Fan Club – Jack Howard Player Profile
Profile of Jack Howard for fans.
Author: Loud and Clear Management, Jack Howard.
Date: March 1990.
Name: John Albert Howard.
Instrument: Trumpet, keyboards, backing vocals.
Joined Band: July ’81.
Previous Occupations: Teacher, storeman and packer, landscape gardener, Violet Crumble tester, submarine commander.
Other Activities/Hobbies: Athletics, football, old movies, cat lover, food, snooker, needlepoint.
Musical Influences: Tom Waits, Miles Davis, classical music of Debussy, Mahler and Stravinsky, Jason Donovan.
Favourite Hunter’s Songs:
Relief, Human Frailty
Hayley’s Doorstep, Jaws of Life
When The Truth Comes Calling, Payload EP
Lumps of Lead, Payload EP
Blind Eye, Ghost Nation
Favourite Hunters’ Tours/Gigs: Swedish tour 1988, American tour 1987, Old Greek Theatre shows November 1989, Selinas shows February 1990, St Kilda Festival 1987.
Practically anything by Tom Waits or Bruce Springsteen
Vince Jones – Trustworthy Little Sweethearts
Neneh Cherry – Raw Like Sushi
Miles Davis – A Kind of Blue
Crowded House – Into Temptation
Paul Kelly – Careless
Neil Young – Decade “Wrecking Ball”
Jason Donovan picture disc.
Favourite Films: The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, Manhattan, Flying High, The Untouchables, Fatal Attraction, Mary Poppins, Benjy Saves Jason.
Handling Sin – Michael Malone
More Die of Heartbreak – Raymond Chandler
Soul Bellow – Raymond Chandler
Cousin Pons – Balzac
Sentimental Education – Flaubert
War and Peace – Jason Donovansky
Breakfast – Frootloops
Lunch – Something light (maybe two chickens)
Dunner – A lot
4 in the morning – Pizza
Favourite Places: St Kilda, the MCG, the Astor Theatre, Myer Foor Hall
Favourite Drink: Strong black coffee, fresh orange juice
Favourite Hem of Clothing: New Italian shows, ancient bomber jacket lost on last tour, white shirt stolen from laundromat, pork pie hat lost in Perth.
Favourite TV Show: Footy replay, Neighbours.
Favourite Footballer: Tony Lockett
Biggest Thrill: Meeting Jason
Car: HD Holden (rustbucket, last legs, they said it’d never make it, you call THAT a car?)
Hair Styled by: Simone’s of Elwood
What will you be doing in fifteen years? Featuring on “Lifestyles of the Not-Very-Rich and Relatively Unknown,” wearing a hearing aid.