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Younger Brother — Train
Album: Vaccine
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Released: 2011
Length: 7:24
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Theyre all flashing past
So many others moving so fast
I feel my heart smoke
As we go under it and bow down
Nothing left on this island
Upon steel on steel
Through these cuts in me
Ive no question who was here first
Many dreams many lifetimes
Any of which could be me
Cept that im the one unable to move upon this machine
Upon this machine

Pardon caravan emotion
Loaded crowds just like me
I fell between the moments
I fell between the endings
Cuz when it runs around the windows
Nothing here is still
All the paths have collided
Through all these villages and hills
So many dreams so many lifetimes
Any of which could be me
Cept that im the one unable to move upon this machine


Theres no one else, no one else, no one else, no one else.
Theres no one else, no one else, no one else, no one else.

Theres no one else, no one else, no one else, no one can help me now
Help me im stuck in this moving thing
Nothing is what it seems
No getting off this machine
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For an all-day train trip from Cartagena to Madrid this song was perfect.
 warddavid1155 wrote:

would be very hard to do that .strange person read your books

Idiotic remark
 

Tasty!  
 mrtuba9 wrote:
"Posted 3 weeks ago by Proclivities:

LizK wrote:
OK, it's derivative. But what is entirely original? I like the way they put the pieces together. Can't complain about an enjoyable song, no matter if ideas- or the cover art - takes off from someone else. Not plagiarism, but inspiration.


Exactly, all music is derived from music which preceded it. It's a pretty cool sound that these guys make."

I was about to post that I have been upvoting many, many songs that I have on my favorites playlist just because I enjoy listening to them. Anyone remember "Seasons in the Sun."
 
You bastard. I'm gonna have that dreck stuck in my head all day.

BTW, I've never heard the B-side of SitS, but I've been told it's even worse. I think it's called 'Leave the Bone In'. Make of that what you may.
 Zeito wrote:
I bet this is the kind of music pot users listen to when they inject their marijuanas.  
 

Idiotic remark
This isn't my usual style of music (electronic), but this is pretty cool.
c.
If you dig this, scope out Departure from the Northern Wasteland by the genius progenitor of this genre, Michael Hoenig
How can I upvote this song from a 10?  Every time I hear it I go into the space of "wow".
"Posted 3 weeks ago by Proclivities:

LizK wrote:
OK, it's derivative. But what is entirely original? I like the way they put the pieces together. Can't complain about an enjoyable song, no matter if ideas- or the cover art - takes off from someone else. Not plagiarism, but inspiration.


Exactly, all music is derived from music which preceded it. It's a pretty cool sound that these guys make."

I was about to post that I have been upvoting many, many songs that I have on my favorites playlist just because I enjoy listening to them. Anyone remember "Seasons in the Sun."
 LizK wrote:
OK, it's derivative.  But what is entirely original?  I like the way they put the pieces together. Can't complain about an enjoyable song, no matter if ideas- or the cover art  - takes off from someone else.  Not plagerism,  but inspiration.
 

Exactly, all music is derived from music which preceded it.  It's a pretty cool sound that these guys make.
 ziggytrix wrote:

Yes, that's a Storm Thorgerson photo, all right!

Oh, and while I was looking for that confirmation I found an interview Younger Brother did with Thorgerson. Dunno if it's any good yet, but I'm saving it for later.
 Check the "The Last Days of Gravity" cover. Pure Storm

this just does not get old!
I just snortred some marijuana myself.
Rockit9 wrote:


I bet muffin hats & silver spats & that's that Pudy cat.    
 

 Zeito wrote:
I bet this is the kind of music pot users listen to when they inject their marijuanas.  
 

I bet muffin hats & silver spats & that's that Pudy cat.    
I thought I'd finally heard a good song from Train since their first album  but no, this couldn't come from Train, only their younger brother.
Works just fine in bright, sunny 80 degree weather for me, You just need to turn the volume way up :-)

Grayson wrote:
This song requires dreary weather to work its way good into you. A bright, sunny, 80-degree day just ain't gonna do it. Atmospherics. It's all in appropriate atmospherics with this one. 

 

I was in a club half a dozen years ago, trying to hold a conversation with a friend in the mid-afternoon when the dj cranked up this track to 11.
had no choice but to listen, enjoyed it ever since.
This song requires dreary weather to work its way good into you. A bright, sunny, 80-degree day just ain't gonna do it. Atmospherics. It's all in appropriate atmospherics with this one. 
Funky song 'bout a guy who seems to have gotten himself get lost on a train. 
 jaydeman wrote:
Here come old flat top
He come groovin' up slowly 

 
Well, who hasn't borrowed from Chuck Berry?
Out of stock at Amazon — added to wish list....
 david@darluthier.com wrote:
One of the reasons I stay tuned in! 

