How Dare You

How Dare You

by 10cc10cc

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks / German Import)

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Overview

After scoring their commercial breakthrough with "I'm Not in Love" from 1975's The Original Soundtrack, 10cc continued to build on their good fortune with How Dare You. It didn't spawn another massive hit like "I'm Not in Love," but it is a well-crafted album that shows off 10cc's eccentric humor and pop smarts in equal measure. This time, the hit singles were "I'm Mandy Fly Me" and "Art for Art's Sake." The first tune is the fanciful tale of a plane crash victim saved from death by the stewardess of his dreams that plays out a poppy mock-exotica musical backdrop while the second is a tongue-in-cheek parody of commercial-minded artists set to a rocking, cowbell-driven beat. Elsewhere, How Dare You pursues a similar mix of zany humor and pop hooks: "Iceberg" brings its tale of a frigid romantic partner to life with an incredibly intricate and jazzy vocal melody, and "I Wanna Rule the World" is a witty tale of a dictator-in-training with enough catchy riffs and vocal harmonies for two or three songs. How Dare You loses a bit of steam on its second side when the songs' tempos start to slow down, but "Rock 'N' Roll Lullaby" and "Don't Hang Up" keep the listener involved through a combination of melodic songwriting and typically well-crafted arrangements. In the end, How Dare You never hits the giddy heights of The Original Soundtrack but it remains a solid album of witty pop songs that will satisfy anyone with a yen for 10cc.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/30/1998
Label: Universal I.S.
UPC: 0731453497528
catalogNumber: 5349752

Album Credits

Performance Credits

10cc   Primary Artist
Graham Gouldman   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Dobro,Glockenspiel,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Zither,Double Bass,Slide Guitar,cowbell,spanish guitar
Eric Stewart   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Pedal Steel Guitar,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar,Fuzz Bass
Lol Creme   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Maracas,Electric Piano,Recorder,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Clavinet,12-string Guitar,Moog Synthesizer,Whistle (Instrument),Hand Clapping,Vibes,sleigh bells
Kevin Godley   Percussion,Bongos,Castanets,Conga,Drums,Maracas,Tambourine,Timbales,Triangle,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Timpani,Cabasa,cowbell

Technical Credits

Graham Gouldman   Contributor
Eric Stewart   Engineer,Contributor
10cc   Producer,Engineer
Lol Creme   Contributor
George Hardie   Cover Design
Chris White   Liner Notes

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