Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Man-E Moons Ago.

"Cry (Extended Version)" - Godley & Creme

Kevin Godley and Lol Creme were both in the band 10cc ("I'm Not In Love") and later joined forces for a duo career in 1977. In 1985 they released "The History Mix - Volume 1" which was meant to be a tribute to both for 25 years of recording together. It was co-produced with Art Of Noise's J.J. Jeczalik and remixed samples of older tunes by the duo to produce new songs. Godley & Creme directed more than 50 videos during the 80's working most notably with Duran Duran, The Police, Herbie Hancock, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Sting. It's no wonder then that the video for "Cry" was one of the coolest things I'd ever seen at the time and still holds up pretty good today. It utilized analog cross-fading with Man-E-Faces (ha!) long before Michael Jackson did it with "Black Or White". You can view the video here. "Cry" was their biggest hit here in the USA , peaking at #16. In the UK it reached #19. It was also featured at the end of one of the best Miami Vice episodes, "Definitely Miami", featuring Ted Nugent in a starring role. This version is a little different from the LP extended cut and it runs 6:32.

3 comments:

Steve Marine said...

I love, love, love this song. Thank you!

Uncle Mike said...

Likewise and you are welcome!

Atomix said...

Hey Mike - a great track. Thanks for sharing...

Hope you're ok...

neiltomo (aka Atomix)

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