The next selection found the NIHOF committee reminiscing a little bit more than some of our other selections. It seemed we all had an older sibling or knew of one with a worn out vinyl of Breakfast in America. They were like comfort food; they may not have been the best out there, but Supertramp just felt so comfortable to listen to.
Supertramp was not always so palatable. After producing a pair of Progressive Rock albums that failed to find an audience they altered their sound in a more pop oriented way. The move proved fruitful as they made successful albums, radio friendly singles and international success. They kept enough of the Progressive sound to still appeal to those devotees and in the latter half of the 70’s few bands were more successful. Supertramp never did make it through the MTV era, but they did have a solid career. As mentioned with earlier selections, their association with Progressive Rock will work against them.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom (England)
Why They Will Get In:
They had solid success in the United States and this definitely does not hurt.
Why They Won’t Get In:
Although they had a great deal of success, they may not have been dominant enough to get in. The Progressive label certainly does not help them here.
Crime of the Century (1974)
Even in the Quietest Moments (1977)
Breakfast in America (1979)
…Famous Last Words… (1982)
Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:
Bloody Well Right (From Crime of the Century, 1974)
Fool’s Overture (From Even in the Quietist Moments, 1977)
The Logical Song (From Breakfast in America, 1979)
Goodbye Stranger (From Breakfast in America, 1979)
Cannonball (From Brother Where You Bound, 1985)