Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


Prog Related • United Kingdom

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

10cc picture
10cc biography
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 alumn of Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders; and vocalists/multi-instrumentalists Kevin Godley and Lol Creme were both highly regarded studio players. All of them played on eccentric prog folk artist RAMASES' 1971 studio album "Space Hymns".

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 hit 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 Number Two 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" and a self-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 British charts 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 left the band 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 ...
read more

10cc official website

10CC MP3, Free Download (music stream)

Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

10CC forum topics / tours, shows & news

10CC forum topics Create a topic now
10CC tours, shows & news Post an entries now

10CC Videos (YouTube and more)

Showing only random 3 | Show all 10CC videos (1) | Search and add more videos to 10CC

Buy 10CC Music

I`M Not In Love: The Essential Collection - 10CcI`M Not In Love: The Essential Collection - 10Cc
Audio CD$3.67
$2.51 (used)
The Very Best of 10ccThe Very Best of 10cc
Mercury 1997
Audio CD$25.95
$14.99 (used)
The Original SoundtrackThe Original Soundtrack
Import · Remastered
Universal I.S. 1997
Audio CD$2.85
$3.99 (used)
Import · Remastered
Glam / 7t's 1992
Audio CD$6.64
$6.63 (used)
How Dare You!How Dare You!
Import · Remastered
Mercury Records 1997
Audio CD$2.03
$1.12 (used)
Deceptive BendsDeceptive Bends
Remastered · Extra tracks · Import
Mercury 1997
Audio CD$2.04
$1.13 (used)
Bloody TouristsBloody Tourists
Extra tracks · Import · Remastered
Universal I.S. 2002
Audio CD$2.05
$1.13 (used)
Ultimate CollectionUltimate Collection
Remastered · Import
Universal Nl 2003
Audio CD$296.89
$25.91 (used)
Import · Remastered
Repertoire 2000
Audio CD$5.68
$6.69 (used)
Sheet MusicSheet Music
Import · Remastered
Repertoire 2000
Audio CD$5.98
$5.00 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
70s Raised on Rock cd album black sabbath 10CC Judas Priest Argent USD $1.28 [0 bids]
10CC - Good Morning Judge/Don't Squeeze Me Like Toothpaste MERCURY 6008 025 7" USD $1.28 [0 bids]
SKA FM Jamaican Style PURPLE vinyl 7" RSD 2015 NEW [J Geils 10cc Hall USD $15.95 Buy It Now
10CC LP - The Original Soundtrack. Flawless Player. USD $9.07 Buy It Now
10 CC - HOT TO TROT (7" Single, 1976) w/ THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE USD $1.49 Buy It Now
10CC The things we do for love 7" + RARE PIC! POP USD $3.23 Buy It Now
10cc,"The Original Soundtrack"(Rare cassette) USD $3.88 Buy It Now
8 Track Tape / Cartridge ~ 10 CC ~ The Original Soundtrack ~ Tested USD $11.65 [1 bids]
10 CC - Stewart& Gouldman - Original Press/Publicity Photo 1980's USD $7.78 Buy It Now
10cc.......Donna.........45rpm USD $1.28 [0 bids]
10cc Live And Let Live Double LP 12" Album Vintage Vinyl Record Mercury 6641 698 USD $3.88 Buy It Now
GODLEY & CREME - Under Your Thumb - UK 7" Single (10cc) *FREE UK POSTAGE* USD $3.88 [0 bids]
10cc Greatest Hits 1972-1978 Record Rare USD $1.93 [0 bids]
