Bloody Tourists

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Bloody Tourists
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1978
RecordedStrawberry Studios South
(Dorking, Surrey, England)
Genre
Length49:57
Label
Producer
10cc chronology
Live and Let Live
(1977)
Bloody Tourists
(1978)
Greatest Hits 1972–1978
(1979)
Singles from Bloody Tourists
  1. "Dreadlock Holiday"
    Released: 21 July 1978
  2. "Reds in My Bed"
    Released: 10 November 1978 (Europe & Japan)
  3. "From Rochdale to Ocho Rios"
    Released: December 1978 (Oceania)
  4. "For You and I"
    Released: December 1978 (North America)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

Bloody Tourists is the sixth studio album by the English rock band 10cc, released worldwide by Mercury Records and in North America by Polydor Records in September 1978. Recorded at Strawberry Studios South in Dorking, the album was produced by Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman.

Overview[edit]

The album is the first 10cc studio album to feature the band as a six piece. The new lineup was already assembled for the tour in support of the band's previous album, Deceptive Bends, but changing Tony O'Malley for Duncan Mackay on the keyboards. The band was also solidified with songwriting and lead vocals contributions from other members than the core duo of Stewart and Gouldman, however it was also the first 10cc album to feature songs written separately by Stewart and Gouldman.

Cover art[edit]

The cover art was again created by Hipgnosis with graphics by George Hardie and shows a map being blown into someones face. The cover photograph was taken by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis. The cover idea had been first presented to Genesis, who rejected it.[2] The cover was also the first to feature longtime 10cc logo with a star inside zero.

Release and reception[edit]

The first single "Dreadlock Holiday" b/w non album track "Nothing Can Move Me" preceded the album and topped the charts in several countries, including the United Kingdom, where it became the band's third and last number-one hit.[3] Driven by the success of the lead single, the album reached number 3 in the UK Albums Chart.[4]

The second single varied in different territories. While most of the countries received "Reds in My Bed", "For You and I" was issued in America where it was also featured on the soundtrack for the film Moment by Moment, while "From Rochdale to Ocho Rios" was released in Oceania. The b-side was "Take These Chains" for all territories.

The album was reissued on CD in 1997 adding "Nothing Can Move Me", the b-side to "Dreadlock Holiday", as bonus track. In 2008 the Japanese reissue added additional versions of the album songs as bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."Dreadlock Holiday"Eric Stewart, Graham GouldmanGouldman with Stewart4:28
2."For You and I"Stewart, GouldmanStewart5:20
3."Take These Chains"Stewart, GouldmanStewart2:36
4."Shock on the Tube (Don't Want Love)"StewartStewart3:38
5."Last Night"Gouldman, Rick FennGouldman3:10
6."The Anonymous Alcoholic"Stewart, GouldmanStewart and Gouldman5:38
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
7."Reds in My Bed"Stewart, Stuart ToshTosh with Stewart4:08
8."Life Line"GouldmanGouldman3:26
9."Tokyo"StewartStewart4:29
10."Old Mister Time"Stewart, Duncan MackayStewart4:27
11."From Rochdale to Ocho Rios"GouldmanGouldman3:41
12."Everything You've Wanted to Know About!!!"StewartStewart4:25
Total length:49:57
1997 Mercury Records remastered edition bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalLength
13."Nothing Can Move Me"Stewart, GouldmanStewart4:02
Total length:54:58
2008 Japan SHM-CD bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalLength
13."Dreadlock Holiday" (long version)Stewart, GouldmanGouldman with Stewart5:01
14."Nothing Can Move Me"Stewart, GouldmanStewart4:04
15."For You and I" (DJ edit)Stewart, GouldmanStewart3:51
Total length:62:46

Personnel[edit]

10cc[edit]

  • Eric Stewart – lead & backing vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • Graham Gouldman – bass, lead & backing vocals, guitar, percussion, zither on "Tokyo"
  • Rick Fenn – guitar, backing vocals, saxophone, keyboards
  • Paul Burgess – drums, percussion, backing vocal on "From Rochdale to Ocho Rios"
  • Stuart Tosh – drums, percussion, lead & backing vocals, trombone on "The Anonymous Alcoholic"
  • Duncan Mackay – keyboards, Yamaha CS-80 synthesizer, violin, percussion, backing vocals

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Kate Spath – cello on "Old Mister Time"
  • Tony Spath – backing vocal on "From Rochdale to Ocho Rios"

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Keith Bessey – engineer
  • Tony Spath – engineer
  • Melvyn Abrahams – mastering
  • Hipgnosis – cover design and photos
  • George Hardie – graphics

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guarisco, Donald A. 10cc: "Bloody Tourists" > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch6q2LQXZ3Y
  3. ^ "10cc – Dreadlock Holiday". Official Chart Company. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  5. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 307. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 0071b". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – 10cc – Bloody Tourists" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – 10cc – Bloody Tourists" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Charts.nz – 10cc – Bloody Tourists". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – 10cc – Bloody Tourists". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – 10cc – Bloody Tourists". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  12. ^ "10cc Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Album 1978". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  14. ^ Scaping, Peter, ed. (1979). "Top 200 LPs in 1978". BPI Year Book 1979: A Review of the British Record and Tape Industry. London: British Phonographic Industry. pp. 182–185. ISBN 0-906154-02-2.
  15. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Album 1979". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  16. ^ "Canadian album certifications – 10cc – Bloody Tourists". Music Canada. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  17. ^ "Dutch album certifications – 10cc – Bloody Tourists" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 21 May 2020. Enter Bloody Tourists in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  18. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – 10cc – Bloody Tourists". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 23 November 2016.

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