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Old 10-08-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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I've heard a few times of the 2 being similar. Didn't they start recording around the same time?

I always liked the "Paris" lp from 1980 which got me into "School" and "Bloody Well Right" as well as the big hits off Breakfast In America. "Famous last Words" from 1982 was decline period Supertramp but even several tunes on that were pretty cool

I lost touch with them after 1985 after "Brother Where You Bound" (Cannonball was the hit)

I haven't heard "Give A Little Bit", what year was that from and do they sound like they did 30-35 years ago as they do now?
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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I don't know if you can compare the bands' styles that much. I will, though, say that Genesis is superior in terms of songwriting and musicianship (especially when it comes to progressive rock songs), but Supertramp is still a good band with really good pop songs.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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I've heard a few times of the 2 being similar. Didn't they start recording around the same time?

I always liked the "Paris" lp from 1980 which got me into "School" and "Bloody Well Right" as well as the big hits off Breakfast In America. "Famous last Words" from 1982 was decline period Supertramp but even several tunes on that were pretty cool

I lost touch with them after 1985 after "Brother Where You Bound" (Cannonball was the hit)

I haven't heard "Give A Little Bit", what year was that from and do they sound like they did 30-35 years ago as they do now?
Crime of the Century was a good solid album. However, they have done nothing of merit since 1979 when the famous Top Selling Breakfast in America came out. A lot of 70's old schoolers thought Breakfast was an annoying overly commercial album that they despise. I enjoyed "Logical Song" but not a ton else on that album.

"Give a Little Bit" was on 1977's Even In The Quietest Moments album.

In closing, no argument Genesis had far more staying power and financial success beyond the 1970's than Supertramp.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:40 AM
 
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Peter Gabriel Genesis is better than Supertramp. Phil Collins era Genesis is not. Supertramp was sort of progressive, but their material had a more accessible pop rock edge. Breakfast In America is a brilliant album. I proclaim that it is one of the best of the 70's. Such powerfully written songs. They speak to me and have for a number of years.
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:45 PM
 
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Default yes Breakfast in America

is like Genesis' yellow self titled 1983 album in that they produced mega hits and was really their first foray into commercial pop(correct me if i'm wrong)

yes many thought BIA had it's moments of ad nauseum but I really liked it. remember the waitress Libby on the cover??!!
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:08 PM
 
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I like both...how's that?
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:06 PM
 
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is like Genesis' yellow self titled 1983 album in that they produced mega hits and was really their first foray into commercial pop(correct me if i'm wrong)

yes many thought BIA had it's moments of ad nauseum but I really liked it. remember the waitress Libby on the cover??!!
BIA is to Supertramp what Invisible Touch was to Genesis in three ways. 1) Both their first #1 album on the American Charts. 2) Went very commercial and radio friendly. 3) Both never had an album that remotely approached its success thereafter.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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is like Genesis' yellow self titled 1983 album in that they produced mega hits and was really their first foray into commercial pop(correct me if i'm wrong)

yes many thought BIA had it's moments of ad nauseum but I really liked it. remember the waitress Libby on the cover??!!
Genesis's first attempt a "pop single" was "Follow You Follow Me" in 1978. Supertramp's was "Give a Little Bit" in 1977. However, BIA and Invisible Touch is when they COMPLETELY went Pop oriented. The 1983 Genesis album you mentioned had some cheesy pop like "That's All," However, they kept some prog stuff intact like "Mama" and "Home by the Sea".
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:13 PM
 
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They both suck.

What's worse, cyanide or arsenic?
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:15 PM
 
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They both suck.

What's worse, cyanide or arsenic?
Aren't you an REO and Journey gal ? LOL
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