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Savoy Brown — Train to Nowhere
Album: Blue Matter
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Released: 1969
Length: 3:59
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You can catch it if you want to ride
Don't you worry if it pass you by
You can catch it if you want to ride
Don't you worry if it pass you by

Lord you know the reason why
On this train till I die
Train I ride goes to God knows where
I don't know and I don't care

Train I ride goes to God knows where
I don't know and I don't care
If you aint got money don't despair
'Cause you don't have to pay no fare

Please now brother don't you ride this train
Ride the wrong rails, live your life in vain
Please now brother don't you ride this train
Ride the wrong rails, live your life in vain
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 thewiseking wrote:

now THIS is a relic



But a good one, right?
I always thought these guys were a Southern Rock band...  I guess they are from South London.  Good stuff.
America's latest theme song! Savoy Brown, I saw them in 1969!
{#Devil_pimp} fortunate enough to have seen s brown several times inc this line up. everytime was a great show ! very zesty indeed
 btt wrote:
According to Wiki , there have been sixty one (61) past members in this band .

 

 djengs wrote:

Kind of like Blood, Sweat, and Tears. My daughter had a professor that claimed to have been in the band. I looked it up to verify and found I was one of the few to have NOT been in the band...

 
{#Roflol}
now THIS is a relic
 jagdriver wrote:
I'm a lifelong SB fan... saw them in '70 at gymnasium at Worcester College, MA. The Nice were supposed to top the bill, but they had just broken up (out of which came Emerson, Lake & Palmer). Troika was the warm-up act, followed by Family (Rick Grech formerly on bass before joining Blind Faith). SB topped the bill that night; this was pre-Foghat original lineup (more or less) with the incomparable Chris Youlden still providing vocals.

 
What an awesome show that must have been.  SB at their prime! 
Anyone else think this sounds rather like Mungo Jerry?
I loved this album and the next one 'A Step Further"
Taking the California Zephyr in a few days.  I hope it goes to somewhere.
I'm a lifelong SB fan... saw them in '70 at gymnasium at Worcester College, MA. The Nice were supposed to top the bill, but they had just broken up (out of which came Emerson, Lake & Palmer). Troika was the warm-up act, followed by Family (Rick Grech formerly on bass before joining Blind Faith). SB topped the bill that night; this was pre-Foghat original lineup (more or less) with the incomparable Chris Youlden still providing vocals.
On a day like this,,, before heading out for a long weekend ,, this rocks
Great boxcar/train set, Bill!

Excellent 'exit music' for the dieing(of which there are many , good luck) and for those still too young to be contemplating the 'big sleep' but of a nihilistic frame of mind. I love it , it is the 'blues' , after all. Better than church !
The production on this is amazing. Great sound.{#Music}
 btt wrote:
According to Wiki , there have been sixty one (61) past members in this band .

 
Kind of like Blood, Sweat, and Tears. My daughter had a professor that claimed to have been in the band. I looked it up to verify and found I was one of the few to have NOT been in the band...
I hear their absorption of delta blues, tempered by NOLA brass bands. This is an amazing track.
According to Wiki , there have been sixty one (61) past members in this band .
 QuestionMark wrote:
Bill, there are much better S.B. selections to be found/heard. "Looking In" is a nice record.
 
and a great album cover!
Bill, there are much better S.B. selections to be found/heard. "Looking In" is a nice record.
They just don't understand... The Chris Youlden version of this band was bluuuuuusey. 
Always love hearing this song. Guess you had to be there. Oh, and get off my lawn!
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
This song is just plain bad
 
It's growing on me. Up to a 4 (so far?).
This song is just plain bad
Not heard this for thirty five years, then a couple of times in the last couple of weeks - weird!!
 rapdas wrote:
Sounds like a freakish creature from a weird David Lynch movie struggling with childbirth to me (the aaaaaa part I mean). I'm sorry but a complete turn off.
 
Not around in the 70's I take it.
Eilen Jewell - Dusty Boxcar Wall; Joe Ely - Boxcars; Savoy Brown - Train to Nowhere.

Train set!  Gotta love it!


