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Bob Marley — Stop That Train
Album: Catch A Fire
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Released: 1973
Length: 3:49
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Stop that train I'm leaving
Stop that train I'm leaving
Stop that train I'm leaving
It won't be too long whether I'm right or wrong
I said it won't be too long whether I'm right or wrong

All my good life I've been a lonely man
Teaching people who don't understan'
And even though I tried my bes'
I still can't find no happiness

Stop that train I'm leaving
Stop that train I'm leaving
Stop that train I'm leaving
It won't be too long whether I'm right or wrong
Said it won't be too long whether I'm right or wrong

Some goin' east
Some goin' west
Some step aside
To try their best
Some livin' big
But the most livin' small
They just can't even find
No food at all

Stop that train I'm leaving
Stop that train I'm leaving
Stop that train I'm leaving
It won't be too long whether I'm right or wrong
Said it won't be too long whether I'm right or wrong

Stop that train I'm leaving...
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 SomeKindOstrich wrote:
There should be an option "No reggae"
For now, automatic 1 + skip
 
You're a grouchy kind of ostrich. It's more trouble to post this than just hit the skip function. 
There should be an option "No reggae"
For now, automatic 1 + skip
Skin cancer killed him. Not the J.
Why is this song credited to Bob Marley here??
 esotericderek wrote:
Ya know, this is really mediocre Bob Marley, but it absolutely SHINES when played after Jon Redfern's "I Love the Sun".

Like a ray of sunshine after being in a dank, smelly cave.
 
Ha, 11/7/'13 today, same set. Yeah that Redfern song was no bueno. Tosh is a joy after that.
This is Peter Tosh, not Bob Marley!
 wookie wrote:
More Peter Tosh!!!!!
 

Yeah!
Bill likes his reggae. (Luckily, me too.)
 cobalt789 wrote:
"Stop That Train" should be "stop the pain". I am so sick of this song...

Yes, stop THIS train, I'm disembarkin'.  Maybe later. 


This is not Bob Marley. It should be listed as "The Wailers." Peter "Tosh" Macintosh is on lead vocal here. Jerry Garcia does a rippin' version of this song. Check it out.
More Peter Tosh!!!!!
Great track from a classic album!
Ya know, this is really mediocre Bob Marley, but it absolutely SHINES when played after Jon Redfern's "I Love the Sun". Like a ray of sunshine after being in a dank, smelly cave.
WonderLizard wrote:
Not to put too fine a point on all of the below, but Peter Tosh wrote "Stop That Train". That's why he sang the lead. They were still The Wailers instead of Bob Marley and the...
Actually, they were sometimes billed as "Bob Marley and the Wailers", even while Peter and Bunny were still members. For instance, "Soul Rebels" (which was released about two years earlier) is billed as such.
This is a wailers' song. And when he was asked what about the Wailers after Peter had split, Bob Marley answered:"The Wailers? The Wailers is everyone who plays with the Wailers!" (on Talkin Blues)
Thanks for the info, jah_blessed, that's good to know. Great, great song from Tosh and the Wailers. Excellent to hear this version!
yep, sounds nothing like Bob. Hey Bill, how 'bout some Reggaemylitis?
bluematrix wrote:
funny to hear tosh singing on a bob marley tune. nice though.
Not to put too fine a point on all of the below, but Peter Tosh wrote "Stop That Train". That's why he sang the lead. They were still The Wailers instead of Bob Marley and the...
Yeah!!!! Finally get to hear it again! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2:
Can't help but think of it as: "Somebody please stop the earth, I'd like to get out."
Tosh goes back to the rock steady roots.
Dear to Sear this again Hear on RP, Thanx! ... ...
discochuck wrote:
The Wailers went their separate ways in '74 (after this album)
Slight correction: they still made "Burnin'" after this, which includes the standout "Get Up, Stand Up" written by Marley and Tosh.
The Wailers went their separate ways in '74 (after this album), at which point Bob Marley started appearing in the title of the new group, using the Wailers Band (which was an almost entirely different set of players than what you have here, aside from the Barretts). For marketing purposes the re-release had the following lettering, even though the Chris Blackwell inspired name that appears on it was conveived after the original band had mostly gone their own ways: Either way, great add. :sunny:
Bill, please fix this: it's NOT Bob Marley, it's The Wailers. And it's Peter Tosh who's singing. Thanks for playing!
funny to hear tosh singing on a bob marley tune. nice though.
Yep, another upload added this week. Thanks Rebecca! This is one of Peter Tosh's finest songs from while he was still a member of The Wailers. Bob may have the most songs on the album, but Peter steals the show with this and "400 Years". Note that this version of the song is from the Jamaican mix of their classic "Catch a Fire" album. Regrettably, you can only obtain this version in the more expensive 2-disc deluxe edition, which also contains the same album in the version as it was originally released, remixed and overdubbed for the Western market. As far as I'm concerned the Jamaican version is superior in all respects, making the Western version completely redundant. Granted, the Western version is the album everyone knows - and it was fully approved by The Wailers themselves, who were keen to break into a new market - but the Jamaican mix is how it should have sounded all along.