June 1, 2012

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Savoy Brown - Still together, and with quite a legacy.


During the second phase of the British Invasion in the mid-1960's, it was the Blues Band's turn to take center stage. Fueled by the success of The Rolling Stones and their early-on idolization of the Chess Records sound, a flood of new bands cropped up and made their way over to our shores.

One of those bands was The Savoy Brown Blues Band, cut down to simply Savoy Brown. Although not as commercially successful as The Stones, they nonetheless gained a considerable following, particularly with that audience flocking to the newly flourishing Underground FM.

One of those FM hits, and a song that would probably fit the bill just as easily for its anti-drug message was Train To Nowhere, off the Blue Matter lp, issued in 1969.

If you were around and listening to your FM radio at the time, you no doubt heard this track hundreds of times over the years. If you weren't, you get to discover it and find out why Savoy Brown were/are such a great band and why Train To Nowhere hasn't aged all that much in the 43 years since it first came out.

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