Razorcake Podcast #501 with Tim Brooks, RIP Fred Cole

On Thursday November 9th 2017, we lost one of the shining lights of rock’n’roll. Mr Fred Cole. Fred started out in bands in the early ‘60s, finishing up with Pierced Arrows in the 2010s. Him and his wife are best known for the legendary band Dead Moon. A renegade who exemplified everything about the DIY spirit. Fred built his house from scratch, made his own guitars and pressed his own goddamn records. I haven’t been this affected by the death of someone outside my own family since John Peel died. I drove home after finding out about it with the missus, and we both cried all the way home. If you aren’t familiar: welcome to your new favorite band.

-Tim Brooks

Tracklisting:
Dead Moon, “It’s OK” from Crack in the System (Tombstone)
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Lollipop Shoppe, “You Must Be a Witch” from Just Color (Uni)
The Rats, “Kids Are Kids” from Intermittent Signals (Whizeagle)
Range Rats, “Over the Gun” from Range Rats (Mississippi)
Pierced Arrows, “In My Brain” from Straight to the Heart (Tombstone)
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Dead Moon, “Dead Moon Night” from Unknown Passage (Tombstone)
Dead Moon, “54/40 or Fight” from Unknown Passage (Tombstone)
Dead Moon, “Walking On My Grave” from Defiance (Tombstone)
Dead Moon, “Poor Born” from Crack in the System (Tombstone)
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Dead Moon, “Fire in the Western World” from Strange Pray Tell (Music Maniac)
Dead Moon, “A Fix on You” from Stranded In The Mystery Zone (Tombstone)
Dead Moon, “Not the Only One” from Defiance (Tombstone)
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Dead Moon, “Kicked Out/Kicked In” from Defiance (Tombstone)
Dead Moon, “Dagger Moon” from Defiance (Tombstone)
Dead Moon, “Don’t Burn the Fires” from In the Graveyard (Tombstone)
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Dead Moon, “These Times with You” from Trash and Burn (Empty)

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