Wednesday, November 11, 2009
man is really more a progressive construct than a thing of the pubs
Ducks Deluxe & Tyla Gang - All Too Much & Blow You Out (listen) On yet another pub rock bender with this twofer of swinging, pint-spilling splendour! If Brinsley Schwarz is the quintessential pub rock group, Ducks Deluxe trumps them by being comprised of their roadies. I want to dig out my denim jacket and have a Ducks Deluxe patch sewn upon it. Ducks Deluxe!
and damn, if Tyla Gang a badass little group that spun off of Ducks Deluxe and another brilliantly=stupidly named group Help Yourself.
Bees Make Honey - "Caledonia" at the Nag's Head, High Wycombe circa 1973. Pub rockers had the whole band name thing down to an artform.
Man - Man (listen) Man is really more a progressive construct than a thing of the pubs (and that goes for the Welsh band Man as well) but they played the same circuits as Brinsley Schwarz, Yes and in the case of the mighty Greaser Trucker Party album (listen), with the mighty Hawkwind. Everything converges at Hawkwind.