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Supertramp — Bloody Well Right
Album: Crime of the Century
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Released: 1974
Length: 4:29
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So you think your schooling's phoney
I guess it's hard not to agree
You say it all depends on money
And who is in your family tree

Right (Right), you're bloody well right
You got a bloody right to say
Right, you're bloody well right
You know you got a right to say

Ha-ha, you're bloody well right
You know you're right to say
Yeah-yeah, you're bloody well right
You know you're right to say
Me, I don't care anyway

Write your problems down in detail
Take them to a higher place
You've had your cry, no, I should say wail
In the meantime, hush your face

Right (Quite right), you're bloody well right
You got a right to say
Right, you're bloody well right
You know you got a right to say

Ha-ha, you're bloody well right
You know you're right to say
Yeah-yeah, you're bloody well right
You know you got a right to say
You got a bloody right to say
You got a bloody right to say
You got a bloody right to say
You got a bloody right to say
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 BCarn wrote:

Don't get out much do you?

 Bloody Well Right!

 lizardking wrote:

What is "Bloody Well?"
 
Don't get out much do you?
This song is so appropriate especially in March of 2019.  When the admission scandal broke.  This one is for you Lori and Felicity.
The only classic-line-up Supertramp album on which Rick Davies had the bloody better songs
 ojibwe wrote:
Right.

 
What is "Bloody Well?"
Right.
Back in June '76 The Crisis Tour played at the now demolished Regent Theatre in Sydney.  I wagged college to sit in during the sound check on the opening day of three performances which was a real blast but the climax that evening was sneaking backstage and being offered a joint by John Helliwell the saxophonist. 

Does anyone else remember that tour and the lighting technique used where the mic stands shone bright green?
ROIT!
 NickDanger wrote:

I second this comment. Music has this strange effect on us in that it is not just the music itself but the transformative power to take us to another time and place(s). I have memories (hazy though they are) of this song playing in the background of a few college parties back in the day. Bloody well right.

 
I third this comment.
 jberko wrote:
Ahhh...  College days.   Great music and I can link specific moments of time with this song and many others.  My brain cells were not fried, they were sauteed.  

 
I second this comment. Music has this strange effect on us in that it is not just the music itself but the transformative power to take us to another time and place(s). I have memories (hazy though they are) of this song playing in the background of a few college parties back in the day. Bloody well right.
never cared for this one, drags and never catches hold, i'll give it a 2
Bloody Well Good Song!
Oh rats, another one of those unfortunate '70's back-pedal tunes, PSD.
Ahhh...  College days.   Great music and I can link specific moments of time with this song and many others.  My brain cells were not fried, they were sauteed.  
 iTuner wrote:
God this brings me back to elementary school and the memories flood back. Wasn't so bad being a kid in the 70s. Might not have been so good for my parents, but I didn't know shit back then.
 
Don't know where you were a kid but on this side of the world it was pretty much the same. 70s might have been difficult years economically speaking, but as a teenager, it was great! Music, music, music!
God this brings me back to elementary school and the memories flood back. Wasn't so bad being a kid in the 70s. Might not have been so good for my parents, but I didn't know shit back then.
 
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Formely Supertramp.
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Love these guys, mind you, saw them in Hyde Park in London about 9 or 10 years ago and they couldn´t give a damn about the whole thing, but most of the audience was pretty much in the same mood. For many years growing up in Venezuela, concert-goers (we´re talking slim pickings here in the 80s) were always tortured by pre-gig announcers with the never fulfilled promise "...¡y el año que viene...Supertramp!..." (...and next year...Supertramp). It never happened, so I was pretty thrilled when I went to the gig in London, they opened well with School, but after that it went flat.
The basic concept is a 7 or 8, the Rhodes solo in the beginning and the Sax at the end make it easily a 9.

I LOVE the sound of a Rhodes; I wish it were more common.
This whole albums is one of my favourites ever and I never get tired of bopping to it.
 ejsamuel wrote:

Played to death in Picton, Ont, too.  Still - I love it.

 
Played to death at University of Cincinnati. {#Wave}



buddy0407 wrote:
This isn't progressive rock. Not even close.
That's what Dr. Venture said.


This song has always annoyed me to no end.  Something about the endless repetition.  It's right up there with Manfred Mann's Earth Band's version of "Blinded by the Light". (Never heard the Springsteen version, but this was clearly not his best songwriting.)
Love it. Love the whole record...
Guess it's the one, which had the most playing time in my player :-)
BTW, does anyone know their first album? Good stuff, far away from their commercial stuff!
 shayde wrote:
God I played this album to death - even rendered the cover into a graphic at college so I could display it on the terminals after I logged out.  Breakfast in America was one of my first 'albums' when I was a kid.

