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Added 22nd March 2009 by Peter Wadsworth


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Strawberry Recording Studios

Record label for Hotlegs' number 2 hit 'Neanderthal Man'. Hotlegs were Eric Stewart, Lol Creme and Kevin Godley (three quarters of the original 10cc) and were based at Strawberry Studios in Stockport. Neanderthal Man was really a studio experiment to test the speakers but happened to be heard by a Philips executive who was visiting Strawberry and who recognised its hit potential. In an attempt to publicise the Studio, the band asked for the name to be printed on the label and this led to some free advertising when one Radio 1 dj read out everything from the label live on air.

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“wow - so this was really them messing around and testing out the equipment? blimey, nice job!”
23 Mar 2009
“Indeed, as Eric Stewart said on the 1995 Radio 2 documentary on 10cc, "we started experimenting to see how many drum tracks we could get on one tape....after about 8 we realised there was a chant going on in the background, it was Lol abut 12 feet away from the drums just singing 'I'm A Neanderthal Man' to keep Kev in time on the kit. We forgot about it but we used to bang this up on the speakers to show how loud the speakers could go. Dick Leahy from Philips came in and said 'It sounds like a hit record, can we release it?”
23 Mar 2009
24 Mar 2009
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