What the band named themseves after they met your sister! That's what the DJ on the radio said after playing their hit "Give a Little Bit".
After Supertramp scored several hits singer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Roger Hodgson converted to the teachings of some guru in the early 80s and left the band after a tour ended. A year later he released his first solo album "In the Eye of the Storm" which featured the hits "Had a Dream (Sleeping With the Enemy)" in autumn 1984 and "In Jeopardy" in early 1985. He wrote, sang and played nearly all the instruments on that cool album. That album proved that Roger was the heart and soul of Supertramp. If you don't believe that then check out the 1985 album that Supertramp made without him, "Brother Where You Bound", which contains the nice Top 30 hit "Cannonball" and lots of wankeroo. Critics called it "Superwimp". Everything the band has done since has been junk.
by California Sun August 21, 2007
A band that started out in the mid 70's but did not hit huge success until their 1979 album 'Breakfast in America' with such hits as 'Take the Long Way Home' and 'The Logical Song'.
When I heard Supertramp's 'The Logical Song' on an episode of The Simpsons it made me want to kick down a little kids sand castle.
by Matty J December 05, 2004
Progressive rock band from the 1970s. Famous for songs such as "Goodbye Stranger," "The Logical Song," "Breakfast In America," "Take The Long Way Home," "It's Raining Again," , and "Bloody Well Right." However, their better songs were those that were not as popular, such as "Fools Overture," "Another Man's Woman," "A Soapbox Opera," and "Don't Leave Me Now." The main songwriters of Supertramp were Rick Davies (Keyboards) and Roger Hodgson (Keyboards, Guitar). They had one of the most orgasmic sax players of all time, John Helliwell. If you do not yet know of Supertramp, go listen to them NOW.
Roger Hodgson is usually thought of as the reason for Supertramp's success, but Rick Davies was just as good of a songwriter and even better pianist, writing such songs as "Goodbye Stranger," "Bloody Well Right," and "Another Man's Woman."
by Ellisniss MGP January 16, 2010