10cc How Dare You! on Limited Edition 180g Import LP
The missing link between The Beatles and the Gorillaz, 10cc ruled the pop world at a time – the 1970s – when the charts were dominated by some of the most creative and colorful artistes in pop history. Unlike David Bowie, Queen, Elton John or Rod Stewart – all of whom they stood shoulder-to-shoulder with for a decade – 10cc worked not on image or celebrity-status, but on the art of making highly sophisticated rock masterworks into simple-sounding pop hits.
From their breakthrough #2 hit "Donna" in 1972, to their landmark 1975 single "I'm Not In Love" through to their final #1 – "Dreadlock Holiday" in 1978, 10cc stood for the kind of heightened pop sensibility achieved only by the very greatest music practitioners. It was obvious right from the start that 10cc wasn’t like other groups. All four members could sing, were seasoned musicians, and were adept in the recording studio.
Originally issued in 1976, the band's fourth full-length How Dare You! marked the beginning of the end for the original 10cc line-up. Kevin Godley and Lol Creme felt that everything was getting too predictable, with the constant cycle of writing, recording, doing press, promotion, rehearsals and touring. Although How Dare You! is a fine piece of work and produced the two hit singles "I'm Mandy Fly Me" and "Art for Arts Sake" one can detect the storm clouds gathering. Featuring cover art designed by Storm Thorgersson of Hipgnosis. Gatefold 180g audiophile vinyl reissue with insert from Music On Vinyl.
10cc How Dare You! Track Listing:
1. How Dare You
2. Lazy Ways
3. I Wanna Rule The World
4. I'm Mandy Fly Me
6. Art For Arts Sake
7. Rock 'N' Roll Lullaby
8. Head Room
9. Don't Hang Up
10. Get It While You Can