10CC - Art for Arts sake - Original 7" vinyl single 45 RPM USD $1.28 [0 bids]
10cc The Original Soundtrack USD $11.02 [0 bids]
10 CC, The Best Of 1975-77,(9279567)LP,& Dreadlock Holiday,1978,7" Single USD $1.30 [0 bids]
10cc - The Original Soundtrack - 1975 USD $5.17 [0 bids]
The Complete UK Recordings 1972-1974 by 10cc (CD, Mar-2004, 2 Discs, VarŠse... USD $16.82 Buy It Now
Pop rock Keith Richard 10 CC Claude Dubois yes Garolou cano USD $19.04 [0 bids]
10CC RECORD, LOOK HEAR? USD $5.00 Buy It Now
10cc I'm Not In Love 7" Mercury 6008043 EX 1975 UK pressing, blue label, I'm Not USD $7.78 [0 bids]
10cc Bloody Tourists LP USD $14.26 Buy It Now
10CC - REDS IN YOUR BED- MERC6008036 FRENCH ISSUE 1978 USD $1.28 [0 bids]
10 CC [Ten c.c. 10cc] Runaway UK 45 7" sgl +Pic Slv +Action Man In Motown Suit USD $3.88 Buy It Now 8m 9s
Hotlegs (10 cc) Neanderthal Man US 45 7" single USA USD $2.58 Buy It Now 14m 25s
10CC(Vinyl LP Gatefold)How Dare You-Mercury-9102 501-UK-VG+/VG+ USD $12.95 Buy It Now 20m 38s
10CC I'm Not In Love / Channel Swimmer 1975 MEXICO 7" MONO RARE GRAHAM GOULDMAN USD $25.00 [0 bids]
47m 37s
Easy Hits. 33 lp Record Album. Australian Pressing. Cat Stevens Billy Joel 10cc USD $9.92 Buy It Now 1h
10cc - 100cc 8 Track Stereo Tape Cartridge 1975 London S123940 Waterfall Donna USD $6.47 Buy It Now 1h 5m
10cc-Clever Clogs CD with DVD Live concert footage plus extras!!!! No Reserve!! USD $0.99 [1 bids]
2h 27m
2h 35m
10CC - Ten Out of Ten - Vinyl LP Record - good/vg condition USD $2.25 Buy It Now 2h 39m
10CC Deceptive Bends LP VINYL 9 Track Gatefold Inner Has Seam Split (9102502) USD $9.51 Buy It Now 2h 50m
10cc - Meanwhile 1992 UK LP Eric Stewart Graham Gouldman w inner 10 CC USD $30.00 [0 bids]
2h 52m
NM! 10CC Greatest Hits 1972-1978 LP 1979 POLYDOR PD-1-6244 US PROMO STAMP USD $24.95 Buy It Now 3h 21m
Drivin' - Music For Holiday Drivers JAPAN CD Matt Bianco, 10cc, Jackson 5.#AC01 USD $2.99 Buy It Now 3h 36m
GODLEY & CREME The History Mix Vol. 1 CD 1984 W. Germany FS No IFPI 10cc USD $4.99 [0 bids]
3h 52m
10CC Dean And I 7" VINYL B/w Bee In My Bonnet (dl25594) Pic Sleeve GERMAN Uk 1 USD $12.23 Buy It Now 4h 8m
Time Life Cd - Sounds of the Seventies 1975 Take Two - Grand Funk, Abba, 10CC USD $9.99 Buy It Now 4h 12m
10CC 100CC Greatest Hits Of 10CC 33 rpm UK Record 1975 Vinyl LP USD $13.34 Buy It Now 4h 36m
10CC - DREADLOCK HOLIDAY: THE COLLECTION CD NEW+ ++++++++++++++++++++++ USD $14.28 Buy It Now 4h 49m
10CC - CLASSIC ALBUM SELECTION (1975-78) 5 CD ROCK & POP NEW+ USD $32.96 Buy It Now 7h
10cc Dreadlock Holiday RARE 7" Single USD $4.95 Buy It Now 8h 19m
10cc - 1975 Show Souvenir Brochure/Programme - VERY RARE USD $58.32 Buy It Now 8h 23m
10CC 12" VINYL GATEFOLD LP HOW DARE YOU ! MERCURY 9102 501 1975 EX USD $11.60 Buy It Now 8h 38m
10CC BLOODY TOURISTS USD $7.59 Buy It Now 9h 55m
10CC - 100cc: Greatest Hits Of 10cc (LP) (G++/VG-) USD $9.06 Buy It Now 10h
10cc - Live in Concert, Vol. 1 (Live Recording,) USD $3.62 Buy It Now 10h 8m
10cc "100cc" original PROMO LP from 1975 (UK Records UKS 53110). USD $10.00 Buy It Now 10h 18m
10cc "Live And Let Live" Original UK Double LP from 1977 (MERCURY 6641 698) USD $20.00 Buy It Now 10h 19m
10cc "Bloody Tourists" Original UK LP from 1978 (MERCURY 9102 503) USD $12.00 Buy It Now 10h 19m
10CC - Greatest Hits 1972-1978 (Vinyl LP) USD $9.99 Buy It Now 10h 49m
