Trevor Horn content: Malcolm McLaren's Duck Rock

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Guitalia, Feb 15, 2014.


  1. Guitalia

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    The ABC Lexicon of Love thread mentioned Trevor Horn's stellar production of that album. He also produced Malcolm McLaren's Duck Rock album, which I'm guessing not many people here know.

    McLaren, by the way, was an early and unapologetic exploiter of punk, world music, etc., a.k.a. anything he thought he could make a buck on. He put together the Sex Pistols after seeing the Ramones, promoted Adam Ant, etc., etc., etc. Duck Rock includes musicians he found in Africa, Brazil, and the Appalachian mountains in the US---he was an equal-opportunity ripper-offer. And this was before Paul Simon did his Graceland album and held press conferences to justify using African musicians and their music. My VHS tape of music videos from Duck Rock is one of my most treasured possessions.

    Trevor Horn and Malcolm McLaren at work:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tij6wdlniHQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owlndCsTb5M
     

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