Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Dead Moon - "Echoes of the Past" (2xCD, Sub Pop - 2006)

I woke myself up today to the sad news of Andrew Loomis departure. Dead Moon for us the few rock & roll infected here in Greece were and still are something special and something different. We knew and we cared about them when nobody else gave a shit around the world and I'm fuckin' proud for it. I mean, even the fuckin' local Metal Hammer back then, gave them coverage... 

I've seen them play live always with the same set-up (all three placed together in the same row right in front of the stage), from small venues to open air festivals luckily many-many times. And Andrew was always in the middle of Fred and Toody and you knew that the show was about to begin when this old Jack Daniels bottle full of melted candle on the drum kit, was catching fire again. He used to shoot beer on the drumskins quite often too, such a show off, he-he...

Dead Moon were the last true and pure garage punk outfit. Not garage rock. Fuck it, this is punk Forget all the lame ass retro shit bands full of squares in paisley shirts and beatle boots. They were crude, they recorded themselves even cruder and they pressed (themselves again) their own vinyls (CD? wtf are you talkin' about man?!) on the same ancient lathe that The Kingsmen cut "Louie Louie". I have always been fascinated by this tale but it was their dark (and I mean, DARK) rock & roll approach that made me a longtime fan. And their privitism. Man, they were cavemen enough to annoy even Tim Warren, but hey no surprise we're talkin' about a Fred Cole leading gang, remember? And they reminded the whole world that you didn't have to be a straight edge hardcore punk loyal to be a "D.I.Y." pioneer as well. And they stayed that way, way too long to have any right to call themselves "indie", but never cared much about it. But there's I guess where lies the difference between a way of life and a trend...

Anyway, this one here is a perfect example of what a perfect compilation is. I still feel strange looking at the label logo though but the guys over Sub Pop let wisely Fred Cole himself to pick up the material so no further questions about the quality I suppose. 

R.I.P. Andrew. Sex Murder Art...


  1. FLAC:

  2. Sorry to hear the sad news about Andrew Loomis. Shit man! I always loved Fred Cole's bands and especially dead moon, the real stuff... Well, thanks for your post & take care.

  3. Yeah Dee Dee, I thought he was winning the battle... You too my friend.

  4. Dear lord, man - hate to complain, but what is this spyware-infested crap? Just use zippy share or

  5. Really well said Mihaleez!!

    Straight from the heart, just like its always meant to be.

  6. Sad news! Saw them lotsa times here in germany and everytime it was big fun.
    Thx for the upload!

  7. Unfortunatly I have to agree with Billy K. Netkups sucks major ass. Since I firstly tried to get The Unrough Power Comp, on every Upload from Netkups I've got the same error, being not able to download any of your files.......

  8. Thanks!
    ps: no problem with Netkups.
    K u the good work

  9. Hi, any chance for a reupload of the great Dead Moon ?

  10. From one who once lived with Andrew, if he knew your name, he considered you a friend. I've known a lot of people, not as many as Andrew, but I can say this, I have never once ever heard anyone say an unkind word about that man, and in the music game, as long as he was, as many places as he has been, C'mon, that is just unheard of. Hell, I even said something unklind about myself today. Im sure you know if you are reading this, but just in case, the band put out a book funded through Kickstarter, all in their own words, no bloodclots editing them, its called, well, Dead Moon - The Book. About as cool as you can get. Also Freddy had to shed a tattoo'd tear when when this little place in NYC put on a retrospective of Dead Moon and even had one of his guitars hannging on their walls, just a tiny little known space, goes by the short form name of MOMA. I'll say it, THATS F'KOOL! Ill add you curate this space aboust as well as they do theirs, so:
    KUDOS WtS! from Thee Most High, TheeRev.LouCifer
    Recently released after after 30 years, The Boy Wonders, Andrew's first band, and one helluva good time when the three hit the stage, look for it buy it love it share it.

  11. Hi!

    I know this is an old post, but you got me super curious about Tim warren being annoyed with dead moon :) what’s the story?

    Love them both!

    Best wishes, David