The DIY ?supergroup? Shopping formed in 2012, respected players on a young, queer, East London scene that counted basement venue Power Lunches (RIP) as its hub. Their sound ? kinetic, minimalist dance-punk inspired by the likes of ESG, Gang of Four, Slits and Au Pairs ? has won them glowing press from all quarters (NME, Pitchfork, NPR), impressive co-signs (Sleater-Kinney?s Corin Tucker is a fan) and a loyal, cross-continent following accrued over three, acclaimed albums: self-released debut Consumer Complaints , a short-run, DIY-distributed release that sold out in a matter of months and was subsequently reissued by FatCat; Why Choose [2015, FatCat], which saw the band touring the States for the first time; and The Official Body [2018, FatCat] ? produced by indie pop legend Edwyn Collins. Along with cleaner, new production values, their brand new album All Or Nothing (out on February 7th, 2020 on FatCat) sees Shopping experiment further with the sonic additions that coloured The Official Body. Jubilantly ?80s synths and electronic percussion add new textures to their signature minimalist dynamic, flourishes that show up on the accelerating zooms of ?Follow Me? and the frenetic, propulsive robotics of ?For Your Pleasure?. ?We introduced both of these sounds on the last album and just decided to be more liberal with them this time,? explains Easter. Aggs ? feted for her dexterous, Highlife-inspired fret work ? went so far as to down guitars for a number of tracks (?For Your Pleasure?, ?Follow Me?, ?Lies?). ?It´s been so fun developing quite a specific guitar style within Shopping, but I think we were all getting a little sick of it to be honest! It felt very stale to just have every song be the same formula so I?m glad we did away with the guitar for a few songs.
After a nine year lag, it?s time to get back on the wagon with the powerful and long-awaited album Hang from punk rock mainstays Lagwagon. It?s not that the band broke up or even went on hiatus after releasing 2005?s Resolve. They?ve continued a robust tour schedule, and frontman Joey Cape has released a steady stream of original material as a solo artist and with his other projects Bad Astronaut, Scorpios, and Bad Loud (not to mention cranking out cover albums with his other other project Me First and the Gimme Gimmes). ?I?m writing all the time,? says Cape, ?but a lot of times it doesn?t feel appropriate for Lagwagon. It?s not who the band collectively is at the time, and the mold is constantly changing. Sometimes it takes a decade for all the stars to align!? That celestial harmonic convergence finally happened a few years ago when the band was on tour. ?The lightbulb over the head came on, and I knew what the record would sound like and what we?d be saying. It?s less of the ?90s punk rock style we?re known for. But this is the record my band wanted and needed to make.? Indeed, the overall sound of Hang is darker and more hard-charging than some of Lagwagon?s best-known work, as they address themes including loss, betrayal, aging, the environment, and the plight of the common man. It?s not a totally bleak picture, though: all that disconnectedness underscores the need to make emotional investments, ensuring that empathy doesn?t in fact become obsolete. The album also includes a musical tribute to Cape?s late best friend, collaborator, and frequent tour mate Tony Sly (No Use For A Name), who died in July 2012, just days after the two had wrapped what would be their final acoustic tour. The title of ?One More Song? draws from the closing chant of Sly?s solo track ?Liver Let Die,? but was directly inspired by a different song, one we?ll never be able to hear. ?The last few days we were on tour together, he was writing a song and he played it for me and it was amazing,? says Cape about the song?s inspiration. ?What happened to that song? I can?t remember it. I can?t recall it well enough to say ?this is the last song Tony wrote.? The band plan to release an arc of three singles with accompanying videos, but won?t be appearing in the clips themselves, opting to work with a creative team that will focus on their words rather than their faces. ?I think some of the coolest things you see on YouTube are lyric videos: so sophisticated. It?s filmmaking, it?s about how much vision the person has.? So you won?t see their faces on their YouTube channel, but there?s an easy way to check out the mugs of a band who once played 284 shows in a single year: on a stage near you once the album is released on October 28. ?This is the first record we?ve made in the history of the band that we wholeheartedly agree that we want to play every single song on the record live,? says Joey. ?It?ll be great to play new songs. Sheesh, please!?
