Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Hoodlums (1982-1987)



Dan Padgett - Bass
Andy Hooper - Vocals & Trombone
Eugene Flores - Vocals
Monica Casagrande - Saxaphone
Brooks Brown - Saxaphone
Alexi Petrohilos - Drums
Dov Osheroff - Guitar
Phil Miller - Guitar
Elise Hefti - Trumpet
Dick Glass - Keyboards
Jakob - Drums
Gary Kemp - Guitar

Got some help on the personnel, seems that a number of folks were in the Hoodlums at various points. Big thanks to Jennifer Gale for the Hoodlums poster at the top of this post, can't remember where I got the other pic, Jennifer was that you too?  I'm sure additional recordings of the band exist but this is all I've been able to unearth so far. I used to see The Hoodlums at the EMU Ballroom and the WOW Hall, even as a teenager I never understood how these guys weren't more popular than the Crazy 8's, love this band!


Venice Liberation Army


Andy Hooper - Vocals and trombone
Dov Osheroff - Guitar
Chris Higgins - Bass
Harris Thurmond - Guitar
Elise Hefty - Trumpet
Monica Cassagrande - Sax

Eric Moore - Harmonica
Glenn Bonney ? - Trombone

Big thanks to Tim Arnold for supplying the Venice Liberation Army track, a post-Hoodlums effort.


01. Shaved Ape


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The tape was recorded from the sound board so it's high quality, think this must have been from one of the shows where they opened for the Crazy 8's way back in '84. A guy named Ed that I think was the brother of the Go-Go's bassist gave me this tape and a cassette of the band's unreleased album (find that below) when he was working at Valley River Records about 28 years ago. I guess he was living in a house with some of the band members. Glad that he gave me a copy and glad that I'm a pack rat or this would be lost to the ages. Most of the song titles are guesses so help me out if you know better, thanks!

The Hoodlums - Live at the EMU Ballroom 1984


1. You and I (partial)

2. This Person
3. My Chiquita
4. Wouldn't You Like to Talk
5. Follow Your Heart (Pt 1)
6. Follow Your Heart (Pt 2)
7. Find My Heaven
8. Through My Eyes
9. Hold Them High
10. Talk To Me
11. What You Are
12. Five Characters
13. I'm Laying Down

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The Hoodlums were around in '84-'85 and played with the Crazy 8's a lot, too fast to be reggae, too slow to be ska. The Hoodlums neglected to release any material at the time. These recordings were for a planned LP that never materialized. 

The Hoodlums Unreleased LP
1. This Is Your Life
2. This Person
3. Through My Eyes
4. Follow Your Heart
5. You and I
6. My Chiquita
7. My Beach


11 comments:

  1. That bottom photo right is Alexi Petrohilos. There was of course also Dov, Andy, I thought I remember Gene as being Eugene - but maybe I'm mixing up the town/name. It's been a long time! Dick was also in the band. I think it's Dick Glass, but I could be mixing that up with the piano player as he played piano. He was Elli Petrohilos' boyfriend.

    I have a lot of photos of these guys as they were close friends. Including photos of them playing.

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  2. I just remembered I could check my journals of the time. Yes, it's Dick Glass, yes, it's Eugene.

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  3. Andy Hooper - Vocals
    Monica Casagrande - Saxophone
    Brooks Brown - Saxophone
    Alexi Petrohilos - Drums
    Dov Osheroff - Guitar
    Phil Miller - Guitar
    Elise Hefti - Trumpet
    Dick Glass - Keyboards
    Jakob - Drums (after Alexi left?)

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  4. Sorry, didn't explain. Those are some corrections and additions. Dan and Eugene were already correct.

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  5. Shaved Ape was actually recorded after the Hoodlums had broken up and also featured a few other folks. Eric Moore played the (really fucking amazing) harmonica solo, and I'm blanking on the trombone player's name. Maybe it was Glenn Bonney who also recorded with the Cherry Poppin Daddies on our four song demo.

    The first real show I ever played in Eugene was the one and only performance of "The Original Hoodlums" (maybe some sort of dig?) at the EMU Ballroom. That was with Monica and Elise, but I'm not totally sure they were in the Hoodlums before that. I think I can remember the lineup:

    Andy Hooper - Vocals and trombone
    Dov Osheroff - Guitar
    Chris Higgins - Bass
    Harris Thurmond - Guitar
    Elise Hefty - Trumpet
    Monica Cassagrande - Sax

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    1. In fact, Shaved Ape was recorded at my studio (such as it was). This is Matt Ostrow. I was the bass player of a band called the Porcupines who were in Eugene from 1982-84 (my friend Larry, one of the guitarists, posted something here as well).

      I would love to hear what some of the Hoodlums are up to--especially Dan, Dov, and Brooks (who I played with in another Eugene band called The Reason Why).

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  6. Oh I miss Dan Pudgett and Brooks Brown so much. I remember Brooks standing in the road with tanning goggles on acting like an alien making the cars stop.

    Jakob lived in Campbell Club.
    He'd stay up late and rant about how his first two years of college were like a repeat of high school in Germany.

    Lol.

    Memories.

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  7. Hey! Just saw this - I am Larry Hirshberg, and I was a founding member of The Porcupines, the band who opened for THe Hoodlums at The WOW Hall on 10/22..was it '83? We played in Eugene from the end of '82 until July of '84 I think. Did lots of shows with the Hoodlums. We played regularly at The Black Forest and Old Taylors, and there are tapes! When I get a chance I will see if i can send some stuff your way! Cheers! Nice to find this blog!

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  8. Jakob there is Jakob Greiner, a German percussion student at the U of O.

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  9. Jakob there is Jakob Greiner, a German percussion student at the U of O.

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