Label: Universal UMC - none • Format: 4x, CDr Compilation, Promo • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock
Records gets shuffled around -- but they've never had a testament to their weird work until the box set Tenology. Running four CDs and one DVD, Tenology is certainly generous, but a case could be made that it could have been even longer, encompassing a disc of their early work making bubblegum for Strawberry Studios in lieu of that, the Castle compilation, Strawberry Bubblegum serves as an excellent supplement to thisbut what is here shows that 10cc was far stranger, savvier, funnier, and wilder than "I'm Not in Love" and "The Things We Do for Love" might suggest.
Of course, their oddness was well-known during their '70s peak; they occupied a strange ground between Pink FloydAlan ParsonsPaul McCartneyand Cliff Richardsslick enough to slip onto the airwaves but at their heart clever-clever smart asses who just happened to prefer tight pop construction and lush studios to blues-driven space rock.
The sequencing of this box highlights the group's preference for pop: the first two discs run through their singles, the third collects the band's hand-chosen album tracks, and the fourth has rarities and demos, all happening to be a little more concise than the cuts on the third. Taking this all as a body of work, from those egregiously strange U.
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic.
Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening 24 Hours (1983) - 10cc - Tenology All Themes. Features Interviews Lists.
Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date 24 Hours (1983) - 10cc - Tenology 27, Track Listing - Disc 1. Johnny Don't Do It. Rubber Bullets [Single Edit]. The Dean and I. Sand In My Face. Somewhere In Hollywood. The Worst Band In the World. Headline Hustler. The Wall Street Shuffle. Silly Love. Life Is A Minestrone. I'm Not In Love. Art For Art's Sake. I'm Mandy Fly Eldorado (Asilum Version) - Atahualpa - Toca Las Congas. Lazy Ways.
Good Morning Judge. People In Love. Track Listing - Disc 2. Dreadlock Holiday. Reds In My Bed. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock / Captain Santa Claus (And His Reindeer Space Patr You And I.
One-Two-Five [Single Version]. From Rochdale To Ocho Rios. Graham Gouldman. It Doesn't Matter At All. Les Nouveaux Riches. Eric Stewart. Don't Turn Me Away. The Power of Love. Run Away. Oomachasaooma Feel the Love. Woman In Love. Welcome To Paradise. Track Listing - Disc 3. The Hospital Song. Fresh Air For My Mama.
Clockwork Creep. Oh Effendi. The Sacro-Iliac. Old Wild Men. Flying 24 Hours (1983) - 10cc - Tenology . I Wanna Rule The World. Rock'n'roll Lullaby. Don't Hang Up. Feel The Benefit, Pts. Take These Chains. Track Listing - Disc 4.
Bee In My Bonnet. Hot Sun Rock. Gismo My Way. Channel Swimmer. Good News. Get It While You Can. Hot To Trot. Don't Squeeze Me Like Toothpaste. Nothing Can Move Me. People In Love [Demo]. Les Nouveaux Riches Eric Stewart.