DEAD MOON - Dead Ahead (Music Maniac Records MMCD 073) Germany 2004 CD
item is still factory sealed, new, untouched
Dead Moon was an American punk rock band from 1987 to 2006, formed in Portland, Oregon, United States. Fronted by singer/guitarist Fred Cole, the band also included bassist Toody Cole, Fred's wife, and drummer Andrew Loomis. Veterans of Portland's independent rockscene, Dead Moon combined dark and lovelorn themes with punk and country musicinfluences into a stripped-down sound. Fred Cole engineered most of the band's recordings and mastered them on a mono lathe that was used for The Kingsmen's version of "Louie Louie". Their early records, such as In the Graveyard, were released on the Tombstone Records label, named for the musical equipment store Fred and Toody operated at the time. Soon they caught the attention of the German label Music Maniac Records, and toured Europe successfully. Not until the mid-nineties did they tour the United States. Much of their following was in Europe.