By the way - the 'pop' famous stuff from Supertramp (Breakfast, Crime, etc) is only a small part of their work - Famous Last Words was a phenomenal album, but it doesnt' get much attention, and of course there's Even in the QUietest Moments.

Lastly - Look at some of Roger Hodgson's solo work.  An incredibly talented pianist.  
 
I have Roger Hodgson's album with "Had A Dream/Sleeping With the Enemy" - I use to do my workouts to it because it was pretty relentless and long. And you're right - VERY talented pianist and songwriter.  Okay, I have to get me some Supertramp and Hodgson on CD now. {#Bananajumprope}
 ejsamuel wrote:

Played to death in Picton, Ont, too.  Still - I love it.

 

Played to death everywhere probably.   Still brings back some very good and at time hazy memories.

 

{#Cowboy}


Great song with Rick Davies singing the lead vocals.

I assume Davies/Hodgson had a Lennon/McCartney partnership, where the leads were sung by the main writer.
 stewliscious wrote:
How exactly does one achieve the status of "Super" tramp?
  Easy,just nail all the Rolling Stones' within first tour week.{#Yes}


Supertramp were my first ever rock concert back in 1984 or so, still one of my preferred bands and I will never forget the Famous Last Words Open Air Concert - GREAT

Proof that you can really rock out with keyboards.
God I played this album to death - even rendered the cover into a graphic at college so I could display it on the terminals after I logged out.  Breakfast in America was one of my first 'albums' when I was a kid.

By the way - the 'pop' famous stuff from Supertramp (Breakfast, Crime, etc) is only a small part of their work - Famous Last Words was a phenomenal album, but it doesnt' get much attention, and of course there's Even in the QUietest Moments.

Lastly - Look at some of Roger Hodgson's solo work.  An incredibly talented pianist.  
Let's hear it for the record—the 80's ROCKED!
Perfect this morning!
 stewliscious wrote:
How exactly does one achieve the status of "Super" tramp?
 

On_The_Beach wrote:
This album was played to death on commercial radio in Vancouver (not sure about the rest of Canada/U.S.) in the 70's, so I O.D.'d on it long ago.

Agreed, I played this album to death, still a great collection of songs though. Besides I'd rather go back to some great classics than subject myself to the audio sewage that passes for commercial radio today! {#Puke}
 MannAudioltd wrote:
You Kill Me RP
 Happy New Year
Supertramp and New Order
 
no shit dude. sweet!

Quite Right   {#Bounce}
You Kill Me RP
 Happy New Year
Supertramp and New Order
 rosedraws wrote:
oooh Supertramp!  I need to get some of their stuff into the modern age... I still only have LP's and Cassettes! 

 
I still only have the LP of it also but it still gets played as I kept my turntable because I have over 3300 LP's...

gooooooood, Supertramp!
oooh Supertramp!  I need to get some of their stuff into the modern age... I still only have LP's and Cassettes! 

How the hell can he put this in the same set as that New Oder disco crap a couple songs ago?
what a great rock song!
Landing with a Solid 8!   Never has been a song that wears on me
Intelligent MUSIC !!
          {#Wink}
 On_The_Beach wrote:
This album was played to death on commercial radio in Vancouver (not sure about the rest of Canada/U.S.) in the 70's, so I O.D.'d on it long ago.
 
Played to death in Picton, Ont, too.  Still - I love it.

 DigitalJer wrote:
Easily of the finest rock albums; ever.
 
Bloody well right!!!  But its amazing to hear the progression after their previous album - "Indelibly Stamped" which was very mediocre at best.

Great time when commercial radios played Supertramp {#Rolleyes} 
On_The_Beach wrote:
This album was played to death on commercial radio in Vancouver (not sure about the rest of Canada/U.S.) in the 70's, so I O.D.'d on it long ago.
 


I'm back at college jamming along on my fender rhodes.

The song before this one, "School" takes me even further back and is also great. Thanks for playing this! 
Kermit, is that you?!


 stewliscious wrote:
How exactly does one achieve the status of "Super" tramp?
 
Cape.

RIGHT!

