I recently worked on a music video for punk rock band “The Pagans.” Who are The Pagans? A group of heathen punk rock boys who hailed from Cleveland, Ohio in the early 80’s. Today, The Pagans are still around but the only remaining member from the original band is the lead singer- Mike Hudson.
The newer band members include Justin ‘Lizard Tongue’ Lack on drums, Johnny ‘Babyface’ Dzubak on guitar, Eric Michael ‘Ponyboy’ Schrader on bass and Ben ‘Womanizer’ Reagan on guitar. Fun fact: Richard Duguay, who played guitar on Guns N’ Roses’ “Spaghetti Incident” album, is featured playing lead guitar on The Pagans recording “Hopped Up,” which is the song you are about to hear.
So anyway while we’re talking about the newer band members, you should know that Schrader and Dzubak also play in another band together called “The Drama,” which is a moody rock band based out of Hollywood, CA. They are a really fun band to see live, because the lead singer Ashley pulls theatrical surprises including a possible ‘Jim Morrison flash.’ And since we’re talking about Eric Michael Schrader, you should also know that he Directed the music video I am getting ready to talk about!
The music video you are about to see is for The Pagans song “Hopped Up.” We shot it on location at The Art Of Charm School in Hollywood, CA. Schrader along with Kevin T. Miller did the bulk of the shooting. I shot some of the rooftop band performance scenes, did the casting and played the epitome of a groupie coke whore. Check out our other videos on The Enclave Hollywood page
I’d like to give a special thanks to team Clay Coker and Noelle Poulson for doing a fantastic job creating a rock n’ roll ‘night haze’ for the rooftop performance scene. And you know what, a big thanks to everyone who had a hand in working on this video. It couldn’t have been done without you! 🙂
The whole band is featured in the video along with lovely actresses Noelle Poulson, Suzy Williams and Annee Elizabeth. We also got handsome actors Clay Coker and Eric Bakey for the video as well.
Mike Hudson best describes “Hopped Up” as, “A song about a group of people, and one guy in particular, who are just pretty much out of control.” I say it’s, “Where a cool Hollywood band and fame whores unite!” Check it out: