is an unassuming subtitle for Coast to Coast
. Weighing in at three discs and 61 tracks, Coast to Coast: The Anthology
contains the entirety of the existing Ducks Deluxe
recordings. Their studio albums Ducks Deluxe
and Taxi to the Terminal Zone
are here, along with all the non-album singles, alternate tracks, unreleased demos, and live cuts that prove how loose and raw the group was on-stage. Taken as a collective, the works of Ducks Deluxe impress: Sean Tyla
and Nick Garvey
were excellent rock songwriters who never shied away from a pop hook, and their group was ragged but right, one of the hardest-hitting of the pub rock pioneers.