It’s Local 518 Thursday on Wext, September 9th

It’s Local 518 Thursday! Links are included for the artist/band and song featured on the WEXT Radio Local 518 Show so Nippertown readers can find out more about them, and support them 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 11:00 pm on WEXT Radio, the Local 518 Show playlist was put together while surfing my collection of shiny discs and a whale of a digital music library…
The Rough Shapes  – “Sunshine Inertia
Hasty Page  – “The Wire
Sara Devoe  – “Big Night
Russel the Leaf  – “You Should Really Own My Heart
Pony in the Pancake  – “Ocean Of Love
Ryder Cooley  & Dust Bowl Faeries  – “Tavern Song
Thanks!  – “Leave ‘er Johnny

The Attic Classic: As a young girl, Susan Yasinsky saw The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show. Three months later she got a guitar and began lessons at her local music shop in Hudson. George Harrison had made the biggest impression; she too wanted to be a lead guitarist. To play in a rock ‘n roll band looked to her like a pretty good job.

But first, some life had to happen – going to college, passing the NY Bar exam, becoming an FBI Special Agent. After being transferred from Boston to New York City for a special assignment, the allure of CBGB’s and the scene had her grab that guitar again, once and for all, and form a band.

While in Rochester during the 1990s, the movie “Pulp Fiction” was the catalyst for her forming an all-instrumental band, naming it The SurfTones.

By 1996 she was signed to Gee-Dee Music out of Hamburg Germany, the band name changed by the label to Susan & The SurfTones. Within the year, the band had released two CDs and toured Europe. Then Susan moved to Albany.

A new version of Susan & The SurfTones was formed, bringing in elements of garage rock and New Wave pop. Farfisa and Vox organist Kim13 and drummer Brian Goodman from 1313 Mockingbird Lane, along with former Eddie Angel (of Los Straitjackets fame) bassist Buck Malen were brought together and produced the 1998 record ‘Bitchin’.’

The Attic Classic is “Clam Digger,” a Susan SurfTone original (a version you can find HERE).
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