It’s time to continue the Seventies UK power pop theme in the wake of last evening’s latter day version ofAll The Way From Memphis. The original 10CC lineup was short-lived but absolutely brilliant. They wrote and performed some of the cleverest and catchiest rock songs ever.Life Is A Minestrone is a hoot, featuring some of the wittiest lyrics this side of Cole Porter including a line that at one time I used as my email sig file: “I’m just a gourmet in a skid row diner, a fitting menu for a dillettante.”
Here are the boys lipsinking onTop Of The Pops way back in 1975. It may be cheesy but what’s minestrone without parmesan, after all?
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Those Russians are diabolical. I couldn’t for the life of me get rid of that Cyrillic gobbledygook at the bottom of the screen but, hey, it was the only embeddable version I could find. I hope that doesn’t mean First Draft is embed with Putin…