Mississippi Records MR-063
Great reissue of a major obscurity in the back catalogue of Fred and Toody Cole aka Dead Moon/The Rats et al. Range Rats were a post-punk country and western group that used a Roland drum machine, confusing timelines and genres so completely that it couldn’t really be anyone else. Fred Cole is one of the great rock vocalists and it’s a stone pleasure to hear that voice wrap ping itself around some downer country and outlaw balladry, all played with the primitive elan and feel for non-flashy rock/roll aesthetics of Dead Moon et al. From 1985. Recommended.