Great TrAckin' Songs of the Renaissance*

 
  doyle Chief Commissioner

The Cure
Album: Boys Don't Cry 1980




https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s1oWf07FRCw

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  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
I was The Marquee on one of the night's that they recorded the live album this is taken from, back in 1980.

"You can imagine sitting Tulse Hill, can't ya?"



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWG81mdUaKA
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Here you go... worst song ever
**LISTEN AT OWN RISK, NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TAKEN WHATSOEVER **



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S_3vZYOYNYU
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Tracy Chapman
Album Tracy Chapman 1988





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2YRTGRLXW24
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Not a tain song but very very cool

Herbie Hancock  Cantaloupe Island
Album Empyrean Isles 1964




https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8B1oIXGX0Io
  doyle Chief Commissioner

The Specials
Salvation Train
Album Conquering Ruler 2001




https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iy3Wl2tWMZk
  doyle Chief Commissioner

The Specials
Gangsters
Album The Specials  1979
*not a train song*



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lgCZN1rU5co
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Jeff Buckley
Last Goodbye
Album, Grace 1994



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3MMXjunSx80
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Specially written for commuters on the Echuca line......



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJkxyh8-KVU

Don't mind some of his stuff, but generally not a fan of Bonamassa. A friend who lives at Moama shared the video on his FB page and I added the Echuca commuter comment Razz.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
I was The Marquee on one of the night's that they recorded the live album this is taken from, back in 1980.

"You can imagine sitting Tulse Hill, can't ya?"
bingley hall
That's a real eye opener Bing, I never really got into NbZ in the (mid to late) 80s, some of my mates were but I always thought they were a Mod revival band like Merton Parkas or Purple Hearts, I had no idea they were a blues based band (the band name should probably have given it away but I got into blues a bit later and had long stopped listening to revival bands by then)

Will have to have a listen to an album or 2 over the weekend, apparently they are still going around so who knows, they might tour Aus in 2022!!!
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville


Will have to have a listen to an album or 2 over the weekend, apparently they are still going around so who knows, they might tour Aus in 2022!!!
BrentonGolding

Yes - they still tour quite a bit and are quite popular in several European countries.

The two key members Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham also do semi-acoustic sets. I got to see them do one of these at St Pancras Old Church in London when I was over in the UK in October 2015, some 35 years after originally seeing them.

I noticed your earlier comments about The Jam. I was lucky enough to see them at the Croydon Greyhound pub in South London in 1977 just after the release of their 'In the City' single.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
I noticed your earlier comments about The Jam. I was lucky enough to see them at the Croydon Greyhound pub in South London in 1977 just after the release of their 'In the City' single.
bingley hall
OK, now you have my attention, totally jealous! This thread has already gone way off track so I might as well keep going and let the good times roll!

I never got to see The Jam live because a) I was just a little too young and b) they never came to Aus primarily because Weller HATED the idea of touring too far from home.

I was fortunate enough to see The Modfather live at The Forum in Melbourne around 10 years back when he surprised everyone (including some members of his band I think) by doing an encore that included Eton Rifles and That's Entertainment (he also smoked on stage in clear violation of Victorian law, bless him!)

And then just before Covid I saw From The Jam with Bruce Foxton at the old Hi Fi Bar in Swanston St (now called Max Watts or summit). It wasn't The Jam but it was the closest I have ever gotten to seeing them and it was BRILLIANT. Sad but true...
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Grateful Dead
Casey Jones
Album Workingman's Dead 1970



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_x2m6i4KFqg
  doyle Chief Commissioner

This is why The Smiths are so great
The Smiths
The Draize Train
Album Rank 1988





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ImPlMpVxiPY
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Bob Marley and the Wailers
Album Exodus 1977




https://m.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=HNBCVM4KbUM
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Bob Marley and the Wailers
Album Exodus 1977
doyle
Great song. I am a huge Bob Marley fan, know most of the words off by heart. Don't get what the TrAcking reference is though?!?!?!? Or are we just posting songs we like now? In which case I have about a million to post!?!?!?!?
  doyle Chief Commissioner

No reference really just cool music, anyway most of what ive posted are train music,.... I'll try to stick with train tracks.. Cool
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Rock Island Line  - This is a tricky one as it appears there were several versions dating back to the late 1920s. The first recorded version was by the inmates of an Arkansas prison farm



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NTa7ps6sNU

Leadbelly recorded it in the 1940s

The most widely recognised version was released by English musician Lonnie Donegan in 1955, making the Top 10 in the US charts. Donegan's later 'My Old Man's a Dustman' is the my earliest recollection of hearing a song on the radio.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI4nRD-DRpk
  doyle Chief Commissioner

The Pogues
Poor Paddy
Album Red Roses for Me 1984



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bGQkp1TLJ38
  doyle Chief Commissioner

And Chris Bailey from the Saints has died today, so i hope this is ok with you Mr Golding.

The Sex Pistols (uk) The Ramones (usa) and the Saints from Brisbane, they truly defined punk in the 70s

The Saints
Stranded
Album (I'm) Stranded 1977



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-GueNOKolo
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Chris Isaak
5.15
Album San Francisco Days 1993



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J0ZHvh518YI
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
So people get ready, for the train to Jordan, picking up passengers coast to coast



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOXmaSCt4ZE
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Skizzy Mars
Girl on a train
Album Alone Together 2016




https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=X6SaaWrDIy8
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Time to whack another song up and today I have Tom Fogerty, he was the rhythm guitarist for Creedence until about 1971. He left Creedence to concentrate on his own music and released 6 or so albums.
A couple of albums were quite popular locally and also had a couple of minor hits locally, San Francisco at the time.
But not with anywhere near the success of Creedence Clearwater Revival. And here he is on a train to nowhere.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2IWLHZFUMA

BigShunter.

good to see doyle has stopped drinking red cordial and is keeping things down to a dull roar Razz
  doyle Chief Commissioner

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