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    Posted: July 15 2010 at 11:58
1 chose youre 5 (or 10) 10cc songs,
 
2. also 5 things about what makes 10cc great or apeal to you as a fan of music
 
3.  5 general things about art rock/progressive pop as well, and 10cc's role/contrebution  in the genre
 


Edited by aginor - August 31 2010 at 07:26
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2010 at 17:54
1. wall street shuffle
2. Feel the Benefit
3. things we do fore love
4. People in Love
5. I'm Mandy fly Me
6. Art for Art sake
7. one night in paris
8. Brand new day
9. i'm not in love
10 dreadlock hollyday
 
but this can change any time
what do that i think make them great
 
1. a fine dose of humour
2. clever arangements
3. great multiinstrumentalists which only rivals Gentle Giant
4. a lots of quirk which are nice
5. variation, they have a nive pallet of variations in moods within each songs, and smartness, sofistication
 
their importance in art rock is undeniable there songs have influnced arists (unintencianally) new wave, neo prog and synth pop.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tarquin Underspoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2010 at 18:26
I'd call myself a casual fan of them, but my clear-cut #1 is Feel the Benefit.
 
That's all I got, sorry LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2010 at 18:41
^ I would recomend their four albums from Sheet Music (74), the Origenal Soundrack (75), How Dare You (76), and Depective band (77)-
 
and for me for these four albums they should be in Crossover Prog (since they are one of the founders of the filosphie), to cross over elements from prog with pop
 
interesting quote i found on WIkipedia
 
"Connolly and Company argue that the "creation of the 'art rock' sub-genre, whose members were identified by music played with artistic ideals (e.g., Roxy Music, 10cc)... was in many ways a response to prog rock’s long-winded concepts, an attempt to condense progressive rock’s ideas into shorter, self-standing songs." He argues that "Art rock’s lifespan was brief, generally contained to the ‘70s"


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Dreadlock Holiday! 
Can you tell me where we're headin'?
Lincoln County Road or Armageddon.
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Une Nuit a Paris
I'm Not In Love
Life Is A Minestrone
Blackmail
Code Of Silence
Everyhting You've Ever Wanted To Know About
For You And I
Feel The Benefit
How Dare You exceprts
Peace In Our Time
 
Writing abilities of Godley/Creme
Writing Abilities of Steart/Gouldman
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2010 at 06:35
Originally posted by jammun

Dreadlock Holiday! 
 
Dead
 
My favourites are The Dean and I (just check how many different bits are packed into one 3 minute pop song) and I'm Mandy Fly Me (fantastic instrumental section).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Cactus Choir Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2010 at 08:23
Feel the Benefit. As prog as they got
I'm Mandy Fly Me. Great guitar playing
Art for Art's Sake
Old Wild Men
Oh Effendi
Speed Kills
Brand New Day
Lazy Ways
Sand In My Face. Hilarious song about a weedy guy who writes off to Charles Atlas to build his muscles and get his girl back
Today. This is actually by Hotlegs but all four 10cc members are on it. It's truly beautiful, one of my favourite pop songs ever and even has some nice rough-sounding early Moog on it.

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Five best things about 10cc:
Four top songwriters in one band - very unusual
Eric Stewart's guitar playing, especially on the How Dare You album
Sense of humour
Managed to make pop music that was both clever and commercially successful
Best band to come from Manchester (way better than The Smiths or Joy DivisionTongue)



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in no particular order
 
 
1. wall street shuffle
3. Somewhere in Hollywood
5. Art for Art sake
6. i'm not in love
7. Feel the Benefit
10 dreadlock hollyday
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TGM: Orb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 31 2010 at 20:27
Hm, choosing a few

Blackmail
I'm Not In Love
The Dean And I
Wall Street Shuffle
Old Wild Men
Dreadlock Holiday
Don't Hang Up
Second Sitting For The Last Supper
Baron Samedi
Feel The Benefit

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And as good things go, I'm doing four, because I'm rebellious like that.

Ability to satirise a style while still writing brilliant pop hooks (one of many qualities shared with The Beatles)... Dreadlock Holiday is one of the more often misunderstood songs... those lush marimba (I think) parts, the vocal lines replete with great harmonies, the underlying organ... all magnificent pop work.

