Lex & The Hood are a couple of irrepressible boomer boys who have been playing music together since the early 1980s. Their first brush with stardust came in 1986 when "Do The Halley's Comet" - written and sung by Lex and produced by The Hood - received airplay nationwide and was featured (along with its dance) on the then-popular Joe Franklin TV Show. But as luck would have it, the comet fizzled and so did their record.
The duo went on to record a couple of albums as part of the Lex Ventura Band during the latter part of the decade. While one of the songs from that era - "Surfers From Space" - was something of a cult classic amongst astronophile slackers, their output was not enough to liberate them from their day jobs. Lex Ventura pursued a career in communications while secretly humming new song ideas in the stalls of various corporate mens' rooms. The Hood continued to play music with a number of other bands including Empty Suits, Raw Edge and Dirty Water Dogs while working in telecom sales.
Conventional married life was the focus for both of the boys for several years. But after dutifully changing diapers and preparing oatmeal for their emerging families, they got the hankering to get back to making music together. The advent of online music provided the perfect opportunity for their talents. In 1999, they produced and offered "Dotcom Christmas" which became an instant holiday hit that rose to the top ten charts at mp3.com.
That was followed up in 2000 with "Santa's On A Scooter" which also rose to the top 10 charts on mp3.com. Fueled with their success Lox & The Hood next tackled St Patrick's Day with "We're All Irish" for the corn beef and cabbage crowd. The other holiday tunes quickly followed and became the compiled CD "A Band For All Seasons." More songs and information can be found online at www.mp3.com/lexthehood. For further information on Lex & The Hood, please contact the duo via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lex Ventura - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Kazoo
The Hood - Background Vocals, Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Bass, Drums, Harmonica, Percussion, Penny Whistle, Fiddle, Slack Key Slide Guitar
Produced and Engineered by Tom Hood
Recorded at South Road Studios, Westhampton New York
Art Design by Richard Brooker
Singles Art by Lex Ventura
All Songs written by Lex & The Hood
All Songs published by Suitable Songs Inc.
Contact Lex & The Hood Fan Club at:
Cyberbands Records PO Box 1695 Quogue NY 11959
1. A Great New Year
2. I Saved This Dance
3. We're All Irish
4. Luck O' The Irish
5. Do The Bunny Hop
6. On Memorial Day
7. It's The 4th of July
8. This Labor Day
9. Here Comes Halloween
10. Trouble for the Turkeys
11. Santa's Elves Are Out On Strike
12. Christmas Days
13. Santa's On A Scooter This Year
14. Dot Com Christmas
15. The Next Holiday