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[[caption-width-right:320:The classic lineup, circa 1979. Left to right: Bob Siebenberg, Rick Davies, John Helliwell, Dougie Thompson, Roger Hodgson.]]

Supertramp is a British ProgressiveRock band, that was big in the [[TheSeventies 70s]] and [[TheEighties 80s]], with such songs as "The Logical Song", "Breakfast in America", and "Take The Long Way Home", all three of which appeared on what is considered their greatest album, ''Breakfast in America''. [[FaceOfTheBand Their most well-known members]] are singers and multi-instrumentalists Roger Hodgson (who left in 1983) and Rick Davies (still in the band).

[[AC:Current members:]]
* Rick Davies Vocals, keyboards, harmonica, composition, saxophone
* John Helliwell Vocals, woodwinds, keyboards, synthesisers
* Bob Siebenberg – Drums, percussion
* Carl Verheyen Guitars, percussion, backing vocals
* Cliff Hugo Bass
* Lee Thornburg Trombone, trumpet, keyboards, backing vocals
* Jesse Siebenberg Percussion, vocals, guitar, keyboards
* Gabe Dixon Keyboards, tambourine, vocals
* Cassie Miller Background vocals

[[AC:Former members:]]
* Roger Hodgson Vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, cello, flute, composition
* Dougie Thomson Bass, backing vocals
* Mark Hart Vocals, keyboards, guitar
* Tom Walsh Percussion
* Kevin Currie Percussion
* Richard Palmer-James Vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, balalaika[[note]]If you're wondering what a balalaika is, it's a kind of Russian stringed instrument with a triangular body and three strings.[[/note]]
* Robert Millar Percussion, harmonica
* Dave Winthrop Woodwinds, vocals
* Frank Farrell bass, keyboards, backing vocals

[[AC:Studio albums to date:]]
* ''Supertramp'' (1970)
* ''Indelibly Stamped'' (1971)
* ''Crime of the Century'' (1974)
* ''Crisis? What Crisis?'' (1975)
* ''Even in the Quietest Moments...'' (1977)
* ''Breakfast in America'' (1979)
* ''...Famous Last Words...'' (1982)
* ''Brother Where You Bound'' (1985)
* ''Free as a Bird'' (1987)
* ''Some Things Never Change'' (1997)
* ''Slow Motion'' (2002)

[[AC:Live albums to date:]]
* ''Paris'' (1980)
* ''Live '88'' ([[CaptainObvious 1988]])
* ''It Was the Best of Times'' (1999)
* ''Is Everybody Listening?'' (2001)
* ''70-10 Tour'' (2010)

[[AC:Compilation albums to date:]]
* ''The Autobiography'' (1986)
* ''The Very Best of Supertramp'' (1990)
* ''The Very Best of Supertramp 2'' (1992)
* ''Retrospectacle'' (2005)
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!!They provide examples of:

