Taking their name from a childhood slang term for a naked woman, the Barenaked Ladies are, in fact, five strapping lads from Scarborough, near Toronto, Canada. They were formed in 1988 by songwriters Steven Page (22 June 1970, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; guitar/vocals) and Ed Robertson (b. Lloyd Edward Elwyn Robertson, 25 October 1970, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; guitar/vocals) while they were students. The Buck Naked cassette was released the following year, before brothers Andy Creeggan (b. Andrew Burnett Creeggan, 4 July 1971, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; keyboards/percussion) and Jim Creeggan (b. James Raymond Creeggan, 12 February 1970, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; bass/keyboards) were added to the line-up. The Barenaked Lunch cassette followed in 1990 before Tyler Stewart (b. 21 September 1967, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; drums/percussion) joined up. The band set off on an intensive series of club dates; word of their prowess soon spread and their first...
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