Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rats, The - 1980 - The Rats LP (US)

Rats, The - 1980 - The Rats LP (US)
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pre-DEAD MOON band formed in 1979 by Fred Cole from the 1960s garage rock band The Lollipop Shoppe. Cole played guitar and sang, his wife Toody played bass and sang, and initially Rod Rat played drums. Their sound was a raw mix of punk rock and garage rock with occasional country touches.Mississippi Records is the first to reissue this pre-Dead Moon classic, originally released in 1980 on Whizeagle Records.Pretty much essential for Dead Moon fans, and if you don’t know Dead Moon, then I envy you because some of the worlds greatest Rock'n'Roll is just sitting there waiting for you.
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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks! This made my month. I've been looking for this for a long time.

kennyhel77 said...

Saw Dead Moon by accident with Beat Happening in Portland Oregon sometime in the '90s. Got in for free, had many beers and watched two great bands that night. There is something about Northwest bands that have some strange mystique.

kennyhel77 said...

Saw Dead Moon by accident with Beat Happening in Portland Oregon sometime in the '90s. Got in for free, had many beers and watched two great bands that night. There is something about Northwest bands that have some strange mystique.

Anonymous said...

Do you have THE RATS in a desperate red LP!? Been looking forever!

topper said...

Felipe.......there is a docu called "youre pay for this".it's about the unnatural axe. Tried to order this but no reply. do you have this one or know someone...?

Can u look around or so ?

thank you

isksp said...

first, i do have the "in a despered red" LP, post it shortly...

second, topper, don't have the doc about the unnatural axe, a hard one to find (even to buy), the only thing that i have is the trailler, that i'm sure you have already seen too, sorry to not help you out in this one

and thanks for all the comments

cheers!

Michelle said...

I've never made a request on a blog before, but I've been looking for Fred and Toody's country projects. I don't think they ever released anything as the Range Rats (though you can find it on their myspace), but there are supposed to be some Western Front releases. Do you happen to have them?
Thanks so much!

isksp said...

indeed, the range rats didn't released anything and the Western Front realeased two singles "Orygun / Clementine" and "Stampede / Looking Back At Me" both in 1985

but i'm afraid that i can't help you right now, i only have the clementine and stampede songs

but i'll keep looking for this ep's, and i'll post over here if i found it

topper said...

Oke thank you for youre reply Felipe

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Desperate red lp! Can't wait! This is a great blog to find these rare records! Nice work.

Sophie said...

i am a big fan of the rats but cant find the desperate red .... please post it up, PLEEASE. Many many many thanks.

isksp said...

already posted over here

http://isksp.blogspot.com/2009/02/rats-1983-in-desperate-red-lp-us.html

cheers!

Sophie said...

you've made me very happy ive been trying to get this for ages. many thanks

Jano said...

Could you posta again The Rats album, please.
I would thank you so much.
Great blog.

isksp said...

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