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actually, didn't anybody really notice that Supertramp are touring right now?. Whatever one thinks about their last album - they are still a legend and there is still Mark Hart with them!!!
I'll go and see them next Friday (not THIS FRiday, next Friday) in Bonn. There's not accidentally anybody else of you there, is there? To meet up before and after the show? To party? No? Yes?!
You might not know but there's also Cliff Hugo in Supertramp, a very cool guy, me and fellow fan Benjamin have met him once in Cologne and he was definitely very cool, oh well however, you don#t know where you know that name from? Go and get your Before and after out, yes, the Tim album. He played bass on it. And he's in Supertramp too, so YEEES you should really go there Smiler

If only to get your CDs signed etc.

I hear Mark is a friendly man Smiler

and even though I don't have his album (no credit card, no money in general, hate copying CDs) I d/l one of his songs for the radio Red Face

and talked about him lately. I know the songs that are on the website and that's so good Smiler

Hopefully he sells stuff on the concerts. Not that I have the money to buy one then Frowner


However, in case somebody thinks of meeting that pink haired german girl at the Supertramp show in Bonn, just drop me a line (private message, email, whatever) and we might make up a date Smiler


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I still don't have the album but I had a listen to the stuff on the website, even d/l STTMMO and play it on the radio regularly - good girl, eh?

I'll try with a paper plane by the way Smiler I got photo passes, so if everything works out, expect some new photos soon Smiler

Chris of PSB unfortuantely didn't reply my email concerning an interview, but well, we can't have all can we? Would have been nice to put up on a website - we didn't have many interviews with Mark lately, had we? A pity...

But photos! Heeey Smiler

And finally Silke will (hopefully) get some Cds signed - yeehaw!




Can we please move this topic to 'Absolute ****e Bands Who Are Guilty Of Too Many Musical Sins And Should Really Go Away - Who Cares Who Is Playing With Them Now'

Man. Supertramp !! Next we are gonna start talking about Foreigner or some other toss and frankly - these people just DO NOT GET IN THE RING with these artists.

Begone Supertramp.
Found this about our man Mark Hart in a 2002 interview with Rick Davies:

I was wondering if you could tell me what it is like to work with Mark Hart?
RD: Well, Mark Hart is one of the great guys...I mean he really is. He's been with us a long time...did he tell you...when was it...1999...'88 actually...'88. He's just a guy who can do it all, but he's not overbearing about it. He's very cool about it. He's almost too talented actually 'cause keeps going into things, like if he sees somebody playing the bagpipes he'll...I gotta learn to play the bagpipes. Doesn't matter what it is...and I try to steer him clear of bagpipes and stuff like that, but he's a very talented guy.

What kind of role does Mark play in the studio? Is this his first time collaborating with you in the recording process?
RD: Well, ya know we've worked together now for quite a few albums. Our last project was the live record we did in Europe. Mark helped me out. It was the same team actually... it was Jay the engineer and Mark and me. I think we did a really good job on that album. It's just... he picks up little bits that I don't see and vice versa. As a team it's just very, very complimentary.
Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
@Dorthonion posted:
The band have announced a European tour of 35 dates for the fall this year. Is Mark still a part-time member or has he officially quit his "other association"?

Just found a 2018 video from a radio station covering a "recovery gig" rehearsal from "Rick & The Rockets" (namely, Rick Davies and his time-off band) with an interview with Rick, and would you know it, I spotted Mark and another member of Supertramp with him on stage.

So while Rick said in that interview that it's unlikely that Supertramp will get back on the road, Mark still seems to have his membership in "that other association" up his sleeve, potentially.

I think (based on a very brief chat with him in 2010) that Mark felt a stronger bond with his bandmates in Crowded House, and perhaps he saw his role in Supertramp more as a multi-instrumentalist filling in for Rodger Hodgson.

He did actively contribute to their ‘Somethings Never Change’ album in 1997, and is heavily present in the ‘It was the Best of Times’ double-live album (a must-have for any fan of Mark and Supertramp).

I’m still ‘intrigued’ by Mark’s dismissal from Crowded House, and am still hoping to see him invited back (in some capacity) someday.

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