10 CC "THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE" 7 INCH 45 1976 USD $5.72 Buy It Now 11h 27m
10cc I'm Not in Love Acoustic Session '95 Japan 3 inch CD Single CDS Eric Stuart USD $59.99 Buy It Now 11h 28m
VINYL LP - 10CC - HOW DARE YOU - 9102 501 USD $12.95 Buy It Now 11h 33m
12h 12m
10CC Alive - The Classic Hits Tour MUSIC CD - FREE POST USD $12.96 Buy It Now 12h 17m
RARE Guilfest 2010 Concert T Shirt Status Quo 10cc Ladies S Human League Orbital USD $11.65 Buy It Now 12h 40m
10CC-S/T 1973 UK RECORDS LP UKS 53105 EXC. VG+ GODLEY/CREME SPEED KILLS RARE!! USD $19.99 Buy It Now 12h 51m
10CC - The Original Soundtrack CD JAPAN UICY-25051 NEW 2011 USD $49.84 Buy It Now 13h 17m
10cc Dreadlock Holiday 7" vinyl single record French 6008035 MERCURY 1978 USD $12.88 Buy It Now 13h 32m
10cc Bloody Tourists vinyl LP album record UK 9102503 MERCURY 1978 USD $18.08 Buy It Now 13h 32m
10cc - The Dean And I - 7" Single - Framed Wall Clock - Special Gift Idea USD $21.37 Buy It Now 13h 33m
10cc Reds In My Bed French 7" vinyl single record 6008036 MERCURY 1978 USD $12.88 Buy It Now 13h 45m
Bloody Tourists 10cc USA vinyl LP album record PD-1-6161 POLYDOR 1978 USD $18.08 Buy It Now 13h 49m
10cc 10cc UK vinyl LP album record PRICE7 MERCURY 1983 USD $18.08 Buy It Now 13h 50m
10cc Look Hear ? vinyl LP album record UK 9102505 MERCURY 1980 USD $15.49 Buy It Now 13h 54m
10CC ~ THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ~ 9102 500 ~ VG+/EX+ ~ 1975 UK 1ST PRESS VINYL LP USD $20.72 Buy It Now 13h 59m
10CC - The Things We Do For Love - Excellent Con 7" Single Mercury 6008 022 USD $5.16 Buy It Now 14h 3m
10cc 7" vinyl single record The Things We Do For Love UK 6008022 MERCURY 1976 USD $9.25 Buy It Now 14h 7m
10CC - Look Hear? CD JAPAN UICY-93820 NEW 2008 USD $108.88 Buy It Now 14h 16m
10CC - Deceptive Bends CD JAPAN UICY-40081 NEW 2014 USD $90.57 Buy It Now 14h 17m
10CC - The Original Soundtrack CD JAPAN UICY-93814 NEW 2008 USD $101.39 Buy It Now 14h 17m
10CC - Deceptive Bends CD JAPAN UIGY-9567 NEW 2014 USD $101.84 Buy It Now 14h 17m
10cc Live And Let Live Lp USD $1.28 [0 bids]
14h 32m
10CC Live and Let Live Double Vinyl LP album NM/NM USD $5.83 [0 bids]
14h 37m
10CC - Rubber Bullets - 1973 USD $1.30 [0 bids]
14h 51m
10CC - Live And Let Live / Cassette Album Tape / Paperlabel / 2015 USD $6.47 Buy It Now 14h 58m
18982 Greatest Hits 10cc 1972-1978 Cassette Album 1979 USD $3.88 Buy It Now 15h 7m
10CC ~ HOW DARE YOU ~ SRM-1-1061 ~ EX/VG ~ 1976 US VINYL LP ~ SANTA MARIA PRESS USD $12.95 Buy It Now 15h 10m
10CC - To love because it ~ 10cc Best CD JAPAN NEW USD $78.35 Buy It Now 15h 31m
* 10CC THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK CD JAPAN OBI Digitally Remastered +2 BT USD $13.99 Buy It Now 15h 37m
10cc - Bloody Tourists (1997 Version) (NEW CD) USD $7.12 Buy It Now 15h 44m
10CC HOW DARE YOU! UK RELEASE USD $3.78 Buy It Now 15h 47m
10CC: The original soundtrack USD $14.00 Buy It Now 15h 50m
10CC LIVE AND LET LIVE ( 1977 DOUBLE VINYL LP ) USD $11.65 Buy It Now 16h
10CC - DONNA UK6 1972 UK USD $1.28 [0 bids]
16h 8m
10CC - Deceptive Bends / Cassette Album Tape / 667 USD $5.17 Buy It Now 16h 12m
10CC - How Dare You / Cassette Album Tape / 662 USD $4.52 Buy It Now 16h 12m
3 LP LOT * 10 CC ORIGINAL U.K. PRESSINGS Bloody Tourists, Soundtrack, Deceptive USD $29.95 Buy It Now 16h 32m
10cc CD Sheet Music 1974 w 3 Bonus Tracks UK Import USD $13.00 Buy It Now 16h 34m