 
Especially at his time of day (night) (it's 23:30 hrs over here).
One of the reasons I stay tuned in! 
Younger Brother manufactures endorphins.  I ride along, with a satisfied mindset.
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Cover looks so familiar. Pink Floyd's photograph or just a tribute?
I do prefer "Ribbon on a Branch" track.

 
Yes, that's a Storm Thorgerson photo, all right!

Oh, and while I was looking for that confirmation I found an interview Younger Brother did with Thorgerson. Dunno if it's any good yet, but I'm saving it for later.
Cover looks so familiar. Pink Floyd's photograph or just a tribute?
I do prefer "Ribbon on a Branch" track.
masterpiece!

I listened this song back in 2011 for the first time and since then it doesn't get boring. Thanks RP for that!

ps: 6 years to figure out the train sound samples within the song, better late than later {#Whistle}
Had it on loud, awesome... 9 -> 10
Here come old flat top
He come groovin' up slowly 
New for me, but I like it a lot.

Cheers from The Netherlands
 derekjohnson1 wrote:
Looks like this is on the daily playlist.  Well deserved, I say.  Reminds me of the best Alan Parsons or Mike Oldfield.

 
Definitely hearing an Alan Parsons refrain here. Nice.
 GreenBoyOz wrote:
Me too !!! {#Yes}

 
Me three!!!{#Jump}
 Surfeurseb wrote:

So true! Did the same again {#Cool}

  Me too !!! {#Yes}
 ChrisVIII wrote:
I absolutely love this song :) I want to rate it every time it's played and every time I have the good surprise to see I already gave it a 10 :D 
I've checked more of their work and the quality doesn't disappoint - this is no "one hit wonder" but real talent :) 

 
So true! Did the same again {#Cool}
 dantomberlin wrote:
I LOOOOVVVE the music these guys make! Soothing but cerebral....reaches the receptors that aren't touched very often. Great blending and sliding. Number 10 - Godlike....you bet!

 
{#Clap} !!!
 Check out Simon Posford and his previous projects. You will be happy!
dantomberlin wrote:
I LOOOOVVVE the music these guys make! Soothing but cerebral....reaches the receptors that aren't touched very often. Great blending and sliding. Number 10 - Godlike....you bet!

 

I rode trains almost daily in my 20 years in Japan, and all around Asia and Europe, too... This song really conveys the kinetic concepts!
9 -> 10
'bout damn time too 
I just watched Stranger Things on netflix (it's pretty good, btw) and the theme music is so similar to the intro to this song I had to check if Younger Brother did the score.  Turns out it is a band called Survive.  I haven't explored any of the rest of their catalog yet.

That's the end of that story... I know it didn't have much of a point, but not all stories do. 
Doubter Thomas sings; one dot, two dots, and already in love.
I LOOOOVVVE the music these guys make! Soothing but cerebral....reaches the receptors that aren't touched very often. Great blending and sliding. Number 10 - Godlike....you bet!
I absolutely love this song :) I want to rate it every time it's played and every time I have the good surprise to see I already gave it a 10 :D 
I've checked more of their work and the quality doesn't disappoint - this is no "one hit wonder" but real talent :) 
 lily34 wrote:

me too!

 
I would too but the damn ratings are stuck at 10!!!
Like it more with each listen.
groovy listening to while driving {#Motor}
Amazing!
Thank you RP 
another band I never knew
and now find in my collection

how do I give this an 8

Ordered from amazon.ca by clicking through RP a couple of months ago.

Great CD.  Can be cranked up or turned down to background levels. 
Excellent segue from Zero 7's Give it Away!  Awesome!
Opening is very reminiscent of early Tangerine Dream (which is just fine with me),
 Timbo080 wrote:
Every time this song comes on I check what rating I gave it - and then up it one.  Love this song!

 
me too!
 LizK wrote:
OK, it's derivative.  But what is entirely original?  I like the way they put the pieces together. Can't complain about an enjoyable song, no matter if ideas- or the cover art  - takes off from someone else.  Not plagerism,  but inspiration.

 
{#Clap} For me, it's also very evocative of rail travel. Having just been on a long (by UK standards) train journey, this takes me back to sitting in the carriage watching the towns and hills and flatlands go by and just vegging out, putting the mind into neutral. I really wish I'd had this on my smartphone playlist during the journey.

