Bloody Tourists

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Bloody Tourists
Studio album by 10cc
Released 1 September 1978
Recorded Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England
Genre Art rock, progressive rock
Length 49:57
Label Mercury
Producer Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart
10cc chronology
Live And Let Live
(1977)
Bloody Tourists
(1978)
Look Hear?
(1980)
Singles from Bloody Tourists
  1. "Dreadlock Holiday" b/w "Nothing Can Move Me"
    Released: July 1978
  2. "Reds in My Bed" b/w "Take These Chains"
    Released: October 1978
  3. "For You and I" b/w "I'm Not in Love"
    Released: September 1979
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Bloody Tourists was the sixth studio album by 10cc and the second to be produced following the band's 1976 split. It yielded the singles "Dreadlock Holiday", which reached No.1 in the UK in August 1978, and "Reds in My Bed", which did not chart. "For You and I" was issued as a double a-side single with "I'm Not in Love" in the autumn of 1979 but also didn't chart.[1] "For you and I" was also issued in the US, with promo copies being available as a 12" single.

"Dreadlock Holiday" was inspired by The Moody Blues singer Justin Hayward's experiences while on holiday in the Caribbean.[2]

Bloody Tourists, which featured cover art created by Hipgnosis, reached No. 3 in the UK Albums Chart and No. 69 in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Dreadlock Holiday" (Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart) – 4:31
  2. "For You and I" (Gouldman, Stewart) – 5:25
  3. "Take These Chains" (Gouldman, Stewart) – 2:36
  4. "Shock on the Tube (Don't Want Love)" (Stewart) – 3:48
  5. "Last Night" (Gouldman, Rick Fenn) – 3:20
  6. "The Anonymous Alcoholic" (Gouldman, Stewart) – 5:51

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Reds in My Bed" (Stewart, Stuart Tosh) – 4:08
  2. "Life Line" (Gouldman) – 3:30
  3. "Tokyo" (Stewart) – 4:33
  4. "Old Mister Time" (Duncan Mackay, Stewart) – 4:36
  5. "From Rochdale to Ocho Rios" (Gouldman) – 3:48
  6. "Everything You've Wanted to Know About!!! (Exclamation Marks)" (Stewart) – 4:31

1997 German Remastered-CD including one bonus track[edit]

  1. "Nothing Can Move Me" (Gouldman, Stewart) – 4:04

2008 Japanese Reissue SHM-CD includes three bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Dreadlock Holiday (Long Version)"
  2. "Nothing Can Move Me"
  3. "For You and I (DJ Edit)"

Personnel[edit]

  • Eric Stewart — lead vocal, guitars, piano, Moog synthesiser, organ
  • Graham Gouldman — lead vocals, bass, guitar, percussion
  • Rick Fenn — guitar, organ, Moog, vocals
  • Duncan Mackay — synthesiser, piano, violin, keyboards, electric piano, backing vocals
  • Paul Burgess — percussion, congas, drums, glockenspiel, marimba, tambourine, timbales, triangle, bells, drums, vibraphone
  • Stuart Tosh — drums, percussion, tambourine, bells, vocals, lead vocal (B 1)

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