Donald et les Aristos- "Pourquoi / Les Fleurs De Mandarine"

Formed in 1963 and part of the burgeoning Quebecois garage scene of that time, Donald et les Aristos carved out a nice string of singles until disbanding in 1968.  They went through a few name changes (Les Aristos, The Aristocrats, Motions) but consistently released catchy rock music heavily influenced by the British Invasion. They were contemporaries of other St. Hyacinthe bands like Les Hou-Lops & Les Sultans

Both tracks on this stellar 7" remind me a lot of early Beatles, The Dave Clark Five and the like.  "Les Fleurs De Mandarine" is especially hook-filled. 

Artist: Donald et les Artistos
Title: Pourquoi / Les Fleurs De Mandarine
Label: DSP
Matrix: DSP 8639
Year: 1968
Speed: 45
Size: 7"

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