Wedding Bells - Godley & Creme - Body Of Work (1978 - 1988)
Label: Caroline Records - CAROLR064CD,Polydor - 00600753754009 • Format: 5x, CD Compilation Box Set • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Art Rock, Pop Rock
Even Wedding Bells - Godley & Creme - Body Of Work (1978 - 1988) 10cc fanatics, the early spin-off works of Kevin Godley and Lol Creme seemed challenging. Perhaps there was a strain of resentment — we wanted the art pop band back together, not two times 5cc. And while Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman were dazzling us with Feel The Benefitthis more technology-fascinated pair gave the impression of disappearing up their own gizmo.
Many now deem it a masterpiece. Yet the pioneering duo bounced back, Tintenfish - Wasting Time their former colleagues faltered, with the stream of six albums collected in this box set.
They found a way to marry restless experimentation with their pop gifts. But hearing this music now, their psychic grasp of where the form would go is incredible. You hear then-topical tinges of Trevor Horn, Tom Tom Club and Grace Jones in these tracks, but every time you relax they sideswipe you with another creative curveball.
They make ideas fun. L deals with depression and art school peer pressure; Freeze Frame with Phil Manzanera and Paul McCartney guesting may be guilty for inventing the vocoder. You use it as a roach. Birds Of Prey is streamlined synth-pop with existential lyrics, while History Mix is a glorious, bonkers attempt to blend their entire career into one mad mash-up. Their brains were too peripatetic to settle in one genre, or indeed medium. The surprise is how much this body of work works your body too.
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