While most of the other Pub Rock bands farted around with insipid anglicised versions of Country and Western; Ducks Deluxe and Dr. Feelgood livened it all up somewhat with some down and dirty blues flovoured R'n'R..An obvious indicator towards the fast approaching Punk phenomenon.Although, done with a fairly obvious dose of American mimicry,especially in the vocals.I think the only Pub Rock band to use an English accent were the Kilburns? This is one element of Pub Rock that was resoundingly dropped by the Punks....thank christ.
Like most of this scene, it was best sampled in a live environment, which, as always never really transferred itself onto tape.
Given that, there are some exciting moments on this debut LP, notably high tempo proto-punk classic "Coast to Coast", among others. Interestingly written by future 'Motor', Nick Garvey.
They had a down at heel imageless image that suited the stale beer and sweat stink of the music they made. Authentic examples of people who had to make the music they loved themselves, because no fucker else was gonna do it in 1974.....except Dr. Feelgood of course.
Coast To Coast
Daddy Put The Bomp
I Got You
Please, Please, Please
Don't Mind Rockin' Tonite
Hearts On My Sleeve
Falling For That Woman
West Texas Trucking Board
Too Hot To Handle
It's All Over Now
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