|Label||The State51 Conspiracy|
This tour-de-force of turntablism, proto-hip-hop, polyrhythms, and b-boy electro, sprung from the disruptive & fertile mind of punk architect Malcolm McLaren, finally gets the much needed reissue treatment that it so rightly deserves. This 40th anniversary edition of Duck Rock is packed to the gills with remastered audio, reconstructed artwork, and a whole additional disc of remixes and unreleased tracks.
McLaren, a sonic antiquarian and impresario, drew in conspirators from around the globe, adding sampling, scratching, skits, panpipes, merengue, and township jive to an already overflowing creative cup. Looking back from four decades on, there is no doubt whatsoever that Duck Rock’s significance has been felt far and wide with artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock, Neneh Cherry, Paul Simon, and Vampire Weekend taking leads from its trailblazing musical collage.
“Enjoy it all! It sounds better than it did on that June day 1983 when it was first released... This record is a masterpiece of pop culture. A true milestone in pop history.” - Malcolm McLaren
Originally intended for its 25th trip round the sun, this 40th anniversary edition of Duck Rock lands courtesy of The state51 Conspiracy on its original birthday - 27th May - as a limited LP + bonus 12" with indies-only "Duck For The Oyster" print.
This is the version of Duck Rock that Malcolm McLaren intended to release on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. He personally remastered the tracks and compiled an additional record with 6 tracks which were previously unreleased on vinyl. Unfortunately, he was unable to release it during his lifetime, but in collaboration with Young Kim and the Malcolm McLaren Estate, and licensed by Universal Records, the state51 Conspiracy has managed to reissue it in all its glory in time for the 40th anniversary - right up to the same date: 27th May 2023.
Punk It Up
Jive My Baby
Song For Chango
Duck For The Oyster
Hey DJ (The World's Famous Supreme Team)
Zulus On A Time Bomb
D'ya Like Scratchin'