19 Mar 2007
The Hood revealed 
Not much is known about The Hood. They recorded material for the Salvation! movie soundtrack which appeared on the Factory Australasia-only FACT 182 album and also on the FAC 182 12" single. Both were released in 1987. The 12" single was also available as part of a 4x12" white label promo set in a custom-printed clear plastic sleeve (includes FAC 169, FAC 182, FAC 196 & FAC 197), and it was also available as a single white label test pressing.

John Hood fills Cerysmatic in with a few other details:

"The Hood was first with Sire, then PVC/JEM, Crepuscule, Factory and Giant/Dutch East. The FAC stuff was all for Salvation, including a 12" and the soundtrack, all of which were produced by Arthur Baker. The non-FAC stuff (Cooler Than Thou LP & 12" & Tough Guys Don't Dance 12") was all produced by Ivan Ivan, with contributions from Roli Mosimann, and a remix by John Robie. Anna Domino, the dame responsible for the name, sings on and covers Stand Apart."

Check out what The Hood is up to now with the following URLs:

thugsinatra.com
therealjohnhood.com
theviewfromherenow.blogspot.com

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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

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