous Last Words… is the seventh album by English rock band Supertramp and was released in October 1982. It was the studio follow-up to 1979’s Breakfast in America and the last album with vocalist/keyboardist/guitarist Roger Hodgson, who left the group to pursue a solo career. Thus, it was the final album to be released by the classic lineup of the band (Hodgson, Davies, Helliwell, Thomson, and Siebenberg).

The album reached number 5 on the Billboard Pop Albums Charts in 1982 and was certified Gold for sales in excess of 500,000 copies there. It also peaked at number 6 in the UK where it was certified Gold for 100,000 copies sold.

A remastered CD version of …Famous Last Words… was released on 30 July 2002 on A&M Records. The remastered CD comes with all the original artwork and the CD art features a green pair of scissors and a black background.

1. “Crazy” 4:44
2. “Put On Your Old Brown Shoes” 4:22
3. “It’s Raining Again” 4:24
4. “Bonnie” 5:37
5. “Know Who You Are” 5:00
6. “My Kind of Lady” 5:15
7. “C’est le bon” 5:32
8. “Waiting So Long” 6:35
9. “Don’t Leave Me Now” 6:24

Rick Davies – piano (tracks 2, 4, 6, 8), Hammond organ (tracks 1, 7, 9), Wurlitzer electric piano (track 2), synthesizers (track 3), lead and backing vocals, melodica (track 3), harmonica (tracks 2, 9)
Roger Hodgson – electric guitar (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9), 12-string guitar (tracks 2, 5, 7), piano (tracks 1, 3, 9), pump organ (track 1), lead and backing vocals
John Helliwell – saxophones (tracks 1-3, 6, 8, 9), synthesizers (tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9), clarinet (track 7, 8)
Dougie Thomson – bass (tracks 1-4, 6-9)
Bob Siebenberg – drums (tracks 1-4, 6-9), percussion


Friday 6/12/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Supertramp – Brother Where You Bound (1985)

Brother Where You Bound is the eighth studio album by the English rock band Supertramp, released May 25, 1985. It was their first album after original member Roger Hodgson left the band, leaving Rick Davies to handle the songwriting and singing on his own. The album features the group’s Top 30 hit “Cannonball”.

Brother Where You Bound reached number 20 on the UK Albums Chart and number 21 on The Billboard 200 in 1985, and went Gold according to the band’s then label A&M Records in 1985, although the RIAA hasn’t certified it yet.

A remastered CD version of the album was released on July 30, 2002 on A&M Records.

1. “Cannonball” 7:38
2. “Still in Love” 4:36
3. “No Inbetween” 4:36
4. “Better Days” 6:15
5. “Brother Where You Bound” 16:30
6. “Ever Open Door” 3:06

Thursday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Supertramp

Supertramp were an English rock band formed in London in 1969. Marked by the individual songwriting of founders Roger Hodgson (vocals, keyboards, guitar) and Rick Davies (vocals, keyboards), they are distinguished for blending progressive rock and pop styles and for their use of Wurlitzer electric piano and saxophone. The group’s line-up changed numerous times throughout their career, with Davies the only consistent member. Other longtime members included bassist Dougie Thomson, drummer Bob Siebenberg, and saxophonist John Helliwell.

The band were initially a full-fledged prog-rock group, but starting with their third album Crime of the Century (1974), they maintained a more pop-oriented sound. They reached their commercial peak with 1979’s Breakfast in America, which yielded the international top 10 singles “The Logical Song”, “Breakfast in America”, “Goodbye Stranger” and “Take the Long Way Home”. Their other top 40 hits included “Dreamer” (1974), “Give a Little Bit” (1977) and “It’s Raining Again” (1982).

As of 2007, Supertramp album sales exceeded 60 million. They attained significant popularity in North America, Europe, South Africa and Australasia. Their highest sales levels were in Canada, where they had two diamond-certified (ten-times platinum) albums (Crime of the Century and Breakfast in America). In 1983, Hodgson left the group to pursue a solo career. Davies took over as the band’s sole leader until 1988, after which they disbanded and later reformed in various configurations.

Saturday 12am ET: Feature LP: Supertramp – Retrospectacle – The Supertramp Anthology (2005)

Retrospectacle – The Supertramp Anthology, also known as Gold in the U.S., is the first comprehensive compilation album by the English rock band Supertramp, released in October 2005.

As Supertramp’s first career retrospective, Retrospectacle contains a compilation of the most popular songs, live tracks and favourite album tracks from all of their albums from Supertramp to Slow Motion, including the live albums Paris and It Was the Best of Times. It was released as either a single disc or a double album.

