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Godley & Creme


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3.33 | 29 ratings

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2 stars The spawn of 10cc Godley and Creme came to my attention with their awesome single An Englishman in New York and here is the full length album version and its utterly brilliant. The film clip is mesmirising too and one of the best things to churn out of the late 70s TV rock programs. I memorised the lyrics over the 80s and then I got hold of this release on vinyl.

Nothing else came close. Not one song can be recommended over the aforementioned single. In fact it is more forgettable than 10cc's music. 'I Pity Inanimate Objects' only can be recommended if you like weird vocal peformances that chill the soul. Nothing on Side 2 is worth listening to - it is so full of mediocre throwaways, I can do better on my Yamaha synth!

It is absolute drivel from end to end after the explosive An Englishman in New York - yet that track is so damned good it is incredible to think the band could come up with the tripe on the rest of the album. I don't know know how to rate this as An Englishman in New York is one of the best things I have had the pleasure to listen to, but as a prog album it does not cut the mustard on any level. It is such a waste of talent and I think you are far better recommended to get An Englishman in New York on a compilation and leave this to fester in the music hall of fame of mediocrity. Collectors may love, but it is not the best the band has to offer.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 2/5 |


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