Anyone else get a Beatles - Get Back vibe out of this?  I'ma diggin it
Nothing like a train ride back to the early 70's to get some fresh groovin' sounds
 rapdas wrote:
Sounds like a freakish creature from a weird David Lynch movie struggling with childbirth to me (the aaaaaa part I mean). I'm sorry but a complete turn off.
 

can the Log Lady be far behind...
 rapdas wrote:
Sounds like a freakish creature from a weird David Lynch movie struggling with childbirth to me (the aaaaaa part I mean). I'm sorry but a complete turn off.
 
Don't be sorry. I feel the same way. I'm not really digging this....derail.
 heliskimaster wrote:
Train Song!!
 

I'm on.
Train Song!!
Sounds like a freakish creature from a weird David Lynch movie struggling with childbirth to me (the aaaaaa part I mean). I'm sorry but a complete turn off.
 Randomax wrote:
Rem hearing this on Pacifica underground radio when I was in Jr High (listening late at night on a transistor radio!!)....of course Pacifica was literally blown off the air (bomb!) 2 or 3 times back then....redneck Houstonians!
 

...such a shame what became of KPFT in the late nineties after all those struggles...  :(
 DrCyKosis wrote:
There seems to be an obsession with Savoy Brown and trains.
 
You say that like it's a bad thing...

Dig this song.  Let's hear I'm Tired by Savoy Brown.
 jagdriver wrote:
{#Mrgreen}
 
{#Motor}

takes me back... thanks!
Rem hearing this on Pacifica underground radio when I was in Jr High (listening late at night on a transistor radio!!)....of course Pacifica was literally blown off the air (bomb!) 2 or 3 times back then....redneck Houstonians!
I saw these guys at a small gig at a school in Bristol in 1973, I couldn't see the stage so some kind taller lad just hoisted me up on his shoulders, got a brilliant view. I was about 4 foot nothing. They were on with a band called Trapeze and both sets were really good.
Reminds me of old groups like 10 Years After and Quicksilver Messenger Service ....................

scads of vinyl albums, dozens of songs, and maybe ......... oh ........... maybe 2 or 3 that actually were worth listening to.

Being in the audience at a concert and being stoned out of your gourd helped.
Great - but is does sound a bit like very early Marc Bolan played at 33 and not 45...
My assistant Delora just asked, "what in the world are you listening to?"
You know, I own a couple of their vinyls ... and now I remember why I haven't listened to them in a long while.

Just love it...
{#Mrgreen}
 Misterfixit wrote:
Herein is awesome percussion .. not a snare in the place.
 
Um, there's plenty of snare. The drummer is just using brushes instead of sticks.
Talk about a trip down memory lane. Love it.
Too bad there's no remastered version of this gem.
Tune that kick drum.  It sounds like a piece of plexiglass.
 jagdriver wrote:
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SAVOY BROWN ON RP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(And I always loved Chris Youlden's vocals.....)

 

{#Iamwithstupid} But I'm wondering why you refer to Simmons as "Kenny." Also, It's John Mayall, folks.

 kh808 wrote:
All time album
Street corner talken !!!!
I saw Kenny Simmons last year with John Mayhall
He still plays a great AXE!!!
Aloha Gang!
 
You've got great taste kh
Street Corner Talking is my favorite album of all time
I saw Kenny and the boys in a shithole in Omaha 3 years ago
John Mayall and Savoy Brown opened my ears to "British Blues" back in the late 60's

 DrCyKosis wrote:
There seems to be an obsession with Savoy Brown and trains.
 
And with good reason: they both took us to wonderful places!  Savoy Brown were part of the British Blues pantheon, deservedly so.

There seems to be an obsession with Savoy Brown and trains.
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SAVOY BROWN ON RP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(And I always loved Chris Youlden's vocals.....)

