The Rats :: In A Desperate Red

Fred and Toody Cole are predominantly cited for their contributions to the DIY aesthetic—and for good reason, considering how they were basically pressing records themselves in the woods outside Portland for many years—but there’s another aspect to their career that warrants celebration: the fact that they didn’t break through until middle age. Fred had just turned forty, and Toody was squarely staring at it, when the first Dead Moon record, In the Graveyard, was released in 1988—and even then, it wasn’t like . . .

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