Also, Retrospectacle marks the first appearance on an album of the single “Land Ho” and its B-side “Summer Romance”. The version of “Land Ho” used on the compilation is the 1975 remix which the band intended to use on Crisis? What Crisis? but left off at the last minute, while “Summer Romance” is the original mix from the single. “Land Ho” was later re recorded by Roger Hodgson for his 1987 solo album Hai Hai (with new lyrics).

Classic Rock ranked Retrospectacle the 12th greatest compilation album of 2005.

1. “Surely” (Edited version) 1:03
2. “Your Poppa Don’t Mind” 2:59
3. “Land Ho” (Remix) 3:54
4. “Summer Romance” 2:51
5. “School” 5:34
6. “Bloody Well Right” 4:32
7. “Dreamer” 3:31
8. “Rudy” 7:18
9. “Crime of the Century” 5:34
10. “Sister Moonshine” 5:18
11. “Ain’t Nobody But Me” 5:10
12. “Lady” 5:23
13. “Two of Us” 3:26
14. “Give a Little Bit” 4:08
15. “Downstream” 4:02
16. “Even in the Quietest Moments” 6:28
17. “From Now On” 6:20

1. “Gone Hollywood” 5:20
2. “The Logical Song” 4:08
3. “Goodbye Stranger” 5:48
4. “Breakfast in America” 2:39
5. “Oh Darling” 3:49
6. “Take the Long Way Home” 5:00
7. “You Started Laughing” (Live) 4:02
8. “It’s Raining Again” 4:24
9. “My Kind of Lady” 5:14
10. “Don’t Leave Me Now” 6:20
11. “Cannonball” 7:39
12. “Free as a Bird” 4:21
13. “You Win, I Lose” 4:33
14. “Another Man’s Woman” (Live) 9:35
15. “Over You” 3:31

Tuesday 6pm ET: Sounds of The 80s

This week we feature music from:  Kurtis Blow, Lionel Richie, Supertramp, Pat Benatar, Beastie Boys, Joe Jackson, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Blondie, David Lee Roth and more . . .

Wednesday 2pm: Sounds of The 70s

This week on Sounds of The 70s.  Edward Bear, Billy Joel, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Supertramp, America, Abba, Peter Frampton, Led Zeppelin, Marshall Tucker Band, Bachman Turner Overdrive and more. . . 

Wednesday 1pm: Sounds Of The 70’s

This we an extended edition of The Sounds of The 70’s.  This week music from – Minnie Ripperton, David Bowie, Supertramp, Addrisi Brothers, Rod Stewart, Hues Corporation, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Chicago and more . . .

Tuesday 2pm: Feature LP: Supertramp – Breakfast In America (1979)

Breakfast in America is the sixth studio album by the British rock band Supertramp, released by A&M Records on 29 March 1979. It was recorded in 1978 at The Village Recorder in Los Angeles. It spawned four U.S. Billboard hit singles: “The Logical Song” (No. 6), “Goodbye Stranger” (No. 15), “Take the Long Way Home” (No. 10) and “Breakfast in America” (No. 62). In the UK, “The Logical Song” and the title track were both top 10 hits, the only two the group had in their native country.

Breakfast in America won two Grammy Awards in 1980, and holds an RIAA certification of quadruple platinum. It became Supertramp’s biggest-selling album, with more than 4 million copies sold in the US alone, and was No. 1 on Billboard Pop Albums Chart for six weeks, until 30 June 1979. The album also hit No. 1 in Norway, Austria, Canada, Australia and France; in France it is one of the five biggest-selling albums of all time. – Wikipedia

No. Title
1. “Gone Hollywood” 5:19
2. “The Logical Song” 4:07
3. “Goodbye Stranger” 5:46
4. “Breakfast in America” 2:37
5. “Oh Darling” 3:43
6. “Take the Long Way Home” 5:08
7. “Lord Is It Mine” 4:08
8. “Just Another Nervous Wreck” 4:22
9. “Casual Conversations” 2:56
10. “Child of Vision” 7:24

Thursday 10pm: Cool Nights Show with Steve Hart

CoolNightsJoin Steve Hart for the debut on RadioMaxMusic of his Cool Nights Show now heard weekly right here at 10pm Thursday evenings.  Check the Schedule for encore time.  This week hear music from:  Freak Power, Miles Davis, Brother To Brother, Mill Street Depot, Mondo Kane, Paulinho da Costa, Norman Connors, Supertramp, Albert Collins.

