Monday, February 16, 2009

Trains: Last Of The Steam Powered Trains

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.

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