Sunday, July 13, 2008

More Hooters

I wonder how many people have googled "hooters" and found these blog entries?

Here they are again... this video is the original line-up of the Hooters from '82 before they incorporated the mandolins and were still pretty much a ska band. The tempo gets away from them a bit but what energy! You can see how much fun their shows were... everyone danced. The name "The Hooters" came from the use of the melodica, the little mouth blown keyboard that Rob Hyman is playing the solo on. Evidently that instrument was really popular in Jamaica back during the day.

1 comment:

Toni Ertl said...

I hope no-one searched google images for 'hooters' without safe search engaged.


I'd never thought ska had taken hold in the US, but that's prime stuff, although the lead guitar work never got any nearer to Jamaica than the western seaboard. Good stuff Roy.