Originally Posted by palmfish
BTW, I was just giving you a hard time. They were "a brit pop band" from the 70's but they made it big in the US around 78 or 79. I'm not surprised they were relatively unknown in your neck of the woods since they seemed to be touring North America or recording pretty much non-stop during their hey day.
I saw them in concert twice. Montreal in 79 and Los Angeles in 82
Also, for younger prog listeners who weren't old enough to listen to music in the late 70's (perhaps weren't even born), it might be fairly easy to miss them. As a 60's baby having heard plenty of Supertramp on the radio, I always thought of them as classic rock.
I find these kinds of discussions interesting, even though I'm not a Supertramp fan per se (sorry ). Doing a quick search for "best prog rock" bands, here are the first three lists I found under a reader's poll on Rolling Stone:
1. Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull 2: Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd 3: Foxtrot by Genesis 4: Tarkus by Emerson, Lake & Palmer 5: Close to the Edge
1 genesis "foxtrot" 2 king crimson "in the court of the crimson king" 3 yes "close to the edge" 4 pink floyd "meddle" 5 genesis "selling england by the pound" 6 king crimson "red" 7 van der graaf "pawn hearts" 8 focus "hamburger concerto" 9 yes "fragile" 10 camel "moonmadnessy Yes 6: Starless and Bible Black by King Crimson 7: A Farewell to Kings by Rush 8: Animals by Pink Floyd 9: Selling England by the Pound by Genesis 10: Minstrel in the Gallery by Jethro Tull
1) The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway - Genesis 2) Pawn Hearts - Van Der Graaf Generator 3) Red - King Crimson 4) Close To The Edge - Yes 5) Brain Salad Surgery - Emerson, Lake & Palmer 6) Octopus - Gentle Giant 7) Meddle - Pink Floyd 8) Aqualung - Jethro Tull 9) Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield 10) Moonmadness - Camel
So, I can see why it might be easy to miss ST on a survey of "must have prog". I'm sure I would miss some great early 60's rock just prior to my time on the planet, even though I enjoy early 60's rock.