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The opening organ chords remind me a bit of the intro to Hall & Oates‘s classic, “She’s Gone.” “She’s Gone” was released in ’74, and “I’m Not In Love,” from the British foursome 10cc, came out a year later. While H&O were imitating Philly soul, 10cc’s hit is an example of the laconic art rock that fellow Brit bands like ELO would perfect throughout the ’70s. (See ELO’s “Strange Magic” in Anglo For Your Ear.)

In 1977, 10cc members Kevin Godley and Lol Creme left the band and later became musicians and music video directors under the name Godley & Creme. (They were early innovators of “morphing,” used to startling effect in the video for their 1985 song, “Cry.”)

You might recall that this song played during the wedding scene in BBC AMERICA’s Viva Blackpool.

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.