This was prepared from the original master tapes.
This German edition includes two bonus tracks.
Personnel: Graham Gouldman (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar, Spanish guitar, dobro, zither, glockenspiel, double bass, cowbells, tambourine, background vocals); Lol Creme (vocals, guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar, recorder, piano, electric piano, Clavinet, organ, keyboards, Moog synthesizer, vibraphone, maracas, tambourine, hand claps, sleigh bell, background vocals); Eric Stewart (vocals, guitar, slide guitar, steel guitar, piano, electric piano, keyboards, background vocals); Kevin Godley (vocals, drums, congas, bongos, castanets, cowbells, maracas, tambourine, timbales, timpani, triangle, hand claps, percussion, background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Chris White .
Photographer: Howard Bartrop.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Eric Stewart; Graham Gouldman; Lol Creme.
10cc's fourth album, HOW DARE YOU, is the last to feature the original lineup of Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman, Lol Creme and Kevin Godley. Godley and Creme left shortly after the recording of this album to explore the commercial and artistic possibilities of an instrument they invented, the Gizmo. The Gizmo's eerie drone is all over this record, slotting in beautifully with the multilayered vocal arrangements which were the band's other sonic trademark.
The songs included here are more serious than those on the band's earlier records, although "I'm Mandy, Fly Me," "I Wanna Rule the World," and the sarcastic anthem "Art For Art's Sake" are as smart-alecky as previous hits like "Rubber Bullets" and "I'm Not In Love." The combination of art-rock exploration and the sort of pop smarts the group excelled at makes HOW DARE YOU an immensely satisfying album.