Exposé Online banner

Radio Moscow — Live! In California
(Alive Natural Sound 0183, 2016, 2LP/CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2016-11-08

Live! In California Cover art

Radio Moscow is a power trio of guitar, bass, and drums originally from Iowa and now hailing from San Diego. Their new album is a live set recorded over two days with no overdubs in December 2015 pulling music from their five studio albums. Radio Moscow is Parker Griggs (guitar and vocals), Anthony Meier (bass), and Paul Marrone (drums), and they play a mashup of 60s and 70s garage-psych-rock music, many times showing a strong Jimi Hendrix influence. This disc kicks off in high gear and maintains the energy level throughout. The music is loud and raucous with Parker’s shouted and growling vocals. The blues rock songs are particularly outstanding with Parker’s searing and blistering guitar solos. When you make it to the fifth track, “250 Miles / Brain Cycles,” they slow things down a bit and the first half of the song is basically only Parker on guitar and then the tempo and sound change with more Hendrix-esque riffing. Another change of pace is track ten, “Deep Blue Sea,” that opens with only a drum beat leading into another cool blues rock tune. “Rancho Tahoma Airport” is a high energy song that is a true crowd pleaser. And what was true for the 60s/70s, no performance is complete without an extended drum solo, and we are treated to Paul’s on “No Good Woman.” Radio Moscow has something to offer to today’s youth as well as those nostalgic for the heady testosterone rock of the 60s and 70s.


Filed under: New releases, 2016 releases

Related artist(s): Radio Moscow

Latest news

2020-01-15
Carlos Alvarado RIP – Carlos Alvarado, pioneering composer, multi-instrumentalist and pioneer of progressive rock and electronic experimental music in Mexico, passed away January 14th, 2020 at age 68 after a two year battle with cancer.  » Read more

2020-01-12
Wolfgang Dauner RIP – Pianist Wolfgang Dauner, one of the pioneers of both European free jazz and jazz rock, has died at the age of 84. With his own groups and with the United Jazz+Rock Ensemble, his playing and compositions were a prominent presence in European jazz from the mid-60s until just recently. » Read more

2020-01-12
Michael Allison RIP – Michael Allison, who since 1997 has been recording as Darshan Ambient, passed away on January 9th after a long and brave battle with cancer. He has been at at the forefront of the new ambient/electronic music scene, with over eighteen releases to his credit. » Read more

2020-01-10
Neil Peart RIP – One of rock music's defining drummers has died at the age of 67. Neil Peart's work with Rush provided one of the templates for percussion in rock, and he certainly ranks in the top ten most influential drummers of the 20th Century. Peart retired from playing in 2015 due to health issues, and succumbed to brain cancer on January 7, 2020. » Read more

2020-01-07
Joel Vandroogenbroeck RIP – Word has reached us of the death of Joel Vandroogenbroeck, best known as one of the founders of Brainticket, He also recorded electronic music under a variety of names. He was born August 25th, 1938 in Brussels, Belgium and died December 23, 2019 in Arlesheim, Switzerland, aged 81. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Earthling Society - Sci-Fi Hi-Fi – Fans of freewheeling psychedelic spacerock should take note. Sci-Fi Hi-Fi is Earthling Society’s second release for the 4zero label, and their fifth release overall since their formation in January...  (2010) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues