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Godley & Creme - Ismism [Aka: Snack Attack] CD (album) cover


Godley & Creme


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1 stars After splitting from 10CC after the album "How Dare You", Godley & Creme created some good albums, but wallowed in obscurity. At the time, the mindless music press was obsessed with disco & punk (both on their way out of fashion), and new wave. All of these were essentially simplistic forms of pop music, and very easy to produce (hence the major label trolls enforced the validation).

How did Godley & Creme respond? By noticing the up and coming rap music, and attempting to create their own version. Bad idea.

Most of this album is made up of G&C's version of rap. Each seems to be made up of one joke stretched out into five minutes or more. The end result is a bunch of track too tedious for repeat listenings.

Snack Attack is an homage to overeating. Joey's Camel, the best of the rap pieces tell a story of escape in old Egypt. The Problem is an absurd take on a word math problem. This meshes into Ready For Ralph, where ralph in this case means vomit. The Party is a depiction of the pretentious at a party. Not inspired. At least Bimbo Acock plays some nice sax solos here and there.

The rest of the songs are low grade Godley & Creme pop songs. Barely worth mentioning. The exception is Under Your Thumb, a poignant song about a woman's attempted escape from (I assume) an abusive lover.

One good song. One star.

Evolver | 1/5 |


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