10cc (album)

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10cc
Studio album by 10cc
Released July 1973
Recorded 1972 at Strawberry Studios in Stockport
Genre Rock, art rock
Length 34:28
Label UK (original release)
Mercury (1982 reissue)
Repertoire (2000 German CD reissue)
Producer 10cc
10cc chronology
10cc
(1973)
Sheet Music
(1974)
Singles from 10cc
  1. "Donna" b/w "Hot Sun Rock"
    Released: September 1972
  2. "Johnny Don't Do It" b/w "4% Of Something"
    Released: December 1972
  3. "Rubber Bullets" b/w "Waterfall"
    Released: March 1973
  4. "The Dean and I" b/w "Bee in My Bonnet"
    Released: August 1973
  5. "Headline Hustler"
    Released: March 1974 (US only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.0/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

10cc is the debut album by British rock band 10cc. It was recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, which was part-owned by guitarist and engineer Eric Stewart, and released on Jonathan King's UK Records [No: UKAL 1005] label. The album reached No.36 in the UK.

Three of its five singles reached the Top 10 in the UK charts, including "Rubber Bullets", which hit No.1. The closing track, "Fresh Air for My Mama", was a reworking of "You Didn't Like It Because You Didn't Think of It", the B-side of 1970s "Neanderthal Man", an international hit by the band under its former name of Hotlegs.

Some versions of the album have an altered running order.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Johnny, Don't Do It" (Kevin Godley, Lol Creme, Graham Gouldman) – 3:36
  2. "Sand in My Face" (Godley, Creme, Gouldman) – 3:36
  3. "Donna" (Godley, Creme) – 2:53
  4. "The Dean and I" (Godley, Creme) – 3:03
  5. "Headline Hustler" (Gouldman, Eric Stewart) – 3:31

Side two[edit]

  1. "Speed Kills" (Stewart, Godley, Creme, Gouldman) – 3:47
  2. "Rubber Bullets" (Godley, Creme, Gouldman) – 5:15
  3. "The Hospital Song" (Godley, Creme) – 2:41
  4. "Ships Don't Disappear in the Night (Do They?)" (Gouldman, Stewart) – 3:04
  5. "Fresh Air for My Mama" (Godley, Creme, Stewart)– 3:04

2010 Japanese Reissue SHM-CD includes three bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Hot Sun Rock"
  2. "4% Of Something"
  3. "Waterfall"
  4. "Bee In My Bonnet"

Personnel[edit]

  • Eric Stewart – lead electric guitar, slide guitar, moog synthesizer, vocals
  • Graham Gouldman – bass, acoustic guitar, dobro guitar, electric guitar, tambourine, vocals
  • Lol Creme – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, grand piano, synthesizer, mellotron, percussion, vocals
  • Kevin Godley – drums, percussion, vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ 10 cc Allmusic,com, Michael Ofjord
  2. ^ "Album: 10cc: 10cc". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 16 August 2011.