Greetings, Stereophiles! Apologies for the lack of updates this week. I was out of town visiting family. Let’s jump right back into the music!
Here’s a slightly bizarre, but timely ad you can clip out and use as a Halloween mask. It’s Hotlegs with their one-hit wonder “Neanderthal Man.” Hotlegs comprised three members of what would later become 10cc; Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley, and Lol Creme. Graham Gouldman was away working in New York at the time.
“Neanderthal Man” stomped to #1 in Germany and Italy, #2 on the UK charts, and #22 in the US. You can find it on the Thinks: School Stinks LP. Grab a listen below. No need to adjust your sound – the drums really are that upfront and the vocals are distant in the mix.
Previously on Vintage Ads: Donna Summer, ‘Love To Love You Baby’ (1975)
More 10cc at Cherry Stereo: 8-Trackin’: 10cc, ‘Deceptive Bends’ (1977)