More places to buy 10CC music online Buy 10CC & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for 10CC DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)
10CC has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

10CC discography

Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help to complete the discography and add albums

10CC top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.57 | 17 ratings
Thinks: School Stinks (by HOTLEGS: pre 10cc)
3.61 | 65 ratings
3.72 | 92 ratings
Sheet Music
3.74 | 107 ratings
The Original Soundtrack
3.71 | 105 ratings
How Dare You!
3.16 | 78 ratings
Deceptive Bends
3.17 | 73 ratings
Bloody Tourists
2.19 | 37 ratings
Look Hear?
2.94 | 34 ratings
10 Out Of 10
2.21 | 32 ratings
Windows In The Jungle
2.52 | 30 ratings
1.95 | 29 ratings
Mirror Mirror

10CC Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.17 | 6 ratings
10cc Live in Concert
3.96 | 16 ratings
Live And Let Live
3.15 | 8 ratings
3.08 | 9 ratings
King Biscuit Flower Hour

10CC Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

2.27 | 3 ratings
Alive - Classic Hits Tour
2.62 | 4 ratings
Live In Japan

10CC Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.56 | 5 ratings
100CC Greatest Hits of 10CC
3.49 | 15 ratings
Greatest Hits 1972- 1978
3.96 | 5 ratings
Two Classic Albums by 10cc
2.00 | 2 ratings
Il Grande Rock
4.00 | 9 ratings
The Very Best of 10cc
3.75 | 4 ratings
The Complete UK Recordings 1972-1974
3.04 | 4 ratings
Greatest Hits... And More
3.50 | 2 ratings
10CC (Platinum Collection)

10CC Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.00 | 1 ratings
3.67 | 3 ratings
The Wall Street Shuffle

10CC Reviews

Showing last 10 reviews only
 The Original Soundtrack by 10CC album cover Studio Album, 1975
3.74 | 107 ratings

The Original Soundtrack
10cc Prog Related

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars 10cc's style of progressive pop with cheekily comedic touches is, over the course of their career, a rather hit and miss affair. Like much other comedy, when the jokes work, it's great, but when they fall flat it's all rather embarrassing.

On The Original Soundtrack, however, the band are on magnificent form, with even the rather cheesy Life Is a Ministrone being more endearing than annoying. On top of that, they are a little more adventurous here than they would be for much of their later career, opening the album with the theatrical Une Nuit a Paris (parodying multi-part prog epics by spuriously suggesting that the song is split into several parts, "One Night In Paris", "The Same Night In Paris" and "Later the Same Night In Paris"), and then having it segue into the shimmeringly beautiful and uncharacteristically sincere I'm Not In Love. Perhaps their finest hour.

 10 Out Of 10 by 10CC album cover Studio Album, 1981
2.94 | 34 ratings

10 Out Of 10
10cc Prog Related

Review by DrömmarenAdrian

3 stars What happened 1981, thirty-four years ago, you may question. Then I'll tell you: that what the year of the release of 10cc's eighth studio album "Ten out of 10". It had passed one year since their last effort "Look hear" from 1980 and on this occasion the line up of the band was Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Rick Fenn, Vic Emerson(mainly keyboard) and Paul Burgess. They had help from the guest musicians Andrew Gold, Keith Bessey, Simon Phillips, Lenni Crookes and Marc Jordan. Their last album was quite pleasant but did not stand out. Here comes my review of Ten out of 10:

On the cover we see Graham and Eric standing at the edge of a house high over the city. One of them seems scared, the other calm. The light and the colours are quite new and sophisticated. In many ways the music of 10cc 1981 was quite similar to that of the year before. There seems to always be quality and a piece of intentions to write smart music in the world of 10cc. Just as on "Look Hear" this record is decent to listen to and you can enjoy it again and again. But where the really interesting and outstanding songs were none existing 1980 I found some gems 1981. Even if I could recommend you to hear the whole album three songs are better than the others. We have "Les Nouveaux Riches"(8/10) which is quite long. The song has a French title, an idea that was successfull 1975 and it is this album's most intriguing and fine song. It is well performed and has a smart arrangement, the vocals are excellent too. "Don't ask" which starts the album is a sweet track as well(8/10) and "Notell Hotel" is a song that I like because it has intentions(7/10).

There and there over the whole album I also found pieces I really liked, fine guitar solos, vocal harmonies and lyrics. Often the songs are performed in a poetic way that is very appealing. The saxophone solo on "Don't turn me away" should be mentioned as well as the last song, a sugary piece of the eighties: "Survivor". So "Ten out of 10" has improved a bit since the last album but still it isn't what it had been. The songs are nice but not very interesting over all.