DigitalJer wrote:
Easily of the finest rock albums; ever.
Yep ... strong from beginning to end.
How exactly does one achieve the status of "Super" tramp?
I remember that this album, and particularly this track, was used by hiFi purists in the 1970s to review and test speakers and turntables. Still good to hear in digital excellence.

Ahh, the long, endless summers of youth.  Right?


I never noticed before that except for the weak sax parts, just how Beatle-y this song is.
DigitalJer wrote:
Easily of the finest rock albums; ever.
Amen, bro. Best enjoyed all at once, in sequence. Quietest Moments works magic in the same way.
Have I mentioned that this is making me regrow my virginity?
Easily of the finest rock albums; ever.
YAY More Supertramp, please!
Sublime - down tools again! Nuff Said
Guys appreciate your comments about it being overplayed. However, IMO this can not be overplayed. Headphones on it is 17:30/Friday and I am about to go on a weeks summer holiday. Bill - you have made my day - a perfect way to kick off my hols Lots of history for me on this one but I will not bore you all with it.
I agree its was over played but I can still enjoy it now and then but do prefer "Crisis What Crisis"
There's no Rhodes on this song. It's a Wurlitzer. TJOpootertoot wrote:
Bah! Prog rock. Something about this song always grates on me. It's not the Rhodes...
bokey wrote:
I hope to become immortal just so I can hate it for eternity.
:clap:
Wish he'd play "Asylum" or "School."
On_The_Beach wrote:
This album was played to death on commercial radio in Vancouver (not sure about the rest of Canada/U.S.) in the 70's, so I O.D.'d on it long ago.
Same over this side of the Pond in the UK - bloody well right, mate!
Well-known, of course - but still a great piece of music!! :music:
This album was played to death on commercial radio in Vancouver (not sure about the rest of Canada/U.S.) in the 70's, so I O.D.'d on it long ago.
play Rudy....please??
bokey wrote:
I hope to become immortal just so I can hate it for eternity.
:clap: Although I love this song... Reminds me of high school and the new thing called "FM Radio" and its great sounds and long, complex tunes.
who the F***K cares about progressive, or how unkown a band is? Does this s***t have a groove? I think on this song the boy's of supertramp, have themselves quite the toe-tapper! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:
Saw Supertramp in Ottawa Canada when I was a mere teen. Fun smugglin our drugs across the border in our pants, our girlfriends pants! They were great. So was the band!
Well - the recent comments are contrary to the ratings!! So I have put that right ;-) Started to like Supertramp when I picked up their Indelibly Stamped album and saw them on their "Even in the Quietest Moments" tour. Still like this tune a lot - but I was a teen in the early 70s and they just stuck with me. I still favor early Genesis, Gentle Giant and their ilk.
buddy0407 wrote:
This isn't progressive rock. Not even close.
True - King Crimson, Yes, Genesis, Henry Cow, Gentle Giant, PFM - those were progressive for this year
Wow Bill - your great Today you played Ambrosia and now Supertramp both from great progressive rock album of 1975. Hey can you play some Spartacus from Triumvirat or Illusions Of A Double Dimple. :)
kazuma wrote:
I'm with ya. Hated it then. Hate it now.
agreed, and I'll hate it in the future as well . . .
algrif wrote:
Bloody nice to bloody well hear this one again!! :roflol:
1979 was a very good year for me! Joe Jackson, Pretenders first album, the B52's were some other great performers from that year
Excellent album.
Just to swim upstream of the recent commentators, I really enjoyed this album.
TJOpootertoot wrote:
Bah! Prog rock. Something about this song always grates on me. It's not the Rhodes...it's the annoying guy saying, "Right, right, bloody well right." sorry ... just can't get past it. it's a 4. It's why the 70s had to die. *just realized I already bashed it months ago further down the thread. Oh, well...if Bill plays it I have to say something.
This isn't progressive rock. Not even close.
TJOpootertoot wrote:
Bah! Prog rock. Something about this song always grates on me. It's not the Rhodes...it's the annoying guy saying, "Right, right, bloody well right." sorry ... just can't get past it. it's a 4. It's why the 70s had to die.
Precisely.
Bah! Prog rock. Something about this song always grates on me. It's not the Rhodes...it's the annoying guy saying, "Right, right, bloody well right." sorry ... just can't get past it. it's a 3. It's why the 70s had to die.
superfido wrote:
looks like two months in between plays. good choice. make it 8 months and the choice will be 4 times better :moon:
Best after 12:00 AM on Sunday mornings, twice a year.
SpamNRice wrote:
