If one absolutely must lump music groups or musicians into a particular category, it gets pretty tough at times.
When you take a look at how Supertramp got its start, however, it’s just as easy to stick them in the progressive rock category. Their songs have always had unique touches to them, pushing them into that “artsy” world. But when the masses catch on to those unique hooks and you spend long periods of time riding the top of the charts, you’ve gone a bit beyond being one of those obscure “progressive rock bands.”
Supertramp did that in a big way, a long time ago. They have their “epic” songs, and they have their “radio-friendly” tunes.
These guys have always known how to mix it up. Now, if only the main songwriters — Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies — didn’t get their “wires crossed” after all those hits (just try finding some older Supertramp videos) …
- My music playlist for today (March 2, 2012 edition) (viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com)
- My music playlist for today (May 3, 2012 edition) (viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com)
- My music playlist for today (April 12, 2012 edition) (viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com)