Dead Moon - Defiance - New LP
Another essential from Moon, accurately titled 3rd album, #3 in the same amount of years, ripping into a version of "Milk Cow Blues" to open the proceedings (as The Kinks did with The Kink Kontroversy in 1965) and then launching into the nonstop onslaught of Cole originals. This was perfect timing to go commercial and cash in on the PNW grunge craze, and of course, Moon remains defiant as a raised fist, kicking over the cash register and kniving the heel into the concrete, keeping it coming from the gut, wrapping it around your throat and letting the barbs dig deep, pulling it taut until the blood surfaces, pushing the dagger into your heart, shoving you off and pulling you in, pushing you around and shaking your brain until your skull swells and you realize, oh this is what music sounds like when it's real as a clenched fist and raw as a bone. -- winch (green noise)
"Dead Moon's third album – bursting into the 90s with Defiance – a record that arrived when some fellow Pacific Northwest underground rockers were getting ready to be flung head first into the mainstream. DM remained defiantly underground, got gnarlier as they went on."