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Mando Diao - BANGPlaygroundSprung out of timeless rock´n´roll guitar riffs and a burning desire; magic has been made. Mando Diao have created an album that is dark, personal, energetic and captivatingly good. BANG is a record that demanded its own existence with the purpose to take on the topics of life?s unforeseeable twists and turns.Freedom has acted as an important source of inspiration for Mando Diao. - We want to inspire people to dare to be as free as they can possibly be. To aspire for freedom rather then being pulled into normative ways, the band says. This album is inspired by all things that are fierce and explosive. When a bombshell is dropped, there is no time for afterthought or hesitation. - No feelings were held back here, Says Björn Dixgård.The darkness present in the lyrics make this album an enticing and nerve tickling portrait of Mando Diao?s very being. The songs are limitless and nothing has stood in the way for the music.-We didn´t hide behind wooly thoughts or tentative descriptions. What we sing, we mean. There is something liberating in calling a spade a spade. The key word for BANG has been hedonism, a philosophical theory about putting freedom and pleasure at the forefront. - We keep carrying on and while illusions burst and the tribulations pile up the bigger our lust for simplicity has grown.The idea for the album came to life during late night parties and big festival appearances. - Sometimes when we?ve played these huge stages we have felt ?fuck, it´s a shame we don´t have more riffs?, so that Björn won´t have to sing his throat off, Jens Siverstedt says. In light of this Mando Diao started to build the songs and the riffs that has then dictated the vibe and tempo of the album. - It was like an epiphany, we are a guitar driven band, of course we should focus on the riffs, explains Jens. Björn adds - thereafter the sound took shape, some songs are on the blues end of the spectra while others are more classic Mando Diao.Parallel to the release of their 2017 album Good Times the band started working on the follow up. - Me and Björn literally started writing and recording new demos at the same time as the last album was released. We had so much energy, energy that transformed into BANG, says Jens. Today it has been a two year process resulting in ten explosive and highly intimate tracks. - This album and our first album, Bring em ? in, are our dirtiest albums, On this album we sound as we do on stage, Björn says.The band has come a long way since the debut back in 2002. With eight studio albums and over 1,5 million albums sold Mando Diao have been a force to be reckoned with. They have played more than 1500 shows in over 30 countries. The line up of the band has changed throughout the years and today Mando Diao consists of Björn Dixgård, Carl-Johan Fogelklou, Daniel Haglund, Jens Siverstedt and Patrik Heikinpieti.Before BANG is released October 18th we can look forward to three singles. One Last Fire, which also stands as the opening track on the album, will be premiered at Dalhalla where Mando Diao performs alongside The Hives and The Sounds on the 30th and 31st of August. - One Last Fire is about feeling the spark within you and deciding to ignite the fire rather then putting it out. Perhaps it´s a little bit about my fascination for Pyromania as well, Björn says laughingly.Single number two is the heavy and catchy Long Long Way. - We wrote it on the tour bus, which is a very unusual thing for us to do. It was during an after party on their way to the next city when they sat and sang together. - Well, I?d call it screaming, Says Björn.Before the release of the album we?ll be treated with one last single. Don´t Tell Me is a middle finger to the establishment Björn explains. - It?s about what I try to teach my kids. It?s important to respect other people but it is also important to not always have that blind kind of respect towards authorities. It?s a sort of red thread throughout our songs. Mando Diao goes their own way which is also demonstrated on Society, a song on the album that comments on today´s world. He Can?t Control You is about a bad relationship that one has managed to leave. - Most people have been in a destructive relationship at one point or another, be it a romance, friendship or part of a family. The amount of recognition in that will speak to a lot of our listeners, Björn says. Linnea Dixgård, sister of Björn came up with the chorus. She?s really talented and it would be a lot