10cc - King Biscuit Flower Hour In Concert (Mega Blowout Sale)
KBFH 003 MBS
A bit of indulgence. A very long time ago, the original lineup of 10cc managed to blend 70s pop/power pop with Beatles harmonies and more experimental leanings. They produced four albums and had a couple of hits and then cleaved in half when Creme & Godley (the more experimental half) left. But this documents the original quartet and if you are an 'old wild men', this is worth your $4.00!
"A terrific live doucment of the original 10cc line up the "King Biscuit Flower Hour" features material from the band's first two albums. The recording is extremely good pulled from the mastertapes prepared for broadcast...This terrific live album proves that 10cc could deliver. Eric Stewart was once asked if 10cc could have been as big as Queen. He stated that he felt (humbly I might add) that they reached the level of success they deserved; I humbly disagree while the original four piece line up could be idiocycratic bordering on the avant garde at times (plenty of Zappa/Captain Beefheart influence in the Godley/Creme team nicely balanced out by the more mainstream songwriting instincts of the Stewart/Gouldman team), their music could be as accessible as Queen's. It was a matter of talent, image and timing that prevented them from building on the success of "I'm Not in Love", "The Things We Do For Love" and "Dreadlock Holiday" (Stewart's car accident took some of the wind out of the band's sails)..."