STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 4823-814 LABEL: Rugged RGD66112 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 1996-10-15 RRP: £10.99
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
Plying a combination of up tempo sub Housemartins new wave pop and turgid meaningful rock grunge ballads, Everybodyduck have already taken the music and message out to the youth of America and now they're invading our shores with this self-titled offering. Obviously any band with a name like Everybodyduck are blessed with a sense of humour but don't let the laughs lure you into a false sense of security because the ducks also attempt to write thought provoking songs that ponder some of the more difficult bits of life - fidelity, addiction, isolation - which to be honest are a bit too earnest for this reviewer's sensibilities. At best a Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde of an album where the best bits are a selection of quirky songs that bring a broad smile to the face and communicate a spiritual message. Highlights are the fun tunes "Susie's Diet" and "Shags Has Hung Himself, the latter shouldn't be played in front of your pet poodle as it concers doggy suicide and you don't want to give Fido ideas do you? Not a champion breed this album, more of a mongrel.
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