Track Review – Rubber Bullets by 10cc

10cc was an early 1970’s British band formed from two central songwriting duos: the more pop oriented Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman, responsible for writing big 60s pop hits for The Yardbirds, The Hollies, and Herman’s Hermits. Also Kevin Godley and Lol Creme, satirical avant-garde songsmiths who had yet to make it big. Though differences between the groups caused Godley & Creme to break from the band and embark on a solo career, for four albums 10cc had the sharpest wit in the music business. This track, “Rubber Bullets”, on their self titled debut album, joins Beach Boys melodies with Eric Stewart’s fiery guitar licks and Godley and Creme’s biting lyrics, which tell the story of a prison party a la “Jailhouse Rock” gone wrong.

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