Steel Train – 1969

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Steel Train

1969 - Drive-Thru Records

Steel Train was never a name I used to like to say. I really disliked their musical style, I found it boring, generic and repetitive. So when they announced that they were releasing a EP of 6 cover songs of hits from 1969, I was extremely skeptical. But after listening to the new EP multiple times I realized something: Steel Train knows what they are doing.

The Jackson 5‘s “I Want You Back; ” Helplessly Hoping” by Crosby, Still & Nash; “Natural Mystic” by Bob Marley; “Space Oddity” by David Bowiethe Beatles‘ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy);” and “Bad Moon Rising” from Creedence Clearwater Revival are the six songs forming “1969“. All of them are done very well and does respect to their original versions.”1969” has songs by bands who have influenced many people and changed their life profoundly. It will be able to do the difficult job of opening the eyes of the new generations to some classic songs by amazing artists.

Each song has it’s own special sound. They start off with a high energy, clap-along song by The Jackson 5 before going into a much slower, calmer song by Crosby, Still & Nash. They even have a touch of reggae in it courtesy of the Bob Marley hit. The album shows a great deal of respect to the bands who created the original songs. It will make it so that their memory lasts a little longer in the minds of countless generations to come; after all, “Through Music, You Can Live Forever“.

One thing for sure, is that this EP is going to make me rethink my opinion on the band from New York.