Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Silver Train



Silver Train is the first song on the posthumously released album, Drop Out by East Village. The band was formed in the mid 80s by brothers Martin and Paul Kelly, the former went on to found Heavenly Recordings with Jeff Barrett and the latter to form the band Birdie. After a handful of single releases the band split on stage in 1991 at which time they had finished recording their debut with financing from Bob Stanley and Jeff Barrett who got the album mixed and eventually released on Heavenly in 1993. It was subsequently re-released last year.

I must confess that I bought the album on a whim on the strength of the cover.

East Village - Silver Train

7 comments:

Swiss Adam said...

Think I would as well on the strength of the cover.

Dirk said...

Yeah, you're both right: this is a very fine table indeed!

Swiss Adam said...

To be fair, I like the song now that I've listened to it as well (as the table).

drew said...

SA the album is really good. I think that the band was just unlucky with their timings. When they were on the go they didn't have the beats like the Stone Roses and The Mondays and when the album was eventually released they weren't "English" enough to be associated with the britpop pish.

Tony Hinds said...

Yeh, but what's she drinking?

Anonymous said...

Martin formed Heavenly with Jeff not Paul...Record Co Ed

drew said...

Anon - thanks for that.