of fun if she would start making more music. It?s always nice when I get to work together with her.Get Free is the first Mando Diao song ever to be purely about freedom. Jens came up with the riff that gave birth to an up beat party song prompting us to get loose and let go. You?ll find courage at the very core of this song. I Was Blind treads the same path as it cries out in longing for an end to everything that just has to be done all the time in life. There is definitely a fear among Mando Diao when it comes to the dullness of everyday life. - Take care of your life and do whatever you feel like doing. Make sure to enjoy it, says Björn.BANG also contains a dash of romance. My Woman is a soft and sensual love song whereas Scream For You is more fierce and seductive. The common nominator is unconditional love, free from compromise.Bang Your Head is the ultimate party song, setting the tone for BANG. The song came at the last moment like a powerful dark horse and explains a lot about the bands constant hunt for an audience in motion during their tours. - It?s not that damn easy to be a human being and it?s really important to treasure those wild and beautiful moments, and I think this song in particular and the album overall sums that feeling up really well.Foto credits to Victor Flumé
A cultural icon, consummate interviewer and guiding light behind some of the most popular documentaries ever made, Alan Whicker's brand of charismatic, quietly incisive television journalism captivated audiences for six decades. Drawn from landmark series stretching from the late sixties to the early nineties, this set showcases the remarkable diversity of Whicker's output from encounters with modern Maharajahs to the bathroom billionaires of Palm Beach; from Europe's glittering aristocracy to the later twentieth century's most notorious dictators. Encompassing subjects ranging from Gay Lib to plastic surgery, Christian cults to cryonics, this collection represents factual television at its most compelling. Editions included are: Papa Doc the Black Sheep Whicker in Stroessner's Paraguay The Last Dictator Harold Robbins I'm the World's Best Writer I'd Like to Think I'm Nearer to God than Frankenstein I Haven't Taken My Own Shoes Off for 45 Years He's Been Hunted All His Life - Now He's Going to Rest in Peace I Wear a Uniform and Pack a Gun, But I'm Still a Woman If a Cop Walked Around With Pink Hair and a Limp Wrist, it Would Discredit the Department The Aristocracy Business Boat People Devil's Island Pixie-Dust on Goody-Goody Land Vienna Come in, Dr Freud, all is Forgiven You Stopped Being a Pigeon When You Got Your Throat Cut Charleston, South Carolina You Used to Call Me Boy , Now You Got to Call Me Mr Boy Anchorage, Alaska the Ultimate Dream, the Last Chance to do it Right Nothing is Utopia, this Comes Pretty Close The Absolute Monarch The Road from Rose Linda's Alan Whicker Meets the Cats' Eyes Man The American Lifestyle Immortality Inc. Prince Johannes Von Thurn Und Taxis Husbands Shy Clear of Me, Boy..! Tribes Lost and Found I Do My Duty When I Feel Like It God Forgive Me for What I've Done but it Was All Very Enjoyable The Lord is My Shepherd, and He Knows I'm Gay The Most Beautiful Brainwashing There Ever Was... Houston: a Gun is a Funny Animal Large Sums of Money Have a Very Fusty Smell Palm Beach, Florida: How Can I Lie About My Age When My Son Needs a Facelift..? Even Though You're a Maharajah, You're a Human Being First He'll Never Have to Divorce Me He Can Always Change Me...
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While Reichstag, East Side Gallery or Holocaust Memorial are very important to check out, there is so much more to visit in Berlin than that!Join me on this private tour and let's go off the beaten track and wander around various districts of Berlin such as Friedenau, Wilmersdorf, Kreuzkölln, Neukölln, and Kreuzberg. I'm a professional guide and have carefully handpicked the best of hidden Berlin for you!On my tour, you can get a deep, first-hand insight about the local lifestyle. On Tuesday and Friday, the tour also includes a trip to the Turkish Market, an outdoor bazaar on the banks of the beautiful Landwehr canal, that makes you think we're in Marrakech.In Spring and Summer (and from Thursday to Sunday), this tour also includes a side-trip to Berlin's famous Thai Meadow, the world's only large-scale Thai restaurant that takes place in a public park!Join me to get to see what a typical visitor misses and really get the vibe of this vibrant city! Tschüss!