Hmmm. Separated at birth?
Herein is awesome percussion .. not a snare in the place.
It's the trip that matters, not the destination... Anyway, Savoy Brown have their very own room in the panteon of blues.
Very strange, in the cut played yesterday I heard Jimi Hendrix. This song - no way. I am confused.
CCinSB wrote:
yep! the good ol days
And WHFS in Bethesda, Maryland -- 102.5 FM -- Damien, Cerphe, Et Al. Ruined, destroyed, and debased by the Big Radio Suits.
I first heard this song when I bought the album "Blue Matter" off a mark down bin for $1 in 1969-70 when I was a kid living in El Paso, TX... there wasn't much of a following for them there at that time. (Jeeze was that a long time ago!) Song still holds up to my taste.
Ages since I last heard them. Thank you!
well this doesn't sound dated at all.
thewiseking wrote:
not a personal fave. this whiteboy singin the blues doesn't quite cut it for me. gimme johnny winter anyday.
Or SRV for that matter!
intherough wrote:
KTYD was a great station before it was "channeled"
yep! the good ol days
CCinSB wrote:
wow, Clear Channel KTYD played this yesterday on their Deep Cuts at noon.
KTYD was a great station before it was "channeled"
wow, Clear Channel KTYD played this yesterday on their Deep Cuts at noon.
Woot! I've been waiting all week to hear this song - ever since they played it on CSI NY last week
not a personal fave. this whiteboy singin the blues doesn't quite cut it for me. gimme johnny winter anyday.
My favourite segue! Ben Harper - Homeless Child to Savoy Brown - Train to Nowhere. Thanks Bill!
All time album Street corner talken !!!! I saw Kenny Simmons last year with John Mayhall He still plays a great AXE!!! Aloha Gang!
I first heard Savoy Brown in the early or mid-70's, and oft wondered if they had been earlier or later they wouldn't have been better known & perhaps more famous ? During their peak, there were so many living legends making music! Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Stones, Cream, Beatles, Dylan, Pink Floyd, Creedence, Jethro Tull,Chuck Berry, Van Morrison, Santana,The Who,The Eagles, The Guess Who, Three Dog Night, C,S,N, & Y, and god knows I have missed 5 X this many who were cranking out rock and roll that was and still is "Blow you away ROCK and ROLL." Song after song. This in no way demeans how good Savoy Brown was but the music "of the day" was of an incredibly high standard. Oh ya, and The Moody Blues, The Band, Janis, Deep Purple, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Stevens, and, and, and, .............. Rock and Roll That_SOB
OK, at first I thought he meant a train to the land of the dead, but now I'm thinking drugs (as in Social Distortion's "Drug Train"). . . anyone got any idea which would be correct?
White Stripes! I tell you the White Stripes sound like these dudes!
My bananas exactly. Never heard this before but this is just groovin'. jenakle wrote:
You all should hear Kim's latest album ... yeah, it's a ten too ....
Moak wrote:
boober wrote:
I'm sorry I lifted the rating so much higher with my "9" but Kim Simmonds is one of the best..."old school" blue guitarists.
Legendary
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
Kinda funny to juxtapose this comment with talent/Bucharest below. East (ern Europe) meets West
Legendary
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
Kinda funny to juxtapose this comment with talent/Bucharest below. East (ern Europe) meets West
Good point- Sometimes music is East Vs.West...but I hope I'm not prejudiced by what I hear and how I feel about a group or a musician.I met Kim Simmonds recently in Omaha,Ne of all places(2 years ago)and spoke to him in length of how he took in everything(and copied of course).But he has a great appreciation for everything blues.I am one the biggest Savoy Brown fans around,so my opinions are MY opinions.
boober wrote:
I'm sorry I lifted the rating so much higher with my "9" but Kim Simmonds is one of the best..."old school" blue guitarists.
Kinda funny to juxtapose this comment with talent/Buhcarest below. East (ern Europe) meets West
I'm sorry I lifted the rating so much higher with my "9" but Kim Simmonds is one of the best..."old school" blue guitarists.
Re: \"roots\" comment. I\'ve never heard this Savoy Brown song and when I did today (5/7/03), I thought it a poor recording, but contempory sounding. In my mind, that makes it classic and roots indeed. My personal take is it\'s a great tune and song!
I really like this track. But it sure seems like I\'m hearing a lot of it lately. Is that here, or on the Pig?
What were you expecing? Elton John and his band playing Yellow Brick Road? Ever heard a turn of the century blues recording from the Appalachians? You don't have to like it but this is about as root as it gets. It's called "Blues". Reminded me I need to pick up Street Corner Talking. Now that was an album! ;)
Song to nowhere. Hooooh, this one hasn\'t aged well. Lamest guitar solo in some time on this station. Oh well, can\'t win \'em all.
ho-hum.