The Ugly Ducklings ‎/ Nothin’ (7″ Vinyl)


Reissue – Vinyl Single / Mono

Label: Sundazed Music

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Reissue / Vinyl single – 45 rpm / Mono


Format: 7″ Vinyl

#Ref: S-148

Release date: 2000

Release notes

1966 Debut single by Toronto, Canada tremendous garage band! Very influenced by Yardbirds, Who, Rolling Stones but still able to create a rough individual sound typified by their solid garage-punk original material and raw delivery.

“Nothin’” was the first single released by The Ugly Ducklings, a Garage Rock band that originated from the Yorkville section of Toronto. This raw sounding single was released in 1966 on the York Town label and was recorded in the style of British R&B bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Yardbirds. The song is often called a Proto-Punk classic and everything about the song rectifies that statement whether lyrically or musically. The song was recorded in just a couple of hours by this five piece Canadian Garage group and self funded by guitarist Roger Mayne for just over $300. The song was recorded live with few overdubs to capture the bands live sound on tape. Singer Dave Bingham had this to say of the song and its content in book The Top 100 Canadian Singles by Bob Mersereau:

“I was one of those guys that was always rebelling against something. So Roger and I thought, what are gonna write about? Because we really hadn’t lived a life yet that we could write about, so I said “Why don’t we write about nothin’?” The idea of writing a song called “Nothin” was just perfect and anti to me.”


A. Nothin’ (2:26)

B. I Can Tell (3:15)

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