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The Ducky Boys / The Marvels

The Ducky Boys / The Marvels: live in Cambridgelive in Cambridge (2004)
Thorp Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: raginggeekraginggeek
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An 18 show on a cold, rainy night in a really small club. Before each set, it had to be announced that there wound be no moshing, slam dancing, or other types of activities. Kind of weird. Far From Finished took the stage and played a thirty minute rip-roaring set. Loud guitars, driving rhyt.


An 18 show on a cold, rainy night in a really small club.

Before each set, it had to be announced that there wound be no moshing, slam dancing, or other types of activities. Kind of weird.

Far From Finished took the stage and played a thirty minute rip-roaring set. Loud guitars, driving rhythms, and catchy as all hell songs; what a great why to start off the night. Their GMM Records debut Eastside of Nowehere drops January 25th, 2005, and if it sounds half as good as their live setâ?¦it will put the "rock" back in punk rock.

Next up, Avoid One Thing. They had a tough act to follow and although they were good, the intensity of the previous act just wasn't there so my interest faded and I hit the bar.

The Marvels took the stage and throw out some good snotty punk. Very reminiscent of Boston's Showcase Showdown. Solid, fun set.

The Ducky Boys took the stage a little after midnight and played to a packed floor for about an hour. Once the first chord was struck, that "No Moshing" announcement was useless, because people started moving. It had been almost six years since I'd seen The Ducky Boys play, and they have had some line-up changes, but they have only gotten stronger over time. Their old material meshed perfectly with their new stuff.

Highlights: "I've Got My Friends," "Boston, USA," "White Slum," "Break Me." The only low in the set was when the crowd sang "Happy Birthday" to Mark Ducky cause it sounded awfulâ?¦nothing like a bunch of tone deaf drunks singing; I guess I should have been drinking more.

If The Ducky Boys are passing through your area (good luck), go see them or if need be make a road trip. Heck, there were people there from Albany and I even met a couple that flew in from Chicago to see them.

 


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SilentStorms (December 21, 2004)

You might want to comment a little more on the bands next time. Kind of a waste ... don't ya think?

Anonymous (December 20, 2004)

WNB posse gets 10 stars... and the Marvels are actually pretty good

Anonymous (December 20, 2004)

This score is for the WNB posse, ducky boys and tt the bears.

sXenester (December 19, 2004)

I heard the Mahvels sucked.

Avoid One Thing.... Damn you Gittleman, we want MMB!

Yeah, to the dude whose car broke down in Dedham... Is that you, Naim?

If not, Dedham is the ghetto... just without many black people.

Anonymous (December 19, 2004)

Score is for the Ducky Boys. Terrible.

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

hey guys. Thanks for coming down to this show. The security was a little weird but still a good time. It was cool to hear people yelling the words to the new songs back at us. All ages in April at Axis. See you guys there.

Mark
www.duckyboys.com

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

Yo. THE WHAT NOW BITCH POSSE rules albany. Nothing like driving 3 hours to scream ducky boys songs we have heard like 1000 times..werd

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

I like Avoid One Thing. Not really great band, but a fun band to see before the headliner.

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

this was a great show. aside from my car breaking down in dedham and having to take a taxi and the T and then walk through the pouring rain to even get to TT The Bear's.

The Guinness was weak, but i still managed to get trashed. The Ducky Boys were amazing. Amusing that they were a wary of playing "I'll Rise Up" due to the intense reaction it got from the crowd

recordings (December 18, 2004)

"I'm in a comical mood, and so far I've read this review at least four times and still haven't been able to stop laughing at it. "

dont worry. people laugh at you far more often.

the ducky boys are great. my fingers are crosssed for a tour that comes through the midwest.

OnTheAttack (December 18, 2004)

This was as excellent show. Always great to hang out with Eric. I must've missed those announcements though, I was too busy attempting to get drunk and running to the liquor store. Before "Break Me", Douglas pointed out that when they announced they were playing that song, a bunch of people went "awwwww". I was right up front, and was definetly one of those people. Haha.

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

I'm in a comical mood, and so far I've read this review at least four times and still haven't been able to stop laughing at it.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

Very crappy review. Nice work

Anonymous (December 17, 2004)

I like thorps new logo, not as complicated, but still says what it means.

Anonymous (December 17, 2004)

I'm speechless....

-Chinatown

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