It’s Local 518 Thursday on WEXT! August 10th
It’s Local 518 Thursday! At 11:00pm, tune in WEXT Radio at 97.7 and 106.1 FM, at 89.1’s HD2 station, via online stream at www.wextradio.org or by using the free app for iOS and Android devices. You can also ask Siri and Alexa to “play WEXT Radio” too!
If you like to rock out, then I’ve got just what you need…
The Grandstand Jockeys – “Change“
Merci Van – “Oppenheimer“
Small Ghosts – “Oh, I Know“
Sandy McKnight & the Idea – “Something Better” (from ‘Band Boy‘ movie)
BattleaXXX – “Love Love“
Ferriday – “All Roads“
Immune Friction – “Theory On Design“
The Attic Classic: The story begins in Schenectady at the Vibra Sound studio and label, which was started sometime in 1966. Local bands would make use of these small independent companies in a form of “pay to play” – meaning that the bands would pay for the use of the studio and staff to record and stamp out a 45 single, most times in hope of being discovered and signed to a larger record company.
One such band of teenagers out of Mechanicville was DELIRIUM, recording two songs – “I Need Your Lovin” b/w “Never Comin Home” – and releasing them in 1967 on the Vibra label. As you might expect, the record is rare and hard to come by. Fortunately, “Hey Greasy! presents…“, a music and entertainment alliance based in Troy, put together ‘Upstate Underground Vol. 1,’ a compilation tape & companion ‘zine featuring eleven rare psychedelic and garage rock songs and bands from the time period of 1964 to 1968.
The compilation includes the Attic Classic, Delirium with “Never Comin Home” from their 1967 single on the Vibra label.
Within the playlist, 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!