Uranus

You're So Square

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Formed in London, Ontario, in 1976 as Cheeseburger Deluxe, this band made a name for themselves on the Ontario bar circuit as a great cover band. Toward the end of the '70s they changed their name to Uranus (tongue in cheek) and recorded an independent single, the '50s-styled rock & roll song "You're So Square," for the Trilogy label. That single proved to be successful and led to a full album of songs. You're So Square the album, also on Trilogy, was recorded in Toronto and released in 1980. The album was produced by Ross Munro and featured mostly new wave-styled covers of '60s and '70s hit songs written by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly, and Bob Dylan. The album also featured four original tunes, including the hit single and the hilarious spoof "Ballad of Gilligan's Island." With the release of the album, Uranus became quite popular in western Canada and embarked on a tour of the West. When Uranus completed the tour with less-than-successful album sales, they realized they would essentially remain nothing more a great cover band, and broke up, leaving the legacy of only one album. This release by Unidisc Records is a straight reissue of the original Trilogy Records album at a budget price, complete with original artwork.

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