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  • Yachtless [Beserkley, 1977] B-

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Yachtless [Beserkley, 1977]
Punk has not been good for former Duck Deluxe Sean T. because it's meant urbanization. I have nothing against the slick, hooky power chords his pub-rock has evolved into, not in theory. But when his charming if overly mythic tales of fireballs and West Texas running boards evolve into "The Young Lords" (give me a break, Bruce Springsteen) and "On the Street" (give me a break, Bob Geldof), I begin to crave recognizable human detail. B-