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Hotlegs (Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme) was the house band for Strawberry Studios. The band was named Hotlegs in honor of a secretary at the studio.
The band was testing a new drum kit and four-track recorder at Strawberry Studios when they improvised Neanderthal Man. Phillips label chief Dick Leahy happened to be around, thought it had potential, and got them to record it on his label. It sold over 2 million copies world-wide and topped the charts in Italy.
The song mostly consists of the chant "I'm a Neanderthal man/You're a Neanderthal girl/Let's make Neanderthal love/In the Neanderthal world."
The band renamed themselves 10CC in 1972, a few years after songwriter Graham Gouldman joined the group. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.
Loudon Wainwright III
"Dead Skunk" became a stinker for Loudon when he felt pressure to make another hit. His latest songs deal with mortality, his son Rufus, and picking up poop.
A talented lyricist, Philip helped revive Neil Sedaka's career with the words to "Laughter In The Rain" and "Bad Blood."