It’s Local 518 Thursday on WEXT, April 29th

It’s Local 518! Links included for the artist/band and song featured on the show so Nippertown readers can find out more about them, and support by listening to & purchasing the songs. A version of the following is posted on the Local 518 Facebook page. Miss the show? Listen to it and previous ones at the WEXT Radio Local 518 Show webpage.

Tonight at 11:00pm, WEXT Radio Local 518 Show host Andy Gregory is done with the showers, ready for the flowers, and shines a little sunlight on songs from his playlist for you to discover…
The Olson Brothers Band – “All My Life
Under The Den – “Let’s Go To Paris… (The World Ends)
Joe Mansman and The Midnight Revival Band – “Wild Woman
BattleaXXX – “Top Shelf Naughty
Sandy McKnight w/ Fernando Perdomo – “C’mon C’mon C’mon
Stella and the Reptilians – “iykyk (We Had It All)
Sydney Worthley – “Rose Colored Glasses

The local hard rock and heavy metal scene was really cranked up when our Attic Classic band put out their first album. Hailing from Schenectady, VISITOR’s self-titled debut came out in 1980, straddling the divide by combining organ fueled hard blues rock with heavy guitar riffs and sizzling leads. It would have been difficult to go to any rock club in the area without having seen them at least once. Or, going to see a favorite major touring band and having them as one of the opening acts.

Visitor had an EP, ‘4×5’ which came out in 1982 before the follow-up LP, titled ‘Take It,’ landed in record stores in 1983. It marked major line-up changes with a new lead singer, guitar and keyboard players, and drummer. Still, their brand of hook filled melodic rock and an energetic stage show kept them in the top echelon of great bands in a competitive scene.

The Attic Classic is the title track to that second LP, “Take It.”

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