Best Of 2LP-Set Remastered from the Original Tapes Plus 300-Page Book with Band Contributions, Illustrated Discography, Song Lyrics, Photos & Ephemeral
Dead Moon were a DIY band, active for nearly two decades. Singer/guitarist Fred Cole began his music career as "Deep Soul Cole – the white Stevie Wonder," in the early-60s then joined the psychedelic garage rock band the Lollipop Shoppe/The Weeds. In the 70's and early 80's Fred and Toody Cole played in various punk, country and hard rock bands. In the late-80's, they formed Dead Moon with Andrew Loomis. The band went on to become mythic and legendary. They lived by a DIY code built around superstitions and avoidance of conventional music industry pitfalls. Their story is completely unique amongst the pantheon of rock bands – a group who never sold out, never gave in and built a legacy of art and community piece by piece in a sustainable way almost unheard.
This essential 300-page Dead Moon book is a tribute to their unique aesthetic, unbelievable twisted path of a story, and roll as pioneers of the Portland, OR music scene. It tells the entire Dead Moon saga in the words of the band itself. Just the voices of Fred, Toody and Andrew. It includes a complete illustrated discography of everything Fred, Toody and Andrew have released, song lyrics, and tons of band photos, flyers, and weird ephemeral stuff. Lots of it has never been seen by the greater public before. Accompanying the book is 2LP worth of the "best of" Dead Moon – lovingly remastered from the original tapes. It's all packaged in ultra deluxe 12.5 x 12.5 die-cut faux-leather and cloth book binding.
• 2LP-set contains Dead Moon greatest hits collection completely remastered from the original tapes
• 300 pages, full color with tons of unseen photos and ephemera
• Ultra deluxe 12.5 x 12.5 die-cut faux-leather and cloth book binding