Monday, February 27, 2012

Artist: Uranus, Album: You're So Square, Song: You're So Square

Uranus were a rock and roll band from London, Ontario that formed during the late seventies.  They were Frank Ridsdale, Jack Whiteside, Jerry Fletcher and Dexter Beauregarde.  They were originally called Cheeseburger Deluxe and were known on the Southwestern Ontario bar circuit as a great cover band.  They changed their name to Uranus and had their first indie release in 1979 and followed it up with their full length debut in 1980 entitled, You're So Square.  The album was a mix of originals and cover songs.  They had some really cool cover selections from Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Johnny Rivers, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix as well as the Gilligan's Island theme.  The title track, You're So Square, was the single release from the album.  You can check it out on You Tube (  The band toured Canada before deciding on a third name change during the eighties.  They soldiered on into the nineties as The Sci-Phonics for a couple of releases.  Frank Ridsdale has released albums under his own name as well.  His last album release was in 2006.  Uranus were a really talented group of musicians that likely didn't get their fair share of notoriety.  Thankfully, Unidisc has preserved their one and only release and it is available for download from Itunes.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!