* AndThatsTerrible: From "Crime of the Century"
--> So roll up and see
--> How they rape the Universe
--> [[AndThatsTerrible Now they've gone from bad to worse.]]
* AssimilationAcademy: "School", which is the page quote.
* BecauseISaidSo: "School" even provides the page quote.
* BigApplesauce: The cover for ''Breakfast in America'' is NYC with boxes as buildings and a waitress as the Statue of Liberty.
* BookEnds: ''Crime of the Century'' opens and ends with the harmonica solo of "School", and their debut album features one version of the song "Surely" at each end.
* BrilliantButLazy: Deconstructed with "Dreamer", as the person in the song continues to dream on instead on acting on his thoughts. Thus wasting his life while doing nothing noteworthy.
* ButNowIMustGo: "Goodbye Stranger".
* CaptivityHarmonica: "School".
* TheCasanova: "Lover Boy".
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: On the original Lyrics sheet insert for ''Crime of the Century'' (the album), Roger Hodgson's vocals are colored white, and Rick Davies' yellow.
* ContemptibleCover: ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indelibly_Stamped Indelibly Stamped]]''
** For those who don't want to look ([[{{NSFW}} or are at work]]), it's the arms and chest of a heavily tattooed naked woman.
* ConceptAlbum: ''Crime of The Century''. Its uniting theme being insanity, or the dark side of society.
* DespairEventHorizon: "If Everyone Was Listening", "Lord Is It Mine", arguably "Rudy".
* EpicRocking: They have some roots in progressive rock, so it's not surprising. The most well-known is the 11-minute long "Fool's Overture".
** ''Brother Where You Bound'''s title track takes up most of side two.
* FakeOutFadeOut: "Lover Boy" and "Fool's Overture," which fades out right before the singing starts.
* GenreShift: They started out as a Prog Rock band, but as time went on, they became more [[{{Pop}} poppy]], culminating in their extremely poppy ''Breakfast in America''.
** And still later, "I'm Beggin' You" reached #1 on the US ''dance charts''.
* GoAmongMadPeople: "Asylum"
* GreasySpoon: The diner in the back cover of ''Breakfast In America'', based on a real life diner the band ate at across the street from the studio they recorded the album at.
* GrowingUpSucks: "The Logical Song"
* HatesSmallTalk: "Casual Conversations"
* HereWeGoAgain: Hey, hey, hah-oh, lah-la, hey-hey. Give a little bit. Give a little bit of your love to me...
* {{Homage}}: "My Kind of Lady" was done in a style of 50's rock/doo-wop bands. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0FXu6bv_8k The video really amplifies the style.]]
* HorribleHollywood: "Gone Hollywood".
* HumansAreBastards: The song "Crime Of The Century" is either this or a group jumping the MoralEventHorizon (Raping the universe besides being difficult, would obviously cross that line) depending on how you interpret the fact that behind the masks "there's you and there's me".
* JadeColoredGlasses: The page quote is from "The Logical Song".
* LastNoteNightmare: "If Everyone Was Listening" ends with foreboding strings. Also, the FakeOutFadeOut in "Lover Boy" is [[JumpScare very abrupt]].
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with "Asylum", which ends with [[spoiler:a faint cuckoo noise]].
* LongRunnerLineUp: From the revamp to Hodgson's exit was 11 years with the same band.
* LossOfIdentity: "The Logical Song", again.
-->Please, please tell me what we've learned
-->I know it sounds absurd
-->Please tell me who I am
* MadDreamer: "Dreamer", [[CaptainObvious obviously]]
* NonAppearingTitle: "The Logical Song", "Breakfast In America", "Gone Hollywood", "A Soapbox Opera", "Fool's Overture", "Downstream", "Just Another Nervous Wreck".
* NotStayingForBreakfast: "Goodbye Stranger"
* OneWomanWail: The wordless vocal melody at the end of "Don't Leave Me Now", sung by Clair Diament. She would add a longer, more complicated line in a similar manner on Roger Hodgson's ballad "Only Because Of You" from his ''In The Eye Of The Storm'' solo debut two years later.
* OrWasItADream: "Even In The Quietest Moments" has the singer asking this question at the end of the song.
* ParodyOfEvolution: ''Brother Where You Bound''
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: "Don't Leave Me Now"
* PluckyComicRelief: John Helliwell often serve as this during their concerts.
* RedScare: "Brother Where You Bound", complete with excerpts from George Orwell's ''Nineteen Eighty-Four''.
* RefrainFromAssuming: "Breakfast In America" is not "Take a Look at My Girlfriend".
* RhymesOnADime: "The Logical Song," again.
* RhymingWithItself: "Breakfast In America" rhymes girlfriend with girlfriend.
* RockstarSong: "Take the Long Way Home"
* SanitySlippageSong: Asylum
* {{Scatting}}: Roger Hodgson had a tendency to do this in many of the songs.
* SeventiesHair: Davies and Hodgson, to this very day.
* SillyLoveSongs: A couple, such as "Oh! Darling!", "Give A Little Bit", and "Downstream".
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: "Dreamer"
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Many of their songs head straight for the cynical end of the scale, and never look back.
* SopranoAndGravel: Hodgson is a tenor, while Davies has a deep voice.
* SpokenWordInMusic: "Fool's Overture" has a short clip of Winston Churchill's famous "We shall fight on the beaches" speech.
* TakeThat: WordOfGod says that "Casual Conversations" and "Child of Vision" are take thats to Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies respectively (and written by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson, respectively).
* TheBandMinusTheFace: Supertramp minus Roger Hodgson.
* TheMan: A common theme in their music, especially their more cynical songs, such as "School", and "The Logical Song".
* TheSomethingSong: "The Logical Song"
* WhenSheSmiles: "Know Who You Are"
-->"When you smile we can see the sun"
* VocalTagTeam
* YouAreNotAlone: "Hide In Your Shell."
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