Malcolm McLarenDuck Rock

Label:Charisma – MMLP1, Charisma – MMLP 1, Charisma – 810 432-1
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Electronic, Hip Hop, Latin, Funk / Soul, Non-Music, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Hip Hop, Radioplay, Speech, African, Ambient, Experimental, New Age


A2Buffalo Gals5:01
A3Double Dutch3:55
A5Punk It Up4:29
B2Jive My Baby3:56
B3Song For Chango4:51
B5World's Famous1:41
B6Duck For The Oyster2:57

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Comes with 3 page fold out lyric and dance movements sheet.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, stamped variant 1): MMLP 001 A//1 ▽ 420 H¹ 11 TOWNHOUSE SUPREME PERSON
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, stamped variant 1): MMLP 001 B//1 ▽ 420 H TOWNHOUSE SUPREME PERSON 11
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, stamped, variant 2): MMLP 001 A//2 ▽ 420 H 11 TOWNHOUSE SUPREME PERSON
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, stamped, variant 2): MMLP 001 B//2 ▽ 420 H 12 TOWNHOUSE SUPREME PERSON
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, stamped, variant 3): MMLP 001 A//2 ▽ 420 H 11 1 2 TOWNHOUSE SUPREME PERSON
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out Side B, Stamped, Variant 3): MMLP 001 B//2 ▽ 420 H 11 6 TOWNHOUSE SUPREME PERSON

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Duck Rock (LP, Album, Stereo, SP - Specialty Pressing)Island Records, Island Records90068-1, 7 90068-1US1983
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Duck Rock (LP, Album)Charisma810 432-1Netherlands1983
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Duck Rock (LP, Album)Charisma810 432-1Australasia1983
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Duck Rock (LP, Album)Charisma, Charisma810 432-1, MMLP1Germany1983
Duck Rock (Cassette, Album, Stereo)CharismaMMMC1UK1983



  • elmofudge's avatar
    A truly groundbreaking album, which 40 plus years later still sounds fresh, vibrant and full of great music. McLaren was a genius with his finger[s] on the pulse of the zeitgeist. He seldom put a foot wrong, and this album, with Fans, Waltz Darling, and the very underrated Paris is a great legacy to leave behind.
    • joakimelfgren's avatar
      Edited 6 months ago
      Punchy and crisp sounding. Classic album. Obatala is the track.
      • GHEW's avatar
        Malcolm McLaren’s 1983 album Duck Rock will be reissued as special expanded and remastered 2LP vinyl in May 2023.
        • REENO's avatar
          The companion 12" e.p. "D'ya like Scratchin'" was more my cup o tea than "Duck Rock".
          • DJ_Master-F's avatar
            Malcolm was a kind of artistic concept advisor/curator for this record. Trevor Horn was responsible for pretty much everything that we hear, getting Malcolm in to do his vocal lines when needed. Malcolm was always very honest about the approach to recording this great LP to his credit. McClaren was at the peak of his empresario powers at this time.
            • butterbeatsrecords's avatar
              Take a minute or an hour to contemplate Trevor Horn's incredible production work which takes Malcolm appropriations and produces such a fun LP. The cover design by Nick Egan got thousands of graffiti writers inspired with 'Dondi' White's lettering being used for the cover and the title 'DUCK ROCK' . Thousands of old school breakers around the world dug the video clips and DJS and producers around the world were also inspired by this record and its feast of ideas. I got NZ press with bonus 12" and booklet!!!
              • bimster14's avatar
                Why hasn't this been re-released with all the extra 12" tracks and mixes? The Double Dutch 12" is a classic.
                • bubcentral's avatar
                  Personally speaking I don't know why now this isn't classed as a compilation lp because its essentially Malcom Maclaren compiling a bunch of black music together with a little of his own input.
                  However it's definitely the record that introduced the world to hip hop a then very small USA growing scene with Buffalo Gals.

                  The lp itself is not just hip hop but a wider range of black music styles. A Maclaren heist or a stroke of genius I'll let you decide.

                  The lp still stands the test of time as an introduction to what we could say now is World music.
                  • brady's avatar
                    a classic album, the World's Famous Supreme Team segments in between the tracks make this a stand out album. with influences from Africa to The Bronx its eclectic bliss.
                    • MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73's avatar
                      Edited 6 years ago
                      Very much like marmite...
                      You either love it or hate it...
                      I love marmite but cannot stomach this lp...
                      Why was it called Duck Rock? A pretty lame title...
                      Overall the lp is pretty terrible!
                      Now I loved some of the 12"s from World Famous Supreme Team i.e. Buffalo Gals etc but just never ever felt this lp what so ever..
                      But I will give it top marks for the cover by Dondi ! And the inner sleeve art work By Keith Haring RIP to both of these talented artists.


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