The Key Studio Sessions: McRad - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Photo by John L. Langsford III

Every Sunday night, Y-Rock On XPN’s John Vettese brings a Philly band into the depths of the WXPN studios for an in-house interview and recording session. This week’s Key Studio Session was recorded in late August with skatepunk trio McRad—led by session musician, professional skateboarder, and all-around Philly legend Chuck Treece.

Backed by a fast, furious rhythm section—John Langsford on drums and Pat Brennan on bass—McRad ripped through a rapid-fire medley of jams, instrumentals, and covers piled so heavy we’re still sorting through them a week later. These three were favorites from the get-go: the reggae-tinged “No Mystery,” the the circle-pit bruiser “Be Your Friend,” and an amped-up rendition of Pink Floyd’s “Interstellar Overdrive.”—John Vettese

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