Rocket from Russia Episode May 2, 2013

Rocket From Russia goes all the way Russian

10:00am - 11:00am

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Originally, the plan for this episode was to play my interview with Erik Petersen of Mischief Brew, but unfortunately the band was denied at the border and had to cancel their show along with our interview. I found that out last night and I was pretty limited in time to prepare for this episode, because it usually takes me at least 4-5 hours to prepare for a new episode.

I was thinking what should I prepare for this episode and decided to do a show with an international feel. And then I asked myself, what international punk rock scene do I know the best? And obviously, it’s Russian punk scene. Being brought up in Russia, going to shows, buying tapes, playing shows, I know quite a bit about Russian punk scene. First it sounded like a simple idea, but it ended up being quite a challenge, because I just couldn't fit all the bands which I felt important to play in this episode. So just to set the stage, I missed a lot of important Russian/Soviet punk bands, but it’s impossible to cover the whole scene in one hour episode.

The main goal of this episode is to show diversity of the Soviet/Russian punk scene, different time periods and play some of my favorite songs.

Not sure if that was interesting for the listeners of the show. I hope it was! Let me know if you liked any of those bands. It's not that easy for non-russian speaking fans to find music by some of those bands. Feel free to email me at and I will be happy to tell you more about those bands and send you some music.