Blue Cheer fans will enjoy this.
I'd hesitate to call Radio Moscow a group, as it appears to be the work of one Parker Griggs, who performs everything but bass and slide guitar on the album (those parts were handled by Luke McDuff and The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, respectively). The 21-year old has a keen grasp on what makes a rock song classic, as the ten tracks on Radio Moscow's debut glide effortlessly through the late '60's/early '70's era of psychedelic blues. For fans of that style, Radio Moscow offers a feast worthy of gorging. "Frustrating Sound" slinks by with a boozy confidence, the instrumental "Like Skillet" is the bastard child of Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac and the Allman Brothers, and "Fuse" whomps like Blue Cheer's life depends on it. And that's just a sampling of the goodness within. Like Parchman Farm and Orange Sunshine, Radio Moscow doesn't really fit in a modern context. The band exists out of time. And like those two bands, Radio Moscow also manages to take a well worn style and make it its own. An astonishingly good debut. Recommended. - StonerRock.com
Posted by wino at Friday, June 01, 2007