I give it three stars! Best tracks: Les nouveaux riches, Don't ask, Notell hotel

 Look Hear? by 10CC album cover Studio Album, 1980
2.19 | 37 ratings

Look Hear?
10cc Prog Related

Review by DrömmarenAdrian

3 stars If I continue with the 10cc discography after two reviews of Godley & Creme albums we are back in 1980, which is now thirty-five years ago but musically much had happened in two years(which was the time that went after Bloody tourists). 10Cc's seventh studio album "Look Hear" from 1980 has a design that in the first sight doesn't overwhelm me. Perhaps it would be different in the bigger vinyl format.The big text "Are you normal" could be read there, and you think that is the title; we can also see a little picture of a sheep. The line up here were Eric Stewart(vocals, guitar, piano, and more), Grahan Gouldman(vocals, bass, guitar, congas), Rick Fenn(guitar, vocals on one song), Paul Burgess(drums and percussion), Duncan Mackay(keyboard, organ, piano) and Stuart Tosh(percussion). The line-up hadn't changed since "Bloody Tourists" and some of the spirit was left too.

Does this sound like 10cc? Yes, at least partially. You recognize Eric Stewarts sweet voice and the joyful mentality, the happiness could be appreciated here as well as in the older 10cc albums. The composions are quite fast, happy, melodic and you want to sing along. So far, so good. But why implement doubts? Well, it's hard to become disappointed when you have the older 10cc in mind. In my opinion there last one, made 1978 was so great and you all remember what they did in the middle of the seventies. The compositions here aren't as varied and interesting as before. There are no wow-experiences unfortunately. The sound and feeling you get from this music is nice, on some occations very nice but it is very average, nothing that stands out, but nothing that bores you very much either. Perhaps this album is too kind, like the band just wanted to be pretty and nice. I would still recommend you to hear it though, if you are a 10cc fan, because it's still the same band and probably you will like things here. If I pick some favourites it would be: "I hate to eat alone"(7/10), "Don't send me back"(6/10) a cosy song which features Rick Fenn on the lead vocals, "How'm I ever gonna say good bye"(6/10) which has fine vocal harmonies and has a nice calm Jamaica-feeling and "One-two-five"(6/10).

I don't think this album won't amaze you, but don't judge it do early early either, it was made in a new era of music. I think the whole album is enjoyable and my song to song rating ends at 2.95 which means three stars. Best songs: I hate to eat alone, How'm I ever gonna say good bye, Don't send me back, One-two-five

 Bloody Tourists by 10CC album cover Studio Album, 1978
3.17 | 73 ratings

Bloody Tourists
10cc Prog Related

Review by DrömmarenAdrian

4 stars It has been time for me to review 10cc's sixth studio record "Bloody Tourists" which was recorded 1978, thirty- seven years ago. It was the second album without Godley & Creme and an opportunity to develop the sound further from "Deceptive Bends" the year before. I like the cover picture very much. It's a vacation place, a sunny country with beaches and we see a typical tourist with a map in his face. At least three of the songs also take place on holiday. At this time 10cc consisted of Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Paul Burgess, Stuart Tosh, Rick Fenn and Duncan Mackay (plus Kate Spath and Tony Spath).

I think "Bloody Tourists" i an amazing album with a lot of great songs. It feels so inspired and joyful. The texts are so meaningfull and the melodies are smart and very well working. When I though "Deceptive bends" had some less interesting tracks which took down the impression a bit "Bloody Tourists" has a higher lowest level.

My favourite side is the B side where two masterpieces are situated. "Reds in my Bed" is marvelous(10/10) with an interesting text and it's arranged and written very well. Here the fifth 10cc singer takes his place: Stuart Tosh. The very optimistic and sprightly song "From Rochdale to Ocho Rios" (10/10) makes me very happy too. It has a splendid drive and it's so smart and funny: sung by Graham. "Old Mister Time"(9/10) which is sung by Eric is a sad song you must think through a lot and it' s so well composed. "Life Line"(9/10) which is sung by Graham is also a favourite, it is so varied and intriguing to hear it. On the A side there are song great tracks as well. The hit song "Dreadlock Holiday" is lovely (8/10) (sung by Graham) as well as the dreaming "For You and I"(8/10) (sung by Eric). "Take these chains" which is sung by Eric makes me also happy(8/10) and then comes another masterpiece "Shock on the tube"(10/10) which tells(by Eric) an exciting story you must hear. "The anonymous alcoholic" (sung by Eric) is also a fantastic story (8/10). I haven't mentioned three tracks yet: "Last night" sung by Graham (6/10), "Tokyo" sung by Eric (6/10) and the ending track "Everything you wanted to know about" sung by Eric(7/10) are of course worth to hear together with the others.