Lyrics with things like nuanced viewpoints. So many bands are incapable of suggesting personas (and this is more true than ever in prog rock and also in a lot of folk) without trying to spell out backgrounds for those personas... 10cc's acidic characterisations (in Blackmail, I'm Not In Love, The Dean And I, Lifeline for instance) are sharp but not completely without sympathy. The Beatles did this well too.

In terms of actually experimenting with sounds, production and doing new things, I'm Not In Love or Don't Hang Up are far more daring than a lot of the stuff some bands we respect a lot around here did. Nothing wrong with that but I think actual boundary-pushing and novelty is one of the things that drew me to progressive music and that's not mutually exclusive with pastiche, parody and brilliant pop writing. 10cc certainly represents progressive rock much more, in my view, than a lot of the complex metal or technically gifted hard rock we embrace with open arms.

The guitar solo on Blackmail.


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Doesn't anyone else like Iceberg?
Trust me. I know what I'm doing.
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^ Yes I like Iceberg, took some time but it is actualy quite cool, and probably nice to cover/play it with a band
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Hi,
 
Oh my gawd ... I don't think I can name them ... too many of them.
 
I would say that the album "Sheet Music" in its entirety is all it takes for me. Mandy Fly Me and I'm Not In Love of course.
... none of the hits, none of the time ... you might actually find your own art, or self, and forego lousy heroes or Guru's!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2010 at 15:56
Rubber Bullets
Dreadlock Holiday
Wall Street Shuffle
I'm Mandy Fly Me
Art For Arts Sake
 
Every song is different they seemed to continually reinvent themselves
Interesting ideas
Great lyrics
Nice vocal harmonies
Basically Intelligent 'pop'
 
In terms of the 'art rock' scene they flew under the radar cleverly packaging themselves as a radio friendly pop group.
 
 
 
 
 
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10cc were my first proper favourite band when I was 14 and a stepping stone to Genesis a year or two later.

Here's my top 5......

1) Somewhere In Hollywood

2) Second Sitting For The Last Supper

3) One Night In Paris

4) Feel The Benefit

5) Lazy Ways




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In no particular order:
 
Wall Street Shuffle
Rubber Bullets
Somewhere in Hollywood
Sand in my Face
Iceberg
How Dare You
Feel the Benefit
Silly Love
Worst Band in the World
I'm Not in Love
The Things We Do For Love (I know, I know....but what a great vocal hook!)
 
Oh, I forgot to add.....well, just put on the first five albums!
I like to feel the suspense when you're certain you know I am there.....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote clarkpegasus4001 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 24 2011 at 09:39
Originally posted by richardh



Rubber Bullets
Dreadlock Holiday
Wall Street Shuffle
I'm Mandy Fly Me
Art For Arts Sake

 


Yep i'd totally go along with that except i'd throw in I'm Not In Love if I could have 6!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote TODDLER Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 24 2011 at 11:48
Originally posted by aginor

1 chose youre 5 (or 10) 10cc songs,
 
2. also 5 things about what makes 10cc great or apeal to you as a fan of music
 
3.  5 general things about art rock/progressive pop as well, and 10cc's role/contrebution  in the genre
 
One Night In Paris
I'm Not In Love
I'm Mandy Fly Me
Lazy Ways
Somewhere In Hollywood
Flying Junk
Wall Street Shuffle
Feel the Benefit
Tokyo
Brand New Day

10CC were a group of 4 superb writers that experienced the British Invasion period. Graham Gouldman was writing singles for English bands during that period. All 4 members had diverse vocal technique and were fine musicians. They had a strange sense of humour and it made itself present in the story line of the songs and the arrangements for the instruments.

I can't state 5 things about rock/progressive pop. All I can say is that 10CC appeal to me as much as that strange late 60's Beach Boys period or many of the bizarre Todd Rundgren albums in the 70's. 10CC is the only band clearly influenced by the Beatles without taking on the role of clones. I respect their writing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 24 2011 at 16:52
Originally posted by aginor

^ Yes I like Iceberg, took some time but it is actualy quite cool,


That's good.LOL

Iceberg, cool. Get it?
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