The Kinks: Last Of The Steam Powered Trains
“I’m the last of the good old renegades. My friends are all middle-classed and grey. But I live in a museum, so I’m O.K.”
This is another train-as-metaphor song. This time, the steam engine represents the notion of a old relic the has outlived its time. This track comes from The Kinks’ brilliant Village Green Preservation Society album, which may be the most backwards-looking pop album of the forward-looking 1960s. (Actually, The Band’s self-titled album probably takes the cake.)
Hope you like it.