As you see by my notes hear I like this album a lot. I actually hold it for one of 10cc's best albums. Perhaps the fourth best after The Original Soundtrack, Sheet Music and How dare you! For me this album marks a progression for the band. It is obvious that the new members were more part of the band than before and one of the also sing one of the best songs. "Bloody Tourists" was also the first 10cc album for me to hear and I was in love directly when I heard it. That was before I became interested in progressive rock. My song to song rating ends at 4.125 here which makes this a solid foru star record.

Highly recommended! Best tracks: Reds in my bed, From Rochdale to Ocho Rios, Shock on the tube, Old Mister Time, Life Line

 Live And Let Live   by 10CC album cover Live, 1977
3.96 | 16 ratings

Live And Let Live
10cc Prog Related

Review by DrömmarenAdrian

4 stars When I follow a band's discography I use to also listen to "classic" live albums from a past era and the double LP "Live and let Live" by 10cc is one of them. It was released 1977, thirty-eight year ago and the name seams to relate to the Bond movie "Live and let Die"(Live and let live though is more pleasant to hear from). The highest proportion of song comes from the most recent(then) album "Deceptive Bends" but the line up is more similar with that from "Bloody Tourists". At this time 10cc consisted of Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Paul Burgess, Rick Fenn, Stuart Tosh and Tony O'Malley. On the cover the band seams to come from a truch and Gouldman looks very tired on the picture.

Usually I am not a big fan of live recordings. The sound quality could seldom match that from a record and the music doesn't seem so tight either. I must also here say that the majority of the songs are better on the studio albums than here. There are exceptions though. Some songs that I didn't like very much before became better live. The live feeling has a bit more energy and it is vital in some way. I also believe this 10cc sound is a bit harder than usual, a little more piece of rock'n'roll. Better than on studio records was "Modern man blues" (8/10) and "Good morning Judge(7/10). The most exciting experence here was the live version of "Feel the benefit"(9/10) but there and many more fine songs here such as: The Second Sitting For the Last Supper, Wall Street Shuffle, I'm Mandy fly me and Waterfall(8/10). The absolute majority of the others were good(7/10).

What I lacked on this album what some of the odd arrangements that 10cc are famous for and of course I missed Lol Creme and Kevin Godley. The band did good without them but on "their" tracks, from older 10cc, they were very missed. The joyful performances on "Live and let live" do I take with me happily. My song to song rating ends at 3.63 which makes this a (rather weak but still) four star record.

 Deceptive Bends by 10CC album cover Studio Album, 1977
3.16 | 78 ratings

Deceptive Bends
10cc Prog Related

Review by DrömmarenAdrian

4 stars In 1977, thirty-eight years ago, things had happened in 10cc, sad things. Two of the original members: Lol Creme and Kevin Godley had disappeared and created a project of their own called Godley & Creme. I will review their work too now because a half of a band is almost a band. But, 1977 Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart were left, and these two brilliant musical minds carried on together with some other musicians such as the drummers Paul Burgess and Terry Bozzio, Del Newman who played strings, the pianist Jean Roussel and the pianist and oboeist Tony Spath. But here, just the two original guys were called the band and the other were the help musicians. Anyway, they created a lot of handsome music even without Godley & Creme that should be decribed now.

As well as before the music is a bit more complicated than usual pop music and there is a lot of humour in it together with fine musical ideas, wonderful melodies and vocal harmonies. The record consists of nine songs and the cover is an artistic thing with a diver's theme. The music is also pleasant in many ways. I have two favourites here. The absolutely best song is the longest "Feel the benefit-suite"(9/10) which contains lovely vocals, and a fantastic guitar solo as well as the whole composition which is so great. "Things we do for love" is a hit song with a wonderful melody and languorous singing(9/10). The lovely love song "People in love" does also the listener mute(8/10). My impression of the other songs is that there are many interesting och fine bits that don't really come up to the former 10cc standard but still are very recommended music. Favourites here are the funny "Honeymoon with B Troop"(7/10) and "I Bought a flat guitar Tutor"(7/10) as well as the heavy song with nice vocals "Good Morning Judge"(7/10) and "You've got a cold"(7/10). The two remaining tracks are nice but not very interesting.

My opinion about the remaining 10cc line up and especially this album "Deceptive Bends", the band's fifth is that it's a melodic and joyful album I listen to with a big smile in my face. The music isn't as perfected and interesting and multilateral as we know 10cc from their three earlier efforts. But the splendor wasn't broken and I look forward to review Bloody Tourists. My song to song rating ends att 3.67 which means this becomes a four star record.

