Ducks Deluxe are an English pub rock band of the s, who continue to tour and record new material. Usually called "The Ducks" by their fans, they were known for up-tempo, energetic performances, and the successful careers of their members, after they disbanded.
Playing more energetic music than most others on the London pub-rock circuit, the Ducks soon had a twice weekly booking at the Tally Ho in Kentish Town,  and a manager, Dai Davies. Whaley left, and later rejoined Help Yourself, and in Decemberthe Ducks recorded two tracks at Man 's Christmas party, one of which,"Boogaloo Babe", was released on a double 10" album Christmas at the Pattitheir first appearance on a record.
In the band signed to RCA and released their first single, Coast To Coastwritten by Sean Tyla and Nick Garvey, though Tyla is not credited on the track, because he was trying to untangle himself from a previous publishing deal. Reviewing the compilation in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the SeventiesRobert Christgau wrote: "The Fireball - Ducks Deluxe - Rockin At The Moon is pure rock and roll, maybe too pure, combining the Rumour 's spirited intensity and the Motors ' cheerful manipulation at a more primitive stage.
Fans of the Tyla Gang will dig it. Fireball - Ducks Deluxe - Rockin At The Moon released two albums, Yachtless and Moonproof on the US-based, Beserkley label before the label's UK Fireball - Ducks Deluxe - Rockin At The Moon went bankrupt in and the band disbanded.
Tyla and Micky Groome along with drummer, Paul Simmons then joined Man's Deke Leonard to form "The Force", until Tyla decided to retire from the music business completely, due to ill health. Groome stayed with Leonard to reform "Deke Leonard's Iceberg". Roper, the original drummer, moved to Norwichwhere he became a well-known figure in local bands.
He My Sweet Tooth - White House Orchestra - Slight 3 Dansmuziek Uit de Jaren 20/30 in February from alcohol-related symptoms, following a nervous breakdown. The band reformed to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their original formation. This was Scritti Politti - Perfect Way the Club in London on 9 October A further gig took place on 9 November at The Musician in Leicester.
A new full album, Side Tracks And Smokerswas released in June with artwork by famous Stiff Records designer Tobbe Stuhre, and tracks including some recently found and remastered raw mixes of tracks from the early albums, and also some brand new Ducks Deluxe recordings.
It was followed in by a lo-fi live recording, Riviera Shuffle on Jungle Records which was only available through mail order. The band completed a 40th Anniversary Tour in Spring featuring Brinsley Schwarz back in the line-up after a year absence. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Ducks Deluxe. London: Virgin Books Ltd. Retrieved 17 March — via robertchristgau. Categories : Protopunk groups English rock music groups Pub rock musical groups.
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