Out of the entire Razorcake crew, I am probably the least informed on Dead Moon. This I know: highly respected, long and hard working band, with roots from their early bands in the 1960s, who sells their records on their own label made on the same disc-cutter that created “Louie, Louie.” Knowing that their music has lasted through many bands through two decades and as Dead Moon over two more decades, gives me some insight into the songs here, hand picked by singer-guitarist Fred Cole as a greatest hits or a survey of the band. It’s a great place to start, loaded with a whopping fifty songs. The Moon seems to come from the blues end of rock, harvested from the porch still. This double CD hits lots of references from ‘60s blues and pop, ‘70s fuzz and mood, ‘80s dirt—wait, maybe everyone else was influenced by Dead Moon…. Now its clear.
–mike (Sub Pop)