[GHOST OF PUNK PAST] In 1993, the year of this live
recording issued for the first time by Voodoo Doughnut’s boutique record
label, the grandparents of Portland punk would’ve been a spry 44
Fred Cole, the Portland punk legend most known as the frontman for Dead Moon, will undergo heart bypass surgery, according to an announcement on the Web site of his current project, Pierced Arrows.Here is the full message:“Our worst nightmare has come true. Over the last couple of weeks Fred has problems with his heart. We didn't want to make any decisions until the tests were all finished ...
Punk wasn't supposed to age well. It's music of and for adolescent rage, meant to burn out fast and leave behind a corpse still pudgy with baby fat. At least, that was the myth, before the original punks got old, and all that rage started to seem less like a product of youth than a means of clinging to it. Luckily for Fred and Toody Cole, by the time they started Dead Moon, in the late ...
The band that made Fred and Toody Cole Portland punk legends rises again—if just for one night.
Who’s going to tell Fred and Toody Cole they can’t smoke in here?
No one at Mississippi
Studios, certainly. Upstairs in the North Portland music venue’s green
room, the punk-rock power cou
A lost Portland punk outfit crawls out of the past for one last show.
Attempting to trace the history of Fred Cole’s musical
career is like mapping the human genome, only harder. He’s played in
approximately two zillion bands since the early 1960s, some of which