Fred Cole tribute on tonight's Drinking From Puddles

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Wed, 11/15/2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Fred Cole tribute on Drinking From Puddles for 11/15/2017
Bands and artists stop by the show to pay tribute to the NW legend with covers of Dead Moon and his other ensembles

   Oregon's and the world's music scene was dealt a major blow with the loss of one of it's most revered members.  Fred Cole, who had a 50+ year music career filled with the raging guitar and primal howl that for many of us was the epitome of great rock-n-roll. 
   A DIY pioneer who would start to record and cut his own bands' records (and for many others) completely outside of music industry influence or trends, always remained true to his audio-vision.  And that extended outside of the music as well. Along with his musical and personal lifetime partner Toody Cole, they set a example of authenticity for those to follow both on and off stage.
   Recently their most well known band Dead Moon, was officially recognized by the City Of Portland declaring that October 5th 2017 was "Dead Moon Night" in observence of their numerous contributions and standard setting.
One of Fred & Toody's prior bands The Rats were a staple of my first program at KBVR in Corvallis, and after arriving at KBOO I was honored to host them here with Dead Moon, The Pierced Arrows, the very limited The Rats reunion and as an acoustic duo. Normally I would tributize someone with their recorded music. But KBOO already aired two tremendous super well-informed Fred Cole specials. One hosted by Cole Discographer Eric Isaacson of Mississippi Records along with likely the world's biggest collector of Cole related music and artifacts Jay "DJ HWY 7" Martin and our own Program Director and Cole-Fanatic Erin Yanke (who did both) :

https://kboo.fm/media/61664-fred-cole-rip
https://kboo.fm/media/61668-rip-fred-cole

   Also Jay and well-known Portland musician Sean "The GhostTrain" Croghan have their own internet radio program called "Facing The Music" on houseofsound.org, and did a two-hour tribute here:
http://houseofsound.org/programs/67

Also a few programs back on "Dead Moon Night Eve" 10/04/2017 I played about a hour of Dead Moon in celebration:

https://kboo.fm/media/60892-dead-moon-night-eve-drinking-puddles-10042017

Plus I heard several tributes on another Portland non-commercial station the X-Ray on Nov. 10th and 11th. They also archive their programs:
https://xray.fm/ 
And there's more radio and internet tributes from all around the world, because no matter where they went, they made more than friends,...they made new family.
   So instead of doing the same, for tonight's DFP I reached out to any available performers from the City Of Portlands' Dead Moon Night, as well as others to stop by and play Fred Cole covers for us live-on-air. Confirmed as of this writing are The Ransom with guest vocalist Jerry A. of Poison Idea, Little Sue, The Lucky Thirteens, Magick Gardens, Lewi Longmire, Dr. Amazon and hopefully some more to come...

 

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    8:04
    Artist
    The Rats
    Song
    Nightline
    Album
    Intermittent Signals
    Label
    Mississippi Records
  • Time
    8:07
    Artist
    Deep Soul Cole
    Song
    Poverty Shack
    Album
    Sixties Rebellion comp
    Label
  • Time
    8:15
    Artist
    Little Sue
    Song
    Down The Road
    Album
    Live on Drinking From Puddles
    Label
    KBOO
  • Time
    8:20
    Artist
    Dead Moon
    Song
    Cast Will Change
    Album
    Crack in the System
    Label
    Tombstone Records
  • Time
    8:23
    Artist
    Dead Moon
    Song
    Running Out Of Time
    Album
    Nervous Sooner Changes
    Label
    Tombstone Records
  • Time
    8:27
    Artist
    Dead Moon
    Song
    Dead Moon Night
    Album
    In The Graveyard
    Label
    Tombstone Records
  • Time
    8:34
    Artist
    Lewi Longmire
    Song
    Don't Burn the Fires
    Album
    Live on Drinking From Puddles
    Label
    KBOO
  • Time
    8:41
    Artist
    Dead Moon
    Song
    Dagger Moon
    Album
    Defiance
    Label
    Tombstone Records
  • Time
    8:44
    Artist
    Dr Amazon
    Song
    Animal
    Album
    Live on Drinking From Puddles
    Label
    KBOO
  • Time
    8:48
    Artist
    Zipper
    Song
    Born Yesterday
    Album
    Zipper
    Label
    Whizeagle Records
  • Time
    8:52
    Artist
    Dead Moon
    Song
    Walking on My Grave
    Album
    Live on Drinking From Puddles
    Label
    KBOO
  • Time
    8:59
    Artist
    The Ransom with Jerry A.
    Song
    Psychedelic Nighmare
    Album
    Live on Drinking From Puddles
    Label
    KBOO
  • Time
    9:04
    Artist
    The Rats
    Song
    Defiance
    Album
    Intermittent Signals
    Label
    Mississippi Records
  • Time
    9:07
    Artist
    Pierced Arrows
    Song
    In My Brain
    Album
    Straight To The Heart
    Label
    Tombstone Records
  • Time
    9:10
    Artist
    Dead Moon
    Song
    I Hate the Blues
    Album
    In The Graveyard
    Label
    Tombstone Records
  • Time
    9:13
    Artist
    The Weeds
    Song
    It's Your Time
    Album
    It's Your Time / Little Girl 45
    Label
    Teenbeat Club
  • Time
    9:17
    Artist
    Magick Gardens
    Song
    Poor Born
    Album
    Live on Drinking From Puddles
    Label
    KBOO
  • Time
    9:20
    Artist
    The Weeds (aka The Lollipop Shoppe)
    Song
    You Must Be a Witch
    Album
    Just Colour
    Label
    Uni
  • Time
    9:23
    Artist
    Dead Moon
    Song
    Kicked out, Kicked In
    Album
    Defiance
    Label
    Tombstone Records
  • Time
    9:25
    Artist
    The Lucky Thirteens
    Song
    Spectacle
    Album
    Live On Drinking From Puddles
    Label
    KBOO
  • Time
    9:30
    Artist
    The Range Rats
    Song
    Blues Coming Down
    Album
    The Range Rats
    Label
    Mississippi Records
  • Time
    9:33
    Artist
    Pierced Arrows
    Song
    OnTheMove
    Album
    Descending Shadows
    Label
    Vice
  • Time
    9:36
    Artist
    Dead Moon
    Song
    It's o.k.
    Album
    Crack in the System
    Label
    Tombstone Records
  • Time
    9:39
    Artist
    The Rats
    Song
    Can't Stand Back
    Album
    In a Desperate Red
    Label
    Tombstone
  • Time
    9:43
    Artist
    Dead Moon
    Song
    54/40 or Fight (Live)
    Album
    Echoes Of The Past
    Label
    Sub Pop
  • Time
    9:48
    Artist
    Dead Moon
    Song
    Unknown Passage
    Album
    Crack in the System
    Label
    Tombstone Records
  • Time
    9:54
    Artist
    The Rats
    Song
    Daddy's in the Shadows
    Album
    Intermittent Signals
    Label
    Mississippi Records
  • Time
    9:56
    Artist
    Pierced Arrows
    Song
    Guns of Thunder
    Album
    Straight To The Heart
    Label
    Tombstone Records