Here's another good one - the new Train is "California 37" and it's on Columbia. It's their sixth album and already debuted #1 on iTunes and "Drive By" not only keeps the prisons filled but is the first single. It's more supremely well crafted arena rock, big beat, hook-filled tunes by this tight trio fronted by Pat Monahan. Everyone like trains and a lot of people like this Train, especially those who don't think too much about music. No knock - this is not niche, indie rock, but is so seamlessly appealing, everyone will find something to dig. And no, listening to the album opener, "This'll Be My Year," does not translate into social science credits due to the biographical and mildly clever, book-free history lesson. Then again, there is a good line about the fun part of love - the Falling Into Part as well as Jealousy 101 - a line too many women stood in twice - "...And you get mad when some girl you think I had puts a story in your head..." Idle homewrecking? That's another story - in the meantime, take the Train.
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Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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