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Under Appreciated Band of the Week: Tricky Woo

Tricky Woo is a Canadian indie rock band, based in Montreal. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Andrew Dickson, guitarist Adrian Popovich, bass guitarist Alex Crowe and drummer Patrick Sayers.
The name of the band is taken from the name of a fictional pampered dog featured in James Herriot's best-selling autobiographical novel All Creatures Great and Small, which tracks the life of a country veterinarian in pre-war England. Originally formed in 1996 by Andrew Dickson, Sasha Roiz (drums) and Jon Fazakerli (bass), the band released their debut album Rock and Roll Music, Part 1 in 1997. Popovich soon joined on second guitar and Eric Larock took over bass duties for their follow up album The Enemy is Real. Pat Conan replaced Roiz on the drums for the band's critically acclaimed third album Sometimes I Cry.

Popovich subsequently left the band in 2000 , and the band released the album Les Sables Magiques in 2001 before breaking up in 2002. . The band members subsequently participated in a new project, Soft Canyon, which also included former members of Local Rabbits.

Dickson, Popovich and Larock reunited with new drummer Sayers in 2004 for a cross-Canada tour, and the band followed up with the new album First Blush in 2005 with Crowe replacing Larock.

Their 1999 album Sometimes I Cry was a nominee for Best Alternative Album at the Juno Awards of 2000. Their song "Easy" was featured in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "The Zeppo".

Rock and Roll Music, Part One (1997, CD, SSG Records)
The Enemy is Real (1998, CD, Sonic Unyon Records)
Ten Tons (1999, 7" EP, Grenadine Records)
Sometimes I Cry (CD, 1999, Sonic Unyon Records)
Tricky Woo (2000, 10" EP, Mag Wheel Records)
Les Sables Magiques (2001, CD, Sonic Unyon Records)

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Great great band!!

Listen to their album Sometimes I Cry here:

DCF - 4/27/2010, 4:12 PM


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newgoing - 4/28/2010, 9:19 PM
Thank you for giving major props to the Woo! Sometimes I Cry is one of my top 2 or 3 albums of all time by anybody, and I raved about it like a nutcase on my music blog
They did the "retro" thang first and better than Jet, Wolfmother and the other neo-retro bands on this album. Pure unbridled electricity
TheSonicAbyss - 9/6/2011, 8:46 PM

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