Garage-rock couple Fred and Toody Cole started Dead Moon way back in ’87 (when they were already nearing 40), and their fierce DIY ethos, which was captured on the 2004 feature-length documentary, Unknown Passage: The Dead Moon Story, has sustained them ever since. Now the flick has dropped on DVD, and it’s more than just a rock’n’roll love story. The video follows the reclusive pair at home and on the road, as they hold down their record label and play various gigs. And though the band have remained relatively obscure in the U.S., they’ve achieved popularity throughout Europe, and one fan in the documentary even traces the “movement of American musical culture from folk rock into hard rock” through them.
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