10cc ‎– Bloody Tourists

Polydor ‎– PD-1-6161, Man Ken Records ‎– PD-1-6161, Polydor ‎– 2480 477
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Pitman Press, Gatefold

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A1 Dreadlock Holiday
Cowbell, Congas, Marimba, Triangle, Agogô [Bells], Timbales – Paul*Drums, Backing Vocals, Tambourine – Stuart*Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals, Organ – Rick*Electric Piano, Backing Vocals, Organ, Maracas – Eric*Lead Vocals, Bass, Electric Guitar, Cabasa, Backing Vocals – Graham*Synthesizer [Yamaha Cs80] – Duncan*Written-By – E. Stewart*, G. Gouldman*
A2 For You And I
Backing Vocals – Stuart*Bass [Six String], Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar – Graham*Drums, Drums [Concert Bass] – Paul*Lead Vocals, Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Moog Trumpets, Polymoog Strings] – Eric*Synthesizer [Moog Solo], Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar – Rick*Written-By – E. Stewart*, G. Gouldman*
A3 Take These Chains
Drums – Stuart*Electric Guitar, Synthesizer [Polymoog] – Rick*Glockenspiel, Tambourine – Paul*Harmony Vocals, Bass, Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Graham*Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Organ, Grand Piano, Electric Guitar – Eric*Written-By – E. Stewart*, G. Gouldman*
A4 Shock On The Tube (Don't Want Love)
Bass, Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar – Graham*Drums – Paul*Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals – Rick*Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar, Lead Guitar, Grand Piano, Backing Vocals – Eric*Snare, Backing Vocals – Stuart*Synthesizer [Yamaha Cs80], Grand Piano, Violin, Backing Vocals – Duncan*Written-By – E. Stewart*
A5 Last Night
Drums, Cowbell, Bells [Jingle Bells] – Stuart*Electric Guitar – Rick*Electric Piano, Grand Piano, Synthesizer [Yamaha Cs80] – Duncan*Harmony Vocals, Cowbell, Maracas, Electric Guitar – Eric*Lead Vocals, Bass, Bass [Fuzz Bass], Electric Guitar – Graham*Other [Didn't Turn Up!] – Paul*Written-By – G. Gouldman*, R. Fenn*
A6 The Anonymous Alcoholic
Bass, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals – Graham*Drums [Disco Drums], Congas – Paul*Drums, Backing Vocals, Trombone, Bongos, Drums [Disco Drums], Congas – Stuart*Electric Guitar, Synthesizer [Moog Brass], Saxophone, Backing Vocals, Horns [Rick Fenn's Dorking Horns] – Rick*Grand Piano – Duncan*Lead Vocals, Slide Guitar, Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar – Eric*Written-By – E. Stewart*, G. Gouldman*
B1 Reds In My Bed
Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals – Graham*Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Rick*Glockenspiel, Snare [Military], Tambourine – Paul*Lead Vocals, Drums, Cabasa, Tambourine, Snare [Military], Backing Vocals – Stuart*Vocals, Backing Vocals, Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Moog] – Eric*Written-By – E. Stewart*, S. Tosh*
B2 Life Line
Drums, Backing Vocals – Stuart*Lead Guitar, Organ, Backing Vocals – Rick*Lead Guitar, Synthesizer [Moog], Guitar [Fuzz], Backing Vocals, Electric Piano – Eric*Lead Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals – Graham*Timbales, Drums [Roto-toms], Triangle, Vibraphone [Vibes] – Paul*Written-By – G. Gouldman*
B3 Tokyo
Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass [Fretless], Backing Vocals – Rick*Bass, Zither, Wind Chimes, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Graham*Drums, Backing Vocals – Stuart*Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Eric*Other [Watched Again!] – Paul*Written-By – E. Stewart*
B4 Old Mister Time
Bass, Tambourine – Graham*Cello – Kate SpathDrums, Drums [Roto-toms], Tambourine – Paul*Lead Guitar, Tambourine, Saxophone – Rick*Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar – Eric*Synthesizer [Yamaha Cs80], Violin, Grand Piano, Tambourine, Electric Piano – Duncan*Tambourine – Stuart*Written-By – D. Mackay*, E. Stewart*
B5 From Rochdale To Ocho Rios
Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals, Percussion – Rick*Backing Vocals – Tony SpathBacking Vocals, Percussion – Stuart*Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Paul*Lead Guitar, Harmony Vocals, Backing Vocals, MC, Slide Guitar – Eric*Lead Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Backing Vocals, Whistle, Harmony Vocals – Graham*Synthesizer [Yamaha Cs80], Organ, Percussion, Backing Vocals, Grand Piano, Steel Drums, Soloist – Duncan*Written-By – G. Gouldman*
B6 Everything You've Wanted To Know About!!! (Exclamation Marks)
Bass, Electric Guitar – Graham*Drums, Triangle, Vibraphone [Vibes] – Paul*Lead Guitar, Electric Guitar, Saxophone – Rick*Lead Vocals, Guitar [Fuzz], Grand Piano, Backing Vocals – Eric*Other [Shouted Encouragement!] – Stuart*Synthesizer [Yamaha Cs80] – Duncan*Written-By – E. Stewart*