It's the devil's own job tracking down YB on CD, mind, one I've still not cracked. Time to try again as they really are something special to my mind. An easy 10 from the tripped-out Nottingham jury.
Every time this song comes on I check what rating I gave it - and then up it one.  Love this song!
 Canlistener wrote:
Wow - this hits my musical sweet spot. A little ashamed I've never heard this before.

 
Yup, same here, have heard of them before but just 1 song.
loved you since the day I first laid my ears on you
Wow - this hits my musical sweet spot. A little ashamed I've never heard this before.
i like the singer and guitar and everything else
Looks like this is on the daily playlist.  Well deserved, I say.  Reminds me of the best Alan Parsons or Mike Oldfield.
Love this song.
 
First time hearing these guys, and I like what I hear so far. 
SuperCool tune!!! {#Music}
 Rachoh wrote:

Agree. It's like the Matrix mixed with.....hold on, I'm listening to it again. {#Hearteyes}

 
yeah, i know,..i think
          I take at least comfort in, that I am not the only one.
Otherwise, I'd go nuts, thinking there'd be something wrong with me.
The other two Bill has on his playlist: 'Shine' and 'Spinning Into Place' are very good as well.

 
westslope wrote:
So what does the rest of the CD sound like.

Every time I hear this song on RP, I am so impressed with the way it is written and produced. 

 


{#Sunny}{#Music} Thanks RP I needed this today! 
 westslope wrote:
So what does the rest of the CD sound like.
Every time I hear this song on RP, I am so impressed with the way it is written and produced. 

 
There are some other little gems, but for me, this song is the best one on the album. 
 MrsTom wrote:
Bumped up to a nine because of the weird way it makes me feel 

 
Agree. It's like the Matrix mixed with.....hold on, I'm listening to it again. {#Hearteyes}
Bumped up to a nine because of the weird way it makes me feel 
So what does the rest of the CD sound like.

Every time I hear this song on RP, I am so impressed with the way it is written and produced. 
Another electric track with a train as a subject:
https://youtu.be/0S43IwBF0uM
Love this track!
Unlike many other musicians whose music contains electronica, Younger Brother has exquisite taste. There is not a single sound in this complex, layered masterpiece that I find annoying. And I'm easily annoyed. {#Cheesygrin}
Hey RP, we need to hear more from this album. Please play other tracks.  
OK, it's derivative.  But what is entirely original?  I like the way they put the pieces together. Can't complain about an enjoyable song, no matter if ideas- or the cover art  - takes off from someone else.  Not plagerism,  but inspiration.
I like... Very much. Great track. 
Yes in deed, I'm likin' this.
 wgsu_1978 wrote:

I did. Still sounds, and reads, like warmed over Pink Floyd to me.
 
When you do something that sounds as good as warmed over Pink Floyd, please let us know as I will be first in line to buy it.
 Proclivities wrote:

The best part of taking a train is not having to drive.  The train ride from NYC to Montreal (mentioned earlier) is very enchanting.

 
You and bruzote both have good points. I am leery of Amtrak, especially for winter trips along the very busy Northeast corridor. I've had several awful experiences in those situations. Rail travel in the UK is also beautiful but rather expensive compared to bus services there, which blow away Greyhound and the like. 
Is this related to Unbound by Robbie Robertson?  Sounds like they share some dna.
 sweet_annie wrote:
Read the lyrics folks, before you judge.

 
I did. Still sounds, and reads, like warmed over Pink Floyd to me.
 bruzote wrote:

Sounds great until you realize how inefficient (and expensive) it is. The original comment did add that caveat, but seriously look at how long you have to queue for the train and where you must go to meet it and where it drops you off. You can just rent or gas up your own vehicle for maybe less money, pulling off wherever and whenever you want to explore. When you sleep on a train, it will be blowing right by some of the places you want to view! Going through the Rockies by car, you can divert to Leadville, Rocky Mountain National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Dinosaur National Monument, or just stop for Rocky Mountain Oysters in Idaho Springs, Georgetown or any other town you like. Or go the southern route, visit Great Sand Dunes National Monument, then Durango (pause for a narrow gauge train day trip so still get a train ride!) or take 4-wheel drive trip up to the high peaks, then move on to Mesa Verde and Four Corners, continuing to Utah or AZ or looping back via Gunnison and I-70 back to Denver. Amtrak can't do that. There so many options you lose trapped on an ever-moving train on a single pair of continuous rails. The romance of train travel must be balanced against this lengthy list of reasons for taking your own vehicle. 

