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10cc - ''Deceptive Bends'' [Mercury SRM-1-3702] (May 1977)

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''Deceptive Bends''

Released: May 1977
Label: Mercury
Catalog: SRM-1-3702
Genre: Pop Rock


T R A C K L I S T:
01 Good Morning Judge
02 The Things We Do For Love
03 Marriage Bureau Rendezvous
04 People In Love
05 Modern Man Blues
06 Honeymoon With B Troop
07 I Bought A Flat Guitar Tutor
08 You've Got A Cold

Feel The Benefit

09 Reminisce And Speculation
10 A Latin Break
11 Feel The Benefit
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Deceptive Bends is the fifth studio album released in 1977 by rock band 10cc.

The departure of Kevin Godley and Lol Creme in 1976 to form Godley & Creme almost ended 10cc. However Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman kept the group alive as a duo (with the assistance of percussionist Paul Burgess). The cover design was provided by Hipgnosis. The name of the album came from a warning sign for dangerous curves on the southbound A24 between Leatherhead and Dorking in Surrey; the sign is no longer there.

Stewart recalled: ''I had a big challenge ahead of me to prove to the record world that we were not just 5cc, as some of the British media had graciously called us. The music was simpler than some of the previous 10cc albums, it was far more direct, streamlined and positive. The whole album was recorded very (in our terms) quickly. I was on a mission, and flying higher and faster than I had ever been before, and I knew by then that we had a very strong album. The new songs played a big part in the equation of course, I was out to prove also that we could write a hit album without Kevin and Lol ... we did!''

Godley and Creme were still band members early in this album's history. The band's original line-up debuted a live version of ''Good Morning Judge'' at the Knebworth Festival on 21 August 1976 and also did studio work on an early version of ''People in Love'' referred to as ''Voodoo Boogie''. ''Voodoo Boogie'' featured a more offbeat arrangement and prominent backing vocals by Creme, but the track was considered ''awful'' when assembled, and Godley and Creme left the group shortly thereafter. The official versions of ''Good Morning Judge'' and ''People in Love'' were performed by Stewart and Gouldman alone, with the help of a few session musicians, for the eventual album release. The ''Voodoo Boogie'' version of ''People in Love'' was included in 10cc's limited edition box set Tenology in 2012.

The first single taken from the album, ''The Things We Do for Love'', reached No. 6 in the UK Singles Chart, No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 in Canada. [wikipedia.org]


10cc - Bloody Tourists [Polydor PD-1-6161] (1978)

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Bloody Tourists

Released: 1978
Label: Polydor
Catalog: PD-1-6161
Genre: Rock
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Dreadlock Holiday
02 For You And I
03 Take These Chains
04 Shock On The Tube (Don't Want Love)
05 Last Night
06 The Anonymous Alcoholic
07 Reds In My Bed
08 Life Line
09 Tokyo
10 Old Mister Time
11 From Rochdale To Ocho Rios
12 Everything You Wanted To Know About!!! (Exclamation Marks)
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Donald A. Guarisco [allmusic.com]

After proving they could keep 10cc alive as a duo act with 1977's successful Deceptive Bends, Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman pressed on in 1978 with Bloody Tourists. Although it scored some notable hits, it was a less consistent and less memorable affair than its predecessor. The problem with Bloody Tourists is that it feels like a group of session musicians trying to come up with songs in the 10cc style instead of a proper 10cc album. The eccentric humor that once flowed freely feels forced on this album: "Reds In My Bed" is a lame stab at Cold War satire that never really succeeds in saying anything while "Shock On The Tube (Don't Want Love)" tries to be daring with its tale of a subway sex fantasy and instead comes off as smutty and dull. Another problem is that the music propping up these narratives is lacking in both hooks and inspiration: the backing track for "Take These Chains" is a dull attempt at rockabilly that sounds like an especially poppy Eagles outtake and "The Anonymous Alcoholic" has a disco-parody portion that merely sounds like a mediocre example of the music it is supposedly sending up. However, the album's singles present a few bright moments: "For You And I" is a lovely ballad that fortifies its attractive melody with some strong vocal harmonies and "Dreadlock Holiday" chronicles the exploits of a hapless tourist in Jamaican against a catchy pop-reggae backdrop. Sadly, these are the first two tracks on the album so when they have passed there isn't much to look forward to. In the end, Bloody Tourists is competent enough to keep the 10cc's hardcore fans happy but the casual listener is advised to track down its hits on a compilation.


