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  • Audio CD (22 Oct. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Grapefruit
  • ASIN: B0093N2XN2
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Gathering together every track issued in the group s name, including both versions of the album, a couple of non-LP singles and even a US-only remix of The Hit, You Didn t Like It Because You Didn t Think Of It reveals that, notwithstanding that anomalous novelty song, Lol Creme, Kevin Godley and Eric Stewart were master pop craftsmen even before adding Graham Gouldman to the line-up and changing their name to 10cc... Thanks to the novelty hit nature of the million-selling forty-five Neanderthal Man (only prevented from topping the British singles chart in the summer of 1970 by Elvis Presley s The Wonder Of You ), little attention was paid at the time to the other recordings cut by pre-10cc act Hotlegs. That s a shame, because the album Hotlegs Thinks: School Stinks (quickly remodelled and repackaged as Song) was a veritable smorgasbord of turn-of-the-decade studio pop moves that deserves to be considered alongside the heavyweights of the era. With its roots in the aborted 1969 Frabjoy & Runcible Spoon (aka Kevin Godley & Lol Creme) album for Giorgio Gomelsky s Marmalade label, the Hotlegs LP was a daringly ambitious creation, peaking on the White Album-era McCartneyish ballads Take Me Back and Today , the equally beautiful, Beach Boys-inspired All God s Children and the sumptuous, 13 minute song suite On My Way/Indecision/The Return ( our version of Side Two of Abbey Road , according to Godley). Housed in newly-commissioned, more sympathetic artwork, and featuring a new essay on the band, this definitive Hotlegs anthology reassesses their position in the overall scheme of things.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By D. J. H. Thorn VINE VOICE on 20 Nov. 2012
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Having once owned the cheap vinyl compilation of the same name, I've been looking out for this collection on CD for a few years. Apart from the running order and an extra mix of the hit, 'Neanderthal Man', it's the same. That isn't surprising as it consists of the band's entire output: an album and a few singles.

Eric Stewart bought a Manchester recording studio in the late 1960s with money he'd made from his time with The Mindbenders and renamed it Strawberry Studios after his favourite Beatles song. There he hooked up with fellow Mancunians Kevin Godley and Lol Creme who had been collaborating for a few years. This music then is the result of a new partnership experimenting and casting for ideas. With hindsight, it can be viewed as the first footing of 10cc, two years ahead of that band's debut. The fourth 10cc member, Graham Gouldman, was already a working acquaintance. He'd played in a beat group with Godley before contributing material to The Mindbenders' final album. Here, however, he appears on just one track.

With such a diverse collection of songs, none of the tracks can be said to be representative of the whole. The gentler songs feature Godley's angelic vocal. Of these, 'How Many Times' seems only part-formed whereas 'Take Me Back' is very satisfying. 'Fly Away' meanwhile is the most delicate track, perhaps too sugary. 'All God's Children' with its fuller arrangement and 'Today' are, however, outstanding. The latter is a simple song wrapped in a beautiful acoustic guitar, organ and string arrangement.

The grittier tracks come in several shades. 'Desperate Dan' is a comic, throwaway bar room boogie; 'Run Baby Run' is a sardonic, bluesy song featuring Stewart's vocal and guitar prowess; 'Loser', sung by Creme, has more urgency.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Philboyd on 18 Nov. 2012
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Just to add to previous reviews, and maybe the collectability of this issue, the newly released CD features different mixes from those that appear on the "Thinks School Stinks" CD, issued some years back, and indeed the vinyl release of this very album, released way back in the '70's, a copy of which I still own.

So to add to your brand new US mix of "Neanderthal Man" you get different mixes of the tracks "Um Wah Um Woh", "Take Me Back" and "How Many Times" - some quite significantly different.

"How Many Times" has different violin on the end section of the new release. Its probably different in other ways too, but this is what jumped out.

"Take Me Back" loses the wildly and pointlessly panned guitar solo of the "Thinks School Stinks" release and adds an additional lead guitar in the left speaker. Other differences: no dodgy gong sounds at the start of the solo and the "aaah" backing vocals are further down in the mix.

"Um Wah Um Woh" is really different. For a start it loses the tacked on (an iffy edit) drums and bass only fade out that appeared on "Thinks School Stinks". Instead the rythmn section comes back in but is added to the vocals for the fade. During the massed "Um Wahs" that precede it, the mouth drums and some previously unheard guitar pop in and out and, like "Take Me Back", the wildly panning guitar solo isn't now stilled but is at least panned with some purpose, to simulate (without much success it has to be said) duelling guitars. Still an improvement though. Another big difference is the "School Stinks" version had an acoustic guitar break early on during which everything dropped out; that doesn't happen on this release.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Lee Vincent Crawford on 29 Oct. 2012
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The sad thing about 10cc is that the classic line up of Godley/Creme/Stewart/Gouldman only recorded four albums (o.k, Stewart & Gouldmans 10cc 'Deceptive Bends' was a good one if not any where near as good as the first four). So what we have here is 10ccs 1st album in all but name. It even has Gouldman playing on one track. Hotlegs were Godley/Creme & Stewart pre 10cc. This is an album of superb playing and wonderful songs. A worthy addition to any 10cc fans collection or for any body who just likes clever, tuneful, rock/pop music.
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By ?? on 26 April 2013
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the origins of 10cc as it started superb!! this is one to see where it all started it grows on you
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