Ugly Ducklings - Gaslight / Nothin'
Cat #: U.R. 1021
Country: Canada issue
Format: Vinyl, 45 RPM, 7"
Condition: VG++, a few light scuffs
The Ugly Ducklings were a 5-piece garage rock group based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during the mid-sixties. They released six singles in 1966 and 1967 on the Yorktown and Yorkville labels and had one LP release, Somewhere Outside in 1967. In the summer and fall of 1967 the band's fifth single "Gaslight" became a top 40 hit across Canada,
The Ugly Ducklings influenced the Toronto Music scene in a big way in the 1960's.
From opening for the Stones at Maple Leaf Gardens to headlining at the Masonic Temple and Electric Circus, these guys set the stage for the bands that came after.
Sounding pre-punk edgy and altogether mean, way back in 1965
With a little guidance they would have had a place in rock history. Never happened, but if you were around Yorkville in those days, this band was the best.
The group was formed in 1965 with Dave Bingham (lead vocals, harmonica), Glynn Bell (rhythm guitar), Rodger Mayne (lead guitar), John Read (bass), and Robin Boers (drums).
In their early beginnings their music was partially influenced by The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds and The Kinks,
however the band was still able to create a rough individual sound typified by their solid garage-punk original material and raw delivery.
The Ugly Ducklings recordings have since been featured on several sixties garage rock compilation albums, including the Garage Beat 66, Pebbles series and Nuggets series.
to the memory of Roger Mayne (a most conspicuous progenitor of the Fuzztone Guitar), who died in September 2004.
THE UGLY DUCKLINGS - "GASLIGHT" - 1967
The Ugly Ducklings were Canadas first white blues band, first punk band and first metal band all rolled into one. With a decent manager and record company support they would of given Zeppelin a run for the money
THE UGLY DUCKLINGS - NOTHIN - 1966
grew up learning how to sing to these guys, the British Modbeats, Buzz Shearman and Gary Luciani from JR Flood (with Neil Peart on drums).
Everyone talks about the Seeds being the precursor to punk and garage rock - I think it was the DUCKS man!!!!!