Dead Moon - Dead Moon: The Book 2xLP+Book
Release Date: June 15th, 2018
Dead Moon were a DIY band, active for 19 years. Singer and guitarist Fred Cole was playing music since the early 1960s – beginning his career as "Deep Soul Cole - the white Stevie Wonder," then joining the psychedelic garage rock band the Lollipop Shoppe / The Weeds. In the '70s and early '80s Fred and Toody Cole played in various punk, country and hard rock bands. In the late 1980s, they formed Dead Moon with Andrew Loomis. This 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 of.
The book is a tribute to their unique aesthetic, unbelievable twisted path of a story, and role as pioneers of the Portland music scene. The book 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. The package also includes two LPs of the "best of" Dead Moon – lovingly remastered from the original tapes. First edition is ultra-deluxe, using great faux leather and cloth. Very sturdy construction. 12.5 x 12.5-inch cloth and leather bound hardcover 300-page full color art book. Die cuts embedded.