10cc ‎– 10cc

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UK Records ‎– UKS 53105
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Allentown Pressing
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"AL" in label matrix denotes an Allentown Record Co. Inc. pressing.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): XZAL 12402 AL
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): XZAL 12403 AL
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A / etched [stamped]): XZAL 12402 AL [sᴛᴇʀʟɪɴɢ]
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B / etched [stamped]): XZAL 12403 AL [sᴛᴇʀʟɪɴɢ]

Other Versions (5 of 49) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UKAL 1005 10cc 10cc(LP, Album) UK Records UKAL 1005 UK 1973 Sell This Version
BADLP006 10cc 10cc(LP, Album, RE, Red) Not Bad Records (2) BADLP006 UK 2014 Sell This Version
SLC 525 10cc 10cc(LP, Album) UK Records SLC 525 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
CLC 5102 10cc 10cc(CD, Album, RE) Castle Communications CLC 5102 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
BADLP006 10cc 10cc(LP, Album, RE, TP) Not Bad Records (2) BADLP006 UK 2014 Sell This Version

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streetmouse

streetmouse

October 3, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

BASICS: 10CC, Steely Dan, Hunter Thompson ... I put the three of these in the same class ... and as I think about it, I might want to throw Frank Zappa in that mix as well. 10 CC are extremely brilliant, seem completely natural, unpretentious in the development and execution of their art, and they have a way of bending words that brings on a big “Ah Ha ...” Once you hear what they have to say, you are left wondering why you weren’t able to have seen or said things in such a cinematic manner ... it’s all about the word play, and there are fewer things finer in music or literature then that.

Probably the biggest problems, if one can call it a problem is that there were no less then two really strong writing teams within the ranks of 10CC ... those being Kevin Godley and Lol Creme [and] Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman. The first half of the team took a very artsy, and as I said, cinematic view of the music, while latter were more straight forward in their approach to pop music. Non of these people could be considered a ‘flash in the pan’ in any manner ... Eric Stewart had been a member and writer for Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders and had a super hit with “The Game Of Love,” “A Groovy Kind Of Love” and several other songs. Gouldman succeeded in knocking out the world by writing both “For Your Love” and “Heart Full Of Soul” for the Yardbirds [remember Eric Claption and Jimmy Page], the songs “Bus Stop” and “Look Through Any Window” for The Hollies [and of course you remember Graham Nash from CS&N] and he even wrote two hits for the group Herman’s Hermits. They were also part of, if I may put it this way, a music factory, who turned out one hit after bubble gum and pop hit after another. The point being, that individually, these guys had tremendous street credits, all it took was for them to merge their talents and take the world by storm.

How can you not love 10 CC? Well, actually I guess if I were to set my mind to it, I could come up with a dozen reasons, but hey, I’m a fan, so it’s about why I love this band ... and I do.

I find them talented and more then interesting on many levels. First I was struck by the harmonies, which reminded me of Jan and Dean, The Beach Boys and other bands from the California scene. Secondly, the lyrics are amazingly satirical, full of puns and double edged meanings ... most regarding the manifestations of our sexual being. But please, don’t think they are limited to “peek a boo humor,” their twisted minds go much deeper, vastly exploring every aspect of human nature, the things that drive us crazy, the things we love, and the things that drive us beyond insanity ... sometimes they even manage to conger all of these into one song. And it’s all done in an off the cuff manner, as if this is the way they really think ... which probably isn’t that far from the truth. I would be so bold as to compare them to Frank Zappa, only the songs of 10 CC are much more listenable.

You’ll discover so much here, you could spend a life time combing through the catalog of 10 CC and merely scratch the surface ... so take your time, dig the songs, and then laugh your butt off when you get a joke ... stop taking yourself and music so seriously, stop looking at the big picture for a little while, and listen to 10 CC reduce it all to a really fine song.

Review by Jenell Kesler
resurgam-true

resurgam-true

August 20, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
light pop rock. nice guitar solo . beatiful vocal lines