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An American [[Swing]] / [[Ska]] band established out of Eugene, Oregon, in 1989.
 
An American [[Swing]] / [[Ska]] band established out of Eugene, Oregon, in 1989.
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They were formed by singer-songwriter Steve Perry and bassist Dan Schmid, the band has experienced numerous personnel changes over the course of their thirty year career, with only Perry, Schmid and trumpeter Dana Heitman currently remaining from the original founding line-up.
 
They were formed by singer-songwriter Steve Perry and bassist Dan Schmid, the band has experienced numerous personnel changes over the course of their thirty year career, with only Perry, Schmid and trumpeter Dana Heitman currently remaining from the original founding line-up.
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=Info=
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Following his high school graduation in 1981, Steve Perry left his hometown of Binghamton, New York, for Eugene, Oregon, to pursue track and field and a chemistry degree at the University of Oregon.
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A [[Punk]] [[Rock]] devotee since adolescence, Perry soon became engrossed in Eugene's underground music scene, where he eventually met and befriended musician and fellow University student Dan Schmid. Sharing similar musical ambitions and a mutual disinterest in school, the pair agreed to drop out of college together and start a band, forming the [[Punk]] trio "The Jazz Greats" in 1983, which evolved into the Paisley Underground-styled garage rock group Saint Huck, which lasted from 1984 to 1987
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As the rise of [[Grunge]] began to phase [[Punk]] and [[Hardcore]] out of the Northwest underground by the late 1980s, Perry set out to start a band that stood in defiant contrast to the shoegazing attitude of Alternative [[Rock]], showcasing high energy dance music and Zappa-esque theatricality in an attempt to create something that an audience would react to viscerally instead of passively.
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Recruiting a horn section led by alto saxophonist Brooks Brown, Perry and Schmid formed their latest band "Mr. Wiggles" – named so after a Parliament song – in November 1988, playing their first show in Springfield as part of a benefit concert for workers of the Nicolai door manufacturing plant, who were then engaged in a union strike.
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"My conception of punk", Perry told The Rocket, "was doing whatever the hell you wanted as long as it had vitality and wasn't overly stupid ... something exploratory and experimental", citing influence from genre-bending bands such as [[The Clash]] and the Meat Puppets. In their earliest incarnation, "Mr. Wiggles" played [[Punk]]-inflected [[Funk]] and [[Doul]] music, though Perry's songwriting soon grew to draw heavily from a newfound interest in [[Jazz]], [[Swing]] and [[Rhythm and Blues]], combining [[Punk]] [[Rock]] and [[Jazz]] arrangements in what Perry described was a desire to contemporize American roots music by infusing it with [[Punk]] energy and using modernist, socially aware lyricism.
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=Albums List=
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Ferociously Stoned (1990)
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Rapid City Muscle Car (1994)
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Kids on the Street (1996)
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Soul Caddy (2000)
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Susquehanna (2008)
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White Teeth, Black Thoughts (2013)
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Please Return the Evening (2014)
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The Boop-A-Doo (2016)
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Bigger Life (2019)
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=Members Name Check=
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*Steve Perry (MC Large Drink) – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (1989–present)
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*Dan Schmid (Dang Oulette) – bass (1989–1996, 1998–present)
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*Dana Heitman – trumpet (1989–present)
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*Willie Matheis – tenor saxophone, bari saxophone (2010–present)
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*Zak Johnson – lead guitar, banjo, backing vocals (2015–present)
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*Josh Hettwer – alto saxophone (2016–present)
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*Matt Hettwer – trombone, keyboards (2019–present)
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==Former Members==
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*Tim Arnold – drums (1989-1990)
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*James Gossard – lead guitar (1989–1990)
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*John Fohl – lead guitar (1990–1992)
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*James Phillips – tenor saxophone (1989–1992, 1996) (deceased, 1961–2011)
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*Brooks Brown – alto saxophone (1989–1994)
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*Adrian P. Baxter – tenor saxophone (1993–1996)
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*Adam Glogauer – drums (1996)
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*Sean Oldham – drums (1996)
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*Jason Palmer – drums (1996) (2009 – studio recordings)
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*Brian West – drums (1990–1996) (deceased, 1966 – 2018)
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*Chris Azorr – keyboards (1990–1997)
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*Rex Trimm – alto saxophone (1996–1997)
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*Hans Wagner – drums (1996–1997)
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*Naiya Cominos – bass (1995–1996)
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*Darren Cassidy – bass (1996–1998)
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*Johnny Goetchius – keyboards (1998–2000)
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*Ian Early – alto saxophone (1997–2006)
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*Tim Donahue – drums (1997–2008)
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*Sean Flannery – tenor saxophone (1996–2008)
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*Jesse Cloninger – tenor saxophone (2008–2010)
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*Jason Moss – guitar (1992–2010)
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*Dustin Lanker – keyboards, backing vocals (1997–1998, 2000–2012)
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*Kevin Congleton – drums (2008–2013)
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*Joe Manis – alto and baritone saxophones (2006–2013)
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*William Seiji Marsh – lead guitar, backing vocals (2010–2014)
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*Chris Ward – lead guitar, banjo, backing vocals (2014–2015)
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*Paul Owen – drums (2013–2017)
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*Andy Page – alto saxophone, clarinet (2013–2019)
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*Joe Freuen – trombone (2012–2019)
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=External Links=
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[https://www.daddies.com/ The Official Website]
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[http://www.facebook.com/CherryPoppinDaddies Facebook Page]
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[https://www.allmusic.com/artist/cherry-poppin-daddies-mn0000775588 All Music]

Revision as of 19:41, 28 July 2020

Intro

An American Swing / Ska band established out of Eugene, Oregon, in 1989.