10ccBiography (full version)Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure. Testament to 10cc?s ongoing appeal, the band can count a generation straddling array of fellow artists, everyone from Chrissie Hynde to The Feeling?s Dan Gillespie and Axl Rose to Sophie Ellis Bextor, among their many millions of fans. I´m Not In Love, co-written by Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart, features prominently in the soundtrack to the 2014 blockbuster film Guardians of the Galaxy, which grossed $635 million in its first two months in US cinemas and spawned a No 1 album. Meanwhile, a key element of the soundtrack to 2010?s Facebook feature film The Social Network is Dreadlock Holiday, which is also the Sky Sports cricket reports theme in Australia.10cc has sold more than 30 million albums around the world and the band?s longevity is testament to their timeless songs, and reflecting Gouldman?s status as one of the world?s leading songwriters, he was inducted into America?s Songwriter?s Hall of Fame at a ceremony in New York in June. Previous inductees include Noel Coward, Burt Bacharach, Neil Sedaka, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Elton John and Sting.The band continues to traverse the globe and play countries as disparate as Iceland and South Africa, Latvia and Japan, as well as across Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Canada and the US. Following a 26-date UK tour in October-November, early 2019 will see the band play three concerts in Japan, before touring Denmark, Sweden and Norway, followed by a 15-date major city UK tour and the band?s first concert in Moscow. 10cc returns to the UK?s prestigeous, 5,200-capacity Royal Albert Hall in London on 2 May 2019.Gouldman attributes 10cc?s lasting appeal to the quality and individuality of the band?s songs. ?They don?t seem to date; they are original, we never followed any trend we simple wrote for our own pleasure. The fact that the songs are being played as often on the radio today as they ever were shows how true that is,? he says. /210cc Biography (full version) - page 210cc ruled the pop world at a time ? the 1970s ? when the charts were dominated by some of the most creative and colourful artistes in pop history. Unlike David Bowie, Queen, Elton John or Rod Stewart ? all of whom they stood shoulder-to-shoulder with for a decade ? 10cc?s energies were not centred on image or celebrity-status, but on creating highly sophisticated rock masterworks with mainstream appeal. Early influences on the band included The Beatles and the Beach Boys, but their palate proved wide. Says Gouldman: ?For me it was people like Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Jimmy Webb, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers. Eric [Stewart] was more rock ?n? roll, the blues and R&B; while Kevin [Godley] and Lol [Creme] were into more artistic and avant-garde acts including Jacques Brel. It?s what happened when we put all those things together that made 10cc.? The result was some of the greatest pop records of the 20th Century. From breakthrough hit Donna in 1972 to their final No 1, Dreadlock Holiday in 1978, via landmark releases including 1975 worldwide hit I?m Not In Love, 10cc stood for the kind of heightened pop sensibility achieved only by the very greatest music practitioners. As Rolling Stone magazine put it in 1975, ?There is more going on in one 10cc song than on the last ten Yes albums.?With hit song-writing credits with bands including the Yardbirds, Hollies and Herman?s Hermits under his belt, the early 1970s saw Gouldman and his compatriots reach new levels of creative endeavour. He spent time in New York writing for bubblegum kings Jerry Kazenetz and Jeff Katz., but fed up with being away from home, he returned to the UK to record the songs he had written Stateside with his friends at Strawberry Studios in Stockport. Back in Manchester, Stewart, Godley and Creme had also been busy, with Stewart testing a new four-track recorder that lead to the recording of Neanderthal Man, a track that went on to enjoy 14 weeks in the UK charts in 1970, peaking at No 2. The band was called Hotlegs and comprised Godley, Creme, Stewart, and briefly Gouldman.In1972 Gouldman?s manager Harvey Lisberg (later to become 10cc?s manager) met Neil Sedaka, who was playing a residency at Batley Variety Club in Yorkshire. Sedaka?s career was in decline and Lisberg suggested he worked with the guys at Strawberry. The result was Sedaka?s hit comeback album Solitaire, produced by Gouldman, Stewart, Godley and Creme, with Stewart acting as engineer.?We all learned so much from those sessions. Neil?s sheer professionalism, musicianship and song-writing were inspiring,? says Gouldman./310cc Biography (full version) - page 3 ?We?d done a few tracks and we needed a B-side for Waterfall [a Gouldman/Stewart composition]. There was a possibility that it would come out on the Apple label, which we were very excited about, because any connection with the Beatles was great,? says Gouldman. A Godley and Creme song, Donna, was chosen. ?We didn?t have a name for the band and weren?t bent on world domination or anything, but Donna made us sit up and notice ourselves, that we actually had something special.?And so 10cc was born, Donna became the A side and reached No 2 in the UK charts. Right from the start it was obvious they weren?t like other groups. All four could sing, were adept in the recording