10cc – Dreadlock Holiday

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10cc - Dreadlock Holiday

"Dreadlock Holiday" is a reggae song by 10cc. Written by Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman, it was the lead single from the band's 1978 album, Bloody Tourists. Lead vocals were performed by Graham Gouldman (verse and chorus) and Eric Stewart (bridge).

Composition

The song was based on real events Eric Stewart and Moody Blues vocalist Justin Hayward experienced in Barbados. Stewart changed the location to Jamaica. Graham Gouldman commented: "Some of the experiences that are mentioned are true, and some of them are ... fairly true!"

The beach scene in the official video was actually filmed on the Dorset coast near CharmouthGolden Cap, the iconic hill and cliff of this region known as the "Jurassic Coast", is clearly visible for a few seconds in the video.


10cc are an English rock band founded in Stockport, England, who achieved their greatest commercial success in the 1970s. The band initially consisted of four musicians – Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley, and Lol Creme – who had written and recorded together for some three years, before assuming the name "10cc" in 1972. 10cc featured two songwriting teams, one "commercial" and one "artistic". Stewart and Gouldman were predominantly pop-songwriters, who created most of the band's accessible songs. By way of contrast, Godley and Creme were the predominantly experimental half of 10cc, featuring an Art School sensibility and cinematically inspired writing.

Every member of 10cc was a multi-instrumentalist, singer, writer and producer, and the writing teams frequently switched partners, so that Godley/Gouldman or Creme/Stewart compositions were not uncommon. After Godley and Creme left the band in 1976, Gouldman and Stewart were the main creative forces behind 10cc. Stewart left the band after 1995 and Gouldman continues to lead a touring version of 10cc.

Video

Lyrics

I was walkin' down the street
Concentratin' on truckin' right
I heard a dark voice beside of me
And I looked round in a state of fright
I saw four faces, one mad.
A brother from the gutter
They looked me up and down a bit,
And turned to each other

I say
I don't like cricket (Oh no!)
I love it
I don't like cricket (No no!)
I love it
Don't you walk thru' my words,
You got to show some respect.
Don't you walk thru' my words,
'Cause you ain't heard me out yet.

Well he looked down at my silver chain,
He said "I'll give you one dollar"
I said you've got to be jokin' man
It was a present from me mother
He said "I like it, I want it,
I'll take it off your hands.
And you'll be sorry you crossed me.
You'd better understand that you're alone,
A long way from home"

And I say
I don't like reggae (No no!)
I love it (Eh!)
I don't like reggae (No!)
I love it (Eh!)
Don't you cramp me style
Don't you queer me pitch
Don't you walk thru' my words,
'Cause you ain't heard me out yet.

I hurried back to the swimming pool.
Sinkin' pina colada
I heard a dark voice beside me say
"Would you like something harder?"
She said, "I've got it. You want it.
My harvest is the best.
And if you try it, you'll like it.
And wallow in a Dreadlock Holiday"

And I say
Don't like Jamaica (Oh no!)
I love her (Eh!)
Don't like Jamaica (Oh no!)
I love her (Oh yeah!)
Don't you walk thru' her words,
You got to show some respect.
Don't you walk thru' her words,
'Cause you ain't heard her out yet.

I don't like cricket (Oh no!)
I love it (Dreadlock Holiday)
I don't like reggae (Oh no!)
I love it (Dreadlock Holiday)
Don't like Jamaica (Eh!)
I love her (Dreadlock Holiday)

Testo

Stavo camminando giù in strada
Concentrato ad atteggiarmi bene
Ho sentito una voce dietro di me
E mi sono guardato in giro spaventato
Ho visto quattro facce, una pazza
Un fratello dei bassifondi
Mi hanno squadrato un po'
E mi volto verso l'altro

E dico
Non mi piace il cricket (Oh no!)
Lo amo
Non mi piace il cricket (No no!)
Lo amo
Non camminare attraverso le mie parole
Devi portarmi rispetto
Non camminare attraverso le mie parole
Perché non mi hai ancora sentito

Beh, ha guardato la mia catenina d'argendo
Disse "Ti darò un dollaro"
Ho detto "Dev'essere uno scherzo, uomo"
Era un regalo di mia madre
Ha detto "Mi piace, lo voglio
Te lo toglierò dalle mani
E ti dispiacerà di avermi incrociato
È meglio se capisci che sei solo
Lontano da casa"

E dico
Non mi piace il reggae (No no!)
Lo amo (Eh!)
Non mi piace il reggae (No!)
Lo amo (Eh!)
Non imitare il mio stile
Non rovinarmi il tono
Non camminare attraverso le mie parole
Perché non mi hai ancora sentito

Mi sono affrettato a tornare alla piscina
Ingurgitando pina colada
Ho sentito una voce oscura dietro di me dire
"Vuoi qualcosa di più forte?"
Lei disse "l'ho avuto, lo vuoi
Il mio raccolto è il migliore
E se lo provi, ti piacerà
E sguazzerai in una vacanza dei dreadlock

E dico
Non mi piace la Jamaica (Oh no!)
La amo (Eh!)
Non mi piace la Jamaica (Oh no!)
La amo (Oh si!)
Non camminare attraverso le sue parole
Devi portarmi rispetto
Non camminare attraverso le sue parole
Perché non la hai ancora sentita

Non mi piace il cricket (Oh no!)
Lo amo (Vacanza dei dreaklock)
Non mi piace il reggae (Oh no!
Lo amo (Vacanza dei dreaklock)
Non mi piace la Jamaica (Eh!)
La amo (Vacanza dei dreadlock)

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Boney M.

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