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Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. There was a minute during the early '70s when it seemed that Supertramp would be over before it even really started. Thanks to a judicious lineup change and the exemplary song cycle Crime Of The Century in , Supertramp became a global hitmaker for the better part of eight years, blending pop, progressive rock, blues and jazz while founders Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies engaged in a kind of ongoing lyrical dialogue, each commenting, sometimes loosely, on what the other had to say via alternating songs. For a time, during the campaign for 's Breakfast In America , Supertramp could even lay some claim to being the biggest band in the world at that moment. The heyday came to end when Hodgson left the group in Davies led Supertramp through four more albums and occasional tours, but the real magic is still to be found in that period between , when the group, er, indelibly stamped its reputation as clever, original and refreshing songsmiths A chiming string acoustic guitar and Hodgson's keening vocals launched an anthem whose hippie ethos rings resonant in troubled times 10 years later. Supertramp never had the lothario reputation of, oh, the Rolling Stones or Steel Panther, but Davies' lighthearted ode to road romance indicates there were a few shenanigans in this camp, too. It's also one of the best executed trade-offs between Davies and Hodgson vocals and features one of the hottest guitar solos the latter ever brought into 'Tramp town.
Their rock is thoughtful rock, spiritual even. My spiritual quest began in my early 20s and my songwriting really started reflecting that. Interestingly the lyrics to this album were written by guitarist Richard Palmer, as none of the other members of Supertramp felt up to the task. Crime of The Century is one of those albums that everyone of a certain age remembers with real affection, one that helps to time stamp their life. It was the first hit song that Roger Hodgson wrote. It went on to sell 20 million copies worldwide and is still selling today. Supertramp were just as good in concert as they were in the studio, as their live album, Paris, recorded in November proves. In fact, it was almost the end of his career. Literally, everything stopped.