How did you discover UD?

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How did you discover UD?

Post  gary barry gordon on Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:58 pm

I'm sure I told this fable on the original forum, but just in case, here it is again:

I ventured into my local record store where I saw this CD with a quirky cover (see below) sitting on the shelf (at full price). I looked at it, had heard of none of the 35 tracks on it, so put it down. The next week, same thing. This CD cover was just haunting me. This went on for over a month, I just couldn't justify paying full price for a CD of which I had no idea even what genre the music was, let alone the content of it.

So I bought it.



On that CD was Eye On The Gold Chain, by some group called Ugly Duck (or ugly Herring, or something like that). It was some years after that when I saw Taste The Secret, and knew I knew the group. The album cover was funny, so I bought it. Oddly, I loved that one too.

I guess it's true that you CAN judge a book by its cover.

That's my story.

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Post  pipehitterz on Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:05 am

saw everybody c'mon video on mtvbase/mtv2 or something, saw 3 pasty white dudes in shorts and thought, damn thats the shizzzz.
honest, i didnt even have a pc so got my local pirate downloader to grab me the fresh mode ep, i think it was a short while befoe JTA dropped, he charged me 5 quid
ended up meeting the boys in birmingham the very next time they hit these shores, and i was totally star struck, i felt like a girl lol pale

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Post  turntablist on Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:35 am

I remember coming across UD when listening to DJ Yoda's mixtape as-well, at first I overlooked most of the tracks but then my brother brought over Taste the Secret, I couldn't get enough of it, I transfered it to tape put it on my stereo and went cycling around Rutland water with it on in my rucksack with a few mates on a school trip. I then had a listen to JTA and as soon as I heard Just A Little Samba I knew I'd found my favourite group, I haven't look back since. Very Happy
Downside is though I've become exceptionally geeky as I'm trying to get all of the discography Rolling Eyes

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Post  Dan on Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:15 pm

I heard A Little Samba, one night in a club What a Face bowt 7-8 years ago . Bugged the DJ to tell me what it was, thought need to hear more or this stuff. Got Journey to Anywhere album. Hooked ever since.

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Post  Jam on Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:38 pm

Went to see the Jungle Brothers in 1999 (I think!) and the support group were a bunch of white geezers I'd never heard of. They turned out to be better than the JB's and I would have bought their album at the merch stall afterwards, but I was too shy to say hi, lol!

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Post  martymcfly on Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:02 pm

Yeah pretty much the same, dj yodas cut and paste which I ashamed to say cause I wish I discovered them b4 that! But hey thats what mix tapes are for to discover new artist

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Post  Mampers84 on Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:16 pm

Well I first heard "A Little Samba" during a Jo Whiley session, (one of the rare times I listen to Radio 1). That song was stuck in my head for a while and I just caught the name of the band. So many months later, while I was walking around the now defunct MVC, I saw Journey to Anywhere for about three bucks. Thought that was a bargain, and to be honest I never looked back.

Thank you Jo Whiley and MVC.

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Post  djp on Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:03 pm

ha ha, it's all still a bit hazy for me really... possibly due to copious 'smoking'... but i recall hearing samba when it dropped and i pretty much knew right there and then that what i was hearing was exactly what i'd been missing all my life... every new album after that always had at least one track that completely blew me away... nail on the head type stuff...

i'll never tire of it

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Re: How did you discover UD?

Post  obie on Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:01 pm

Heard "A Little Samba" on JJJ (ah, how I miss triple J!), tracked down this Ugly Duckling mob, and thus a love affair began...and continues!

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Digital TV

Post  emune on Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:29 am

I heard "Down the Road" on the Hip Hop station on digital TV. Been a UD fan ever since.

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Re: How did you discover UD?

Post  Bru on Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:58 pm

Noob here, first post.

A few years ago I was scrolling through the friends list of PUTS, Time Machine or another group's MySpace looking for fresh sounds and stumbled across UD. One of the first things I saw was the Smack video, and since then I've been hooked and bought every album off of iTunes.

Side bar: I want to do my part to support these guys so does anyone know which vendor profits the group the most?

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Post  turntablist on Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:07 pm

I'm liking you post Bru! good question, not sure but soon enough I hope the UD shop will be up soon, that will be guaranteed to be the best for them, right Dizzy?

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Post  dizzy dustin on Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:34 pm

Thanks for sliding thru bru. The store should be up asap. I'm told that we'll have something for every occasion. Birthdays, Christmas, New Years, Valentines Day, 4th of July and so on.

As far as what outlet to buy from? Wherever UD is sold! Thanks for the support and stay tuned for the Grand Opening of the UD STORE..

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Post  pipehitterz on Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:35 am

dizzy dustin wrote:Thanks for sliding thru bru. The store should be up asap. I'm told that we'll have something for every occasion. Birthdays, Christmas, New Years, Valentines Day, 4th of July and so on.

As far as what outlet to buy from? Wherever UD is sold! Thanks for the support and stay tuned for the Grand Opening of the UD STORE..
oo oo ooooo im sooo excited

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Post  Bru on Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:41 pm

Niiiiiiiice

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Re: How did you discover UD?

Post  Jam on Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:47 pm

What's up Bru, welcome to the fam What a Face

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Post  turntablist on Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:31 am

pipehitterz wrote:oo oo ooooo im sooo excited

Cosign Smile I can't wait to see what I can buy! Very Happy

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Re: How did you discover UD?

Post  Blondegal on Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:54 pm

My friend had Journey to Anywhere on at a BBQ. I was pretty much a fan straight away. Perfect BBQ album!

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Re: How did you discover UD?

Post  obie on Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:03 pm

Blondegal wrote:My friend had Journey to Anywhere on at a BBQ. I was pretty much a fan straight away. Perfect BBQ album!

Hang on...BBQ....UD....BBQ....new UD store.....doing the sums here....

Might I suggest UD aprons, or to be even more specific - Meatshake aprons? I'd buy one, or more if it was close to Christmas.

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Post  turntablist on Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:24 pm

obie wrote:
Blondegal wrote:My friend had Journey to Anywhere on at a BBQ. I was pretty much a fan straight away. Perfect BBQ album!

Hang on...BBQ....UD....BBQ....new UD store.....doing the sums here....

Might I suggest UD aprons, or to be even more specific - Meatshake aprons? I'd buy one, or more if it was close to Christmas.

As soon as I had read the word aprons I thought exactly the same!! Very Happy



Also the UD meatshake trucker hats would be awesome, wink wink.

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Re: How did you discover UD?

Post  obie on Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:08 pm

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

I'd forgotten about those! Nice "original" idea there Owen...anyway, sell them!

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Re: How did you discover UD?

Post  pipehitterz on Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:24 pm

you know that they had oven mitts too, how awesome to be rocking some u d kitchen wear lol

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Post  obie on Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:48 pm

I need the full set, pronto.

Maybe one of them could get their own range of Tefal pans and stuff, a la Jamie Oliver.

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Re: How did you discover UD?

Post  turntablist on Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:42 pm

obie wrote:Maybe one of them could get their own range of Tefal pans

If the spot doesn't show "turn it up!", sorry had to be done Wink

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Post  jack d on Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:26 pm

i saw the cd in the shop and lissent to it and it was so good ud rock

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