Here’s Tony Smith, Yannick Batut, Hervé Guy and many other musicians including Cassandra Tchen, who combined make ‘Gone Dead Train’, a folk and country band with a mixture of nationalities including English, French and Cleveland, USA.
The group’s name ‘Gone Dead Train’ came from the 1969 cult film, Performance, directed by Nick Roeg.
‘Living For Love’ becomes the track played when a guy and a girl start arguing outside a café about something important then they both go their separate ways, walking opposite each other. It’s a drizzling day, The girl is starting to cry and the guy is walking annoyed.
Will they talk again soon? A few days later she bumps into someone and in a split second she realizes that it’s him. He turns around & they both apologize to each other, holding each other’s hand and start to hug and kiss.
This track has a quick tempo with a little bit of an acoustic country feel. The lead vocalist, Tony Smith, sings at a mid tone. Hervé Guy plays his harmonic with the right notes so it all blends well together and there’s a very interesting rhythm to it.
‘Alone Again Or’ is the only cover on the album (a song by Arthur Lee’s Love).
Imagine a group of friends around a camp fire and one is playing this song with his band mate whilst the sun is low. That would be perfect .Well that’s all that has to be said.
If you’re into Dolly Parton (who isn’t at the moment!) then you’ll like this different version of country music by Gone Dead Train. Have a listen to their album. What do you think? Some other tracks on the album are ‘Lonely Road To Run’, Down Down Down’ and ‘Back To The City’ to name some.
Do listen to their album- http://gonedeadtrain.bandcamp.com
Written by Dats Muzik