If you're looking for something off the beaten path, this is definitely one to check out. I don't know of any other album like it. No doubt there's more but we hope that should do for now. Playing the record is the only way to hear all of the qualities we discuss above, and playing the best pressings against a pile of other copies under rigorously controlled conditions is the only way to find a pressing that sounds as good as this one does.
How Dare You has always been one of my favorite 10cc albums; I actually have the CD in my car so I can listen to it as often as I like.
That said, I would note that, although most of the album is made up of melodic pop of the highest quality, it does contain some offbeat material that will find its strongest appeal among real 10cc fans. Sheet Music and The Original Soundtrack are more accessible for those of you who are looking to hear the best music the original lineup of the band has to offer. After that, I would point you to the reformed band doing Deceptive Bends from , which is pretty much the last good album the band made.
All three are Must Owns in my book. My fave is Art for Arts sake as the riff is so good. I can only assume the disc is somewhat 'equipment fussy'.
Another great collection from one of my favourite bands, this really delivers! Stylewise, it's simultaneously thoughtful, romantic and experimental. I love virtually all the tracks bar one, and again, didn't realise the true scope of 10cc's musical talents.
The ones which really stand out for me are the opening instrumental, which is brilliant, "Don't hang up" and the blues like lilt of "Rock N Roll Lullaby".
All wonderful melodies, and of course in true 10cc let's rock it fashion the much loved " Art for Art's Sake". Don't go another day without experiencing this. It's 10cc at their best. This album has entered my top ten albums, superb, quirky, humorous and very well recorded, the CD remaster has me longing for evey other remaster from every other artist to be recorded like this instead of being thrown together to meet financial restrictions.
One person found this helpful. Originally got this on vinyl on its release. It's 10cc showing their catchy creative genius but also starting to tear themselves in two. There are gutsy guitar riffs on the title track and the full version of Art For Art's Sake. If the original 10cc thrilled you as much as me, you need this album and their 3 studio predecessors, 10cc, Sheet Music and The Original Soundtrack to fully enjoy the guys at their best. My favourite but only just.
Inventive, catchy, funny, witty and, just brilliant. Every track is first class and, even after all these years, it's still better than almost anything else out there, for me at least. This can be listened too over and over and it never loses it's ability to entertain and amuse. Wonderful stuff. See all reviews. Guarisco, allmusic. How Dare You 2. Lazy Ways 3. I Wanna Rule The World 4.
I'm Mandy Fly Me 5. Iceberg Side 2: 1. Art For Arts Sake 2. Rock 'N' Roll Lullaby 3. Head Room 4. Don't Hang Up 5. Get It While You Can. Description Gram Vinyl! Genre Pop Rock. Philips CD CD player. Frank Zappa. Two Konnektikut Yankees. Hi-Res Downloads, August Audiophile: Vinyl, August Audiophile: Digital, August Rock, August Jazz, August Classical, August Hi-Fi Show Live Postponed In an interview at the time of its release, Gouldman told Melody Maker music newspaper: "It's as different as any album by the same band can be, and I think it's a progression from the last one.
I think there's been a progression on every album and I think we've done it again. It's a strange mixture of songs. There's one about divorce, a song about schizophrenia, a song about wanting to rule the world, the inevitable money song, and an instrumental. Village Voice critic Robert Christgau wrote in his review of the album: "The putrefaction isn't as extreme as on last year's hit album, but the affliction would seem permanent—they don't know whether they're supposed to be funny or pretty, and so nine times out of ten they're neither.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.After scoring their commercial breakthrough with "I'm Not in Love" from '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 8/