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Godley & Creme


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3 stars After 10cc's fourth album "How dare you!", Kevin Godley & Lol Creme left the band to begin an own musical journey of some albums. I will here follow their discography and try to point out my opinion about the music I encounter. 1977, the same year Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart made Deceptive Bends, thirty-eight years ago, Godley & Creme made their first one: "Consequences". The cover is black with a cloud in the middle.

Consequences is a difficult record to handle. It lasts for almost two ours and I was a triple-LP when it came. There are a few kind out usual songs and a lot of sound experiments that are very progressive. In this case I believe the label "prog related" is not enough to describe the music. Together with this the record also contains a long radio play by the comedian Peter Cook. Well, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme has here made an interesting mess. There are so many sound experiments and talking on this album that you could be annoyed if you felt that you wanted some ordinary music. "Consequences" isn't a place for ordinary music but still I think most people will find things to love here. The comical play that is separated in many parts would amuse many, it is funny and the extremely progressive compositions are intriguing as well. Other, such as me prefer the album's quite ordinary songs which are lovely in many ways. I will now gave you my favourites on the album.

"Five O'Clock in the morning" which also is the most usual track is totally fantastic. It contains lovely vocals from Godley & Creme and the melody and the text brings me joy all over my house(10/10). The short "Honolulu Lulu"(8/10) which continues in the beginning of next track is also lovely such as "Lost weekend"(8/10) with fine harmonies. I also love "Sailor"(8/10) by the same reasons. I don't like the fact that they didn't sung more than they did here because they are so great at singing. Of instrumental track I would also recommend "Blint's Tune Movements 1-17"(7/10) which is a pretentious and interesting little musical symphony, made thet same year as "Feel the benefit-suite" but is something totally different. The song "Rosie" is very fine too(7/10) and the same should be written about "Cool, cool, cool"(7/10). I also enjoy a lot of the instrumental and experimenting parts where the sound sounds like water or what it is.

I appreciate "Consequences" much more than I like it. I like the intentions and thoughts that lie behind it. So even if I thought it was quite hard to get through it, I would say that the result is intriguing and I will give the record three stars. But what a pity 10cc broke up. Despite what I may write or have written it feels like the band separated into one too experimental part and one too easy listened part(but I haven't written about Bloody tourists yet).

Best tracks: Five O'Clock in the morning, Honolulu Lulu, Sailor Three stars

DrömmarenAdrian | 3/5 |


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