How Dare You! (album)

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How Dare You!
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Studio album by 10cc
Released January 1976
Recorded 1975
Studio Strawberry Studios, Stockport, Greater Manchester, England
Length 42:53
Label Mercury
Producer 10cc
10cc chronology
How Dare You!
Deceptive Bends
(1977)Deceptive Bends1977
Singles from How Dare You!
  1. "Art for Art's Sake" b/w "Get It While You Can"
    Released: November 1975
  2. "I'm Mandy Fly Me" b/w "How Dare You"
    Released: March 1976

How Dare You! is the fourth album by British band 10cc. Released in 1976, it included UK hit singles "I'm Mandy Fly Me" and "Art for Art's Sake".[1] It was also the last 10cc album by the original line-up of Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman, Kevin Godley, and Lol Creme, with the latter two departing to work on their own musical projects (as Godley & Creme), and eventually becoming music video pioneers. The album was the band's third with cover artwork by the Hipgnosis creative team.

Writing and recording[edit]

In an interview at the time of its release, Gouldman told Melody Maker music newspaper: "It's as different as any album by the same band can be, and I think it's a progression from the last one. I think there's been a progression on every album and I think we've done it again. It's a strange mixture of songs. There's one about divorce, a song about schizophrenia, a song about wanting to rule the world, the inevitable money song, and an instrumental."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
1."How Dare You"instrumental4:14
2."Lazy Ways"
3."I Wanna Rule the World"
4."I'm Mandy Fly Me"
  • Stewart
  • Gouldman
  • Godley
  • Gouldman
  • Godley
Gouldman and Godley3:43
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalsLength
6."Art for Art's Sake"
  • Stewart
  • Gouldman
Gouldman with Creme5:59
7."Rock 'n' Roll Lullaby"
  • Stewart
  • Gouldman
Godley and Stewart3:58
8."Head Room"
  • Creme
  • Godley
9."Don't Hang Up"
  • Creme
  • Godley

Bonus tracks[edit]

1997 Reissue bonus track
10. "Get It While You Can" (Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart) – 2:53
Japan Bonus tracks
10. "Art for Art's Sake" (Single Edit)
11. "Get It While You Can"
12. "I'm Mandy Fly Me" (Single Edit)


Additional musician
  • Mair Jones – harp (9)


  1. ^ Art for Arts Sake at Discogs (list of releases)
  2. ^ Melody Maker interview quoted in CD liner notes
  3. ^ Guarisco, Donald A. "10cc How Dare You review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 17 October 2011.