If you take a train, though, I wish you the most enjoyable experience. It has its pluses - it might be more comfortable and maybe you get to meet people. I hope they have Radio Paradise for your listening pleasure! :-)

 
The best part of taking a train is not having to drive.  The train ride from NYC to Montreal (mentioned earlier) is very enchanting.
 bitbanger wrote:

Nice observations RCinSoCal. I might add the train ride from New York City to Montreal to that list. The Hudson Valley, Catskill and Adirondack Mountains, and Lake Champlain are pretty special. Added to that two of the world's greatest cities anchor each end of the trip.

 

Great band BTW, liking them more and more every time Bill spins one of their tunes.



 
I upvote the trip to Montreal, though I have not yet taken it. It is short enough so you don't sleep through the views, and in the fall you can do more viewing of the leaves and quaint towns than watching the road if you would otherwise be driving. If they have suitable WiFi, you can stream Radio Paradise while taking in the beauty.
 kcar wrote:

Wow! Gotta get my Amtrak pass! How many train trips have you made in these areas? Thanks for tip. Do you think CA's high-speed train system between LA and SF will actually take off? 

 
Sounds great until you realize how inefficient (and expensive) it is. The original comment did add that caveat, but seriously look at how long you have to queue for the train and where you must go to meet it and where it drops you off. You can just rent or gas up your own vehicle for maybe less money, pulling off wherever and whenever you want to explore. When you sleep on a train, it will be blowing right by some of the places you want to view! Going through the Rockies by car, you can divert to Leadville, Rocky Mountain National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Dinosaur National Monument, or just stop for Rocky Mountain Oysters in Idaho Springs, Georgetown or any other town you like. Or go the southern route, visit Great Sand Dunes National Monument, then Durango (pause for a narrow gauge train day trip so still get a train ride!) or take 4-wheel drive trip up to the high peaks, then move on to Mesa Verde and Four Corners, continuing to Utah or AZ or looping back via Gunnison and I-70 back to Denver. Amtrak can't do that. There so many options you lose trapped on an ever-moving train on a single pair of continuous rails. The romance of train travel must be balanced against this lengthy list of reasons for taking your own vehicle. 

If you take a train, though, I wish you the most enjoyable experience. It has its pluses - it might be more comfortable and maybe you get to meet people. I hope they have Radio Paradise for your listening pleasure! :-)
 DaidyBoy wrote:

Inject it? Seriously?  What's wrong with a proper smoke, just like the old days?  damn whippersnappers..... etc.

 
Yeh man , pass the skins...
I am an old rock jock from the UK. Thought this sort of station didn't exist anymore! This track is beautiful, modern and I just love it. Peace
 Zeito wrote:
I bet this is the kind of music pot users listen to when they inject their marijuanas.  

 
Inject it? Seriously?  What's wrong with a proper smoke, just like the old days?  damn whippersnappers..... etc.
Keep playing this one Bill.. Brilliant track!
 WonderLizard wrote:
I opened the CD case to play this the other day...and the CD wasn't there. In fact, it wasn't anywhere. I looked high and low. Nothing. Finally, I confronted the women, the likely culprits. Neither is terribly careful about returning a CD to its proper case—I've found two CDs from entirely different band in yet another's jewel case, "Oh, I was driving and couldn't find the right one." Both denied having kept the CD in her car or having anything to do with its disappearance. Sigh. I love this album. I love the women, too.
 
Did you manage to find the woman that's secretly a fan of your younger brother? :)
 idiot_wind wrote:
Hey mental,

I agree with you. This song grows on me. Kind of reminds me of Nektar-Pink Floyd?

Maybe they will play more form this band.   

 
Seems like they play a decent amount of this band. Granted, I listen to RP almost every day, but I seem to hear them quite often. RP turned me on to this band in the first place, which is one among many of discoveries that I am infinitely grateful for.
 Ostar wrote:
record 10 seconds. copy. paste 100 times. process fade in and out. song finished.
 
there are thousands of songs written in the last 20 years I could say this of, but this is not one of them.
This group (and namely this song) reminds me of this book from Corey Doctorow:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Brother_(Doctorow_novel)
Hey mental,

I agree with you. This song grows on me. Kind of reminds me of Nektar-Pink Floyd?

Maybe they will play more form this band.   
I must say, this song's getting to me. Mind you' I am quite and properly, baked.{#Roflol}
This is unsettling, but in a good way...
 Ostar wrote:
record 10 seconds. copy. paste 100 times. process fade in and out. song finished.
 
