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2020-06-06 10:58:38 PM  
10cc was a great band.  and the clip is worth watching for the bad lip synching including watching Kevin Godley play air drums the entire time
 
2020-06-07 12:23:43 AM  
I lived through the 70s

/These guys sucked then, too
 
2020-06-07 12:28:01 AM  
Yeah I remember 10CC. I remember wondering who had cut off their b@lls to make them sound like that.
 
2020-06-07 2:36:53 AM  

poconojoe: 10cc was a great band.  and the clip is worth watching for the bad lip synching including watching Kevin Godley play air drums the entire time


Top of the Pops is so weird.  It's always blindingly clear none of their instruments are ever plugged into anything.
 
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2020-06-07 2:55:40 AM  

fusillade762: Top of the Pops is so weird.  It's always blindingly clear none of their instruments are ever plugged into anything.


100%

One of the better performances is the drummer not striking a single thing and still drumming.

I want to say that Top of the Pops isn't always like this, but for sure it is this time!
 
2020-06-07 3:45:40 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I lived through the 70s

/These guys sucked then, too


This is a great song.

10cc - Dreadlock Holiday (Official Video)
Youtube fUNTk5xsxk4
 
2020-06-07 4:34:30 AM  

fusillade762: poconojoe: 10cc was a great band.  and the clip is worth watching for the bad lip synching including watching Kevin Godley play air drums the entire time

Top of the Pops is so weird.  It's always blindingly clear none of their instruments are ever plugged into anything.


This.  You don't even have to play guitar to see that what their hands are doing has nothing to do with the music playing.
 
2020-06-07 5:35:53 AM  
Great backstory to the recording of "I'm not in Love" (and the days before computers)
The Making of 10cc's "I'm Not in Love"
Youtube 3oxe4mlsQos
 
2020-06-07 6:59:09 AM  

Mollari: Great backstory to the recording of "I'm not in Love" (and the days before computers)
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/3oxe4mls​Qos]


Everybody fell asleep during the recording?  I don't think there's a more snooze inducing song.
 
2020-06-07 7:35:57 AM  
Fun fact:  10cc were named by Jonathan King, who said that the name came to him in a dream, and that it had nothing to do with ejaculation (apparently the band actively spread that rumor).
 
2020-06-07 7:38:40 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Fun fact:  10cc were named by Jonathan King, who said that the name came to him in a dream, and that it had nothing to do with ejaculation (apparently the band actively spread that rumor).


I think that was the Loving Spoonful. Ten CCs of ejaculate may come from an elephant, not a human.
 
2020-06-07 7:53:44 AM  
Pretty sure that "Rubber Bullets" git banned by the BBC due to them being used to suppress the public in Northern Ireland during The Troubles.
 
2020-06-07 8:03:05 AM  

gaslight: Pants full of macaroni!!: Fun fact:  10cc were named by Jonathan King, who said that the name came to him in a dream, and that it had nothing to do with ejaculation (apparently the band actively spread that rumor).

I think that was the Loving Spoonful. Ten CCs of ejaculate may come from an elephant, not a human.


Unless it's wejash or Persnickety
/Very manly
 
2020-06-07 8:03:40 AM  
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2020-06-07 8:49:38 AM  
They really were 2 groups weren't they? Stewart and Goldman with the soft rock and Godley and Creme with the weirdness.

Thanks, subby. I could eat sandwiches of you.
 
2020-06-07 8:54:08 AM  

LucklessWonder: Pretty sure that "Rubber Bullets" git banned by the BBC due to them being used to suppress the public in Northern Ireland during The Troubles.


https://en.www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub​b​er_Bullets

To me it's a fun, goofy song.
 
2020-06-07 9:05:53 AM  

wejash: Yeah I remember 10CC. I remember wondering who had cut off their b@lls to make them sound like that.


Then the 80s happened and everyone sounded like that
 
2020-06-07 9:20:46 AM  
Eh.

I'm not in love with them.
 
2020-06-07 9:23:06 AM  

Persnickety: Mollari: Great backstory to the recording of "I'm not in Love" (and the days before computers)
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/3oxe4mls​Qos]

Everybody fell asleep during the recording?  I don't think there's a more snooze inducing song.


No way.  It's the perfect song to set up Guardians of the Galaxy and that heartbreaking opening scene.
 
2020-06-07 9:52:20 AM  

Crewmannumber6: wejash: Yeah I remember 10CC. I remember wondering who had cut off their b@lls to make them sound like that.

Then the 80s happened and everyone sounded like that


It was the nut huggers jeans
 
2020-06-07 10:13:54 AM  
Yeah listen to the Sheet Music album and tell me they suck.  To do so would reveal a terrible lack of something or other.

"we're the worst band in the world, but we don't give a s***"
 
2020-06-07 10:53:03 AM  
Between this and Cat Stevens--um. Yusuf Islam's "Banapple Gas," there must have been something in England's water in the '70s.
 
2020-06-07 11:23:59 AM  

Persnickety: Mollari: Great backstory to the recording of "I'm not in Love" (and the days before computers)
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/3oxe4mls​Qos]

Everybody fell asleep during the recording?  I don't think there's a more snooze inducing song.


