It Was a Very Good Year: The Local 518 Rock Reunions

Silver Chicken in the late 1970's

Silver Chicken in the late 1970′s

Dirty Face…
The Plague…
Badge…
The Lawn Sausages…
The Disenchanted…
Urban Gumbo…
Subduing Mara…
Lumpen Proles…
Can’t Say…

Band names we haven’t heard from in a long time – some quite a bit longer than others. But one after another, a wide variety of vintage Local 518 rock bands got the old itch once again in 2013, stepping back into the spotlight to give long-time fans and old-timers another blast of Capital Region rock and roll nostalgia.

Call it reunion fever…

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Perhaps the most intriguing and rewarding of the area rock reunions was Silver Chicken, the 1970s country-rockers from Delmar, who gathered together for a one-weekend-only reunion at the Parting Glass in Saratoga Springs. They took the stage for the first time in more than 35 years, playing four shows in May. The reunion was all the more timely considering that the band’s frontman Jim Fish suffered a stroke on his way to the reunion from his current home in Oklahoma – but he sounded as good as ever.

Not only did the old band – featuring Rick Bedrosian, Todd Nelson, Ted Were and Mark Foster, in addition to Fish – get back together again, but Storm Ride, an album’s worth of vintage previously unreleased recording finally saw the light of day as well.

ALSO READ:
LIVE: Silver Chicken @ the Parting Glass, 5/4/13
What the Cluck?!? Silver Chicken Is Back? Oh Yeah!

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