Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Duckmandu - Holiday in Cambodia

Well I've heard of bands with gimmicks, but this guy just might take the cake. Aaron Seeman aka Duckmandu wears a funny duck hat while playing covers of the Dead Kennedys on accordion. And that's all you really need to know. The interesting thing is that the songs actually sound quite close to the originals (well... as close as you can get with an accordion). He re-recorded the entire DK album Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables and released it under the title Fresh Duck for Rotting Accordionists. He even managed to get original Dead Kennedys bassist Klaus Fluoride to sing back-up vocals on 5 of the tracks. How's that for credibility? If that's not enough he throws in covers of Black Flag, D.R.I., and Devo... just because.

» Bonus Track: Girl U Want
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4 comments:

prozak said...

not gimmicky enough for me.

Bassmasta-Baychuk said...

I like accordians, but this bites!

Dug Cee said...

I saw Duckmandu and HE ROCKS!!!

If you grew up with old school punk rock (DK, Black Flag, Minutemen, etc), or even if you are a fan, you have to hear it played AT FULL SPEED on an accordian. The weird thing is this guy actually sounds like Jello Biafra...


It is really cool to see a total DIY approach to making a record that totally destroys what you think about making a DIY record.

Anonymous said...

duck guy you are a fucken idiot. GO AWAY AND DIE