Strawberry Bubblegum: A Collection of Pre-10CC Strawberry Studio Recordings 1969–1972

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Strawberry Bubblegum: A Collection of Pre-10CC Strawberry Studio Recordings 1969–1972
Compilation album by 10cc
Released 2003
Recorded 1969-1972
Genre Rock
Length 1:14:25
Label Castle Music
Producer Strawberry Productions, Jerry Kasenetz, Jeff Katz, Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman, Lol Creme, Ritchie Cordell
10cc chronology
The Very Best of 10cc
(1997)
Strawberry Bubblegum
(2003)
Greatest Hits ... And More
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Strawberry Bubblegum: A Collection of Pre-10CC Strawberry Studio Recordings 1969–1972 is a compilation of songs recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England, by the four musicians – Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme – who in 1972 would form the British pop band 10cc, along with occasional guest vocalists.

Most of these songs were done for the American bubblegum production team of Super K Productions, by whom Gouldman was employed as a writer during this time,[2] but others were recorded with friends (such as Gouldman's former bandmate Peter Cowap) or as potential novelty hits (following the foursome's success as Hotlegs with "Neanderthal Man").

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sausalito (Is The Place To Go)" (Graham Gouldman) — 2:13
  2. "Come on Plane" (Gouldman, Jerry Kasenetz, Jeff Katz) — 2:31
  3. "Tampa, Florida" (Peter Cowap, Gouldman) — 2:29
    • Peter Cowap, 1971; lead vocal: Cowap
  4. "Have You Ever Been to Georgia?" (Gouldman) — 3:20
    • Garden Odyssey, 1972; lead vocal: unknown
  5. "Travellin Man" (Gouldman) — 2:14
    • Tristar Airbus, 1972; lead vocal: Gouldman
  6. "Crickets" (Cowap, Hillary) — 3:13
    • Peter Cowap, 1970; lead vocal: Cowap
  7. "Susan's Tuba" (Ritchie Cordell, Gouldman) — 2:17
  8. "Today" (Godley, Lol Creme) — 4:18
    • Festival, 1972; lead vocal: Godley
  9. "Umbopo" (Godley, Creme) — 5:30
  10. "Safari" (Gouldman, Cowap) — 2:18
    • Peter Cowap, 1971; lead vocal: Cowap
  11. "Da Doo Ron Ron" (Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Phil Spector) — 3:04
    • Grumble, 1973; lead vocal: Creme
  12. "The Joker" (Gouldman, Greenfield) — 2:35
    • Garden Odyssey, 1972; lead vocal: unknown
  13. "Funky City" (Godley, Creme, Gouldman) — 2:26
    • Manchester City FC, 1972; lead vocal: Creme
  14. "Man with the Golden Gun" (Cowap, Gouldman) — 2:39
    • Peter Cowap, 1971; lead vocal: Cowap
  15. "When He Comes" (Gouldman, Katz, Kasenetz) — 3:37
    • Fighter Squadron, 1971; lead vocal: Godley
  16. "Roll On" (Godley, Eric Stewart, Creme) — 4:43
  17. "Wicked Melinda" (Cowap, Hillary) — 3:29
    • Peter Cowap, 1970; lead vocal: Cowap
  18. "Willie Morgan" (Smith, Gouldman) — 2:49
    • Tristar Airbus, 1972; lead vocal: Jeff Smith
  19. "Pig Bin An' Gone" (Stewart, Creme, Gouldman, Godley) — 4:01
    • Grumble, 1973; instrumental
  20. "Warm Me" (Stewart, Gouldman) — 2:01
    • Festival, 1972; lead vocal: Stewart
  21. "Oh Solomon" (Gouldman, Cowap) — 2:53
    • Peter Cowap, 1971; lead vocal: Cowap
  22. "Boys in Blue" (Godley, Creme, Gouldman) — 2:34
    • Manchester City FC, 1972
  23. "There Ain't No Umbopo" (Godley, Creme) — 3:00

(hidden track: "Santa Claus" by Leslie Crowther)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ George Tremlett (1976). The 10cc Story. Futura. ISBN 0-86007-378-5.