Sounds of The 70s with Dan Varroney 7pm ET

70sTonight we’ll feature Steely Dan, The Four Seasons, Heart, Andrew Gold, Daniel Boone, Leo Sayer, James Taylor, Manfred Mann, Dave Mason, The Who, Bob Welch, Triumph, Jimmy Buffet,  Kiss, Boz Scaggs, Supertramp, and much more. Join us at 7:00 pm!

Artist Countdown: Supertramp Top 30 6pm ET @SupertrampBand

SupertrampSupertramp are an English rock band formed in 1969 under the name Daddy before renaming themselves in early 1970. Though their music was initially categorized as progressive rock, they have since incorporated a combination of traditional rock, pop and art rock into their music. The band’s work is marked by the songwriting of Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson and the use of Wurlitzer electric piano and saxophone in their songs.

While the band’s early work was mainstream progressive rock, they would enjoy greater critical and commercial success when they incorporated more conventional and radio-friendly elements into their work in the mid-1970s, going on to sell more than 60 million albums. They reached their peak of commercial success with 1979’s Breakfast in America, which has sold more than 20 million copies.

Though their albums were generally far more successful than their singles, Supertramp did enjoy a number of major hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including “Bloody Well Right”, “Give a Little Bit”, “The Logical Song”, “Goodbye Stranger”, “Take the Long Way Home”, “Dreamer”, “Breakfast in America”, “It’s Raining Again”, and “Cannonball”. The band attained significant popularity in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa and Australia. Since Hodgson’s departure in 1983, founder Rick Davies has led the band by himself. – Wikipedia

1 It’s Raining Again
2 The Logical Song
3 Give a Little Bit
4 Dreamer
5 Cannonball
6 Breakfast in America
7 Goodbye Stranger
8 Take the Long Way Home
9 You Win, I Lose
10 Bloody Well Right
11 My Kind of Lady
12 Crazy
13 School
14 Don’t Leave Me Now
15 I’m Beggin’ You
16 Ain’t Nobody But Me
17 Free as a Bird
18 Forever
19 Land Ho
20 Lady
21 Babaji
22 From Now On
23 Still in Love
24 Better Days
25 Listen to Me, Please
26 Lover Boy
27 Slow Motion
28 Gone Hollywood
29 Crime of The Century
30 Fools Overture

Artist Countdown: Gilbert O’Sullivan Top 30

GilbertOsullivanGilbert O’Sullivan (born 1 December 1946) is an Irish-English singer-songwriter, best known for his early 1970s hits “Alone Again (Naturally)”, “Clair” and “Get Down”. The music magazine Record Mirror voted him the No. 1 UK male singer of 1972.

Worldwide he has charted 16 top 40 records ; including six number one songs, the first of which was 1970’s “Nothing Rhymed”. His most successful recording period was between 1970 and 1980, though he has since recorded nine studio albums up to 2011’s Gilbertville. Speaking in 2009 he said; “I write pop songs. End of story. That’s all I wanted to do. That’s all I want to do. And that’s all I continue to want to do. I have no interest in just touring, and living in the past.

O’Sullivan was born Raymond Edward O’Sullivan in Waterford, Ireland. In 1960, aged 13, his family moved to Swindon, Wiltshire, England. He attended St Joseph’s and the Swindon College of Art, where he briefly played drums in a band called Rick’s Blues, founded by Rick Davies (who later founded Supertramp) and where he developed his lifelong interests in music and art. According to a 1972 interview with O’Sullivan, Davies taught him how to play both drums and piano. Other semi-professional bands he played with while at college include The Doodles and The Prefects. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Clair
2 Get Down
3 Alone Again (Naturally)
4 Ooh Baby
5 Happiness is Me and You
6 Nothing Rhymed
7 Ooh Wakka Doo Wakka Day
8 Out of the Question
9 No Matter How I Try
10 What’s in a Kiss
11 Why, Oh Why, Oh Why
12 I Don’t Love You But I Think I Like You
13 I’ll Believe It When I See It
14 We Will
15 Underneath the Blanket Go
16 Matrimony
17 You are You
18 I Wish I Could Cry
19 A Woman’s Place
20 So What
21 You Got Me Going
22 Miss My Love Today
23 A Minute of Your Time
24 Lost a Friend
25 Can’t Think Straight
26 Are You Happy?
27 Ain’t No Telling (What Tomorrow Will Bring)
28 Say Goodbye
29 Two’s Company (Three is Allowed)
30 Just As You Are