Great TrAckin' Songs of the Renaissance*

 
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Well last song from me, the shine has gone off the ball and thanks BG for the thread, plenty of variety of music has come out of the woodwork.
Still got me nose out of joint with DangerousDan swooping in with the big grand daddy train song but I've had this one in the in the very back filing cabinet of the brain for a while.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJpIv7a4Cu0

So take us out Jonny Cash with, I walk the line 1957 hmmm and it's good afternoon, good evening and goodnight from me.

BigShunter.

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  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Well last song from me, the shine has gone off the ball and thanks BG for the thread, plenty of variety of music has come out of the woodwork.

BigShunter.
BigShunter
Thanks Shunter, I was thinking much the same thing. Never say never again but I might give it a rest too, as you say some good stuff but the thread didn't quite work out as I had planned. Oh well, onwards and upwards as they say!

I'll leave you with this one from The Who. You have to wait till right near the end for the train ref but the song title gives a clue that it is indeed a TrAckin' good song

Hasta manana (till we meet again)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlL-FFQZd2I
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Just as i was weaned off the red cordial through the methadone clinic........ . Oh wells

Lou reed, the velvet underground
Train around the bend
Loaded album 1970



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



10cc
Im not in love
Album The Original Soundtrack 1975



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tdCY0CgMoq8

(big boys do cry) /s
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Eric Clapton
Album The Breeze



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t9EgOtbsKCI
  3550Rebel Beginner

Location: Axedale
Jason Dea West, "Lone Wolf"



https://youtu.be/wwxAqeSMc0k
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Thanks Shunter, I was thinking much the same thing. Never say never again but I might give it a rest too, as you say some good stuff but the thread didn't quite work out as I had planned. Oh well, onwards and upwards as they say!

I'll leave you with this one from The Who. You have to wait till right near the end for the train ref but the song title gives a clue that it is indeed a TrAckin' good song

Hasta manana (till we meet again)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlL-FFQZd2I
BrentonGolding

Haha - took my eye off the ball. I had that one lined up to post at some stage. For several years my regular train was the 5.22pm Waterloo to Horsham so this was close enough to bring back memories.
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Bob Dylan, The Band
900 Miles from my home
Album The Basement Tapes Raw 1967



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QbW7Om3W_U8
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Paul Kelly
Dumb things
Album Under the Sun 1987



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6jEfm7EYxW8
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Bob Dylan, The Band
900 Miles from my home
Album The Basement Tapes Raw 1967



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QbW7Om3W_U8
doyle

This version was on SBS last night......



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAZJAzCshN4

According to Wiki it may be related to the older folk song "900 Miles" covered by Dylan
  doyle Chief Commissioner

The Vapors
Trains
Album New Clear Days 1980



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sNowJK1vDQA
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Not about trains, but the video was shot in the National Railway Museum's restored Cafe Car..... and of course 1955 was a very good vintage Wink



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD8flUkymrM&list=RDaB16fJpoj-I&index=8
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

How did I miss the existence of this thread?

Now I know this first contribution will not be to everyone's taste, but a great song from a great band with a great message.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmMvVF3LwlA

For those who can't stomach the sound (which represents the cacophony of the New York subway), here are the lyrics with choice extracts in bold.  

It's powerful and personally directed incisive social commentary even more relevant today than it was 30 years ago.  A song that highlights not only the pernicious and oppressive impact of racism, but also preaches individual responsibility and integrity, and confronts you with your personal responsibility to your community and society.

Nuance and insight you just don't see these days.

NIGHTTRAIN

Land of the free

But the skin I'm in identifies me
So the people around me
Energize me
Callin' all aboard this train ride
Talkin' 'bout raw hardcore
Leavin' frauds on the outside
But the bad thing is anyone can ride the train
And the reason
For that is 'cause we look the same
Lookin' all around at my so called friends
Light skin to the brown
The black
Here we go again

Homey over there knows Keith an
But he be thiefin'
I don't trust him
Rather bust 'em
Up out goes his hand and I cough
He once stole from me
Yeah I want to cut it off
The black thing is a ride I call the nighttrain
It rides the good and the bad
We call the monkey trained
Trained to attack the black and it's true
'Cause some of them lookin' just like you

Stayin' on the scene
Sittin' on the train
See all the faces
Look about the same
There go the sellout who's takin' a ride like Cargo
'Cause he deal
The keys from Key Largo
Runnin' Nat narcotic
By George he got it
Takin' makin' the G erotic
And the fiends they scheme
So he can put 'em down
But his method is wreck 'em
Put 'em in tha ground
Got tha nerve as hell
To yell brother man
He ain't black man
(Better yet he's Pac-man)
Known to murder his own
Traitor on the phone
Ridin' the train
Self-hater trained
To sell pain
The master's toy
His little boy
Hard to avoid he look wit' it but he null 'n' void
'Cause he ridin' the train you think he down for the cause
'Cause his face lookin' just like yours

More of the same insane who sayin'
Like flowin' like night train
Runnin' the pain of the black reign
You look, you laugh
You doubt and go out
And I'm gone
But the bass goes on
To talk the talk, but walk the walk
The king of New York
Crack a lack attack the black
To crack the back
Once again I test a friend wit' sincerity
Or consider him an enemy
Who am I to tell a lie
Rather push da Bush
Hope da cracker get crushed
I'm rollin' wit' rush
Leader of the bum rush
Russian I ain't
Spreadin' like paint
Lookin' at the pot I got
And its kickin'
But it ain't chicken
But it's livin' for a city
So sick 'n' tired
Of a scene buckwild, piled in a file
Senile or Chile
They said it never been no worser
Than this, I'm on the night train
They hope ya don't miss it
Give ya what dey gotta give you just go
You mustn't just put your
Trust in every brother yo
Some don't give a damn
'Cause they the other man
Worse than a bomb
Posin' as Uncle Toms
Disgracin' the race
And blowin' up the whole crew
Wit' some of them lookin' just like you
Chuck D of Public Enemy
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

No need to post the lyrics of this one ...

AC/DC - Rock'n'Roll Train



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrFvNphZ5BQ
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

A bit of electronica for today’s entertainment:




https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JYnQtUsgRUo
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne.

“Already posted!”, I hear you say.

Not like this it hasn’t - this is what it sounded like in September, 1978.



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FuOuUixdSvY
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

And twice on Sundays.  Again from 1978 ...

Telex - Twist a St Tropez



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J49XpGTHExk
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

This one certainly belongs here:

Metro - Dumb Ways to Die



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

They don’t make them like this anymore.

The song is nice too.

Doris Day - Sentimental Journey



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PUw125JMVFI
  Sonofagunzel Minister for Railways

How could we forget this one?  Couldn’t find the version that sounds way I remember it, so I went with a live version - the clean one.  Yes, there is another live version with a little bit more, um, motion, but the appeal of this song for me is its innocence so I went with this one.

Kylie Minogue - Locomotion



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e3Gogmz2lf0

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