Suburbs of Moscow

Song written by Ricky and Marty Wilde. Third track of the album Teases & Dares. The lyrics were written by Marty, who apparently visited the Russian city and was rather impressed by the moody atmosphere.

Live performances

'Suburbs of Moscow' was performed live during the Rage to Rock Tour in 1985, the German tour in December 1992 and the Hits Tour in 1994.

Kim about 'Suburbs of Moscow'

It's about the life of young people in Eastern Europe, being in a cultural conflict on a daily basis. They are living with a dictatorial regime, which doesn't leave any space for their personal development, but the jeans they wear show a bond with the Western world. (1)


Drums: Chris North
Fender Jazz Bass: Gary Twigg
'62 Fender Telecaster, Yamaha DX 7, Roland Jupiter 8, Synclavier II, Backing vocals: Ricki Wilde
Produced by Ricki Wilde and Marty Wilde.
Engineer: Nigel Mills with thanks to Stephen Stewart-Short and Pete Schwier.

Interview source

(1) Snapshot, Popcorn (Germany), November 1984