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

2021-01-18
Asia Minor Third Album on the Way – On January 29, AMS records will be releasing the long-awaited third album by classic Turkish-French band Asia Minor. Released last year in Japan, this will be the widespread debut of Points of Libration. The album features original members Setrak Bakirel (vocals, guitar) and Eril Tekeli (flute, guitar). » Read more

2020-12-09
Harold Budd RIP – Harold Budd, one of pre-eminent American composers of avant-garde and minimalism, has died of complications from the coronavirus. Budd came to prominence in the 70s, championed by Brian Eno on his Obscure Records label, with music that blended academic minimalism with electric jazz and electronic music. Much of Budd's best known work was done in collaboration with other artists, including Eno, Daniel Lanois, Robin Guthrie, Andy Partridge, John Foxx, Jah Wobble, and many others. » Read more

2020-11-20
25 Views of Worthing Finally Gets Released – A while ago, we wrote about the discovery of a "long lost" Canterbury-style gem by a band called 25 Views of Worthing. And now we're pleased to find out that Wind Waker Records has released their music on an LP. » Read more

2020-10-14
Audion Is Back in Business – Our esteemed colleague Alan Freeman has restarted Audion Magazine after a seven year hiatus. The new incarnation is available online on their Bandcamp site. Audion's history goes back to 1984, and included 58 issues up to 2013. Issue #59 is available now, and #60 is in the works. » Read more

2020-10-06
Romantic Warriors IV – Krautrock (Part 2) Is in the Works – Zeitgeist Media, the people who have brought us the great series of documentary films chronicling the history of progressive rock, are working on the second installment of their examination of German music. Krautrock 2 will focus on artists from Münich such as Guru Guru, Amon Düül II, Xhol Caravan, Kraan, Witthüser & Westrupp, and Popol Vuh. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Danielson - Ships – An erstwhile aberrant choir of miscreants, stumbling over themselves to get their operatic avant-garde leaning message out, might seem daunting at first. Sure, initially there will be a short sharp...  (2007) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues