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Lightning in a Bottle... it's a CRIME this isn't re-mastered
77Jim | Philadelphia PA | 05/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"ONE flippin' "review" for this album?(and if you call track listings and "good cd" a "review") This is just sad...
and even sadder to think about how many horrendous bands of this era found some level of success with a sub-standard passionless sound while Black Train Jack suffers in oblivion with out of print albums and hardly a footnote on the web. It's a cold world I know, but Black Train Jack were lightning in a bottle; a band / experience that deserves SO MUCH MORE.
BTJ played caffeinated '90s "melodic pop-punk" in a more polished Descendents style with a healthy dose of NYC posi-hardcore attitude. Think Dave Smalley fronted Dag Nasty meets Scott Renolyds era ALL in a Pre-H2O 90's era (got all that? lol). Black Train Jack had some killer musical chops, a vocalist with range, a sense of humor and a great live show. (I had only seen them as a warm up act for Down By Law and the Mighty Bosstones, but they blew me away both times)
There are some excellent excellent tracks on this disk: Lottery, Not Alone, Handouts, That Reminds Me and even that Steve Miller Band cover...
If I was a trust-fund baby I would purchase the rights to Black Train's catalog and re-master / re-issue them because they are great and more people out there would seriously dig this band. Until then all I can do is state my honest opinion on the web.
webebuyers | Indiana | 01/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
2) Not Alone
3) The Joker
4) What's The Deal
5) The Struggle
6) Alright Then
9) Back Up
10) The Reason
11) Mr. Walsh Blues
12) That Reminds Me"