It’s Local 518 Thursday on WEXT! March 31st

It’s Local 518 Thursday! Click on the artist/band and song featured on the WEXT Radio Local 518 Show to find out more about them, and support by listening to & purchasing the songs. Miss the show? Listen to it and previous ones at the WEXT Radio Local 518 Show webpage. Have music you want us to hear? Submission guidelines can be found at the webpage link too. Send us stuff!

Tonight at 11:00pm on WEXT Radio, there be a hard rocking 6-pack playlist featuring…
Playoffs. – “Aperol Spritz
Prince Daddy & the Hyena – “Curly Q
Fine Grain – “Calculate
Seize Atlantis – “Paradise Lost
The Erotics – “Ride It To Death
Frank Palangi – “Fire Of Love

The Attic Classic: In the early 1980’s hard rock was fracturing. New forms such as metal, thrash, punk and other combinations were hitting the airwaves; hair bands were popular on Mtv. Other sub-genres were starting to emerge, and the Capital District reflected the changes with new bands forming to follow the quickly changing rockscape.

Among those were CZAR, a five-man hard rock / heavy metal outfit that released a single in 1982 on Schenectady’s MCE Records. “Iron Curtain” b/w “Black Sunday” hammered the doom and dread of the Cold War with a driving rhythm, classic whammy-bar guitar and screaming vocals. Following that single release, the band had a song included on the 1983 ‘American Underground’ 3-record set which was also produced by MCE.

Late in 2021 RidingEasy Records, based in San Pedro CA and well known for their Brown Acid series of rare, lost and unreleased proto-metal and stoner rock singles from the 60s and 70s, released ‘Scrap Metal: Vol. 1.’ It collects ten of the lost and unknown heavy metal tracks they’d uncovered but didn’t fit into the series aesthetic, but felt must also be heard.

Included in that set is CZAR‘s “Iron Curtain” single, appearing on the Local 518 show as a rediscovered Attic Classic.

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