The Fringe

From: Toronto, ON, Canada

The Fringe were a popular folk-punk group out of the Toronto club scene. Their manager Bill Riley wanted the band to record an album, an EP and a 45 simultaneously, rushing the band into Sound Canada studios where they recorded 11 tracks to be put out as an album. In the end, just a promo-only EP was released, which is now highly sought-after among collectors. The Fringe did release two 45s (both in 1968) on the Quality label. Their second single features the fuzz-drenched “Plastic People” which made it to #74 on the local charts in February 1968.

Artist Info: Dreams, Fantasies & Nightmares – Vernon Joynson

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

From the 1967 single Quality 1899X

  • Token For Your Mind

From the 1968 single Quality 1908X

  • Plastic People