Troll.
Read the lyrics folks, before you judge.
 Ostar wrote:
record 10 seconds. copy. paste 100 times. process fade in and out. song finished.
 
I hope you're just trying to be a provocative dick, an you don't mean that shallow remark. Ravel was spinning in his grave. You have a nice day now!
 RCinSoCal wrote:

I've made a large handful in my lifetime.  They are always very special.  The high speed rail project in CA is seriously misguided, and no, I hope the majority of folks in our (once) Great State figure that out sooner rather than later.  It is WAAY more expensive than when first sold to the voters, does not go from "quite" LA to/from "quite" SF (in both cases by a LOT), and the money to pay for it does not exist.  Too bad we don't seem to be capable of conceiving and executing projects that are actually helpful AND possible...

But I digress...  We now return you to the Excellent RP programming, many thanks to the Brilliant Bill.

 
Apparently that underestimation of total costs is a common trick in major public works projects. The planners and government officials lowball the amount in the hope that voters will forgive those involved, refuse to can the project due to the money already spent, or won't be able to take revenge when the truth comes out. 

Based on what you've written, that rail project seems like a money pit that won't ever do much good. 

The Big Dig in MA was a classic example of how a mega-project can go way over budget and attract all sorts of corruption. It was supposed to cost $2.8 billion in 1982 dollars but wound up costing 190% more than that. The Boston Globe estimates that the project and interest costs won't be paid off until 2038. 

"Too bad we don't seem to be capable of conceiving and executing projects that are actually helpful AND possible..."
 
That's a major problem in the US.  Reminds me of the horror stories you read about in federal military procurement programs. 
 Zeito wrote:
I bet this is the kind of music pot users listen to when they inject their marijuanas.  

 
I think I'll get hooked on that Mary J. Warner if the addicks play this kind of music all the doo-dah-day!


I was just about to turn the volume down to "reasonable" levels and this came on.  Maintain.
 kcar wrote:

Wow! Gotta get my Amtrak pass! How many train trips have you made in these areas? Thanks for tip. Do you think CA's high-speed train system between LA and SF will actually take off? 

 
I've made a large handful in my lifetime.  They are always very special.  The high speed rail project in CA is seriously misguided, and no, I hope the majority of folks in our (once) Great State figure that out sooner rather than later.  It is WAAY more expensive than when first sold to the voters, does not go from "quite" LA to/from "quite" SF (in both cases by a LOT), and the money to pay for it does not exist.  Too bad we don't seem to be capable of conceiving and executing projects that are actually helpful AND possible...

But I digress...  We now return you to the Excellent RP programming, many thanks to the Brilliant Bill.
 Ostar wrote:
record 10 seconds. copy. paste 100 times. process fade in and out. song finished.
 
Let us know what you have done that is either equal to or far better than this..... since it is so easy.
Another band I would have never heard of if not for RP. Thanks, guys.
I bet this is the kind of music pot users listen to when they inject their marijuanas.  
 RCinSoCal wrote:

To appreciate the US while traveling via train, you need to see some of great scenery in Colorado where Amtrak winds through the canyons of the Rockies, only approximately following the direction/route of I-70.  Or as it traverses the coastal mountains of Oregon and Washington. Or the central coast of California, where you will see parts of the state that are not seen by travelers using any other mode.  Then there is the vast expanse of the southwest US as it makes its way across the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico...  These trips take a significant investment of time, but are the real US train experience. 

The rail routes through the back alleys of L.A, the Bay Area, or (I imagine) the East Coast are simply not much of a US train experience to compare to the UK or Europe...

 

Nice observations RCinSoCal. I might add the train ride from New York City to Montreal to that list. The Hudson Valley, Catskill and Adirondack Mountains, and Lake Champlain are pretty special. Added to that two of the world's greatest cities anchor each end of the trip.

 

Great band BTW, liking them more and more every time Bill spins one of their tunes.


I opened the CD case to play this the other day...and the CD wasn't there. In fact, it wasn't anywhere. I looked high and low. Nothing. Finally, I confronted the women, the likely culprits. Neither is terribly careful about returning a CD to its proper case—I've found two CDs from entirely different band in yet another's jewel case, "Oh, I was driving and couldn't find the right one." Both denied having kept the CD in her car or having anything to do with its disappearance. Sigh. I love this album. I love the women, too.
 Ostar wrote:
record 10 seconds. copy. paste 100 times. process fade in and out. song finished.
 
