1) THE MOODS were a soul group from Philadelphia About their 45' "King Hustler": "The tune I bring you today is a very funky number by some Volcanos in transition. At some point after they recorded their Harthon 45s (the one with the funky b-sides), and the departure of Gene Faith to go solo, but before they would emerge as the Trammps, the gentlemen of the Volcanos would record two (and a half) 45s as the Moods. What information I have been able to find seems to place the 45s in question around 1970. The group released three 45s. The first – ‘Rainmaker’ b/w ‘Lady Rain’ came out on Wand in 1970. The one you see before you today, ‘King Hustler’ b/w ‘Hustling’ was released on the local Philly label (maybe one-off) Reddog that same year. The third – on Scepter – re-used ‘King Hustler’ on the a-side, placing it with a new flipside, ‘With a Woman’. ‘King Hustler’ is a great, hard-edged, Blaxploitation groover that is reminiscent of some of the heavier things the Temptations were laying down around the same time. The song – co-written by Sherman Marshall and Len Barry – features lyrics that reference Philadelphia’s famous South Street, and going to see ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ at the movies (!?). The group would reconvene as the Trammps two years later" Larry Grogan http://funky16corners.com/?p=4729 2) The Moods were a rock 'n' roll band hailing from Melbourne, Australia in the mid sixties. While never reaching great chart success, they recieved a great deal of attention through Go-Set, Australia's weekly pop culture 'bible', and were well established in the local mod scene during their short existence. The line-up consisted of John Livi (lead guitar), frontman Kevin Fraser, Peter Noss (bassist - later replaced by Ian Ferguson of Tony and the Shantells), Carl Savona (drums), and Mick Hamilton (rhythm guitar - who later went on to join The Vibrants).