Rose City Band :: Transmissions

It’s a bonus episode for you as we head into the weekend. Today on the show we’re joined by Ripley Johnson of Moon Duo, Wooden Shjips, and most recently, Rose City Band. Reviewing the latter’s excellent Earth Trip, an album of rural psychedelia, Aquarium Drunkard’s Tyler Wilcox praised Johnson’s zoned out guitar work, noting that his guitar “solos are always on point, often drifting into Garcia-like zones without ever slipping into pointless idolatry. He’s developed into a guitarist who rarely takes a wrong step, minimal, moody, and lovely.” Johnson joined us for a conversation about coming up in the punk and counter culture scene, his multiple bands, the influence of the Dead, and “the ultimate rock & roll statement” of ? and the Mysterians’ “96 Tears.” 

Transmissions :: Rose City Band

Transmissions is written, hosted, and produced by Jason Woodbury. Our audio is edited by Andrew Horton. Sarah Goldstein makes art for the show. Justin Gage is our executive producer. We’ll be back Wednesday with another new episode, featuring Rodrigo Amarante on his new album, Drama. Tune in wherever you get podcasts. If you dig Transmissions, leave us a rating and a review, it helps new people find the show.

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