10cc - Greatest Hits 1972-1978 [Polydor PD-1-6244] (1979)

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Greatest Hits 1972-1978

Released: 1979
Label: Polydor
Catalog: PD-1-6244
Genre: Rock
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Rubber Bullets
02 Donna
03 Silly Love
04 The Dean And I
05 Life Is A Minestrone
06 The Wall Street Shuffle
07 Art For Art's Sake
08 I'm Mandy, Fly Me
09 Good Morning Judge
10 The Things We Do For Love
11 Dreadlock Holiday
12 I'm Not In Love
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Dave Thompson [allmusic.com]

A straightforward rendering of, indeed, 10cc's greatest hits is drawn from both their UK and Mercury label catalogs, and rides seamlessly, too, across the creative divide ignited by the departure of co-founders Kevin Godley and Lol Creme in 1976. Early singles -- the sequence that runs from the doo wop pastiche "Donna" to the drug anthem "I'm Mandy, Fly Me" -- are, of course, superlative; how could any catalog that includes "Rubber Bullets" and "I'm Not in Love" not be so? The collection's greatest attribute, however, might well be its insistence that the dynamic duo's departure did not initially harm the band in the slightest. "Good Morning Judge" might sound a little "obvious" today, but "The Things We Do for Love" is a gorgeous anthem in any era, while "Dreadlock Holiday" -- a U.K. chart-topper in 1978, and the band's final major hit -- is a pun-packing masterpiece, as convincing a slice of white pop-reggae as you'll find this side of the Clash. Elsewhere, "Life Is a Minestrone," "The Dean and I," and "Wall Street Shuffle" all capture the band's penchant for irresistible pop, rendering the entire collection an absolute joy. In fact, of the myriad 10cc collections on the market, it remains the only one that truly gets to the heart of the band. Their hits really were the greatest.

10cc's Biography

Jason Ankeny [allmusic.com]

Deriving their name from the metric total of semen ejaculated by the average male, the tongue-in-cheek British art-pop band 10cc comprised an all-star roster of Manchester-based musicians: vocalist/guitarist Graham Gouldman was a former member of the Mockingbirds and the author of hits for the Yardbirds, the Hollies, Herman's Hermits and Jeff Beck; singer/guitarist Eric Stewart was an alum of Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders; and vocalists/multi-instrumentalists Kevin Godley and Lol Creme were both highly regarded studio players. Formed in 1970, 10cc began as a session unit dubbed Hotlegs; after establishing residence at Stewart's Strawberry Studios, Hotlegs scored a surprise U.K. smash with the single "Neanderthal Man," subsequently issuing an LP, Thinks: School Times and touring with the Moody Blues.

After signing to Jonathan King's U.K. label and rechristening themselves 10cc (a name suggested by King himself), the group backed Neil Sedaka before recording 1972's "Donna," a sly satire of late-'50s doo wop. The single reached the number two position on the British charts, establishing not only a long-running string of major hits, but also the quartet's fondness for ironic and affectionate reclamations of musty pop styles. The follow-up, "Rubber Bullets," topped the charts in 1973, and both the subsequent single "The Dean and I" (a nostalgic look at academia recalling Jerry Lee Lewis' "High School Confidential") and an eponymously titled debut LP further solidified 10cc as a major force in British pop.

While 1974's Sheet Music and singles, including the Brian Wilson-esque "Wall Street Shuffle," "Silly Love" and "Life Is a Minestrone" continued 10cc's dominance of the U.K. charts, they found the American market virtually impenetrable prior to the release of 1975's "I'm Not in Love," which topped the charts at home and climbed as high as number two in the States. After 1975's Original Soundtrack and the next year's How Dare You!, Godley and Creme exited to focus on video production as well as developing the Gizmo, a guitar modification device the duo invented. In the wake of their departure, Gouldman and Stewart continued on alone, enlisting the aid of session men to record 1977's Deceptive Bends, highlighted by the perennial "The Things We Do for Love."

After recruiting guitarist Rick Fenn, keyboardist Tony O'Malley and drummer Stuart Tosh as full-time members, 10cc returned in 1978 with Bloody Tourists, which yielded the number one reggae nod "Dreadlock Holiday." Following a series of unsuccessful efforts, including 1980s Look Hear?, 1981's 10 Out of 10 and 1983's Window in the Jungle, the group disbanded; while Stewart produced Sad Cafe and worked with Paul McCartney, Gouldman supervised recordings for the Ramones and Gilbert O'Sullivan before joining Andrew Gold in the duo Wax. In 1992, the original lineup of 10cc reunited for the LP Meanwhile, while only Gouldman and Stewart remained for 1993's Mirror Mirror.
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