That song and Dream Weaver by Gary Wright or two songs are just perfect for the middle of the night when you can't sleep.
 
2020-06-07 11:33:43 AM  
I tried to post this a while back, but didn't get greened.

Marvin Gaye's song, What's Going On, is about Bloody Thursday- May 15, 1969- when innocent protesters at Berkeley were fired upon with live rounds by police, killing one student and severely injuring hundreds more.


Marvin Gaye - What's Going On - Special Version
Youtube ohz6rvWZXRQ


After its creation on April 20, during its first three weeks People's Park was used by both university students and local residents, and local Telegraph Avenue merchants voiced their appreciation for the community's efforts to improve the neighborhood. Objections to the expropriation of university property tended to be mild, even among school administrators.

However, Governor Ronald Reagan had been publicly critical of university administrators for tolerating student demonstrations at the Berkeley campus. He had received popular support for his 1966 gubernatorial campaign promise to crack down on what the public perceived as a generally lax attitude at California's public universities. Reagan called the Berkeley campus "a haven for communist sympathizers, protesters, and sex deviants." Reagan considered the creation of the park a direct leftist challenge to the property rights of the university, and he found in it an opportunity to fulfill his campaign promise.

Beginning at noon on May 15, about 3,000 people appeared in Sproul Plaza at nearby UC Berkeley for a rally, the original purpose of which was to discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict. Several people spoke; then, Michael Lerner ceded the Free Speech platform to ASUC Student Body President Dan Siegel because students were concerned about the fencing-off and destruction of the park. Siegel said later that he never intended to precipitate a riot; however, when he shouted "Let's take the park!," police turned off the sound system. The crowd responded spontaneously, moving down Telegraph Avenue toward People's Park chanting, "We want the park!"

Arriving in the early afternoon, protesters were met by the remaining 159 Berkeley and university police officers assigned to guard the fenced-off park site. The protesters opened a fire hydrant, several hundred protesters attempted to tear down the fence and threw bottles, rocks, and bricks at the officers, and then the officers fired tear gas canisters. A major confrontation ensued between police and the crowd, which grew to 4,000. Initial attempts by the police to disperse the protesters were not successful, and more officers were called in from surrounding cities. At least one car was set on fire. A large group of protesters confronted a small group of sheriff's deputies who turned and ran. The crowd of protesters let out a cheer and briefly chased after them until the sheriff's deputies ran into a used car facility. The crowd then turned around and ran back to a patrol car which they overturned and set on fire.

Reagan's Chief of Staff, Edwin Meese III, a former district attorney from Alameda County, had established a reputation for firm opposition to those protesting the Vietnam War at the Oakland Induction Center and elsewhere. Meese assumed responsibility for the governmental response to the People's Park protest, and he called in the Alameda County Sheriff's deputies, which brought the total police presence to 791 officers from various jurisdictions.

Under Meese's direction, police were permitted to use whatever methods they chose against the crowds, which had swelled to approximately 6,000 people. Officers in full riot gear (helmets, shields, and gas masks) obscured their badges to avoid being identified and headed into the crowds with nightsticks swinging.

As the protesters retreated, the Alameda County Sheriff's deputies pursued them several blocks down Telegraph Avenue as far as Willard Junior High School at Derby Street, firing tear gas canisters and "00" buckshot at the crowd's backs as they fled.

Authorities initially claimed that only birdshot had been used as shotgun ammunition. When physicians provided "00" pellets removed from the wounded as evidence that buckshot had been used, Sheriff Frank Madigan of Alameda County justified the use of shotguns loaded with lethal buckshot by stating, "The choice was essentially this: to use shotguns-because we didn't have the available manpower-or retreat and abandon the City of Berkeley to the mob." Sheriff Madigan did admit, however, that some of his deputies (many of whom were Vietnam War veterans) had been overly aggressive in their pursuit of the protesters, acting "as though they were Viet Cong."

Alameda County Sheriff's deputies also used shotguns to fire at people sitting on the roof at the Telegraph Repertory Cinema. James Rector was visiting friends in Berkeley and watching from the roof of Granma Books when he was shot by police; he died on May 19. The Alamada County Coroner's report listed cause of death as "shock and hemorrhage due to multiple shotgun wounds and perforation of the aorta." The buckshot is the same size as a .38 caliber bullet. Governor Reagan conceded that Rector was probably shot by police but justified the bearing of firearms, saying that "it's very naive to assume that you should send anyone into that kind of conflict with a flyswatter. He's got to have an appropriate weapon."

Carpenter Alan Blanchard was permanently blinded by a load of birdshot directly to his face. At least 128 Berkeley residents were admitted to local hospitals for head trauma, shotgun wounds, and other serious injuries inflicted by police. The actual number of seriously wounded was likely much higher, because many of the injured did not seek treatment at local hospitals to avoid being arrested. Local medical students and interns organized volunteer mobile first-aid teams to help protesters and bystanders injured by buckshot, nightsticks, or tear gas. One local hospital reported two students wounded with large caliber rifles as well.

News reports at the time of the shooting indicated that 50 were injured, including five police officers.

