One of my favorite bands from the seventies does one of their finest songs, “Crime of The Century,” which remarkably after all these years sums up all the chaos that has ensued in the last decade: War, greed and bank fraud. They are all in the mix here, set to a seven minute opus that sums in all up with the current state of affairs.
The song written around 1973 and recorded on a farm in Somerset England, hails as one of the band’s finest masterpiece and the title of their 3rd studio album. Supertramp is considered to be one of the best studio session bands in regards to arrangements by the best in the business. If you never heard of them, I encourage you to familiarize yourself with their work in order to broaden your audiophillic horizons.
So as you chime in 2012, sit back, relax with your favorite glass of moonshine and listen to this lovely 70’s symphonic masterpiece as we haul in the new year, and remember to always move forward with caution, keeping one eye open… enjoy.
Here are the lyrics:
“Now they’re planning the crime of the century
Well what will it be?
Read all about their schemes and adventuring
It’s well worth a fee
So roll up and see
And they rape the universe
How they’ve gone from bad to worse
Who are these men of lust, greed, and glory?
Rip off the masks and let’s see.
But that’s no right – oh no, what’s the story?
There’s you and there’s me
That can’t be right”