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New 10cc: City Hall, Newcastle

Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 11 June 1977

10CC WERE excellent. This is news? No, though in my experience they have never been the apostles of mechanical perfection sneered at by some critics. In fact one of their finest moments was in this same City Hall when the sound man fouled up and ran the tape for 'I'm Not In Love' just as they were beginning 'Un Nuit A Paris': In a gesture of splendid surrender to the gods they all laid down flat on their backs on stage and got one of those sustained laughs Jack Benny used to hold just by staring fixedly at one of his incompetent stooges.

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