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Ducks Deluxe/Taxi to Terminal Zone
Genres: Pop, Rock
UK two-in-one remastered reissue combines the great 70s pub rock band's first two albums, 'Ducks Deluxe' (1974) & 'Taxi to the Terminal Zone' (1975). Featuring Sean Tyla & Martin Belmont. Taxi To The Terminal Zone was prod... more »
UK two-in-one remastered reissue combines the great 70s pub rock band's first two albums, 'Ducks Deluxe' (1974) & 'Taxi to the Terminal Zone' (1975). Featuring Sean Tyla & Martin Belmont. Taxi To The Terminal Zone was produced by Dave Edmunds. New sleevenotes. Packaged in a slimline double jewel case.
Pub Bands Rock
J. F. Swanson | Houston, TX United States | 02/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, its usually great to get 2 for 1 when buying a cd. Having said that the self titled Ducks Deluxe cd while musically all over the place with California, Beatles, Stone, Byrds, Blues and Dylan influences is the cd of this set to listen to. The Ducks were a stand up and play bar band that did what they did very well; play a variety of dance (able) musical syles and rock out in the process. No complex stuff ala the glitter/glam/arena bands of the day. The Ducks songs and lyics show just how strongly the USA influenced the British rock scene on the grass roots level. Songs about California, swamps, Texas and freight trucks over long hauls tell stories of British views of america (even though none of the band members had visited the USA at the time). I bought a Ducks vinyl in 1975 because I liked the cover and have listened to them ever since. I am glad I was able to get the cd set."
Lovblad | Geneva, Switzerland | 03/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Now this is one incredible double CD! It offers both DD records in one small package. This was one rockin' pub rock combo from the pre-punk era!!! I bought a compilation LP in the 80's that blew my mind! This was what rock should have become. In the vein of but much better than Dr Feelgood!"
Great Rock and Roll
Skicobb | Florida | 06/06/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I discovered Ducks Deluxe by working my way backwards from Graham Parker. I ordered 4 albums on 2 CDs by Brinsley Schwartz, and 2 albums on 2 CDS by Ducks Deluxe. Starting with the first Brinsleys, I was impressed by the excellent quality in the folk/country-rock genre, but not really moved.
Next I played Ducks Deluxe, and 4 bars into the first cut I said, "this is more like it." Ducks Deluxe plays Rock and Roll. Except when they play blues. And it is excellent. Every band is influenced by the work of others, but Ducks Deluxe seems to really try to sound like other bands. Dylan, for example. One song is a straight rip-off of `Sweet Jane'. The singer even tries to sing like Lou Reed. But taken by itself, it is an excellent song. Most of their songs are.
Taxi to the Terminal Zone is not as good. But it is still real good. So good, in fact, that I am ordering another copy of both of them because I smashed Taxi to the Terminal Zone behind the car seat. It is a must have, and I can always use two of the first Ducks.
Ducks Deluxe/Taxi to the Terminal Zone"