Friday, November 26, 2010

Dennis Duck - Dennis Duck Goes Disco (1977) Reissued in 2009

ARTIST`````Dennis Duck
ALBUM`````Dennis Duck Goes Disco
GENRE`````Experimental, Obscuro, Assemblage
YEAR````````1977 / 2009

Album info
Deluxe double vinyl gatefold reissue of a major obscure early Los Angeles Free Music Society cassette, originally available in a run of only 20 copies in 1977. Duck is perhaps best loved for his tenure with Smegma and The Doo-Dooettes but he is also known as a drummer for The Dream Syndicate as well as working w/Human Hands, Paul Is Dead and The Square Haircuts. However, Dennis Duck Goes Disco may well prove to be his most historically potent release. Recorded using nothing but turntables and vinyl, Duck uses his skills as a free drummer to manipulate stuck grooves, needle blats, analogue static and scratched discs into melodic/percussive assemblages that cross that daffy early-LAFMS style with very psychedelic miniatures, Industrial tone-poems, computerised number stations threat and funny vocal skits. Aspects of both Christian Marclay and Emil Beaulieau are flashed on here and there but overall this feels very much like a record made by a drummer using records. Anyone intent on chasing down the various manifestations of the legendary LAFMS movement will wanna spend extended time in here. Artwork and packaging by Tom Recchion. “DDGD is probably the LAFMS release I listened to the most” – Ace Farren Ford.

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