10cc - How Dare You! (1976) Mercury/SRM-1-1061 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Posted By: Fran Solo
10cc - How Dare You! (1976) Mercury/SRM-1-1061 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

10cc – How Dare You!
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered By Mel Abrahams
Label: Mercury/SRM-1-1061 | Released: 1976 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

A1 How Dare You 4:14
A2 Lazy Ways 4:18
A3 I Wanna Rule The World 3:57
A4 I’m Mandy Fly Me 5:22
A5 Iceberg 3:43

B1 Art For Arts Sake 5:59
B2 Rock ‘N’ Roll Lullaby 3:59
B3 Head Room 4:21
B4 Don’t Hang Up 6:19

Companies etc
Manufactured By – Phonogram, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram, Inc.
Copyright © – Phonogram, Inc.
Copyright © – Man-Ken Music Ltd.
Distributed By – Phonodisc, Inc.
Recorded At – Strawberry Studios
Published By – Man-Ken Music Ltd.
Mastered At – I.B.C. Studios
– Lol Creme / organ, bass, guitar, piano, keyboards, maraccas, recorder, tambourine, vocals, clavinet, moog synthesizer, handclapping, vibraphone, sleigh bells, effects
– Kevin Godley / percussion, bongos, castanets, conga, drums, maraccas, tambourine, timbales, triangle, vocals, handclapping, tympani, cabassa, cowbell
– Graham Gouldman / guitar, bass, dobro, glockenspiel, tambourine, vocals, zither, double bass, slide guitar, cowbell, spanish guitar, rizo-rizo
– Eric Stewart / bass, guitar, piano, pedal steel guitar, keyboards, vocals, slide guitar, fuzz bass
Design – Hipgnosis (2)
Design [Assisted By], Graphics – George Hardie
Engineer, Mixed By – Eric Stewart
Mastered By – Mel Abrahams*
Photography By – Hipgnosis (2), Howard Bartrop
Producer, Recorded By – 10cc
Recorded at Strawberry Studios (UK)

Gatefold and cardboard inner lyrics-sleeve.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): T1 MELYS SRM-1-1061- A2-CT
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): T1 SRM-1-1061- B2-CT
Rights Society: BMI

10cc - How Dare You! (1976) Mercury/SRM-1-1061 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

10cc - How Dare You! (1976) Mercury/SRM-1-1061 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

10cc - How Dare You! (1976) Mercury/SRM-1-1061 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Cleaning: RCM Moth MkII Pro Vinyl
Direct Drive Turntable: Technics SL-1200MK2 Quartz
Cartridge: SHURE M97xE With JICO SAS Stylus
Amplifier: Marantz 2252
ADC: E-MU 0404
DeClick with iZotope RX5: Only Manual (Click per click)
Vinyl Condition: NM-
This LP: From my personal collection
LP Rip & Full Scan LP Cover: Fran Solo

A hugely successful album on its release, “How Dare You” spawned two monster hits “I’m Mandy Fly Me” and “Art for Art’s Sake”. I remember I hardly had this off the turntable at the time. Each song is a gem, there is no filler on this brilliant album.

The first track on Side 1, the title track “How Dare You” is an excellent instrumental which was used in Jack Rosenthal’s successful television play “Barmitzvah Boy”, based around a thirteen year old Jewish boy’s experiences during his coming of age ceremony. “Lazy Ways” is a lush song about “hazy ways and lazy ways” , some interesting arrangements here, and of course some studio and backing vocal chorus effects similar to “I’m Not in Love”. The next song “I Wanna Rule the World” is almost a crazy megolamaniac’s anthem! “Wannabeaboss wannabea Big Boss”, or just could be about an ordinary teenage kid ready to take on the world, though there are dark messages within, including a Despot style rallying speech, and a nightmare teeny tot! “How you gonna do it – little by little, bit by bit “. The next track “I’m Mandy Fly Me”, a huge hit in 1976, is based on a certain Airline’s advertising campaign slogan “I’m……..Fly Me….” featuring pretty air hostesses. In the story the narrator sees Mandy in the poster come to his aid during an air crash either real or in a dream sequence, and it seems Mandy doesn’t exist at all…or does she?? “Iceberg” is a typical example of 10cc’s quirky songwriting skills, ever feel you were being stalked by a maniac?? Puzzling song here ending in pig grunts (?).

Side 2 on the LP kicks of with the excellent song “Art for Art’s Sake”, which includes those dreamy backing vocals and leads into a stomping riff and echo effects, “gimme the readies, gimme the cash”, a satire on art of course, and money talks. “Art for art’s sake, money for god’s sake..!!”. “Rock’n’roll Lullaby” is a doo-wop style song similar to “Donna” about getting the kid to sleep, “it’s daybreak in the land of nod so get to sleep you little sod…” (love it), the song includes a great blues guitar solo and big chorus fade-out. “Head Room” is a boogie-style/country-style rocker about a pre- pubescent boy discovering sex with all its connotations and “drawbacks”! The “telephone” theme of the album artwork comes home on the last track “Don’t Hang Up” (and “How Dare You” to a degree) which is about events we all experience in a lousy relationship of a broken marriage, “lots to learn about women”, they’re not kiddin’ !! The song features very watery piano effects and ends with ….don’t …hang..u…..drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Some may say this could be one of 10cc’s proggiest albums and i can understand that, in many instances while listening I am reminded of other music that was around at the time such as ELO and Supertramp in style, definitely Prog-related IMHO, also an excellent album which stands the test of time very well indeed and I would happily rate it a masterpiece of rock five stars, but on PA Prog ratings a well deserved four stars!
Review by mystic fred, progarchives.com
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