You Didn't Like It Because You Didn't Think of It

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You Didn't Like It Because You Didn't Think of It
Studio album by Hotlegs
Released 1976
Recorded 1970-71
Genre Rock
Label Philips
Producer Hotlegs
Hotlegs chronology
Thinks: School Stinks
(1970)
You Didn't Like It Because You Didn't Think of It
(1976)

You Didn't Like It Because You Didn't Think of It is an album by British pop group Hotlegs.

The album was released in 1976 after Hotlegs, a three-piece band from Stockport, near Manchester, had added a fourth member, Graham Gouldman, changed its name and achieved international chart success as 10cc.

The album was a revised version of Hotlegs' debut album, Thinks: School Stinks, which had included the band's hit single "Neanderthal Man". You Didn't Like It Because You Didn't Think of It was titled after "Neanderthal Man"'s B-side.

The title track had, in 1973, been reworked to form the basis of "Fresh Air for My Mama", the closing song on 10cc's debut album, 10cc. Parts of the song are also lyrically and melodically similar to parts of Godley and Creme's song "Five O'Clock in the Morning", off Consequences.

"The Loser" had been the B-side of the 1971 single "Lady Sadie", while an additional track, "Today", had first been recorded by Kevin Godley and Lol Creme in 1969 under the band name of Frabjoy and the Runcible Spoon.

The album cover featured a drawing of the band by Godley and Creme.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Um Wah, Um Woh" (Kevin Godley, Lol Creme, Eric Stewart) – 5:30
  2. "Today" (Godley, Creme)
  3. "You Didn't Like It Because You Didn't Think of It" (Godley, Creme, Stewart)
  4. "Fly Away" (Godley, Creme) – 2:43
  5. "Run Baby Run" (Godley, Creme, Stewart) – 2:50
  6. "The Loser" (Godley, Creme Stewart)
  7. "Neanderthal Man" (Godley, Creme, Stewart) – 4:19
  8. "How Many Times" (Godley, Creme, Stewart) – 3:57
  9. "Desperate Dan" (Godley, Creme, Stewart) – 2:12
  10. "Take Me Back" (Godley, Creme) – 5:01
  11. "Lady Sadie" (Godley, Creme, Stewart)
  12. "Suite F.A." (Godley, Creme) – 12:53
    • 1st Movement – On My Way
    • 2nd Movement – Indecision
    • 3rd Movement – The Return

2012 Reissue[edit]

The album was reissued on Grapefruit Records a division of Cherry Red in October 2012. Remastered by Paschal Byrne the current version includes "Thinks School Stinks" album as originally sequenced with the tracks that were substituted/added for "You Didn't Like It Because You Didn't Think of It" at the end of the CD including the slightly different alternate U.S. single mix of "Neanderthal Man".

This new edition also featured new artwork commissioned especially for this release.

2012 Reissue Track listing[edit]

  1. "Neanderthal Man" (Creme, Godley & Stewart)
  2. "How Many Times"
  3. "Desperate Dan"
  4. "Take Me Back"
  5. "Um Wah, Um Woh"
  6. "Suite F.A." (Accordiing to Godley their version of side two of "Abbey Road")[1]
  7. "Fly Away"
  8. "Run Baby Run"
  9. "All God's Children"
  10. "The Loser"
  11. "Today" (A re-recording of the single the Godley & Creme had released under the name Frabjoy and the Runcible Spoon)[2]
  12. "Lady Sadie"
  13. "You Didn't Like It Because You Didn't Think of It"
  14. "Neanderthal Man" (U.S. single mix)

(Tracks 1-9 from Thinks: School Stinks)

Personnel[edit]

  • Lol Creme – guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, arranger
  • Kevin Godley – drums, vocals, arranger
  • Eric Stewart – guitar, bass, vocals, arranger
  • Graham Gouldman bass guitar on "Today"
  • Peter Tattersall – left-handed boogey piano ("Desperate Dan")
  • Mike Timoney – organ
  • Rod Morton – on-beat tambourine "(Desperate Dan")
  • Baz Barker – violin ("How Many Times")
  • Ian Brookes – trumpet
  • Mike Bell – saxophone
  • Brian Day – arrangements and conducting
  • Cheadle Hulme High School Choir

References[edit]

  1. ^ "You Didn't Like it Because You Didn't Think of It" liner notes, 2012, Grapefruit Records
  2. ^ "You Didn't Like it Because You Didn't Think of It" liner notes, 2012, Grapefruit Records