Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Hard Wired in Ljubljana
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Dead Moon is an exception to the rule. For most bands, a live album is a toss-off, either a hastily assembled package released as a stopgap until the next studio project or something shoveled under management's door as a h... more »
Dead Moon is an exception to the rule. For most bands, a live album is a toss-off, either a hastily assembled package released as a stopgap until the next studio project or something shoveled under management's door as a half-spirited contract fulfillment. For Dead Moon, a live album is like church on Christmas: an occasion for reverence and genuflection. Recorded somewhere in the Slovenia--in Europe Dead Moon are treated like living treasures--Hard Wired gives 20 songs that detonate with everything that is rock--a grizzled passion that can't be explained or faked. Check out the riffs spat through clenched teeth on "Goin' South," or Toody's gruff, sentimental vocal on "Cast Will Change." Elder statesman singer-guitarist Fred Cole switches back and forth from a Steve Marriott-like growl to some totally crazed yelping, all while Toody and Andrew flail away frantically in support. Sloppy? Yes, it certainly is. Pretty? Only in a bruised-heart sort of way, like on the surprisingly poignant "Somewhere Far Away" and "Running Out of Time," where Fred and Toody harmonize like an older, more weather-beaten John Doe and Exene. Dead Moon is like a classic muscle car that positively shreds the competition on a homogenous rock highway full of sissy, bland four-door sedans that were never built to last. --John Chandler
Real Rock N Roll
Eric P. Vanlom | Bend, Oregon | 01/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fred Cole has been around since he was the lead singer for the Lollipop Shoppe when he was 16 years old in 1966. Him and his wife Trudy formed the Rats in the mid 70's, some great well written punk music. I have a couple of the records. Then they did some country punk before it became popular. I have seen Fred and Trudy live a few times and they are great. Dead Moon has put out a bunch of stuff since the 70's, try to find the out of print stuff. have fun,EVL.. PS. The Rats and Dead Moon had a great impact in the NW with Punk and Country Punks."
Hard Wired gives a Glimpse of Live Dead Moon
Eric Guyer | Ashland, OR United States | 04/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is remarkable for really capturing a lot of what makes Dead Moon the best live show ever. Toodie's remarks about the WC, the band thanking the opening band - these are so indicative of Dead Moon. Song selection is excellent, the set list captures most everything from a standard Dead Moon Show. The mix works too, a bit scratchy at times, but its all there. The enhanced CD is fun, but I really want a full length concert-documentary on this band. Truly an inspiring group, and worthy of five stars. ..."