L (Godley & Creme album)

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Studio album by
RecordedMarch–June 1978; Surrey Sound Studios
GenreProgressive rock
LabelPolydor Records
ProducerKevin Godley, Lol Creme
Godley & Creme chronology
Freeze Frame
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic1.5/5 stars[1]

L is the second album by Godley & Creme. It was released in 1978. Its 34-minute running time was a stark contrast with that of the ill-received triple concept album Consequences (1977). The album wasn't entirely well received, however.

The songs contained much variation and artistry, dissonances, complex time signatures and melodies, clever, poetical lyrics, and some wonderful echoes from Frank Zappa's Over-Nite Sensation (1973). Beautifully produced, the album was played almost completely by Godley and Creme, except for saxophones, and a brief vocal cameo by Paul Gambaccini.

The lyrics retained the satirical stance of some 10cc material with songs such as "This Sporting Life" and "Art School Canteen", which deal with suicide and art school angst. The album wasn't successful commercially.

The album cover depicts an "L-plate", used in some countries to designate vehicles with novice drivers.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
  1. "This Sporting Life" – 7:25
  2. "Sandwiches of You" – 3:17
  3. "Art School Canteen" – 3:00
  4. "Group Life" – 4:11
Side 2
  1. "Punchbag" – 4:44
  2. "Foreign Accents" – 4:37
  3. "Hit Factory/Business Is Business" – 7:08



  1. ^ Allan, Mark. L at AllMusic