Best tracks: Feel the benefit, Things we do for love, People in love

 How Dare You! by 10CC album cover Studio Album, 1976
3.71 | 105 ratings

How Dare You!
10cc Prog Related

Review by DrömmarenAdrian

5 stars This is my fourth day of reviewing 10cc album's and it's time to review the band's fourth studio album "How dare you!" from 1976. It was thirty-nine years ago now and the album was the last with the original line-up, a marvelous group of four musicians: Eric Stewart, Lol Creme, Graham Gouldman and Kevin Godley which the year after would separate into two pieces. The four guys plays a lot of instruments and they all sing lead vocals, which I have always enjoyed so much with 10cc.

I love the physical long play record with pictures of people talking in telephone: a man at an office, a crying and smoking lady, a young woman on a hotel room and an elderly man in a telephone box and on the inside of the record we see very many people talking in telephones all over the place. It is a great design and the music is great too. It continues the professionalism from "The original soundtrack" and the humour that has always been important in 10cc's music. The album contains nine tracks with a big variety. It contains my favourite 10cc song "I'm Mandy fly me"(10/10) which is perfectly arranged, has lovely vocals(sung by Eric) and the best guitar work, I think it's adorable. Some more songs are masterpieces such as the introduction "How dare you!" (10/10) also perfectly played and the last song "Don't hang up" with Kevin's wonderful vocals and a typical 10cc dreamlike atmosphere(10/10). "Iceberg" sung by Graham is also close to perfection and a very funny piece(10/10) and "Rock'n'roll lullaby" sung by Kevin and Eric is something very special too (9/10) as well as "Lazy ways" sung by Eric(9/10). The two songs sung by Lol are funny and great, not as inspiring musically but they fit in very well too: "I wanna rule the world"(8/10) and "Head room"(8/10). I must also mention "Art for art's sake"(8/10) which is sung by Eric and Lol, a powerful thing.

My over all impression is that 10cc was perhaps not as perfect as on their last record but the quality of the genuinity was still extraordinary and I also think that the tops on "How dare you!" is higher than anywhere in 10cc's discography. The songs are more varied here and together the result is both funny and very interesting. My song to song rating ends at 4.55 which means I am glad to give 10cc's last record with the original line up five stars! So a great promising start and three jewels were the first four 10cc albums. I will now follow both Godley & Creme and the remaining 10cc and see what I think of their following works.

Five stars! Best songs: "I'm Mandy, fly mee", "Don't hang up", "How dare you!" and "Iceberg"

 The Original Soundtrack by 10CC album cover Studio Album, 1975
3.74 | 107 ratings

The Original Soundtrack
10cc Prog Related

Review by DrömmarenAdrian

5 stars I will continue to review 10cc's fabulous albums of the seventies and now we face their third studio record, called "The Original Soundtrack". It was released 1975, now fourty years ago and it is perhaps their most famous and common album. The cover goes in black and white and shows a film machine and a screen where a film is played. I have spent many hours of my childhood in second hand shops searching for cheap vinyl records and long before I was interested in non-Swedish music this black and white record was a common sight in the record boxes. Is it strange that this record is so common? Not at all, it is an absolutely wonderful record.

It is the third album with the fabulous four musicians Eric Stewart, Lol Creme, Kevin Godley and Graham Gouldman and their capabilities fourty years ago were extraordinary. With "The Original Soundtrack" 10cc took one more step into a progressive and pretentious direction. The album starts with a long suite, the amazing "Une Nuit a Paris"(10/10) of almost nine minutes which is so totally wonderful. It is something special with the atmosphere which is present all over this album. It feels like the musical theme is romantic, old films, shows and love. It feels like 10cc did a hit album by not trying to do a hit album. The musicians use a lot of instruments and almost every song here is as perfect it could be. "I'm not in love"(10/10) is a perfect atmospheric romantic piece and "Blackmail"(10/10) is a heavier rock song of splender. "The second sitting for the last supper" is one of the highlights in 10cc's carreer(10/10). It is a progressive and inpiring track with different themes in a row, I love it. Then comes "Brand new day"(10/10) a soft and lovely piece and then comes "Flying junk"(10/10) which is progressive and beautiful as well. "Life is a minestrone"(8/10) is great but a bit too humouristic for me and "The film of my love"(9/10) is an almost perfected ending of this album.

