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  • Type: Band
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Active: 1981, June - 1982
  • Number of gigs played: 7
  • Number of other acts played with: 4
Sceneroller, The Hedgehogs, Paul Carsola, Carl Rusk, Ron Silva, Ray Brandes
Hedgehogs photo from "Be My Friend" magazine: (l to r) Paul Carsola, Ray Brandes, Ron Silva, Carl Rusk
Hedgehogs business card (collection Ray Brandes)
About This Act

From Ray Brandes:

"Ron joined the Ideals at a Point Loma apartment party, and after a few days deliberation asked Carl and me to start a new band with him: the Hedgehogs. I would sing, while Ron would play guitar; Carl, bass; and Paul, drums.

"During the days we’d practice for hours on end at 2378 Presidio Drive, while at nights we’d drive around in Carl’s family Suburban, wander the streets of Mission Hills or hang out at Julio’s Mexican Restaurant — all the while clad in black leather vests, skinny ties and Beatle boots. Within two weeks we had mastered the Beatles’ entire Hamburg Star Club song list, and were well on our way to becoming an authentic beat group. Ron was veritable encyclopedia of Beatles trivia, and could play and sing any Beatles song Carl or I would suggest."


  • The Hedgehogs play “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry Over You”
  • The Hedgehogs play “Leave Me Be”
  • The Hedgehogs play “You Shouldn’t Be Sad”
  • The Hedgehogs play “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine”