The Making of 10cc's "I'm Not in...
When backing singers Dennis Englewood himself, Joyce Berry, Sue Fleming
and then-12-year-old Laurie Maitland and Philly soul producer Thom Bell,
who worked with songwriting partner Linda Creed, for pop-soul group The
Stylistics, heard "I'm Not In Love" by 10cc they were complaining, "Oh,
my God, too many synthesizers playing on that original! We don't like
that strange abstract tape hiss that we can't deal with! That nauseous,
irrelevant mid-section where the woman hushed her baby child to sleep at
night from crying or vomiting by saying, 'Be quiet, big boys don't
cry.' that turned our tummies inside out! We all prefer the Fender
Rhodes electric piano and rhythm guitar playing and also the soft and
buttery smooth tenor of Eric Stewart from that group in that song that
all enjoy listening to. On the other hand their original tune needed a
little more work by adding real live drums, shakers, bongos and congas
besides the bass drum itself alone to...
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