If you've never experienced this band, the ragged hooks and hardscrabble production won't prepare you for the depth of feeling they're able to ferment. Their sweaty roar can make the apocalypse seem like a fitting last call, as on "Fire in the Western World" or during Toody's lead-vocal swipe on the boisterous sing-along "Johnny's Got a Gun." If there's a classic Dead Moon tune, it's the desperate back-road racer, "54/40 or Fight," delivered here in a crunchy live take.
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