studio, and were seasoned musicians more interested in pleasing themselves than writing to a formula. Not long after Donna was released, Sedaka returned to Strawberry to record a second album, The Tra-La Days Are Over, with the same team, and his career took off again.10cc comprised essentially two song-writing camps, Gouldman and Stewart, plus Godley and Creme, although they would sometimes intermingle. ?Our principle was always the music,? says Gouldman, ?whatever?s best for the song. That means if I can sing better than you on it, that?s what happens. Or if Lol can play lead guitar better than you, he?ll do it. Consequently we had four singers in the band, four instrumentalists and four producers, plus Eric also engineered the sessions.?The other thing was whoever wrote the song, it kind of became the property of the four of us. You couldn?t say, ?That song is crap, I don?t want anything to do with it?. What you had to say was, ?I don?t like that part of the song, but I think we could make it better by doing this?. You always had to come up with something positive.??It was the combination of all four of us that made the difference, not only in the song-writing, but in the production values as well,? says Gouldman.Whether it?s the eight-minute pop opera Une Nuit a Paris, or the No.1 hit pop masterpiece I?m Not In Love, both from The Original Soundtrack (1975) album, no two 10cc records sound the same,?A very important element,? explains Gouldman, ?was we were completely self-contained. There wasn?t even a producer. If Eric was singing one of us would work the board. We used to just give the tracks straight to the record company.?Indeed, they didn?t even have a recognisable frontman. ?Eric was a very good-looking guy who took on the role quite often, and Lol was also brilliant out front. But you?d never know on the record who was playing guitar or even who was singing sometimes.?/410cc Biography (full version) - page 4The first time 10cc played live, at the Isle of Man Casino in 1973, they were taken aback at the response. ?We went onstage and girls started screaming! It was like, what the f**k is going on? We imagined ourselves as professors of pop who were going to give a lecture on pop music, but it wasn?t like that at all.?The critical plaudits also rolled in. Rolling Stone calling The Original Soundtrack, ?better than anything the Beach Boys have done of late?. The NME described I?m Not In Love as ?a John Lennon song with a Paul McCartney vocal?. In an age where critics spent an inordinate amount of time trying to identify the new Beatles, 10cc increasingly seemed to fit the bill.?Because we existed in our own world, we didn?t need anyone to tell us how good we were. We listened to the records and went, this is everything we want it to be and more.? Even after the astonishing success of I?m Not In Love, they refused to play the game and followed it up with the acidic Art For Art?s Sake ? and scored another Top 5 hit.?Art for art?s sake, money for God?s sake, was something my late father used to say to me, although he wasn?t cynical like that at all ? he was very artistic. But it?s such a lovely phrase. Eric had this riff and I just started singing that, and the song came.?The biggest surprise of all was the departure of Godley and Creme after their next album, How Dare You? ?It was horrible,? Gouldman confesses. ?It was an absolute disaster. Like getting a divorce.?Godley and Creme had become preoccupied with the Gizmotron ? from the word ?gizmo? ? a device they had invented which when applied could bring new sounds and textures out of an electric guitar. Obsessed with devising a showcase for it, they began recording a triple album together, Consequences.Says a reflective Gouldman now, ?Kev and I, who stayed quite close, have talked about this since and have decided what should have happened; he and Lol should have gone go off and done their thing for a year or so, then allowed 10cc to resume. ?But that?s just not how things were done in the ?70s. No one had a year off. Plus I think the record company were probably expecting another album, tours were booked and so on.?Instead, Gouldman and Stewart continued as 10cc and scored more notable successes with their next two albums, Deceptive Bends (1977) ? featuring their next worldwide hit single Things We Do For Love ? and Bloody Tourists (1978), which spawned another international hit, Dreadlock Holiday.?We were on a mission to prove ourselves,? says Gouldman, ?This wasn?t like a couple of guys leaving the band who just played their instruments. This was two of the producers going, two of the singers going, two of the songwriters going. So it was a real 50 percent gone.?Ultimately, the split took its toll and when Stewart was badly injured in a car crash in 1979, the writing was on the wall. /510cc Biography (full version) - page 5?It flattened me completely,? Stewart later recalled. ?I damaged my left ear and eye very badly. I couldn´t go near music. I couldn´t go near anything loud and I love music and motor-racing. I had to stay away from both things for a long time [and] the momentum of this big machine that we´d had rolling slowed and slowed and slowed. And on the music scene, the punk thing had come in a big way.?All four original members enjoyed very successful post-10cc careers. Godley and Creme continued as a partnership, recording their own hit records and becoming Grammy-winning video directors for acts