Reference: Wikipedia
 
2020-06-07 11:47:53 AM  
10cc's "Not in Love" is one of the best produced songs of all time. The production value on that one track is godlike.
 
2020-06-07 11:51:18 AM  

thesharkman: That song and Dream Weaver by Gary Wright or two songs are just perfect for the middle of the night when you can't sleep.


I prefer the cover version by Crowbar.
 
2020-06-07 12:13:26 PM  

fusillade762: poconojoe: 10cc was a great band.  and the clip is worth watching for the bad lip synching including watching Kevin Godley play air drums the entire time

Top of the Pops is so weird.  It's always blindingly clear none of their instruments are ever plugged into anything.


See also American Bandstand


Great pop song, though!
 
2020-06-07 12:15:31 PM  
It's an updated Jailhouse Rock, is all.
 
2020-06-07 12:20:39 PM  

gaslight: Pants full of macaroni!!: Fun fact:  10cc were named by Jonathan King, who said that the name came to him in a dream, and that it had nothing to do with ejaculation (apparently the band actively spread that rumor).

I think that was the Loving Spoonful. Ten CCs of ejaculate may come from an elephant, not a human.


Peter North + lots of celery
 
2020-06-07 1:23:00 PM  
Should this have been in Friday's protest songs thread?
 
2020-06-07 2:14:13 PM  

Znuh: 10cc's "Not in Love" is one of the best produced songs of all time. The production value on that one track is godlike.


I just listened to it for the first time in twenty years because of your comment. Wow, you're right -- listening to the song with adult ears is amazing.
 
2020-06-07 3:18:28 PM  

Znuh: 10cc's "Not in Love" is one of the best produced songs of all time. The production value on that one track is godlike.


I always considered it more cremelike, but that's just me.
 
2020-06-07 3:40:33 PM  
Beach Boys pastiche is severely irritating. Just read the lyrics:

I went to a party at the local county jail
All the cons were dancing and the band began to wail
But the guys were indiscreet
They were brawling in the street
At the local dance at the local county jail
Well the band were playing
And the booze began to flow
But the sound came over on the police car radio
Down at Precinct 49
Having a tear-gas of a time
Sergeant Baker got a call from the governor of the county jail
Load up, load up, load up with rubber bullets
Load up, load up, load up with rubber bullets
I love to hear those convicts squeal
It's a shame these slugs ain't real
But we can't have dancin' at the local county jail
Sergeant Baker and his men made a bee-line for the jail
And for miles around
You could hear the sirens wail
There's a rumor goin' 'round death row
That a fuse is gonna blow
At the local hop at the local county jail (whatcha gonna do about it, whatcha gonna do?)
Whatcha gonna do about it, whatcha gonna do?
Sergeant Baker started talkin' with a bullhorn in his hand (bullhorn in his hand, bullhorn in his hand)
He was cool, he was clear, he was always in command (always in command, always in command)
He said "Blood will flow, here Padre
Padre you talk to your boys"
"Trust in me
God will come to set you free"
Well we don't understand why you called in the National Guard (National Guard, the National Guard)
When Uncle Sam is the one who belongs in the exercise yard (exercise yard, the exercise yard)
We all got balls and brains
But some's got balls and chains
At the local dance at the local county jail
Load up, load up, load up with rubber bullets
Load up, load up, load up with rubber bullets
Is it really such a crime
For a guy to spend his time
At the local dance at the local county jail
At the local dance at the local county jail (whatcha gonna do about it, whatcha gonna do?)
Whatcha gonna do about it, whatcha gonna do?
 
2020-06-07 4:00:08 PM  

fusillade762: poconojoe: 10cc was a great band.  and the clip is worth watching for the bad lip synching including watching Kevin Godley play air drums the entire time

Top of the Pops is so weird.  It's always blindingly clear none of their instruments are ever plugged into anything.


I saw a TotP clip of the band Strawberry Switchblade and one of the members is playing guitar in a song that most certainly does not have guitar in it.
 
2020-06-07 4:21:44 PM  

fusillade762: poconojoe: 10cc was a great band.  and the clip is worth watching for the bad lip synching including watching Kevin Godley play air drums the entire time

Top of the Pops is so weird.  It's always blindingly clear none of their instruments are ever plugged into anything.


Blue Room : The Orb (TOTP)
Youtube q-Q3-cTOX7E
 
2020-06-07 4:25:25 PM  
Time Trumpet - Top Of The Pops 2
Youtube p-srXoaaSpQ
 
2020-06-07 5:02:06 PM  
It was the theme song for the pilot of Superjail.
 
2020-06-07 5:37:57 PM  
The Rezillos - Top Of The Pops
Youtube roZ_plpJGCM
 
2020-06-07 8:39:19 PM  

bostonguy: Znuh: 10cc's "Not in Love" is one of the best produced songs of all time. The production value on that one track is godlike.

I just listened to it for the first time in twenty years because of your comment. Wow, you're right -- listening to the song with adult ears is amazing.


10cc's "I'm Not in Love" didn't sound like anything on the pop charts in 1975 (Roxy Music maybe comes close).  If you didn't know anything about the song, you could very easily think it was from 1985.
 
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