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L

Godley & Creme

 

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DrömmarenAdrian
4 stars I continue my journey through the world of 10cc and 1978 was the year of 10cc's Bloody Tourists and Kevin Godley and Lol Creme's second record "L". It was thirty-seven years ago bu the music is new in the meaning of new-thinking and vital. I liked "Consequences" but thought it was to hard to get through for me to like it very much. "L" is a much shorter album, just a third of it and it only contains quite ordinary songs, which though aren't ordinary at all.

Kevin Godley and Lol Creme took help from three guests on the album "L": Andy Mackay who played saxophone, Paul Gambaccini who was the bad Samaritan and Jonathan Handelsman who played saxophone. The design on the sleeve is as simple as possible with a red "L" on a white background. The music on the record is magnificant and exactly what you want from these musical masters. It's like the spirit from 10cc but more extreme; there are more vocal harmonies, more experimental melodies and lyrics and less hit feelings. I am totally sure that people who like 10cc will like this too. Beside fantastic vocals the instruments are awesome: guitar, bass and keyboards of different shapes.

The first song "This Sporting Life" is long and totally wonderful, it is powerful and almost hard rock but very melodic and interesting (10/10). "Sandwiches of you" is also lovely(8/10) as well as all of the other tracks, especially "Punchbag"(8/10) and the instrumental "Foreign Accents"(8/10). I appreciate this fantastic and innovative music very much and I believe I will keep it near me and that it will grow in my opinion too. The progression from "Consequences" is very positive. When Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman in some way did more conventional pop songs, yet interesting and thoughtful, Lol Creme and Kevin Godley expanded their musicality much more. I like the both of them. I would like to recommend this "L" record to everyone.

Four strong stars Best tracks: This sporting life, Sandwiches of you, Punchbag, Foreign Accents

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |

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