What Came Before 10cc?
:: You Didn't Like It, Because You Didn't Think Of It ::
Hotlegs is the band that preceded 10cc, the group named after the average amount a male ejaculates, essentially meaning that Hotlegs were a band that hadn't quite been jettisoned from the balls of music history. Yet. 10cc is responsible for one of the most innovative and unique sounding chart toppers of all time, 1975's ethereal "I'm Not In Love," which used multiple tape loops of hundreds of vocals layered together to stunning effect, a trick also utilized to less stunning effect a few years later on Billy Joel's soft rock smash "Just The Way You Are."
The one conspicuous member of 10cc not in Hotlegs was genius songsmith Graham Gouldman, who's penned many 60's hits you've heard, such as the Yardbirds' "For Your Love." Hotlegs had a big, unlikely hit in 1970 with "Neanderthal Man," which is the main side of this 45. They also somewhat invented the whole repackage and reissue collector scummery thing in 1974 when they released an album with the same title as the song here, which included their first, hard to find album Hotlegs Thinks: School Stinks with 4 "bonus" tracks, the title track included. If you don't like it, it's because you didn't think of it.