Offered for sale is a Japanese copy of 10cc’s 1974 debut album, 10cc, complete with lyric insert and obi.
After years of working as session musicians, Graham Gouldman, Kevin Godley, Eric Stewart, and Lol Creme finally recorded together as a foursome and their first two LPs, 1974’s 10cc, and it’s follow-up, Sheet Music, were albums of well-crafted pop rock that should have been major hits. The critics certainly liked them, but the public didn’t pay much attention. That’s a pity, as their first two albums are simply terrific.
AllMusic.com gave 10cc four stars, and had this to say about it:
Displaying a command of pop styles and satire, 10cc showed that they are a force to be reckoned with on their first album. Hooks abound, harmonies shine, and instrumentation is dazzling without being overdone. Though charges of “self-consciously clever” could be leveled at the group, their command of witty, Anglo-styled pop is so impressive that even those criticisms must be weighed against the mastery of styles. All four members sing lead and are talented songwriters, and this leads to a wide variety of styles that add to their vision. Featuring their number one U.K. hit “Rubber Bullets,” 10cc wade through ten selections of satire and parody….Whether doing loving parodies of the music they grew up with or satirizing contemporary issues, 10cc show themselves to be top-level purveyors of pop on their debut recording. Some might criticize the group for being too self-satisfied with their own intelligence, but there is no denying the true craftsmanship and humor on their 1973 debut.
You can listen to their song, Rubber Bullets here:
About this copy: The copy offered for sale is a Japanese reissue of the 1974 album, year of release unknown. It has the ¥1500 price on the obi. The record is in M- condition, and aside from a spindle mark or two on the label, looks to be virtually perfect. The cover is M-, though it has just traces of foxing at the top edge. The obi and lyric insert are included and are both M-.
A great sounding copy of a terrific and underrated album.