They were formed by singer-songwriter Steve Perry and bassist Dan Schmid, the band has experienced numerous personnel changes over the course of their thirty year career, with only Perry, Schmid and trumpeter Dana Heitman currently remaining from the original founding line-up.

Info

Following his high school graduation in 1981, Steve Perry left his hometown of Binghamton, New York, for Eugene, Oregon, to pursue track and field and a chemistry degree at the University of Oregon.

A Punk Rock devotee since adolescence, Perry soon became engrossed in Eugene's underground music scene, where he eventually met and befriended musician and fellow University student Dan Schmid. Sharing similar musical ambitions and a mutual disinterest in school, the pair agreed to drop out of college together and start a band, forming the Punk trio "The Jazz Greats" in 1983, which evolved into the Paisley Underground-styled garage rock group Saint Huck, which lasted from 1984 to 1987

As the rise of Grunge began to phase Punk and Hardcore out of the Northwest underground by the late 1980s, Perry set out to start a band that stood in defiant contrast to the shoegazing attitude of Alternative Rock, showcasing high energy dance music and Zappa-esque theatricality in an attempt to create something that an audience would react to viscerally instead of passively.

Recruiting a horn section led by alto saxophonist Brooks Brown, Perry and Schmid formed their latest band "Mr. Wiggles" – named so after a Parliament song – in November 1988, playing their first show in Springfield as part of a benefit concert for workers of the Nicolai door manufacturing plant, who were then engaged in a union strike.

"My conception of punk", Perry told The Rocket, "was doing whatever the hell you wanted as long as it had vitality and wasn't overly stupid ... something exploratory and experimental", citing influence from genre-bending bands such as The Clash and the Meat Puppets. In their earliest incarnation, "Mr. Wiggles" played Punk-inflected Funk and Doul music, though Perry's songwriting soon grew to draw heavily from a newfound interest in Jazz, Swing and Rhythm and Blues, combining Punk Rock and Jazz arrangements in what Perry described was a desire to contemporize American roots music by infusing it with Punk energy and using modernist, socially aware lyricism.

Albums List

Ferociously Stoned (1990)

Rapid City Muscle Car (1994)

Kids on the Street (1996)

Soul Caddy (2000)

Susquehanna (2008)

White Teeth, Black Thoughts (2013)

Please Return the Evening (2014)

The Boop-A-Doo (2016)

Bigger Life (2019)

Members Name Check

  • Steve Perry (MC Large Drink) – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (1989–present)
  • Dan Schmid (Dang Oulette) – bass (1989–1996, 1998–present)
  • Dana Heitman – trumpet (1989–present)
  • Willie Matheis – tenor saxophone, bari saxophone (2010–present)
  • Zak Johnson – lead guitar, banjo, backing vocals (2015–present)
  • Josh Hettwer – alto saxophone (2016–present)
  • Matt Hettwer – trombone, keyboards (2019–present)

Former Members

  • Tim Arnold – drums (1989-1990)
  • James Gossard – lead guitar (1989–1990)
  • John Fohl – lead guitar (1990–1992)
  • James Phillips – tenor saxophone (1989–1992, 1996) (deceased, 1961–2011)
  • Brooks Brown – alto saxophone (1989–1994)
  • Adrian P. Baxter – tenor saxophone (1993–1996)
  • Adam Glogauer – drums (1996)
  • Sean Oldham – drums (1996)
  • Jason Palmer – drums (1996) (2009 – studio recordings)
  • Brian West – drums (1990–1996) (deceased, 1966 – 2018)
  • Chris Azorr – keyboards (1990–1997)
  • Rex Trimm – alto saxophone (1996–1997)
  • Hans Wagner – drums (1996–1997)
  • Naiya Cominos – bass (1995–1996)
  • Darren Cassidy – bass (1996–1998)
  • Johnny Goetchius – keyboards (1998–2000)
  • Ian Early – alto saxophone (1997–2006)
  • Tim Donahue – drums (1997–2008)
  • Sean Flannery – tenor saxophone (1996–2008)
  • Jesse Cloninger – tenor saxophone (2008–2010)
  • Jason Moss – guitar (1992–2010)
  • Dustin Lanker – keyboards, backing vocals (1997–1998, 2000–2012)
  • Kevin Congleton – drums (2008–2013)
  • Joe Manis – alto and baritone saxophones (2006–2013)
  • William Seiji Marsh – lead guitar, backing vocals (2010–2014)
  • Chris Ward – lead guitar, banjo, backing vocals (2014–2015)
  • Paul Owen – drums (2013–2017)
  • Andy Page – alto saxophone, clarinet (2013–2019)
  • Joe Freuen – trombone (2012–2019)

External Links

The Official Website

Facebook Page

All Music