Picture this: Victor Frankenstein
enters his dark laboratory with a head full of acid, the DNA of heavy blues
based bands like Black Sabbath, Blue Cheer, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and the
twisted musical insanity of Captain Beefheart. The Monster that would emerge
from the electrified slab would be Radio Moscow and the tunes blasting from its
unholy fingertips would be this album.
Over the course of two records
(their self-titled debut and their superb stoner rock knockout Brain Cycles), Parker Griggs and Zach Anderson
have forged a tripped-out landscape that has taken them to mainstream, if not hipster,
appeal. The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz firmly feeds from the teat
of late sixties and seventies Nuggets comp forefathers, vocal effects
and hallucinogens dripping from the speakers and the psychedelic, heavy,
effects-driven guitar of Griggs will either win new converts to the Radio
Moscow love-in or make some super stoned fans very happy. Either way, the
platter’s a winner.
Eyes,” “Deep Down Below” DANNY