Well god damn... another flashback to youth... been a lllooonnngggg time since I heard this and would undoubtedly be less appreciated if not for the many cells lost between listenings -- somehow makes it seem like an old friend -- well worn and smells a little funny, but a friend nonetheless -- "bloody well right".
Do I know you? Seems you've been living my life.
kazuma wrote:
I'm with ya. Hated it then. Hate it now.
I hope to become immortal just so I can hate it for eternity.
looks like two months in between plays. good choice. make it 8 months and the choice will be 4 times better :moon:
zzzzzzzz! Come it is a OK song but damn, Im tired of the classic rock! If I wanted this, I could have tuned into 1 of a Bazillion stations playing the same old crap! :rolleyes:
winter wrote:
Blech.
I second that.
Blech.
TJOpootertoot wrote:
it would be an exaggeration to say that they are the nadir of 70s rock ... but not by much.
I'm with ya. Hated it then. Hate it now.
Its bloody well right to give this one an 8. (ed) The bad rhyming was unintentional... (/ed)
I've always found Supertramp - and this song in particularly - kinda annoying. I mean, it would be an exaggeration to say that they are the nadir of 70s rock ... but not by much. On the other hand, if rock hadn't got this annoying and sterile, we never would have had punk, right? Bloody well, right.
Well god damn... another flashback to youth... been a lllooonnngggg time since I heard this and would undoubtedly be less appreciated if not for the many cells lost between listenings -- somehow makes it seem like an old friend -- well worn and smells a little funny, but a friend nonetheless -- "bloody well right".
Blimey!!!!!!!!
i like the keyboard parts to this.. but .......
Art_Carnage wrote:
I think I've got most of Supertramps stuff on vinyl. Not a bad album, but lacks the consistency of BIA, where you've got one killer song after another.
I always thought Ronald Reagan would have scored a few more points had he come into office talking not about "Morning in America" but "Breakfast in America."
Good to hear this again but if you want to hear Supertramp at their best then "Goodbye Stranger" from Breakfast in America is just a killer song and the rest of the album ain't bad either....... and yes I'm Bloody well right !!!!
winter wrote:
I daresay a good case could be made for excessive hyperbole as a major crime, too.
Well said, m' man.
Eul0gy wrote:
One of the greatest (un)intentional crimes of modern society is turning the natural urges of rebellion and defiance into a commodity bought and sold as legal pornography. Raping them of all power, all worth, all meaning.
Well, almost all "emotions" are turned into a commodity, just look at all the "big brother" shows out there. Wonder how much people would pay for my emotions though.
Well, true, it's not the most inspiring cut on the album, nor the most creative. And the concepts are rather pedestrian. But, the album, well, the album in its entirety was novel, cutting, and cerebral.
Eul0gy wrote:
One of the greatest (un)intentional crimes of modern society is turning the natural urges of rebellion and defiance into a commodity bought and sold as legal pornography. Raping them of all power, all worth, all meaning.
I daresay a good case could be made for excessive hyperbole as a major crime, too.
winter wrote:
It's really very easy. All you have to do is realize it's the single least convincing depiction of defiance ever recorded.
One of the greatest (un)intentional crimes of modern society is turning the natural urges of rebellion and defiance into a commodity bought and sold as legal pornography. Raping them of all power, all worth, all meaning.
Thistle wrote:
How can anyone not love this one?
It's really very easy. All you have to do is realize it's the single least convincing depiction of defiance ever recorded.
I very rarely make comments on what I hear here at RP. I'm just so happy to listen to great commercial free radio. But I was surprised to hear this song here. I takes me back, but not in a good way. It's like those packets of ketchup you find in the back of the refrigerator; old, iffy, and you're really not sure why you bothered to save them in the first place. :(
I think I've got most of Supertramps stuff on vinyl. Not a bad album, but lacks the consistency of BIA, where you've got one killer song after another.
Bloody nice to bloody well hear this one again!! :roflol:
Bloody brilliant! This is by far my favorite Supertramp album.
jus10 wrote:
This one's been in the pipeline for a long time! Classic rock radio staple that has never been played here before...
No time like the present! Actually, I just fired up RP, this was the first thing I heard!
How can anyone not love this one?
jus10 wrote:
This one's been in the pipeline for a long time! Classic rock radio staple that has never been played here before...
Actually, no. It was just in the LRC and was added recently...
This one's been in the pipeline for a long time! Classic rock radio staple that has never been played here before...