Thursday 4 October 2018
Supertramp - Some Things Never Change (1997)
The tenth album from this British band.
Supertramp was a quintet with a lineup of woodwinds, saxophones, bass, drums, guitars, keyboards and vocals.
They were helped out by some guest musicians who provided trumpet, trombone, kalimba, percussion, guitars and backing vocals.
Rick Davies was the boss of this band after Roger Hodgson left the band two albums ago.
The dynamics between Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson was in many ways what made Supertramp and their music. That is pretty obvious on the albums where Roger Hodgson are absent.
Some Things Never Change is the follow up to the truly awful Free As A Bird album. It was one of the biggest turkeys I have ever met in my life. And I have met a lot of turkeys in this and other blogs.
Some Things Never Change is again a blues, pop and jazz album. A seventy minutes long album too.
The quality has improved from Free As A Bird. But not by much. There are still a couple of good tracks here and a lot of decent tracks.
The result is an album which seems a bit lost and a decent album. It is still nowhere near as good as the best albums from this band and I do not really think it deserves the Supertramp label.