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Albums Of The Week: Dead Moon | Going South

Instead of opening for Nirvana, the Oregan indie power-trio went to New Zealand and recorded this live album in front of 40 people. They definitely made the right choice.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Going South is an intense live document of criminally undreappreciate Oregon indie-punk power trio Dead Moon’s legendary 20-date first tour of New Zealand. An incendiary 22-song set recorded before an audience of about 40 people in Invercargill (which Keith Richards once dubbed “the arsehole of the world”), this is Dead Moon at their most savage — the way they were meant to be heard!

Surviving bassist Toody Cole recalled that the band had been invited to open for Nirvana that year, but one of singer-guitarist (and her husband) Fred Cole’s ironfast rules was “never cancel a gig you committed to for a better one.” So Dead Moon burned through New Zealand as planned.

Going South was recorded live at the Glengarry Tavern on Saturday Sept. 5 1992 and repressed for the second time in a small edition for Record Store Day Black Friday.”


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