Episode 1: I’m Not In Love by 10cc

Click here for a transcript of this episode.

In our premiere episode, we take a look at 10cc’s biggest hit, “I’m Not In Love”. We’ll talk about:

  • What does that title mean, anyway?
  • Where did that ethereal sound come from?
  • What’s the story behind the band’s name?

Your RSS feed should have the post by now, but you can always listen to it right here:

Or, if you prefer to download and/or listen on-site, feel free to click this link.

I think we can all tell that it’s been several years since I’ve been behind a microphone. It gets better, I swear.


Some of the sources behind this week’s show:

An interview with Graham Gouldman, songwriter and 10cc band member.

George Tremlett (1976). The 10cc Story. Futura. ISBN 978-0-86007-378-9.

Band name origin:

Snopes.com, “10cc””. Snopes.com. Retrieved 10 August 2010.

“Interview with Kevin Godley, Rock N Roll Universe online interview, April 2007”. Rocknrolluniverse.com. Retrieved 10 August 2010.

“Godley & Creme interviewed in Pulse magazine, April 1988”. Minestrone.org. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 10 August 2010.

Bossa Nova version, Kathy Redfern’s contribution:

Buskin, Richard (June 2005). “Classic Tracks: 10cc – ‘I’m Not in Love'”. Sound on Sound. Cambridge, England: SOS Publications: 62–69. Retrieved 21 September 2015.

Chromatic Scale recordings:

Presenters: Richard Allinson and Steve Levine (9 May 2009). “The Record Producers – 10cc”. The Record Producers. Season 3. Episode 4. BBC. BBC Radio 2.

Jump to Mercury Records:
“I Write The Songs”. The10ccfanclub.com. Retrieved 27 March 2014.

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!

Welcome to the web home of How Good It Is!

How Good It Is is a podcast that takes a close look at songs, mostly from the 1950s through the 1980s, and dives into the stories behind them. We’ll look into rumors, figure out some puzzles, discover hidden meanings, and a few other odds and ends.

How Good It Is will release on a weekly basis, with some breaks every now and again so I can recharge the batteries and collect new (old) material.   The shows I have already recorded are running about 10-15 minutes in length, which is about all anyone’s attention span can handle when it comes to listening to me.

Assuming all goes well, I expect the first show to release on August 18.

Do you have questions or suggestions? You can email me at HowGoodPodcast@gmail.com, and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter, @HowGoodItIsPod.

Talk to you soon!