TUE, AUG 8, 2006 at 11:24 AM

S E P T E M B E R 12 - DEAD MOON - Echoes of the Past (2xCD)

Clackamas, Oregon’s Dead Moon are truly one of the most independent and revered Northwest underground bands of all time. With Fred Cole on guitar and vocals, his wife Toody on bass and vocals, and the nearly indefatigable Andrew Loomis on drums (“nearly” because he’s rumored to have passed out on stage from exhaustion…), Dead Moon have been churning out their own indescribable brand of rock and roll for nearly 20 years now (and Fred’s career spans back another 20+ years before that). And they have yet to slow down. Proof of the band’s potency can be witnessed at any stop along one of their marathon tours of America and Europe. Their intensity and vitality are as unquestionable now as ever. Be warned: seeing Dead Moon live can be a life-altering experience that can quickly render at least half of your record collection useless and frivolous. The model of DIY self-sufficiency, Dead Moon have recorded almost all of their output themselves, released much of it on their own label (Tombstone Records, “Music Too Tough to Die”) and even cut their own masters (on the same disc cutter used for The Kingsmen’s all-timer “Louie Louie”). Echoes of the Past, is the best of Dead Moon as compiled by rock and roll legend and survivor Fred Cole, and we at Sub Pop are honored to be involved.


Posted by Harry Dean Hudson