Thursday, November 17, 2011

Forgotten Gems-Fuzzy Duck-s/t


Fuzzy Duck formed in London in 1970. This their 1971 debut was issued with a limited pressing and years later when it was released on CD it had added bonus tracks. Like many British acts of the time Fuzzy Duck combined progressive rock with hard rock. Their sound is similar to the likes Wishbone Ash, Atomic Rooster and Deep Purple. Not as essential as any of those acts, but they were extremely tight and the music flows beautifully. They also had the ability to go from simple chugging riffs to surging blasts and back. Their debut easily shows their ability to create smooth grooves and they could ride those grooves out and keep the song twisting in and out around those grooves. If I had to describe this album with one word it would be "active" because they never settle down for a second. Instead they are in constant motion at all times. Plus every member is an equal force in Fuzzy Duck because you hear each member contributing on every song. Never heard this one until recently, but certainly worth checking out.

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