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Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman pressing denoted by "CP" and "Pit" etches in runouts.
VARIATION: This Pitman release has one side cut at Strawberry Mastering and the other side cut at Masterdisk.

℗ & © 1978 Phonogram Ltd.
All selections published by ℗ 1978 Man-Ken Music, Ltd. (BMI).
Recorded at Strawberry Studios South Dorking, Surrey, England. Mastering Melvyn Abrahams Strawberry Mastering Ltd, London, England

Made & printed in U.S.A.

Printed inner-sleeve with lyrics and credits.
Gatefold Sleve.

Special Thanks to Zeb White, Polly Burgess, Ric Dixon, Harvey Lisberg and the ladies who waited.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): PD-1-6161 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): PD-1-6161 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A etched [Var 1]): STRAWBERRY PD-6161-BS-CP-1X-AS- Pit
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A etched; MASTERDISK stamp [Var 1]): PD-1-6161 BS-CP2 MASTERDISK G.K.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A etched [Var 2]): STRAWBERRY. PD-6161-AS-CP-1 Pit
  • Barcode (Runout A etched; MASTERDISK stamp [Var 2]): PD-1-6161 BS-CP2 MASTERDISK G.K.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A etched; MASTERDISK P stamp [Var 3]): PD-1-6161-AS-CP3 MASTERDISK P
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B etched; D1 stamp [Var 3]): PD-6161-A̶̷̲̅S̶̷̲̅-CPX-BS Pit D1 STRAWBERRY.
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 83) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9102 503 10cc Bloody Tourists(LP, Album, Gat) Mercury 9102 503 UK 1978 Sell This Version
PD-1-6161, 2480 477 10cc Bloody Tourists(LP, Album, PRC) Polydor, Man Ken Records, Polydor PD-1-6161, 2480 477 US 1978 Sell This Version
826 921-2 10cc Bloody Tourists(CD, Album, RE, RP) Mercury 826 921-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
534 973-2 10cc Bloody Tourists(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mercury, Spectrum 534 973-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
PD-1-6161, 2480 477 10cc Bloody Tourists(LP, Album, Pre) Polydor, Man Ken Records, Polydor PD-1-6161, 2480 477 US 1978 Sell This Version


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October 3, 2016

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.

Man O Man [please, use your best reggae accent when you say Man O Man] ... the ride was more then great, but due to changes in the group, this is where I had to finally had to leave off with 10 CC.

This is not to say that “Bloody Tourists” does not have it’s high points, or its bright spots, because it does ... it’s just that with this release I felt a stress, something I just can’t put my finger on, but ever present non the less. “Dreadlock Holiday” was the hit, and there are many out there who feel that this was a bit of a racist song ... and in defense of the band, I don’t think those people actually got it, because the point 10 CC were making [with there ‘on purpose’ very bad rendition of a reggae song] is that one can have a “Dreadlock Holiday” anywhere, at anytime.

I was very disheartened to feel this was the end, ‘My Dreadlock Holiday’ ... because after all, “I didn’t like 10 CC ... I loved them!”

Review by Jenell Kesler


February 23, 2011
I listened to this LP once to playgrade it.... I still want those 40 or so minutes back to this day.
I wonder if I am the only one who finds the lyrical content to "Dreadlock Holiday" racist and also a prime example of what NOT to write? Check this fuckery :
I was walkin' down the street
Concentratin' on truckin' right
I heard a dark voice beside of me
And I looked round in a state of fright
I saw four faces one mad
A brother from the gutter
They looked me up and down a bit
And turned to each other

and blah blah blah. google it. the worst part is how repetitive the hook is, and how it makes absolutely no sense, as it ends with " Don't you walk thru my words
You got to show some respect
Don't you walk thru my words
'Cause you ain't heard me out yet"

As if to imply "No, faithful listener.... there is a left turn coming up... there is a punchline to this"

This should appeal to the closed minded, but for all else, hit the dump button on this LP. :>