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Monday, August 11, 2008

RK 50: 10cc


8-11-08 RK 50: 10cc

LP 100cc - GREATEST HITS OF 10cc UK RECORDS UKAL 1012

LP 10cc (1st) UK RECORDS UKAL 1005

CD 10cc (1st) kami sleeve IMPERIAL JPN TECI-21221

LP BLOODY TOURISTS MERCURY US PD-1-6161

CD BLOODY TOURISTS kami sleeve UNIVERSAL JPN UICY-9176

LP DECEPTIVE BENDS PHILIPS CAN 9199 003

CD DECEPTIVE BENDS kami sleeve UNIVERSAL JPN UICY-9175

CD DRESSED TO KILL (Collection) SPECTRUM UK 544534.2

CD FOOD FOR THOUGHT (Collection) SPECTRUM DE 550004.2

CD GREATEST HITS '72 - '78 MERCURY DE 800056.2

LP GREATEST HITS '72 - '78 POLYDOR US PD-1-6244

CD HOW DARE YOU! MERCURY US 836949.2

LP HOW DARE YOU! MERCURY US SRM-1-1061

CD KING BISCUIT FLOWER HOUR - IN CONCERT ‘75 BMG US 88003.2

LPx2 LIVE AND LET LIVE MERCURY JPN SFX-10030/31

LP LOOK HEAR? MERCURY DE 6310 507

CD MEANWHILE POLYDOR JPN POCP-1221

CD MIRROR MIRROR CUTTING EDGE JPN CTCR-13033

CD ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK, THE MERCURY DE 830776.2

LP ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK, THE MERCURY US SRM-1-1029

LP SHEET MUSIC UK RECORDS UKAL 1007

CD SHEET MUSIC kami sleeve IMPERIAL JPN TECI-21222

LP TEN OUT OF 10 MERCURY UK 6359 048

CD THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE, THE (Collection) MERCURY JPN PHCA-3015

I wasn’t really into 10cc while they were together and active. I always liked their “Art For Art’s Sake” 45, but not so much “I’m Not In Love”. I remember someone playing me “The Worst Band in the World” 45 when it was new – with the edited lyric. But I never owned one of their albums until the CD age; and the first CD I got was “Greatest Hits ’72 – ‘78”, a nice old paint-face German Mercury edition – I still have it!

I would like to find UK originals of all of their records – LP’s, 45’s etc. I’ve got a few singles already. Any full length titles that I’m completely missing? And don’t worry – Godley & Crème will get their own RK50 blog…one day. And, yes, I have the Hotlegs album (on CD, from Japan – with a nice kami sleeve). And I think the Graham Gouldman solo album, “Aminalympics” is around here (on LP) somewhere.

I understand there was some sort of mastering problems with the British re-mastered CD’s – hopefully these mastering flaws weren’t replicated in the Japanese issues (of which I own a few).

Perhaps it was because they were rather popular at some point, but I really did miss this group entirely – in real time. I would’ve loved to have seen them play live (which they did, in L.A.). Should I bother getting any of their DVD’s? (I believe someone nice sent me a pirated DVD of them – a live show perhaps?). Anything in particular I should watch out for in their later (post-Godley & Crème) releases? Isn’t there a new re-formed version of the group around, in England?

I was amazed to recently find a Neil Sedaka record from 1973 that is produced by 10cc (“The Tra La Days Are Over”) – they play on every single track!

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3 Comments:

Blogger Brian Ware said...

I was a fan in the mid to late 70s. Back then any kind of Beatlesque pop was ear candy for me. I'm definitely on board with them up through Deceptive Bends, but I think they lost their focus from that point on. Graham Gouldman is touring with a version of 10CC and he's also recording new material with Kevin Godley.

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Blogger Ron Kane said...

"Good Morning Judge" is a great single...

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