Supertramp. Ahead of Their Time (1974)

FCS focuses on humour,
offbeat poetry and exploring things different

Written to help keep
the dreamer in you alive

Supertramp were
Ahead of their time
Making, creating
100 dollar wine

Coordination brilliant
Second to none
Harmony vocals
All perfectly done

Supertramp talent
Brilliant, under-rated
Hypnotic, spine-tingling
Not ego-inflated

Supertramp you
Were perfect, in prime
You focused on music
Ahead of your time

Don Matthews
September 2019


Roger Hodgson, co-founder of Supertramp

“Dreamer was one of my first keyboard songs that I wrote. I was 19 and a young man with many dreams. Five years later when we went to record it, we tried to come up with a more magical version in the studio but we were not bettering my demo. So, actually what we did was put it on two tracks of the multi track – obviously my demo was very, very poor quality and then we played along with this demo and duplicated everything that I had done on this demo by myself. So that’s why I think Dreamer had that uniqueness – there’s no click track, no metronome, it’s just very raw and all the sounds on it are very closely duplicated to the original demo. I love playing this song in concert because it just brings out the dreamer in everyone. So often we let go of that side of ourselves and it kind of reminds the audience and reminds me when I’m singing it, too, to keep that place in us alive.”~Roger Hodgson


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Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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