For this article, we asked Gouldman directly if he had a personal favorite. The tone of the band changed with the departure of members Godley and Creme but the songwriting duo of Stewart and Gouldman remained intact. Not surprisingly, there are dozens of reggae covers of this reggae tune, but few versions have strayed from that style.
But who knows? Eric and I always wrote the song way. We just thought it was amazing. As we were creating it we knew there was something special going on. But he hated it, he absolutely hated it! Graham Gouldman : Yeah, the production is great. I remember we had an engineer who was always hanging out at the back of it trying to fix something, but boy did it sound good.
Rock Cellar: You co-wrote those with Eric. For those two songs, do you recall a lyrical breakthrough or chord change that set the song on a course of greatness?
Rock Cellar: Was there a 10cc song that you would have bet would have been a hit that underperformed? Sunday 18 August Monday 19 August Tuesday 20 August Wednesday 21 August Thursday 22 August Friday 23 August Saturday 24 August Sunday 25 August Monday 26 August Tuesday 27 August Wednesday 28 August Thursday 29 August Friday 30 August Saturday 31 August Sunday 1 September Monday 2 September Tuesday 3 September Wednesday 4 September Thursday 5 September Friday 6 September Saturday 7 September Sunday 8 September Monday 9 September Tuesday 10 September Wednesday 11 September Thursday 12 September Friday 13 September Saturday 14 September Sunday 15 September Monday 16 September Tuesday 17 September Wednesday 18 September Thursday 19 September Friday 20 September Saturday 21 September It was also a major hit in many European countries.
Music and lyrics The song, which is dominated by its downcast reflective verses in A-minor and neatly complemented by its interjecting upbeat chorus in A-major, was the second major song Gouldman wrote for Herman's Hermits the previous being "Listen People", a US 3. And More, released by Gouldman's own band 10cc. I was there in their offices working like that for six or eight weeks and when I flew home to Manchester I went straight round to see my doctor.
I was feeling sick and could not eat. The doctor told me: 'You are totally over-worked. Gouldman said he was "grasping, sort of prostituting myself" in accepting the Kasenetz-Katz deal, which came with a cash advance. I hadn't had any hits for some time. I felt awful. I just didn't seem to be keeping up with what other people were doing. It was very depressing. In December Gouldman convinced Kasenetz and Katz that the series of throwaway two-minute songs he was writing could all be performed and produced by him and three friends, Godley, Creme and former Mindbender Eric Stewart , at a fraction of the price of hiring outside session musicians.
He proposed the quartet work at Strawberry Studios , a Stockport Cheshire recording studio in which he and Stewart were financial partners. Kasenetz and Katz booked the studio for three months. Kevin Godley later recalled: [ 7 ]. When the three-months production deal with Kasenetz-Katz ended, Gouldman returned to New York to work as a staff songwriter for Super K Productions while the remaining three continued to dabble in the studio.
Despite their claim that this working relationship wasn't satisfying, it's very clear that this period helped the four of them with their songwriting and in-studio productions skills. In late Gouldman returned to the UK to join Stewart, Godley and Creme — who had in the interim scored an international hit single with "Neanderthal Man" under the name of Hotlegs — on an abbreviated British tour supporting The Moody Blues.
In July they were signed by entrepreneur, producer and recording artist Jonathan King and given the name 10cc. Over the course of the next 23 years, 10cc scored three UK No. When Godley and Creme departed in to explore new musical territories, Gouldman remained with Stewart, continuing the band essentially as a two-piece, although with regular collaborators including Rick Fenn , Paul Burgess and Stuart Tosh.
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.Graham Gouldman (born Graham Keith Gouldman, 10 May , Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, England) is an English songwriter and musician who is a long-time member of British band 10cc and teamed up in the 80s with Andrew Gold to form bluesrock.granilargardajindforcerunner.infoinfo at the time of his debut album Gouldman had already written hit singles for Herman's Hermits (No Milk Today and Listen People), The .