including Ultravox, The Police, Duran Duran and Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Stewart collaborated on three Paul McCartney albums in the 1980s and continues to record sporadically as a solo artiste, his most recent collection being Viva La Difference in 2009.Meanwhile Gouldman spent the 1980s concentrating on recording soundtracks for films such as Farah Fawcett?s Sunburn and the American animation Animalympics. He also worked as a producer with The Ramones and Gilbert O?Sullivan. He then formed Wax with American songwriter Andrew ?Lonely Boy? Gold and had hits with Right Between The Eyes and Bridge To You Heart.There were two final Gouldman-Stewart directed 10cc albums in the ?90s, the first ... Meanwhile (1992), featured contributions from both Godley and Creme, while the last, Mirror Mirror (1995), despite featuring contributions from McCartney and Gold, was more a collection of Gouldman and Stewart solo songs. That same year, 10cc received a BMI citation for three million plays on US radio for I?m Not In Love (since risen to five million). This followed the BMI citation for two million plays (since risen to 3.5m) of Things We Do For Love,In 2002, the 30th anniversary of the band?s debut hit Donna, 10cc began to creep back into the national consciousness. With Gouldman fronting a new touring band, a 28-date UK tour was followed by a series of one-off events across Europe. The band have continued to regularly tour the world ever since. In 2006, Universal records released the TV-advertised, double CD 10cc: Greatest Hits ? And More, and the following year national newspaper the Mail On Sunday produced a special 10-track, cover-mount Best of 10cc Live CD, distributing more than 2.4 million copies throughout the UK and Ireland. The paper reported that sales rose by 232,000 on the day of publication.For the band?s 40th anniversary year in 2012, Universal Records released a new five-CD box set entitled Tenology, featuring 80 tracks chosen by the four original band members.A world tour took 10cc as far and wide as Iceland and Australia, and saw them play London?s Royal Albert Hall for the first time. The landmark concert saw Kevin Godley guest on several numbers including a capella version of Donna./610cc Biography (full version) - page 6After 50 concerts with 10cc that year, Gouldman decided to tour as an acoustic outfit, Heart Full of Songs, which included10cc?s Rick Fenn, Mick Wilson and Mike Stevens. Their set included hits Gouldman wrote for The Hollies, Herman?s Hermits, the Yardbirds and film soundtracks, along with material from his new solo album Love And Work.In 2013, 10cc joined Status Quo for a tour of UK arenas, including London?s 20,000-capacity The O2. In the years since, the band have toured in Australia, Ireland Japan, New Zealand across the UK and Europe and at London?s 60,000-capacity British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park.?Year on year we get busier and busier. It?s great, we love touring and playing together and we get on really well. The audiences these days are very gratifying. You get the people you would expect, who grew up with 10cc, but you also get young kids who know the songs too,? says Gouldman. With four decades of song-writing excellence and a crack band of musicians behind him Gouldman confidently promises, ?This is as near as you?re ever going to get to hearing the perfect 10cc. Hit after hit after hit. It?s relentless. We show no mercy.?The live band?s line-up is:Graham Gouldman-bass, guitars, vocalsRick Fenn - lead guitar, vocals, bass guitarPaul Burgess - drums, percussionIain Hornal - vocals, percussion, guitar, keyboardsKeith Hayman - keyboards, guitar, bass, vocalsPaul has worked with 10cc from the beginning and Rick joined the live band in the mid-?70s. 10cc ? Top UK Chart Positions I?m Not In Love 1Dreadlock Holiday 1Rubber Bullets 1Donna 2Art For Art?s Sake 5Good Morning Judge 5The Things We Do For Love 6I?m Mandy Fly Me 6Life Is A Minestrone 7The Dean And I 10The Wall Street Shuffle 10/710cc Biography (full version) - page 7Some additional information?10cc has sold more than 15 million albums in the UK.?10cc has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide?I?m Not In Love has been played over five million times on US radio.?YouTube videos of I?m Not In Love, both old and with the current band, have been viewed more that 30 million times overall. ?A YouTube video clip about the making of I?m Not In Love circulated the globe in late-2010, resulting in increased name-checks by bloggers and DJs.?Things We Do For Love has been played over 3.5 million times on US radio.?I?m Not In Love was part of the soundtrack of the 2004 film Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.?Dreadlock Holiday is featured on the soundtrack of the 2010 film The Social Network, about the founding of Facebook ?I?m Not In Love is lead track on the 2015 blockbuster Disney film Guardians of the Galaxy, which grossed $635 million in its first two months in US cinemas and spawned a No 1 album there.?Axl Rose of Guns N?Roses says of I?m Not In Love, ?that song messes with my life, man. It?s one of my favourite songs of all time.??In 1993, Will To Power hit the Top 10 in the UK with its version of I?m Not In Love. It has also been recorded by, among others, The Pretenders (for the film Indecent Proposal), Peggy Lee, Richie Havens, Fun Lovin? Criminals, and more recently Diana Krall and The Flaming Lips.