I cannot agree with that. Their avoidance of this exact issue helps make this a 10 for me. There is repetition to be sure, but there is also change as well, just not in everything. This change  is especially prominent in the outro where there are an incredible number of things coming and out.  It helps to crank it to 11 to hear them all. {#Cool}

Just as important:  none of the electronically created sounds are annoying. That is not an accident, these Brits have taste. This is something that seems to have escaped the attention of every dubstep musician on the planet and many electronica musicians.


 
I'm stickin' with a solid 9 for now!
Album cover reminds me why I never wear pink flower magnets 
 RCinSoCal wrote:

To appreciate the US while traveling via train, you need to see some of great scenery in Colorado where Amtrak winds through the canyons of the Rockies, only approximately following the direction/route of I-70.  Or as it traverses the coastal mountains of Oregon and Washington. Or the central coast of California, where you will see parts of the state that are not seen by travelers using any other mode.  Then there is the vast expanse of the southwest US as it makes its way across the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico...  These trips take a significant investment of time, but are the real US train experience. 

The rail routes through the back alleys of L.A, the Bay Area, or (I imagine) the East Coast are simply not much of a US train experience to compare to the UK or Europe...

 
Wow! Gotta get my Amtrak pass! How many train trips have you made in these areas? Thanks for tip. Do you think CA's high-speed train system between LA and SF will actually take off? 
 Ostar wrote:
record 10 seconds. copy. paste 100 times. process fade in and out. song finished.
 
But it works so who cares.
record 10 seconds. copy. paste 100 times. process fade in and out. song finished.
After many listens I have to conclude this is a solid 10, not a mere 9.
 kcar wrote:

Wow, you're right. Never thought of a speeding train until I read your post but the loping rhythm definitely suggests it. 

Loved the train rides I took from Canterbury to Newcastle years ago when I was a student. The English countryside looks far more cultivated than the American one; just looking at if while whizzing by made my imagination start wondering about all the history and hidden personal stories embedded in the landscape. 

A lot of the views from Amtrak on the East Coast of the US, sadly, are of empty factories and worn-out struggling towns. The American economy is known for its ability to adapt quickly to new market conditions, but no one remembers the people and places that get left behind, that slowly rust away when their place in that market disappears.

(perfect background music on RP right now: "On Every Street" by Dire Straits...)  

("sodcaster"?) 

 
To appreciate the US while traveling via train, you need to see some of great scenery in Colorado where Amtrak winds through the canyons of the Rockies, only approximately following the direction/route of I-70.  Or as it traverses the coastal mountains of Oregon and Washington. Or the central coast of California, where you will see parts of the state that are not seen by travelers using any other mode.  Then there is the vast expanse of the southwest US as it makes its way across the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico...  These trips take a significant investment of time, but are the real US train experience. 

The rail routes through the back alleys of L.A, the Bay Area, or (I imagine) the East Coast are simply not much of a US train experience to compare to the UK or Europe...
For Younger Brother fans heres a link to view the band and theHardware filmed at a Moscow Concert...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56GjenmdlIY
 Locutus wrote:
From 8 to 9.
 

Yes.....
Top notch track...
Start of this brought me back to Klaus Schulze...  a snippet here... headphones on and you can journey anywhere on anything. Good stuff for 1975 -it was a timewind and still is  ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrERTabOJ9M
 
 fredriley wrote:
This definitely a song to play on the train. To me, it's just so evocative of long train journeys vegging out, staring into the countryside whizzing past, and wondering what folk out there are getting up to. There's something about being on a train that's conducive to meditation (assuming that the quiet isn't being disturbed by some feckin' sodcaster, that is). The train sound samples are an important part of this song. A rare 10 from the contemplative and much-travelled Nottingham jury.

 
Wow, you're right. Never thought of a speeding train until I read your post but the loping rhythm definitely suggests it. 

Loved the train rides I took from Canterbury to Newcastle years ago when I was a student. The English countryside looks far more cultivated than the American one; just looking at if while whizzing by made my imagination start wondering about all the history and hidden personal stories embedded in the landscape. 

A lot of the views from Amtrak on the East Coast of the US, sadly, are of empty factories and worn-out struggling towns. The American economy is known for its ability to adapt quickly to new market conditions, but no one remembers the people and places that get left behind, that slowly rust away when their place in that market disappears.

(perfect background music on RP right now: "On Every Street" by Dire Straits...)  

("sodcaster"?) 
Yet another terrific band about whom I'd known little or nothing without RP.