I challenged my readers with a couple of questions yesterday and, as always, the faithful came through for me! Mr STAP stepped up and nailed the answer to the question about the origins of the name 10cc. His answer is summarized below:
There was a study that determined that the average output from a male ejaculation was 9 cc, so they called themselves 10 cc. Don’t remember the details about Lovin Spoonful, but the connection is obvious
Yes indeed….the members of 10cc wanted the world to know that they were real men! If the average man only produced 9cc they produced more….10cc. The similarity with the Lovin Spoonful name is that it is another slang term for the average amount of male ejaculation. The things you can learn on this website!
Thanks to Mr STAP for being the first to answer the question. I encourage you all to visit his great music blog standthereandplay (http://standthereandplay.wordpress.com). While you are there, be sure to checkout his amazing collection of concert posters!
My good friend Gerard was also nice enough to chime in with another interesting point regarding the above topic….while the story behind the name was based on a supposed average of 9cc, a lot of sources seem to indicate that a more realistic average is somewhere between 3 and 5 cc. Thanks Gerard for always being there for this blog!
One last thing…..the origins of the name 10cc makes me think about the movie This Is Spinal Tap. if you haven’t seen it, the movie is a mockumentary about a heavy metal band named Spinal Tap. The bands amps go up to 11 unlike every other band’s amps that only go up to 10. You can watch that scene below…….
If you are a rock fan and haven’t seen the movie I highly recommend that you find it and watch. The first time I saw it Iaughed until I cried!