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10cc: How Dare You?

Simon Frith, Rolling Stone, 25 March 1976

The quintessential 10cc moment comes at the end of How Dare You?: an ethereal voice pleads, "Don't hang up!" The riff is pretty and relaxing. Suddenly, "Brrr. . ." She's put the phone down. This is funny the first time, clever the second and irritating from then on. Which, I guess, sums up 10cc.

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