When I first heard Supertramp I was in a record store in the Student Service Center at Purdue University. I was a Freshman and had been at school for a bout two weeks, I think. The store clerk was playing the album and it was displayed as a new release.
Like a lot of kids my age I was into progressive rock at the time and the album definitely interested me. It was a well-recorded, well-performed collection of songs that included Dreamer, a UK hit that wasn’t released in the US as a single, however the song received airplay and later on in the group’s career a live version of the song was released in the US. But the commercial success for the album in the US was driven from the release of Bloody Well Right, the album’s big US hit.
The band was originally formed in the late sixties…
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