Supertramp — School
Album: Crime of the Century
Avg rating:
8

Your rating:
Total ratings: 2795









Released: 1974
Length: 5:26
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I can see you in the morning when you go to school,
Don't forget your books, you know you've got to learn the golden rule,
Teacher tells you stop your play and get on with your work
And be like Johnnie too-good
well don't you know he never shirks
he's coming along!

After School is over you're playing in the park
Don't be out too late, don't let it get too dark
They tell you not to hang around and learn what life's about
And grow up just like them
won't let you work it out
and you're full of doubt

Don't do this and don't do that
What are they trying to do?
Make a good boy of you
Do they know where it's at?
Don't criticize, they're old and wise
Do as they tell you to
Don't want the devil to
Come and put out your eyes

Maybe I'm mistaken expecting you to fight
Or maybe I'm just crazy, I don't know wrong from right
But while I am still living I've just got this to say
It's always up to you if you want to be that
want to see that
want to see it that way
you're coming along!
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 parttime wrote:
Turn it up!

 
Louder!
Turn it up!
Love this song but catching bits of the Greg Kihn band  "Remember" in it? (rhythm or the changes)
(which I first heard "remember" on RP!)
Saw this band pre Crime of the Century 100 people, and two years post Crime of the Century 3,000 people.
 Steely_D wrote:

No need to attack a critic. Defend the music instead.

 
Mmmmmhmmmm.
 Segue wrote:
OMG I like a Supertramp song!!!!!!!!!!!! RP works miracles. {#Roflol}

 
This ENTIRE album is freaking awesome, and get's an 11 rating!  And what a great opening track....followed by Bloody Well Right.  You really should listen to the entire thing, if not on a GREAT system, then at least decent headphones.  It's one of the best concept albums made by a group not called Pink Floyd.  T

And I also am sad about the decline in enthusiasm for HI-FI these days...heck, digital files themselves leave a lot to be desired....then add Bluetooth and well....this on Vinyl with good power and speakers will blow your mind!  PEACE and Long Live RP!!


 mread wrote:
When I was a teenager in the 70's I would visit high-end stores just to fantasize about owning audiophile grade gear.  Lord knows I had no money for the good stuff, but one could dream.  Those stores always had sample music to show off the equipment, and more than one store had this album because the production was so clear — lots of ear candy when played at volume through the right speakers.  If you play this through ear buds, even today's best, what you hear is simply not the same.

Apparently fewer young American listeners care about this now ... A guy being interviewed on the radio said he travels the world (I can't remember why now, but it was unrelated to music) and pops in to high-end audio stores whenever he gets the chance.  He observes that in north American stores, only old-ish guys are shopping for high-fidelity (when was the last time you heard that term?) gear.  He only sees young shoppers when he's abroad, especially the far east, Korea, Japan, etc.
 
I worked in an electronics shop in the very early 1980s for a year after graduating from high school, and this is one of the songs I used to demo stereo systems. I remember we had a pair of Klipschorn speakers that this song really came alive on. No one ever bought them, but everyone was impressed.
To me 7 - Quite Likeable  almost 8
 ciarataylor wrote:
2 hits of acid and a hit of MDA.  Off to a Supertramp concert you go.

 
How many brain cells do you still have?  You can probably count 'em by now.
 ToddBradley wrote:
I so love it when Bill lines up two songs in a row that not only are in the same key but use the same chord progression. That's something Pandora or Spotify or Amazon could never do. I just heard these two back-to-back:

Woodkid - Boat Song
Supertramp - School

It does make me wonder if Woodkid ever listened to Supertramp and if they consciously or subconsciously ripped off Supertramp's riff.

 
I was going to say the same thing about Mad World followed by School.  Bill is a genius!  Support sent.
I so love it when Bill lines up two songs in a row that not only are in the same key but use the same chord progression. That's something Pandora or Spotify or Amazon could never do. I just heard these two back-to-back:

Woodkid - Boat Song
Supertramp - School

It does make me wonder if Woodkid ever listened to Supertramp and if they consciously or subconsciously ripped off Supertramp's riff.
OMG I like a Supertramp song!!!!!!!!!!!! RP works miracles. {#Roflol}
Clarion State College daze. {#Sunny}
 CDextrous wrote:
One of the greatest piano breaks of all time. Awesome stuff.  DuranAir agrees!!!

 


"Schooldays" by Gentle Giant and Rush's "Subdivisions" are both better songs on the subject. And yet ...
Wow. 
I'm catching that the Woodkid and the Supertramp tracks have similar opening and through-line melodies. 
Someone's paying attention. 
Fun band
 willmcnaught wrote:

average rating 7.9 Please DO go to your music service! {#Beat}  OVER  2100 rated!!!!!   minority you are S-curvy   {#Moon}

 
Being a "minority" does not make one wrong, particularly about trite, schmaltzy treacle like this song.
One of the greatest piano breaks of all time. Awesome stuff.
 S-curvy wrote:
I don't often go here:  Frickin' vomitrocious '70's tripe following other frickin' vomitrocious 70's tripe from Rush.  The double-tap leads me to turn off RP and switch to my music server.

 
Are you still listening to your own music server? 
Hoping so!