Edward Davis Wood, Jr. (October 10, 1924 â€“ December 10, 1978), better known as Ed Wood was an American screenwriter, director, producer, actor, author, and editor, who often performed many of these functions simultaneously. In the 1950s, Wood made a number of cheap genre films, now enjoyed for their technical errors, unsophisticated special effects, large amounts of ill-fitting stock footage, idiosyncratic dialogue, eccentric casts and outlandish plot elements. Wood’s popularity waned soon after his biggest name star, Bela Lugosi, died, toward the end of his life, Wood made pornographic movies and wrote pulp crime, horror, and sex novels. Some of his most famous movies are “Glen or Glenda”, “Jail Bait”, “Bride of the Monster”, and “Plan 9 from Outer Space”.
In 2008, at Lille, France, Olivier Desmulliez – guitar, keyboard and samples & Thibault Doutriaux – drums started their project named Ed Wood Jr and released fastly their first self-titled EP, inspired by artists such as Don Caballero, Battles or bands like From Monument To Masses.
The eight tracks of “Ruban de MÃ¶bius” are a groovy juggling between garage rock sound bluesy themes and matchcore massacres, quite complex and technical themes, but played intensely and soulful. It’s interesting and very colourful, still, I believe an expressive and powerful vocalist would fit right in and add much more sense for their themes.
After heavy touring in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, UK and of course France, Ed Wood Jr releases its debut full length album, entitled “Ruban de MÃ¶bius”, on may 2010 and a second one should come this fall. Looking forward to hear it!