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Thursday, September 27, 2007

CASSETTE CULTURE #13: (INTERLUDE) "HOW DARE YOU!"

8 Comments:

At 7:57 am, Blogger farmer glitch said...

Excellent stuff - picked up most of the 10cc stuff a couple of years back in Car-Boot-Land ... always had a soft spot for that stuff !

 
At 8:36 am, Blogger kek-w said...

What surprised me was how great "I'm Mandy, Fly Me" sounded after all these years - it used to sound schleppy (Still does!), but now it's in a good way...

My favourite of theirs is "Sheet Music" which I thought was maybe their peak (some good stuff on "Original Soundtrack", he says, grudgingly...), but this has a coupla little gems on it.

Kid Kid Shirt thinks it's great.

 
At 1:34 pm, Blogger Gutter said...

10cc were part of my childhood, man.love that shit! even the post Godley & Creme stuff.

 
At 3:37 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Yeah, I love their whole songs-within-songs schtick...tunes assembled from bits and pieces like jigsaw puzzles...plus all the 4 guys wrote in different permutations, so it mashed stuff up in all sorts of dif. ways.

A lot of people find them really annoying - too clever for their own good, but I find all the punning lyrics, in-jokes and Beach Boy's impersonations really endearing! They were the English Steely Dan. Smart Jewish Art-Rock Pop.

 
At 4:05 pm, Blogger Martin said...

What the hell's going on in that picture? Is he calling a prostitute from work? I haven't heard this, but it looks like it sounds like squealing Moog over a brass band, samples of some bloke rasping "And your mother was a fat heffer whore as well" and a bit in the chorus when the music cuts out and a stern sounding woman goes "How...DARE you". Am I close?

 
At 4:06 pm, Blogger Martin said...

What the hell's going on in that picture? Is he calling a prostitute from work? I haven't heard this, but it looks like it sounds like squealing Moog over a brass band, samples of some bloke rasping "And your mother was a fat heffer whore as well" and a bit in the chorus when the music cuts out and a stern sounding woman goes "How...DARE you". Am I close?

 
At 10:07 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Close as a country mile!

But your version sounds far more entertaining. Here's a thousand pounds to go and record it.

Cover's by Hipgnosis if I'm not mistaken, so blame Sleazy Christopherson. The gatefold on the vinyl has this photo of a packed room of people (incl. the slapper) all on the phone to each other. Spot the band members (like Where's wally?) in amongst the catalogue models! I wish bands still released albums with covers like that.

 
At 11:03 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

I like the idea that his abusive phone-sex technique might have reduced a harded prostitute to tears.

 

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