Friday, April 13, 2012
10cc : Head Room
I'd hate to see this perverted week on Star Maker Machine go without letting 10cc have their say. After all the band was named after the average amount of semen in a male ejaculation. (Maybe if you're a porn star. The average male ejaculation is more like 3cc) In any case 10cc recorded "Head Room" for How Dare You, the final album with original members Lol Creme and Kevin Godley. When I got the album I was too young to get the wordplay on a chorus that goes "Just give me some head (pause) room". Now I think it's about more than taking a good photograph.
While nobody here is going to argue that "Head Room" is the best song on the album (I will always stand by you "Mandy") , it does reveal the band's ability to be both inventively creative and inspidly juvenile in the same breath.