As you have seen on my ratings on every track a really love almost everything I hear on "The Original Soundtrack" and it is hard to pick favourite songs. What is sure though is that the band now had become very professional and probably was on its peak. What is so great with 10cc is that every member sings a lot. Eric Stewart is lead singer on: Une nuit a Paris, I'm not in love, Blackmail, The Second Sitting for the last supper, Brand new day and Flying Junk. Lol Creme is lead singer on: Une nuit a Paris, Blackmail and Life is a minestrone. Kevin Godley is lead singer on: Une nuit a Paris, Blackmail and Brand new day. Graham Gouldman is lead singer on Une nuit a Paris, Blackmail and The Film of my love". That was a bit more Eric Stewart than the others though. A perfect album of amazing music that should please both prog and rock listeners well. My rating ends at 4.8 which is as close as five you can get. Five stars!

 Sheet Music by 10CC album cover Studio Album, 1974
3.72 | 92 ratings

Sheet Music
10cc Prog Related

Review by DrömmarenAdrian

5 stars So we travel further to 1974, today fourty-one years ago, when the English art rock band 10cc released their second record which name was "Sheet music". As a Swedish listener my first thougth of the name was "skitmusik"(Crap music) but fortunately this is the totally opposition to that. This music is printed and to our amusement also recorded. The second album with the traditional formation: Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman, Kevin Godley & Lol Creme implied a perfection and refining of their performances. Now 10cc had washed away the hint of parody in the music and the humour, still as present as before, could even more go along with the craftsmanship of 10cc.

The cover is yellow and has a great design but as a listener you of course want to get straight into the music. Sheet Music provides you a perfect mixture of songs. The harmony and the playfulness is so rich all the time. "Wall Street Shuffle"(10/10) is a perfect beginning and it was a hit song too. Almost the whole record is as good as it could be. "Hotel" (10/10) is a totally lovely piece which begins very soft and then hurries up to a really happy time. "Clockwork Creep"(10/10) is an artistic and very funny piece with a lot of styles mixed and different parts. Even if it's a short song it is arranged like an epic. Parts of it will return later in 10cc's discography. "Somewhere in Hollywood" which is the album's longest track (10/10) is also one of the best. It is a soft and very harmonic ballad. Along with these some other tracks are close to perfection: "Old Wild Men"(9/10), "Silly love"(9/10) and "Baron Samedi"(9/10) are marvelous tracks. The last of these just mentioned is a bit funny because I have recently seen "Live an let die"(Bond) where one of the evil guys was the character Baron Samedi. "The worst band in the world" and "The Sacro-Illiac"(8/10) are very fine pieces too.

This record, as even and perfected it is should be heard as a whole and not cut into pieces. It hosts some tracks that could be hits or chosen parts but it it best if you hear the full album at one occation. As early as with their second record 10cc was at their peak and made lovely music, accessible for usual radio listeners but also for people who want something more from music. My rating ends at 4.6 which makes it a five star record. Highly recommended!

 10cc by 10CC album cover Studio Album, 1973
3.61 | 65 ratings

10cc Prog Related

Review by DrömmarenAdrian

4 stars 10cc is an English band that has got my interest for some years now. My first encounter was Bloody tourists which I found in my grandfather's house. That was before I got interested in progressive rock and then I though 10cc sounded so different from other rock music. The nearest connection was Beatles but 10cc was perhaps even more playful I though. Now I am going to review all of their albums and I'll begin with their first named "10cc" and recorded in 1973, fourty-two years ago. It features the four very talanted artists Eric Stewart (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Lol Creme(guitar, keyboards, vocals), Kevin Godley(drums, percussion, vocals) and Graham Gouldman(guitar, bass, vocals). One of the first things you notice with 10cc is that the all four of them are first singers, just as it is with the Beatles.

This band's debut from 1973 is a talanted and very fresh encounter and it certainly has a lot to offer for curious music lovers. It isn't as seamless as some following records but it has a high standard and some gems. What also characterizes this record is that the band was perhaps even more playful and funny than later on. Often they parody different styles of music in a talanted way. The debut album of 10cc could also be a good first listening to this band.

I think two songs stand out from the others with especially good qualities: "The Dean and I" a funny and spectacular show of wonderful pieces (10/10) and "Rubber Bullets" (10/10) which is a very hard and bright shining track. Very recommended to hear are also "Johnny don't do it"(8/10), "Headline Hustler"(8/10), "Speed kills"(8/10), "The Hospital Song"(8/10) and "Fresh air for mama"(8/10). The other three songs are interesting to hear as well.

This progressive pop rock music from the middle of the seventies should be listened to carefully and with a lot of joy. The song length aren't progressive and 10cc hasn't problems with doing hit songs but they don't compromise with their musical visions which you will hear! This is a soplid and promising debut from a great band. Four stars for "10cc"!

Thanks to Sean Trane for the artist addition. and to memowakeman for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives