Tough Canadian garage punk!from the internet:
The Ugly Ducklings were probably the best known Canadian garage rock
group of the mid-'60s. Formed in famed Toronto's Yorkville area in
1965, the band flourished in the many coffeehouses around the Yorkville
district as a Rolling Stones
cover band before becoming the Ugly Ducklings and attracting the
attention of the local Yorkville Records label. The band recorded a
that became a Canadian hit and opened for the Rolling Stones in 1966
when the band played Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens. The band members
were quickly becoming local heroes and in 1967 the album Somewhere
Outside was released on the small independent Yorkville label. The
album contained nine original compositions as well as two cover songs.
The band drew heavily from the Rolling Stones
, the Kinks
, and the Pretty Things
style with a raunchy R&B/rock sound. The album sold well in the
Toronto area but due to lack of national distribution the band failed
to break out across the rest of the country. It wasn't until many years
later, after the band broke up, that the album became a collectors item
and now original pressings of the Somewhere Outside on the Yorkville
label fetch hundreds of dollars between collectors.
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