Tricky Woo performing live in 2005
|Origin||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Genres||garage punk, garage rock revival, hard rock|
|Ultraviolet Booze Catastrophe, Soft Canyon, Mongrels, Public Animal, American Lips|
Tricky Woo was a Canadian garage punk band, based in Montreal, Quebec. The band consisted of vocalist and guitarist Andrew Dickson, guitarist Adrian Popovich, bass guitarist Eric Larock and drummer Patrick Conan. Tricky Woo released music on Sonic Unyon, Estrus Records, TeePee Records, Triple X Records, Mag Wheel, Yeah Right! Records and Last Gang.
According to Julian Cope's Head Heritage site: "Unfortunately, the band became the victim of bad timing. They were doing pure unadulterated MC5/Stooges style rock a few years before the press in the U.K. gave attention to bands like The Datsuns and The Hives in the early 2000's."
Originally formed in 1996 by Andrew Dickson, Sasha Roiz (drums) and Jon Fazakerley (bass), the band released their debut album Rock and Roll Music, Part 1 in 1997 on VICE Magazine's SSG Records. Adrian 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 left the band in 2000, and the band released the more hard rock-oriented 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.
A compilation of b-sides and rarities titled "The Children Of" was released on yellow vinyl by Yeah Right! Records in 2015.
Was at one time the drummer for the indie-rock band Tricky Woo, based in Montreal.