Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc


Deriving their name from the metric total of semen ejaculated by the average male, the tongue-in-cheek British art-pop band 10cc comprised an all-star roster of Manchester-based musicians: vocalist/guitarist Graham Gouldman was a former member of the Mockingbirds and the author of hits for the Yardbirds, the Hollies, Herman’s Hermits and Jeff Beck; singer/guitarist Eric Stewart was an alum of Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders; and vocalists/multi-instrumentalists Kevin Godley and Lol Creme were both highly regarded studio players. Formed in 1970, 10cc began as a session unit dubbed Hotlegs; after establishing residence at Stewart’s Strawberry Studios, Hotlegs scored a surprise U.K. smash with the single “Neanderthal Man,” subsequently issuing an LP, Thinks: School Times and touring with the Moody Blues.
After signing to Jonathan King’s U.K. label and rechristening themselves 10cc (a name suggested by King himself), the group backed Neil Sedaka before recording 1972’s “Donna,” a sly satire of late-’50s doo wop. The single reached the number two position on the British charts, establishing not only a long-running string of major hits, but also the quartet’s fondness for ironic and affectionate reclamations of musty pop styles.
After recruiting guitarist Rick Fenn, keyboardist Tony O’Mallehttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gify and drummer Stuart Tosh as full-time members, 10cc returned in 1978 with Bloody Tourists, which yielded the number one reggae nod “Dreadlock Holiday”

This whole bit of information was cribbed straight from allmusic, which is a brilliant music resource if your pretty obsessed and want to know the detail. It was written by Jason Ankeny.
Respect is due to Jason for caring this much about 10cc.

So here is the track to listen too, and a ridiculously good Soulwax remix of it vs Destinys Child, which should never ever work. But does. This style of mash up is generally pretty rubbish but I fully recommend anything Soulwax/2manydjs do heartily… see what you reckon

Download/listen here

10cc – Dreadlock Holiday

Independent Women Part 1 [A Capella] / Dreadlock Holiday – Destiny’s Child / 10cc – 2manyDJs mix

from the album As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 2


2 Responses to “Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc”

  1. BlitzKrieg Says:

    Great blog!Thank you for this song. I was trying to get it without getting the entire Snatch OST :D.So thanks!

  2. Subservient Experiment Says:

    Lol, thanks for the ridiculous remix. I’m not only a sucker for crazy mashups, I also can’t get enough 10cc in my life. You have def. made my day.=w=healthryder.blogspot.com

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