This is a site where I will post reviews of CDs, DVDs, LPs, and concerts. I have been writing music reviews on and off for the last 27 years. I ran a heavy metal fanzine from 1984-1988 called Metal Madness and have been a staff writer for Aural Innovations for many years. I have also contributed to Chrohinga Well (RIP), Bad Acid (RIP), Lowcut (RIP), Roadburn and a number of other zines as well.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Radio Moscow- 3&3 Quarters (Alive Natural Sound 0129-1)
These are the very first Radio Moscow recordings made in Parker Griggs basement studio in 2003. He plays all the instruments. This was originally released in 2004 to a very limited audience. Parker was just out of high school and 18 when this material was recorded and he has a very nice little write up on the back of the record about his life during these years and what influenced the making of this record. It is mostly pretty high energy garage rock with a slight bluesy edge at times and a more punky snotty singing style than he would later develop. You can really feel the raw power and energy on tracks like Here I Come as he really pours 100% into all these tracks.