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The Booze Brothers: Ducks Deluxe and
the rise of pub rock

While their own career failed to take off, Ducks Deluxe flew at the forefront of a thriving pub rock scene and paved the way for punk with their brand of fast and furious rock’n’roll.

London, 1971. At the height of the progressive rock era, an American band named Eggs Over Easy found themselves stranded in the capital when the recording of their debut album was postponed. Holed up in Kentish Town, they persuaded the landlord of the nearby Tally Ho pub to let them perform their country-slanted down‑home rock in the back bar on Monday nights. Fortuitously, they were spotted by Dave Robinson, manager of United Artists recording act Brinsley Schwarz.

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